Transfer Admissions

Residential Scholar Award Application

Please complete all fields below.

First Name:
Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Cell Phone:
Home Address:
What is your Z-ID
What college / university are you transferring from?


Please list (in priority order), activities that highlight your involvement, volunteer service, talents and honors. 

Example-Phi Theta Kappa
From - To
Example 2009-2011
Community Service
Example-Habitat for Humanity
Example-Team Leader
From - To
Example - Summers 2008 + 2009
Awards / Talents
Example-Track Athlete of the Year
Example-Captain, voted by team
From - To
Example - 2009 spring

Employment/Internship Experience

Example-Waited tables at Red Lobster for the past 3 years


Submit a one-page, typed essay describing your career goals, and how your past experiences (e.g. leadership, employment, etc.) have assisted you in obtaining those goals? With that in mind, how could you utilize this scholarship and involvement at NIU assist you in launching your career goal success?

via email to If you send via email, please use the subject "Residential Scholar Application" and include your full name in the message.

Letter of Recommendation: Your letter of recommendation should be from instructors, employers, or other sources who are not relatives. Your letter of recommendation should be able to speak on behalf of your character and ability to lead. The letter must arrive by no later than March 2, 2015. Statements, like the application, can either be e-mailed from the author to (with the subject: Transfer Residential Scholarship Recommendation for [insert name of applicant]), or mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Northern Illinois University, Attn: Arielle Kalvelage, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115. They can also be hand-delivered to Williston Hall’s Office of Admissions (1st Floor). The deadline for this letter is March 2, 2015.

Deadline: All documents and eligibility must be provided by March 2, 2015. If your submitted application does not have all criteria met (at least 24 completed transferable credit hours, essay, application completion, and letter of recommendation), it will not be considered for the scholarship.

Questions: All questions regarding the application can be directed to Arielle Kalvelage ( If you do not have enough room on the application for your responses, please utilize a separate page for those responses.

Scholarship Announcements: Scholarships will be awarded shortly prior to May 1, 2015.

After you click "Submit," please print the confirmation page and bring it with you to the program.