Find Scholarships

Whether you're an incoming freshman, a current undergraduate or a transfer student, you'll find many scholarship options available to you. Additional funding may be available through NIU scholarships and private funds, including merit scholarships for new incoming students

*Maximum awards may not be available each year.

Class Scholarship Donor Minimum Eligibility Criteria Maximum Award* Deadline
Incoming freshmen William and Eileen Breitzke Endowed Scholarship in Business Mr. William E. and Mrs. Eileen K. Breitzke
  • Minimum ACT of 30
  • Top 10 percent of their class
  • Resident of Illinois
  • GPA of 3.25 for sophomore eligibility
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen, current undergraduate and transfer students Patrick and Aimee Burke Scholarship in Business Patrick and Aimee Burke
  • Freshman or full-time transfer student
  • Full-time business student
  • Good academic standing, preference to GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference given to those with demonstrated leadership strengths
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen, current undergraduate and transfer students John H Chiricotti Scholarship John Chiricotti and Audrael Chiricotti
  • Freshman or sophomore
  • Full-time business student
  • Good academic standing
  • Financial need
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen David and Diane Graf Rockford Freshman Scholarship College of Business Rockford Area Alumni Club 
  • Resident of greater Rockford area (Boone, Winnebago, Ogle and Stephenson counties)
  • Minimum ACT of 22
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00)
  • Demonstrated leadership through extracurricular activities
$2,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen Lois V. Hobart Endowed Scholarship Lois V. Hobart
  • Full-time business student
  • Good academic standing
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen Donald R. and Kayval Larson Endowed Scholarship in Business Donald R. and Kayval Larson
  • Demonstrated academic promise, which may include extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation or student's own statement of academic goals
  • Undergraduate in College of Business
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen Gaylen and Joanne Matthew Larson Scholarship in Business Gaylen and Joanne Matthew Larson
  • Graduate of Morrison High School in Morrison, Illinois
  • Full-time business student
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen David and Linda Nelson Endowed Business Scholarship David and Linda Nelson
  • Full-time business student
  • Good academic standing
$4,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen NIU Executive Club and YPN Scholarship NIU Executive Club and the Young Professionals Network
  • Minimum ACT of 27
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Demonstrated leadership through extracurricular activities
$5,500 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen Rita C. Patti Student Endowed Scholarship Andrew Patti
  • Full-time business student
  • Good academic standing
$1,500 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen, current undergraduate and transfer students Prabhaker Family Endowed Scholarship Paul and Vasanthi Prabhaker
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate business student
  • Good academic standing
  • Performs well in the classroom, as demonstrated by consistent attendance, active participation in discussions and meritorious achievements on tests and projects
  • Is a first-generation college student
  • Consideration given for financial need
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen Anthony E. and Christine Speiser Scholarship Anthony and Christine Speiser
  • Good academic standing
  • Chicago public school graduate, preference given to Lane Tech graduates
  • Full-time freshman
  • Full-time business student
  • Demonstrated financial need
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Incoming freshmen, current undergraduate and transfer students Jeff A. Spencer Business Leadership Award Jeff A. Spencer
  • Freshman or full-time transfer student
  • Full-time business student
  • Good academic standing, preference to GPA of 3.00
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference given to those with leadership strengths demonstrated in volunteer or community service, student groups or life experiences
  • Additional consideration given to those who served in U.S. Armed Forces and demonstrate financial need to support their family
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Randall N. Beck Memorial Scholarship Randall N. Beck
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Preference given to McHenry/DuPage county residents
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
  • Applicant must have worked and saved for part of his/her tuition and not otherwise qualify for financial aid
$2,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students The Professor Pam A. Smith Endowed BELIEF Scholarship Pamela A. Smith
  • Must be an NIU College of Business student
  • Must demonstrate financial need (recipient of loans or work-study student)
  • Must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Scholarship form must be completed and submitted to the director of BELIEF by January 31
  • Can personally demonstrate the importance and impact of ethical decision-making
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Richard D. Brown and Omer G. Voss Jr. Leadership Award Richard D. Brown and Omer G. Voss
  • A part- or full-time junior, senior or graduate student seeking a degree in the College of Business
  • Is eligible to enroll at NIU and has a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Identified by faculty or academic advisors as having leadership potential: the preferred candidate may not be the typical leader, in the sense of being a strong, stand-out, vocal person, but one who has the quiet confidence and potential necessary for a leadership role, who may need encouragement and mentorship to step outside of his/her comfort zone
  • Is willing to participate in experimental learning, which will give him/her opportunities to exercise leadership skills
$2,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Nick and Kim Calamos Scholarship Nick and Kim Calamos
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Preference given to those with an interest in entrepreneurship
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students The Crane Composite Scholarship Crane Fund for Widows and Children
  • Preference given to students raised by a single parent who demonstrate financial need
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students The Crocker Endowed Scholarship in Business Cynthia and Douglas Crocker
  • Demonstrated leadership through extracurricular activities
  • Financial need
  • Must be accepted into (or have have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
  • Preference given to female students
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship in Business Charles Hofbauer
  • A brother of the Eta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
  • Acceptance into the Eta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
  • Brother must be a member of the Eta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
  • Student is in good standing as defined by the National Fraternity and the Eta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
  • Academic accomplishments and application will be reviewed
  • Student must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of the scholarship application
  • Student must be enrolled full time while actively participating in the Eta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students The Robert and Nikki Eickhoff Scholarship Robert and Nikki Eickhoff
  • Veteran of the United States military service
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students The Herb Eldean Scholarship Herb Eldean
  • Full-time business student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
  • Declared business administration or management major with an interest in entrepreneurship
  • Preference given to students who are members of Phi Sigma Kappa
$2,000 January 31, 2019
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Transfer students David and Diane Graf Rockford Transfer Scholarship College of Business Rockford Area Alumni Club
  • Resident of greater Rockford area (Boone, Winnebago, Ogle and Stephenson counties)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Demonstrated leadership through extracurricular activities
$2,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Ruth G. Hart Memorial Scholarship Ruth G. Hart
  • Preference given to female students
  • Preference given to students from Chicago
  • Junior or senior College of Business student
  • Minimum GPA 3.00 at NIU or 3.50 if transfer student
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
$1,000-$4,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Lyle Heidemann True Value Scholarship in Business True Value in honor of Lyle Heidemann
  • Full-time junior or senior student seeking a degree in marketing or management in the College of Business
  • Good academic standing with the university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Financial need may be a consideration
  • Preference to students with an interest in retail studies or entrepreneurship
  • Preference to female students
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Robert E. Karp Memorial Expendable Scholarship The family of Dr. Robert E. Karp
  • MBA student
  • In good academic standing
  • Preference to honorably discharged students from the U.S. Air Force who are graduates of Officer Training School
$1,275 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Dan Parmenter Memorial Student Scholarship Dan Parmenter Memorial - Northern Star
  • Minimum GPA required by College of Business
  • Preference given to those with a part-time job who also volunteer on the NIU campus or in the DeKalb/Sycamore community
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
$1,000 January 31, 2019
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Current undergraduate and transfer students Anthony E. and Christine Speiser Scholarship Anthony and Christine Speiser
  • Chicago public school graduate
  • Preference given to Lane Tech High graduates
  • Must be accepted into (or have completed) upper-division classes: Finance 320, Management 335 and Marketing 310
$5,000 January 31, 2019
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