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.
-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)