Alumni Merit Scholarship
AcademicWorks is NIU’s new campus-wide scholarship application system. In AcademicWorks, you can apply for multiple competitive scholarships, including the NIU Alumni Association Merit Scholarship.
The deadline for this scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year is Jan. 31, 2018.
If you have a 3.5 GPA and are active within the university and community, we may be able to help you out.
For more than 50 years, the NIU Alumni Association has provided financial assistance to thousands of students. Don’t let this money pass you by.
For sophomores, juniors and seniors
The NIU Alumni Association offers $2,500 merit scholarships to continuing undergraduate students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2018-2019 school year and are enrolled full time at NIU for both the fall and spring semesters ($1,250 each semester). Each applicant is eligible to receive only one Alumni Association scholarship per academic year.
Applicants must be currently enrolled, transferring to NIU or re-entering as an undergraduate student.
A minimum 3.5 GPA
Applicants must be enrolled full time at NIU (12 semester hours) for both the fall and spring semesters.
Fill out the AcademicWorks online scholarship application and sign in with your NIU ZID and password in the upper right corner to access the general application. AcademicWorks is accessible to students who have applied to NIU or are enrolled at Northern. If you have questions, visit the AcademicWorks home page. After you complete the general application, you will be prompted to apply for additional scholarships. Search for the NIU Alumni Association Merit Scholarship and click on the link to view the additional requirement for a letter of recommendation.