Merit Scholarships

Northeastern provides highly selective scholarship programs aimed at rewarding and recognizing outstanding academic achievement. All applicants who apply on time are considered for these scholarships and no additional applications are necessary. Please note that scholarship consideration is separate from the financial aid application process. International students are eligible for merit scholarship consideration, but Northeastern University does not offer need-based assistance to international students.

National Merit Finalist and National Hispanic Scholar Scholarships

Award: A scholarship for admitted freshman applicants who are designated National Merit Finalists or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. Students who are National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars must submit documentation to Northeastern by the posted deadline. National Merit Finalists must rank Northeastern as their school of choice by the posted listing deadline. Recipients who maintain normal progress toward a degree, with the minimum 3.000 grade-point average, may renew the award for the full eight-semester program.

Eligibility: Admitted freshman applicants who are U.S. citizens or documented permanent residents and have been designated National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and students identified as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars.

Merit Scholarships

Awards: Students who are in the top 10 to 15 percent of our applicant pool are considered for competitive merit awards, including Dean’s, Connections, and International Scholarships. Recipients who maintain normal progress toward a degree, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.000, may renew these awards.

Northeastern Honors Program

Each year, the admissions office selects a group of students to join the University Honors Program at Northeastern University. Those invited into the Honors Program are among our most highly accomplished admitted students. There is no separate application process for the Honors Program, and students are considered at all decision deadlines. Decisions are rendered based on the undergraduate admissions application submitted to the university. The invitation to join the University Honors Program is included in the official admission letter. Additional details regarding scholarships and grants for Honors Program students may be found online.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
(Transfer Students Only)

Award: A grant recognizing high levels of academic achievement in the beginning years of college. Recipients who maintain normal progress toward a degree, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.000, may renew the award.

Eligibility: Applicants for fall transfer admission who have earned a 3.500 grade-point average in 32 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours or units of college-level course work. For eligibility, you must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident enrolling directly from a two-year institution of higher education.

Ujima Global Leaders Program

The Ujima Global Leaders Program is a scholarship program focused on developing leaders for tomorrow’s diverse and complex world. Ujima Global Leaders from all academic disciplines will work collaboratively to develop intercultural competence and awareness by engaging with communities on campus, throughout Boston and the world. Working with staff and faculty, Ujima Global Leaders may choose to make an impact based on their interests and goals via community service involvement, experiential opportunities, and research and global experiences. Committed to excellence, academic achievement, service, and diversity, Ujima Global Leaders will be prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The Ujima Global Leaders Program seeks to enroll academically talented first-year students with demonstrated leadership skills, community involvement, and/or an interest in issues related to serving underrepresented and underserved populations. Recipients receive a scholarship called the Ujima Global Leadership Award, and those with demonstrated financial need will have their full need met. Ujima Global Leaders are expected to participate in Northeastern’s Civic Engagement Program and complete 50 hours of community service each year.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if you have any questions about the application process.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000 USA

Website
admissions@northeastern.edu
617.373.2200
617.373.8780 (fax)

Credentials not being submitted online (transcripts and recommendations) should be mailed to our Application Processing Center. Please check the admissions website for the most current address.

Application fees; application fee waiver requests (being sent separate from the application); and FedEx, UPS, or Priority Mail packages must be mailed to the following address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
200 Kerr Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000 USA

For more information, consult the admissions website.