NIU Merit Scholarships

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How Merit Scholarships Work

When you apply for admission to NIU as an incoming freshman or transfer student, you’ll automatically be considered for merit scholarships. These are awarded based on your high school GPA and SAT/ACT score or on your transfer GPA. Use our scholarship calculator or scholarship chart to estimate your scholarship amount.

In addition, you’ll be considered for the Huskie Legacy Award, which is given to children of NIU alumni.

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