We encourage you to apply for scholarships to help pay for your NIU education. Scholarships do not need to be repaid and are awarded based on a variety of factors, including academic achievement and financial need.
MyScholarships is NIU's campus-wide scholarship application system. In MyScholarships you will be able to apply for multiple competitive scholarships. While the majority of NIU's scholarships can be found in MyScholarships, you should check with your academic department to see if they have any other opportunities not available on the system.
A common deadline for scholarships is January 31. These scholarships are usually awarded for the following academic year. Some scholarships may have later deadlines, however, you are encouraged to complete a general application prior to January 31 each year to be considered for the majority of NIU scholarships. Over winter break is a great time to apply for scholarships!