Mossadegh Servant Leadership Fund Scholarship
at the College of Arts and Sciences ($1,500.00)

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 16, 2023

To qualify you MUST:

  1. have a minimum GPA of 3.0 if graduate and 2.5 if undergraduate student
  2. submit two letters of recommendation
  3. demonstrate financial need
  4. submit a copy of your unofficial transcript
  5. submit an essay of no less than three pages (750 words) on
  6. one of the following topics:
    1. the history and legacy of Dr. Mossadegh,
    2. the importance of servant leadership, or
    3. the history and legacy of another servant leader.

If interested, fill out the information section on the back and follow the instructions.

Interested students should fill out the Mossadegh Servant Leadership Fund Scholarship application form and follow the instructions.  For more information, please contact Dr. Mateo Farzaneh at or (773) 442-5821.

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Drachler Biology Scholarship

Applications are due on March 31 and Oct. 31 of each year.

Purpose of Scholarship

This endowed scholarship has been established by A. Michael Drachler, M.D., an alumnus of the Department of Biology, in order to acknowledge that Northeastern Illinois University was where he learned to become a student and gave him the academic skills to pursue a long and productive career in medicine.  

Award Amount

The Drachler Scholarship is open to eligible applicants every fall and spring semester with two awards given each semester: one for $1,000 and one for $500.

Scholarship Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a declared major or graduate student in Biology. Transfer students must have completed at least two semesters at Northeastern.
  • Have demonstrated academic merit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be in good academic standing. 
  • Be currently enrolled part-time or full-time.
  • Have demonstrated financial need (to be verified by the Office of Financial Aid).

Applicants will be considered based on academic merit, financial need, evidence of growth as a student, and promise of future achievement. Students may win this award a maximum of two times.

Apply by filling out the Drachler Scholarship Application form.
Applications are due on March 31 and Oct. 31 of each year


Application deadline: Visit the 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 Northeastern
  • Two to four scholarships per year are awarded as determined by the selection committee

Purpose of Scholarship

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 Northeastern.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be undergraduate students and declared majors at Northeastern 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; Dr. Breckie Church (Psychology) at; Dr. Joseph Hibdon Jr. (Mathematics) at or the general MARC office at

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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 continuing Northeastern students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  • Students who have earned 45 credit hours at Northeastern 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 Northeastern.
  • 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 (Northeastern 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


Application and Documentation Due Date


May 15


Oct. 1


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, personal statement (career/educational goals letter), and transcripts to the email or mailing address below. The letter of recommendation must come directly from the author of the letter.

Office of the Dean, Room BBH 158
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

Phone: (773) 442-5700
Fax: (773) 442-5710

Merit Tuition Scholarship Instructions and Application