Hard work pays off – really. At Northeastern, we recognize the achievements of our most qualified students with a variety of grants and scholarships. These students distinguish themselves as some of the nation’s top creative thinkers, intrepid entrepreneurs, and motivated researchers.
For more information on scholarships, see the Grants and Scholarships pages on the Student Financial Services website.
The Dean’s Scholarship is a prestigious award that honors select students within the top 25% of freshmen admitted into Northeastern. Recipients are awarded between $5,000 and $20,000 annually. All fall freshman applicants for undergraduate admission to Northeastern are considered. The application deadline is January 15.
Northeastern National Scholarships
Students who are admitted to Northeastern and are recognized as national scholars (National Merit Finalist*, National Achievement Finalist*, or National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar**) will receive a $30,000 merit based award and may also be eligible for additional Northeastern merit scholarships.
Northeastern National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholars will also be invited into The University Honors Program.
*National Merit and Achievement Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or documented permanent residents, admitted to Northeastern and should designate Northeastern University 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.
**National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) 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 University Scholars Program (USP)
Northeastern’s University Scholars Program is one of the nation’s most intellectually bold and selective scholarship programs, comprised of the top 1-2 percent of applicants. This scholarship award full tuition in addition to unprecedented access to university faculty and resources.
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 our storied commitment to educational access, the Torch Scholars Program awards full-tuition scholarships to students who have overcome exceptional odds and demonstrated the potential for academic excellence. 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 professional who has knowledge of their achievements and character, such as a guidance counselor, teacher, mentor, clergy, community worker, etc.
Boston Public High School Scholarships
Northeastern is deeply committed to working with the City of Boston and our campus neighbors. There are several additional scholarship programs available to Boston students including Boston Public High School, Boston Housing Authority, and Balfour Academy Scholarships. Click here for more information about BPHS Scholarships and other Northeastern and Boston admission partnerships.