The Political Science Department at NEIU is happy to introduce its first Community College Transfer Student Stipend Program for BA seeking students.

$1,000 will be awarded to any community college transfer student who successfully completes the following three steps:

  1. Be admitted to NEIU as a degree-seeking student.
  2. Declare Political Science as a major.
  3. Pass 9 credit hours of three 300-level political science courses with a 2.5 GPA. 
    1. Students may complete all 9 units in one semester or longer, and all courses must count toward a BA degree in political science at NEIU.

To Qualify

Applicants must have completed an Associate's degree or have completed 60+ college credits before their first semester at NEIU. Students who have transferred prior to Summer 2024 do not qualify for this stipend but other scholarships are available.

Note that this program does not disqualify students from applying to other forms of financial aid including scholarships and grants. Upon completion of step 3, a check for $1,000 will be mailed to the student.    

Interested Students Must Apply Now

There is a limit of 5 stipends per semester and they are only available to new (never attended NEIU) community college transfer students on a first come first serve basis beginning in the Summer 2024 sessions.

Application Deadlines

To reserve a place in the program interested students must apply no later than:

May 1, 2024 for Summer 2024. 
July 1, 2024 for Fall 2024.


Apply to NEIU

Declare a major in political science

Apply to the stipend program


For more information, please contact the department chair Dr. Mateo Farzaneh at or (773) 442-5821.

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