Alumni Merit Scholarship
AcademicWorks is NIU’s new campus-wide scholarship application system. In AcademicWorks, you will be able to apply for multiple competitive scholarships, including the NIU Alumni Association Merit Scholarship.
The deadline for this scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year is Jan. 31, 2017.
If you have a 3.0 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 current college students
The NIU Alumni Association offers $2,500 merit scholarships to continuing undergraduate students who 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 with some college coursework completed.
A minimum 3.0 GPA from all colleges attended is required.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time at NIU (12 semester hours) for both the fall and spring semesters.
Visit the AcademicWorks Online Scholarship Application to fill out the general application and sign in with your NIU ZID and password in the upper right corner to access the application. 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. Good luck!