Five Scholarship Opportunities

The Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award for the College of Arts and Sciences ($900)

Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

The Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award for the College of Arts and Sciences provides annual support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences will host a student writing competition to celebrate the importance of effective communication skills. To participate in the student writing competition, applicants must submit an original written work that will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Undergraduate students who have declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time. Senior applicants must have at least one semester remaining prior to graduation to be eligible.  

Submission Guidelines and Criteria:
  1. Please submit a typed and double spaced written text addressing the following:

    Northeastern Illinois University is guided by six key values, one of which is Empowerment Through Learning. According to NEIU’s Statement of Values, this means:

    NEIU is dedicated to creating a culture that provides life-long learning opportunities for all members of the University community. We are especially committed to transforming students' lives by engaging them in an educational experience that empowers them to graduate with the skills and knowledge to effectively participate and lead in personal, professional and civic realms.

    What does “Empowerment Through Learning” mean to you?

  2. Writing submissions may take a variety of forms, such as 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.

  3. Writing submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 1) effectiveness of written communication and overall message; 2) ability to provide meaningful insights about the topic; and 3) potential impact of the message on readers. 

Please submit a completed (and signed) application form and writing submission to: 

Tim Libretti, Acting Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
BBH 158
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60625-4699

PDF versions of completed (and signed) application forms and writing submissions may be sent to t-libretti@neiu.edu by 4:30 p.m., April 5, 2019.

The Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award for the College of Arts and Sciences application and instructions


The Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship ($1,000)

Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) Scholarship is an annual scholarship providing $1,000 in tuition credit for a student(s) majoring or minoring in Women's and Gender Studies at NEIU.

At NEIU, we approach our studies through intersections of feminist, anti-racist, multicultural, global and ecological perspectives. We examine how power is distributed and used along the intersections of race, class, gender, geography, age, abilities and sexualities.

We work together to create an environment of learning and passionate commitment to social justice. Women’s and Gender Studies is not just about learning facts and theories, but also about praxis—using our knowledge to become practitioners, researchers, learners, leaders and activists. We work to develop and implement meaningful social change within the university and beyond.

Criteria:

  • Women's and Gender Studies major or minor
  • For full or part-time student attending NEIU in 2019 or 2020 (including summer)
  • GPA of 3.0 or more

Please submit with your application:

  • A three-page, double-spaced essay describing: 1) the impact of Women's and Gender Studies (e.g., feminism, gender studies, sexualities, intersectionality) on your own life and 2) how you might apply what you've learned in WGS to change your own life, the NEIU campus, and/or your community?
  • Unofficial transcripts

Submit your application, essay, and unofficial transcripts via email to Dr. Brooke Johnson at b-johnson16@neiu.edu, in person or mail to:

Dr. Brooke Johnson
Sociology Department, LWH 2085
Northeastern Illinois University,
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship Application and Instructions


J. Njogu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship ($700)

Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2019, 4:30 PM

The J. Njogu Kararu and Eben C. Morgan Scholarship ($700.00) provides annual support for students in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences will invite applications from qualified students who have faced challenges in pursuing their education but remained diligent and persistent in that pursuit nonetheless. To apply, students must submit an application and a statement of interests explaining the challenges they have faced. The application and statement will be reviewed by a selection committee from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Undergraduate students who have declared a major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time. As the award is a scholarship, the applicant must have at least one semester to complete.

THE STUDENT WRITING SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 4:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019

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 the challenges they have faced.

Submission Requirements:

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

Please submit a completed (and signed) application form and writing submission to Tim Libretti in the College of Arts and Sciences (BBH 158).

Tim Libretti, Acting Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
BBH 158
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

PDF versions of completed (and signed) application forms and writing submissions may be sent to: T-Libretti@neiu.edu 

All materials must be received by the College of Arts and Sciences by 4:30 p.m. on May 6, 2019. 

To receive the award, the candidate must submit an acceptance letter along with a thank you letter to the scholarship’s donor.

J. NJOGU AND EBEN C. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS


The Bernard J. Brommel Doctoral Scholarship

Application deadline: June 22, 2019   

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.

Submit in person, mail, or email your application materials by June 22, 2019, to:

Tim Libretti, Acting Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
BBH 158
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Questions: Send email to Tim Libretti at t-libretti@neiu.edu.

The Bernard J. Brommel Doctoral Scholarship Instructions and Application


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 three to six 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 October 1
Summer February 1

Scholarship applications are available at the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, (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
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Dean, 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