Honors Scholarships & Grants

George Alden & Amelia Peabody Awards

The Honors Program awards scholarship monies applicable to tuition expenses through the George Alden Trust and the Amelia Peabody Scholarship Fund.

The Amelia Peabody Scholarship fund is available for students who have good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and actively participate in the Honors Program. The George Alden Trust is available for students who have good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, actively participate in the Honors Program, and maintain permanent residency or exclusively reside in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

The application opens in February, 2017 for the 2017-2018 Academic Year and is due in April TBA, 2017

University Honors Early Research Assistantships

Open to first, second and rising third year Honors students in all fields, these assistantships offer undergraduate Honors students the opportunity to work as research/lab/production assistants conducting cutting-edge research or creative endeavors with Northeastern faculty.  Chosen students will receive a $750 stipend paid by the Honors Program to assist faculty with their project.

The University Honors Program will identify potential faculty partners before the start of fall, spring and summer terms. Faculty members may apply for an Honors Early Research/Creative Endeavor Assistant using this online form. Once the faculty application is approved, the Honors Program will communicate the available early research/creative endeavors opportunities to students. Honors students will then apply directly to faculty members, who will in turn independently select the students among available candidates. Finally, faculty will communicate their decision to the Honors Program in order to begin administering the hiring process of the Honors Early Research/Creative Endeavor Assistant.

Honors students’ applications for these grants will be accepted three times during each academic year at the very beginning of the Fall, Spring and Summer – i.e. on September 1, January 1, and May 1– using this online form. Faculty applications for an Honors Undergraduate Research/Creative Endeavor Assistant will be accepted at the beginning of each term as well. In addition to the online form, applications typically include students’ unofficial transcript and a statement of interest in the Honors Early Research/Creative Endeavor Assistantship opportunity.