Honors Fellows

Honors Fellows are a select group of students who hold regular "office hours" in the honors office with the purpose of providing peer-advising and guidance to students in the University Honors Program and in return receive a partial tuition remission. Honors Fellows help assist the honors staff through the design, implementation and evaluation of honors exclusive programming, such as: the freshmen retreat at Lorado Taft, Honors Welcome Back BBQ, as well as recruitment, service and social programming offered throughout the academic year.

2021-22 Honors Fellows

  • Shantez Branch, Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Anjishnu Chakrabarti, Psychology
  • Grant Goral, Political Science and Economics
  • Katherine Hahn-Boisvert, Organizational/Corporate Communication Studies
  • Justin Ligeski, Psychology
  • Kaitlin Miller, Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Fernanda Montoya, Statistics
  • Makkah Mujahid, Accountancy
  • Yvette Muyizere, Biological Sciences and French and Francophone Studies
  • Lexi Quemeneur, Biological Sciences
  • Erin Wallin, Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness
  • Lila Zayed, Computer Science

Become an Honors Fellow

Fellows contribute approximately 20-25 hours per month during the academic year in an assigned area.

Benefits

$5,000-$6,000/year (or $2,500-$3,000/semester) tuition waiver (depending on the amount of hours); leadership development opportunity.

Award Specific Criteria

  • Must have earned 30 to 75 credit hours at NIU by May
  • Must be active on campus and committed to representing and promoting the University Honors Program and building a strong sense of community among all University Honors students
  • Applicants must submit a separate essay explaining why they would like to become a University Honors fellow, why they believe they would be an effective University Honors Fellow and what they would like to achieve as a University Honors fellow (no more than 500 words)
  • Hiring subject to a successful interview
  • Must have completed a community college honors program
  • Must be active on campus within your current community college honors program
  • Must be committed to representing and promoting the University Honors Program at NIU and building a strong sense of community among transfer and non-traditional students within the University Honors Program
  • Applicants must submit a separate essay explaining why they would like to become a University Honors fellow, why they believe they would be effective in that role and what they would like to achieve as a University Honors fellow (no more than 500 words)
  • Hiring subject to a successful interview

Application

If you're interested in applying to become a University Honors fellow, submit an application through MyScholarships.

Contact Us

University Honors Fellows 
University Honors Program
Campus Life Building 110

DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694
Email: honorsfellows@niu.edu