THE NIH MARC U-STAR RESEARCH TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: Visit MARC Website

Award Amount

  • Available pool: $13,600 annually for 18-24 months in stipends

  • Up to 12 credit hours of Illinois resident tuition at NEIU

  • Two to four scholarships per year are awarded as determined by the selection committee


Purpose of Scholarship

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to support and prepare undergraduate juniors and seniors for matriculation into Ph.D. (or M.D./Ph.D.) programs in biomedical/behavioral fields after graduation from NEIU


Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be undergraduate students and declared majors at NEIU in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology with sophomore or junior status at the time of application submission. Freshmen are not eligible. 

  • have completed the majority of the curriculum in the first two years. The specific curriculum can be discussed with program directors. 

  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Once in the program, students are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.5.

  • be a first-generation college student with income eligibility and or a member of a group underrepresented in biomedical/behavioral graduate education

  • be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

  • have career goals to earn a doctoral degree in biomedical and/or behavioral fields


Download the Application from the MARC Website
For questions, please contact MARC Program Directors Dr. Emina A Stojkovic (Biology) at e-stojkovic@neiu.edu; Dr. Breckie Church (Psychology) at rbchurch@neiu.edu; Dr. Joseph Hibdon Jr. (Mathematics) at j-hibdonjr@neiu.edu or the general MARC office at marc@neiu.edu.


Download the Application


Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award 2022-2023 ($1,500)

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. April 15, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Enrolled full- or part-time
  • Must be a student with at least one semester remaining before graduation

Submission Requirements:

  • A completed Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award application
  • An original written text addressing the following:
    • Northeastern Illinois University is guided by six key values, one of which is Access to Opportunity.  According to NEIU’s Statement of Values:
      NEIU values access to opportunity; we value a welcoming environment that provides appropriate support as well as encourages mutual responsibility for and commitment to learning.
    • What does integrity mean to you?
  • Submissions may include an informative or persuasive essay; a creative format (e.g., a poem, short story, short play, script or screenplay); a journalistic approach (e.g., opinion/editorial piece or news feature); an open letter (e.g., to a public/elected official); or a personal narrative.

Applicants are encouraged to interpret the writing prompt broadly and consider their own experience with access and/or your vision for a more accessible NEIU.

Download the Application

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. April 15, 2022

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5823.


The Brommel-Hanson-McGee Award

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022
Award Amount: $1,200

Purpose of scholarship

  • The purpose of this fund is to identify a student that best exemplifies excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences through demonstrated academic achievement, potential for future success, and community leadership, excelling despite having faced challenging circumstances. The scholarship can cover tuition, fees and books.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Junior student entering his or her senior year at NEIU.
  • Declared major in at least one discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A strong research background, published articles, and/or papers presented at state or regional conferences are highly desirable.

Preference is given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Participant in University Honors, MARC U-Star program, McNair Scholars, and/or other selective academic programs.
  • Active leadership roles in NEIU or external community.
  • Participant in annual NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Download the Application

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5823.


J. Njogu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship ($2,100)

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2022

Qualified applicants for the fund shall:

  • Be currently enrolled, full- or part-time, and in good academic standing in any major within the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit;
  • Provide a statement of interest describing how they have persevered or remained diligent in their pursuit of education despite challenges they have faced.

Submission Requirements:

  • A completed J. Njogu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship application
  • An original written statement addressing the following: Describe how you have persevered or remained diligent in your pursuit of education despite the challenges you have faced.

Download the Application

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2022

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5823.


The Bernard J. Brommel Doctoral Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022

Description of Scholarship & Instructions for Applying

Award Amount

  • Available pool: $5,000
  • More than one scholarship may be awarded as determined by the selection committee.

Purpose of scholarship

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to support doctoral study for alumni who have received either bachelor's or master’s degrees from Northeastern Illinois University who meet the specified criteria as stipulated by the donor, Dr. Bernard J. Brommel.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from NEIU.
  • Must be a first or second-year student admitted to and enrolled for a minimum of 9 credit hours in a doctorate of philosophy program (Ph.D.). Programs should be accredited by the North Central Association or an equivalent Ph.D. accrediting agency. Students enrolled in online programs via for-profit institutions or non-residential degree programs are not eligible to apply.
  • If an applicant is enrolled in a joint master’s and doctoral program, the applicant must have completed 32 credit hours of graduate work beyond their bachelor’s degree.
  • A strong research background published articles, and/or papers presented at state or regional conferences are highly desirable.

Download the Application

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022

For questions, contact Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-5823.


Merit Tuition Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a limited number of Merit Tuition Scholarships for interested and deserving undergraduates (Second Bachelor’s candidates are not eligible) within the College of Arts and Sciences. These scholarships are generally granted for 3-6 credit hours and students must be enrolled at least half-time. Scholarships will be granted on the basis of the student’s intended major, status, intended career/educational goals, transcripts and/or ACT/SAT scores and letter of recommendation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Transfer and NEIU continuing students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  • Students who have earned 45 credit hours at NEIU must be declared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Transfer students with more than 45 total hours must declare their major in the College of Arts and Sciences by their second semester at NEIU.
  • Entering freshmen must be in the top 15 percent of their graduating class or have a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT of 1110.

Submission Requirements

  • Transfer and NEIU continuing students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  • Students who have earned 45 credit hours at NEIU must be declared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Transfer students with more than 45 total hours must declare their major in the College of Arts and Sciences by their second semester at NEIU.
  • Entering freshmen must be in the top 15 percent of their graduating class or have a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT of 1110.

Applicants must submit a complete application including:

  • A clear, coherent and detailed Intention of Career/Educational Goals attached to the application.
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor/teacher (preferred), or counselor sent directly to the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Official college transcript (NEIU transcripts may be unofficial), or an official high school transcript reflecting class standing and ACT/SAT scores.

This award may be withdrawn in instances of substantiated academic misconduct or other violations of University standards pertaining to proper student conduct.

Application Deadlines

Semester Application and Documentation Due Date
Fall May 15
Spring Oct. 1
Summer Feb. 1

Scholarship applications are available at the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (Room BBH 158), or can be downloaded (below). The application must be completely filled out, including all supporting documentation, and submitted to the Dean’s Office by the application deadline. The College Merit Tuition Scholarship Committee will review all applications and notify applicants approximately one month after the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Send application, intention of career/educational goals letter, letter of recommendation and transcripts to:

Mary Hay Verne
Email: m-verne@neiu.edu
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Dean, Room BBH 158
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Phone: (773) 442-5708
Fax: (773) 442-5710

Merit Tuition Scholarship Instructions and Application