The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 during each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 during his/her senior year. Learn more about the Barry Goldwater Scholarship opportunity.

fellowship opportunities: where to find them and How to apply 

This comprehensive fellowship guide helps prospective graduate students learn about fellowships and the benefits this type of financial aid offers. It includes valuable advice about how to apply for a program and successfully complete the interview process, together with numerous examples of fellowship opportunities and how to find them. 


Explore Northeastern Illinois University Travel Awards to apply for funding to present your research at a conference.

NEIU merit tuition scholarships 

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a limited number of Merit Tuition Scholarships every semester for interested and deserving undergraduates within the College of Arts and Sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology majors). 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.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: February 1

For more details and to download the online application, visit the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships website

additional NEIU scholarships

The NEIU Scholarships Office promotes and awards University scholarship funds to deserving students, including those with STEM majors. The goal is to assist in lessening the financial burden that many students work to overcome. This scholarship application tool can be used to search for and apply to NEIU scholarships. 

For further information, contact the Scholarships Office at or (773) 442-4606.