The University Honors Program (UHP) has a number of resources available only to UHP students in good academic standing in the program. To stay in good academic standing in the UHP, to maintain eligibility for UHP scholarships and resources, and to be eligible to complete the UHP, all students must maintain a cumulative Northeastern Illinois University grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 and a GPA of 3.0 in UHP courses. To be considered for any of these scholarships, you must be admitted to Northeastern and to the UHP.
UHP Merit Tuition Scholarships
The Merit Tuition Scholarship (MTS) is the UHP’s primary scholarship. An MTS award recognizes the outstanding promise of our incoming freshmen, and the demonstrated academic excellence of our continuing UHP students and new transfer students. Many UHP students also earn scholarship awards from their prospective college, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Technology, and the Goodwin College of Education.
Scholarships are awarded to cover from 3 to 24 credit hours for the academic year at the in-state tuition rate. UHP students in good academic standing in the program and progressing in UHP coursework are eligible to apply for a UHP Merit Tuition Scholarship. Any award made may be forfeited if either of these conditions is not met.
The deadline for annual applications is July 15. Students who join the UHP after July 15 are eligible to apply for the spring MTS competition by Nov. 1, and all UHP students in good standing can apply for the summer MTS by April 1.
UHP Bernard Brommel Scholarships
These annual awards are open only to UHP Scholars in good academic standing in the program.
UHP Brommel-Elliot Scholarship: This annual scholarship is awarded to an Honors Scholar in recognition of outstanding potential to succeed in graduate-level studies. Deadline: March 15.
UHP Brommel-Mangeniello Scholarship: Twice annual scholarship awarded to an Honors Scholar enrolled in ZHON-395, this scholarship is awarded in recognition of outstanding potential to succeed in graduate-level studies. Deadlines: Oct. 15 and Feb. 15.
UHP Brommel-Brady-Portokalis Scholarship: Annual scholarship awarded to an Honors Scholar admitted to a graduate program in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, commitment to service and/or leadership in the UHP, and attendance or participation at academic conferences. Deadline: May 15.
Prospective freshmen with a high-school degree (or equivalent), a minimum ACT composite score of 27, and a minimum grade point average of 3.35 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply for Northeastern Illinois University’s most prestigious and comprehensive academic scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship covers in-state tuition, fees, and provides a book allowance for four years. Presidential Scholars earn automatic admission into the University Honors Program.