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Torch Finalist Information

Required Forms for Finalists

All Finalists must register for Interview Day and complete the Torch Scholars Program Finalist questions. Finalists will need their NUID to login and complete these forms.

Torch Nomination Process Overview & Calendar

The Torch Scholars Program awards full tuition, fees, and room and board scholarships for its Summer Immersion Program and eight subsequent semesters of undergraduate study. We are looking for students who:

December 15: Torch Scholars nomination deadline. 
January 15: Application deadline (all Torch Scholar applicants must complete the Common Application and required NU supplement at We will waive the application fee for Torch nominees upon request.
All application materials, including your nomination form, will be considered by the Torch Scholars Selection Committee.
February 15: Priority deadline for financial aid paperwork. Students should complete the FAFSA ( in order to be considered for the Torch Scholars program as well as other federal and institutional financial assistance.
February, 2009: Finalists will be notified and asked to complete Northeastern’s Comprehensive Leadership Assessment prior to their interview day.
March 2009: Torch Scholars Program decisions are announced. Due to the unique nature of this Program, students selected as Torch Finalists will not receive their admissions decisions from Northeastern until after Scholarship recipients are announced. Students who are alternates for the Torch Scholars Program will receive final decisions no later than May 15.

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