Presidential Scholarship (MUST be admitted as a new freshman for the FALL 2021 Semester. Currently enrolled students are NOT eligible.)

This is the most prestigious scholarship offered by NEIU covering full in-state tuition, fees, and provides a book allowance for four academic years (120 credit hours). Recipients are also automatically admitted into the University Honors Program. The award does not cover housing in the NEIU Nest.

Eligibility Requirements:
-Must be a freshman whose first semester of enrollment will be the Fall 2021 Semester.
-Minimum ACT composite score of 27 (or 1280 on the SAT) and at least a 3.35 cumulative GPA.
-Must be a graduate/graduating senior from an Illinois high school.
-U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented students who are Illinois residents and that meet the academic requirements are welcome to apply.
-Transfer, continuing, graduate, and international students are not eligible to apply.

Must complete the following:
-The online application (including short essay)
-Upload resume or listing of honors, extracurricular activities, community service, employment, and etc.
- Submit with your application a writing sample that exemplifies your best critical written work completed during your junior or senior year of high school (two type written pages minimum, cite sources as appropriate).
-Upload 3 letters of recommendations (2 must be from high school teachers or guidance counselors)

Award
Varies
Deadline
03/01/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Will you be a new freshman during the Fall 2021 Semester?
  2. Submit letter of recommendation 1 of 3 from faculty member.
  3. Submit letter of recommendation 2 of 3 from faculty member.
  4. Submit letter of recommendation 3 of 3 from faculty member.
  5. Submit with your application a writing sample that exemplifies your best critical work completed during your junior or senior year of high school (two type written pages minimum, cite sources as appropriate).