The Golden Opportunity Scholarship is Northeastern Illinois University’s new scholarship program that may cover up to the full cost of tuition and fees for incoming freshmen. Take advantage of this opportunity to further your education and career aspirations. Northeastern will help you achieve your goals!
Golden Opportunity Scholarship Criteria
To be considered for the Golden Opportunity Scholarship, a prospective student must:
be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States
have not yet received a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent of 135 semester credit hours
not be incarcerated
not be in default on any student loan or owe a refund or repayment on any state or federal grant or scholarship
submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
be an Illinois resident who attended an Illinois high school
be admitted to Northeastern as an incoming, first-time, full-time freshman enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester
be admitted to Northeastern as an incoming transfer student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester
have an annual adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less
have a minimum high school or transfer academic GPA of 3.0 and maintain a minimum Northeastern academic GPA of 2.5 for the following three years
meet Minimum Standards of Academic Progress each year the scholarship is received
Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Golden Opportunity Scholarship.
Apply for the Golden Opportunity Scholarship
To apply for the Scholarship, prospective students must follow these two easy steps:
Step 1: Apply to Northeastern
It’s so easy—apply online! Learn about our admission requirements, our programs and how to schedule a visit.
Step 2: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Be sure to include Northeastern’s school code 001693 on your FAFSA application.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Whether or not you qualify for the Golden Opportunity Scholarship, Northeastern offers a range of scholarships to offset the cost of tuition, fees and other expenses associated with attending college. Scholarship criteria, applications, deadlines and award amounts vary per scholarship. Take a look and see which scholarships are a match for you!
Learn more about our scholarships
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment at (773) 442-5016, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.