Northeastern has established several competitive scholarship programs to reward outstanding academic achievement. To be considered for one or more of these prestigious awards, you must apply for undergraduate admission to Northeastern no later than the regular decision deadline of January 15. Only fall freshman applicants may be considered for most of these scholarships.
For more information on scholarships, see the Grants and Scholarships pages on the Student Financial Services Web site.
Admitted freshman applicants who are designated National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) are eligible to receive up to full tuition scholarships from Northeastern. Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or documented permanent residents and submit NHRP Scholar documentation to Undergraduate Admissions via fax (617-373-8780) or email email@example.com by February 1. We will award our first group of scholarships in early March to students who were admitted Early Action.
Northeastern National Hispanic Scholars will also be invited into The University Honors Program.
Admitted freshman applicants who are designated National Merit Finalists or National Achievement Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) are eligible to receive up to full tuition scholarships from Northeastern.* Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or documented permanent residents, admitted to Northeastern and should designate us as your college choice to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by April 13. We will award our first group of scholarships in early March to students who were admitted Early Action. In addition to designating Northeastern as your college choice, you may send Northeastern a copy of any certificates or letters that you receive from the NMSC for your admissions file. These documents can be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions via fax or email. Fax number: Undergraduate Admissions, 617-373-8780 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeastern National Merit and National Achievement Scholars will also be invited into The University Honors Program.
*Northeastern will combine any scholarship(s) which Finalists receive from NMSC with the Northeastern award to total up to full tuition. In 2012, approximately 100 National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists enrolled at Northeastern with full-tuition scholarships.
The top 25 percent of admitted freshman applicants may be considered for competitive merit scholarships, including the prestigious Dean's Scholarship. These scholarship awards range from $5,000-$20,000 for the first year. In future years, amounts are awarded on a per semester basis, ranging from $5,000-$10,000 per full semester.
The Northeastern University Scholars Program is a full tuition scholarship program limited to 50 incoming undergraduates who have distinguished themselves academically, who have demonstrated curiosity and creativity that extend far beyond the classroom to impact the world around them, and who have displayed an entrepreneurial approach to study, achievement, and life. The Program is intended to address the interests of students who demand to be challenged, are passionate about learning, and will innovate when given the freedom to explore.
All students who apply by the January 15 regular decision deadline are considered for The University Scholars Program. There is no separate application. Students invited to join The University Scholars Program are notified through their admission letter. Click here for more information about this Program.
Continuing a century-old commitment to educational access, the Torch Scholars Program is a bold and innovative scholarship initiative awarded to students who have overcome exceptional odds and who demonstrate the potential to excel academically.
The Program includes a Summer Immersion Program prior to freshman year. Torch Scholars receive full tuition, fees, and room and board as well as significant personal and academic support. Students must be nominated by an education professional, such as a guidance counselor.
Students attending a Boston Public High School (BPHS) and who are in the top 10 percent of their high school class and demonstrate exceptional academic and personal achievement including leadership skills, community involvement, strong work ethic, resiliency, or other qualities indicative of the ability to contribute to Northeastern's diverse and vibrant community may qualify for this scholarship. BPHS scholarships include full tuition, room and board. Students must be nominated by their high school guidance office or headmaster. Click here for more information about BPHS Scholarships and other Northeastern and Boston admission partnerships.
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