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NEIU Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is Northeastern Illinois University's most prestigious first year (full time entering freshman students) award and covers the cost of tuition, fees and books for a maximum of four years as long as the recipient earns a GPA of at least 3.25. Applicants must achieve a minimum ACT of 27 and submit application. For information please email Ms. Michelle Morrow.
NEIU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Awarded to a transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, has a minimum of 3.0 GPA and an A.A. or A.S. degree. Out-of-state students, part-time students, students with previous bachelor's degrees, and non-US citizens who are not a permanent resident are not eligible. New awards will not be awarded until current recipients have completed additional 60 credit hours at NEIU. The student must enroll immediately following completion of two-year college. Verification and recommendation from a Phi Theta Kappa adviser are required. For information please email Ms. Michelle Morrow.
NEIU Foundation Awards
Sherman P. Appel Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman who's academic record is at the level required for acceptance into the University Honors Program. Recipients may re-apply for this scholarship provided they maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher Endowed by: NEIU employee Susan Appel-Bass and her family in memory of her father, Sherman P. Appel.
A. & E. Kaplan Scholarship
Awarded to a combination of returning students and first-time students who each have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate in narrative form why the scholarship is needed. Both part time and full time students are eligible. Established by the A. & E. Kaplan foundation.
Class Gift Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding part or full time NEIU graduate and undergraduate students. Endowed by members of NEIU's graduating classes since 1996. This fund continues to grow each year through donations from graduating seniors
Additional information about foundation awards. To apply for any of these foundation awards please download the application form and submit it to:

Michelle Morrow
Director of Scholarships/Retention
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60625-4699

College of Arts & Sciences

Merit Tuition Waiver Scholarships
Freshman-upper 15% of graduating class, minimum ACT of 24 or SAT of 110. Complete the Intention of Career Goals on the Scholarship Application form. Transfer or current NEIU student-minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; complete the Intention of Career Goals on the Scholarship Application form. For information please call: Mary Hay Verne at 773 442-5700, or download an application.
AMP Scholarships (Alliance for Minority Participation)
The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is designed to develop the comprehensive strategies necessary to strengthen the preparation and increase the number of minority students who successfully complete baccalaureates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This objective facilitates the long-term goal increasing the production of Ph.Ds in STEM fields with an emphasis on entry into into faculty positions.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides scholarships of up to $50,000 for a maximum of six years for students who wish to pursue graduate studies. NEIU can submit two nominations to the foundation for a Cooke Scholarship. The minimum eligibility requirements include a GPA of 3.5 or higher and senior status. Forms are available at the Grauate College Office, the Honors/McNair Office, the Placement Office, and the Dean's office.
Federal Work Study
Undergraduate and graduate. Enrolled full or part-time. Eligibility of students is determined by approved needs-analysis methods. Must be enrolled in a degree program. Must complete FAFSA. Contact NEIU's Student Employment Office. More information about Federal Work Study.

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