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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon. It was originally founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college educated teachers. John G. Peters has been president since 2000.

The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 225,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. It is one of only two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports, Division I. NIU's athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $16,981.00 avg tuition

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

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Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Scholarships for Students in Illinois

Name Amount Deadline
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
Dean's Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen and Transfers $2,000 Varies
NIU College of Law Faculty Scholarship Varies Varies
Charles E. Montgomery Award Varies Varies
George L. Terwilliger Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
NIU Media Award Varies Varies
Illinois Journalist of the Year Student Scholarship Varies Varies
Forensics Tuition Dollar Award - Northern Illinois University Varies Varies
Malcolm P. Weiss Endowed Fund Award Varies Varies
Donald R. Ostberg - Mathematics Memorial Fund Award Varies Varies
A. Bond and Margaret F. Woodruff Scholarship Varies Varies
David P. Street Memorial Fund Award Varies Varies
Sally Stevens Arts Scholarship Varies Varies
Farny R. Wurlitzer Music Scholarship Varies Varies
A. Bond and Margaret F. Woodruff Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Maude Nicholson Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Paul Busija Memorial Fund Varies Varies
Alfred L. and Shirley K. Tobias Scholarship Varies Varies
Rene LeBeau '87 Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Lila Hellier-Dole Dance Scholarship Varies Varies
Sydney Smith Memorial Fund Award Varies Varies
Doc and Betty Newell Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Mittler Scholarship Varies Varies
Harvey A. Feyerherm Award Varies Varies
Dr. August M. Gorenz Scholarship Varies Varies
Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Biology $1,000 Varies
S. Orville and Adra Baker Scholarship Varies Varies
Samuel S. Goldich Fund Scholarship Up to $500 Varies
Norma K. Stelford Mathematics Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Fund Scholarship Varies Varies
Gerald S. Maryanov Award Varies Varies
Joe R. Wilkinson Memorial Fund Endowed Scholarship Up to $500 Varies
James M. and Audrey M. Banovetz Fellowship Varies Varies
Waldo W. Burchard Award for Graduate Scholarship Varies Varies
Jane Jenkins Lovering Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Reynolds Whitney Memorial Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
Kolze-Rasmussen Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Janet and A. Oscar Haugland Scholarship Varies Varies
Wilbur and Dorothy Smith Clarinet Scholarship Varies Varies
Ronald J. Modell Scholarship in Jazz Studies Varies Varies
Richard A. Keefer Music Scholarship Varies Varies
Earl and Margaret Hoffman Endowed Scholarship in Music Varies Varies
Herbert Weiner Memorial Expendable Scholarship in Music Varies Varies
Robert R. and Frances A. Green Endowed Scholarship in Music Varies Varies
Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Trumpet Studies Varies Varies
Wilbur and Carmen Pursley Scholarship Varies Varies
Brody Scholarship Varies Varies
Lili and John LaTourette Scholarship Varies Varies
Adra and Orville Baker Theatre Scholarship Varies Varies