Other Scholarship Resources
The scholarships listed below are not administered by the college. Please follow the link for each foundation, company or organization's scholarship listed and follow their specific instructions.
- NIU Alumni Association Scholarship
The NIU Alumni Association offers $2,500 merit scholarships to continuing students who are enrolled full-time at NIU for both the fall and spring semesters ($1,250 each semester). Each applicant is eligible only to receive one Alumni Association scholarship per academic year.
- ASCO Pneumatics Industrial Automation Scholarship
Available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering.
- ASNT Graduate Fellowship
Funds student research activity in nondestructive testing (NDT) at the graduate level, either master’s or doctoral.
- Erma Byrd Scholarship Program
The Erma Byrd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in industrial health and safety occupations, including mine safety. The program has a service obligation component, which requires recipients of the scholarship to begin employment in a career position related to industrial health and safety no later than six months after completion of the degree program, and to continue to work in a career position related to industrial health and safety, including mine safety, for a period of one year. An estimated $1 million will be available for an estimated 110 awards.
- Edward D. Hendrickson / SAE Engineering Scholarship
A scholarship created in memory of Edward Hendrickson, who was active in SAE. The $1,000 scholarship is renewable. Must be a U.S. resident, have a 3.75 GPA, be in the 90th percentile for math and reading on SAT or ACTs and be pursuing an engineering degree.
- GE/LULAC Scholarship Program
Available to full-time students currently enrolled in business or engineering and classified as college sophomores by the fall.
- Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
Merit-based scholarship to graduate students in science fields. Applicants must be citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The College Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to community college, four-year college and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.
- Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Scholarship
Up to four scholarships available.
Applicantcan either be a high school student who will graduate the year applying or a currently enrolled student already attending college. Applicant must be a major in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry.
- ISPE Salt Creek Chapter - One-time $1,000 award for juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a field related to science or automation.
- Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (graduate)
Offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to graduate students in STEM fields. Preference is given to women and minorities.
- NASF Engineering and Chemistry Scholarship
For undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program in engineering, chemistry, or related sciences. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate potential capabilities in the sciences.
- National GEM Consortium Fellowship (graduate)
Available to graduate students in any STEM field.
- National Space Club Keynote Scholarship
The National Space Club awards $10,000 for tuition and fees to undergraduate and graduate students in a STEM field who demonstrate knowledge and innovation.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees at accredited United States institutions.
- Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program
Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can receive a $15,000 sign-on bonus plus $4,166 per month through this U.S. Navy program. There are no drills or uniforms. Available positions include naval reactors engineer, nuclear reactor prototype instructor, nuclear power school instructor, submarine and surface nuclear propulsion officer. Must be a U.S. citizen within 30 months of graduation (18 months for naval reactors engineer). For information call 224-244-4912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SMART Scholarships (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)
Established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.