Scholarship Opportunities

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