We’ll help you identify honors scholarships, national fellowships and external awards that match your goals. We’ll guide you every step of the way through the application process.

Honors Scholarships

We encourage you to apply for University Honors Program scholarships and tuition waivers. You may reapply for these competitive awards in future years. Applications and deadlines are available in MyScholarships.

Enhance Your Education Grant

The Enhance Your Education (EYE) Grant offers University Honors Program students the opportunity to apply for up to $1,000 in funding to support travel, supplies and other costs associated with the University Honors capstone, study abroad programs, honors-related research and artistry endeavors, and other appropriate educational activities. You must print off and complete the EYE Grant application form (PDF) and submit it by the appropriate deadline.

Apply in the semester prior to your study abroad experience or activity (before Nov. 15 or April 1). Submit the application via email to

National Fellowship Advising

We provide National Fellowship Advising. Start exploring national fellowships and external awards to further your research and education. Our Rising Scholars program will help you develop into a competitive fellowship applicant.

McKearn Fellows

Transform your educational experience by applying to the McKearn Fellows Program. A McKearn Fellowship is among NIU's most prestigious honors and allows you to conduct research in your field of study and create a plan for reaching your career goals.

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Peters Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115


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