NEIU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Must be a new entering transfer for Fall 2016 to apply)

Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have a cumulative transfer grade point average of 3.50 or higher.
-Earned Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science Degree (AS).
-Open to any academic major.
-Must enroll as a new transfer student during the Fall 2015 semester as a full-time student following graduation from a two year institution.
-Currently enrolled NEIU students, non-Illinois residents, half-time/part-time students, individuals with Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS), and students who already have earned Bachelor’s Degrees are not eligible to apply.
-One recipient will be selected to receive the award for the upcoming academic year.

How to Apply:
-Complete online scholarship application.
-Submit a résumé highlighting your leadership positions, academic honors, special awards, work experience, and community service.
-Submit a letter of recommendation from your Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor verifying your membership and describing your active participation in the organization’s activities.
-Submit copy of transcript from transfer institution
-Complete an essay about on the following: How would you define educational success while attending Northeastern Illinois University? (Typed, 250 word minimum)
-Complete an essay on the following: Take an informed stand on the issue of gun violence in the U.S. (3 type written pages minimum, cite sources as appropriate)

*How the scholarship works: *
-Scholarship will cover up to 12 to 15 credit hours of in-state tuition per semester (fall and spring) provided recipient is not receiving any other tuition based aid. Scholarship will cover 6 credit hours of in-state tuition for summer.
-The scholarship does not cover fees or books.
-Recipient must complete the curriculum in the University Honors Program in order to remain eligible for the award.
-The scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient maintains a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and continues to meet the requirements of the University Honors Program.
-Scholarship covers the first 60 hours of enrollment at NEIU.

Award
Varies
Deadline
Supplemental Questions
  1. Take an informed stand on the issue of gun violence in the U.S. (750 words or 3 type written pages minimum, cite sources as appropriate)
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from your Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor verifying your membership and describing your active participation in the organization’s activities.
  3. Please attach an academic transcript.