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New Easy Way to Apply for Scholarships

November 28th, 2016


The Scholarship and Financial Aid Office, together with the NIU Foundation, is excited to announce that NIU students have a new way to view and apply for scholarships.

The new system, called AcademicWorks, is a web-based scholarship management solution that houses virtually all NIU scholarships. AcademicWorks provides a unique and highly streamlined experience for each student based upon their qualifications. Students will fill out a general scholarship application to be considered for multiple scholarships and may be directed to submit additional information for more scholarship opportunities.

The new system will eliminate paper-based applications and centralize all scholarships in one database, giving administrators the ability to search, filter and report on scholarships and applicants. When the system is in place, the university expects to see less unused scholarship funding and more data available for scholarship administrators to use in their review and selection process.

For more information, visit the Scholarship Office FAQ page or email