Finance Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

We encourage you to apply for scholarships offered through the Department of Finance. These scholarships are awarded to recipients based on their academic achievement and potential to succeed in the finance profession.

Endowment Scholarships

Clifford Danielson Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides assistance to a senior in the Department of Finance.

Dennis L. Dean Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides support to a junior or senior level undergraduate student majoring in finance.

James and Karen Hayman Endowment

This scholarship provides support for undergraduate students who are majoring in finance.

John F. and Cheryl L. Tierney Endowment

This scholarship provides support for full-time, degree-seeking, junior or senior level students with a declared finance major.

Thomas L. Mann Endowment

This scholarship provides support for students seeking a degree or specialization in finance.

William L. Wilbur Endowment

This scholarship provides support for students who are majoring in finance.

Private Scholarships

Finance Department Scholarship

Contact the Department of Finance to apply.

Savant Capital Management Inc. Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for seniors or graduate students majoring in finance who have demonstrated particular leadership, passion and dedication toward pursuing a career in finance.

Matthew and Jennifer Gerdes Scholarship in Finance

This scholarship provides support to undergraduate students who enrolled at NIU as freshmen. Students must demonstrate financial need and show a commitment to community service.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships offer a unique way to enhance your educational experience and an opportunity to work with department faculty on the DeKalb campus. Assistantships provide financial benefit such as a partial tuition waiver and monthly stipend. A limited number of graduate assistantships may be awarded to financial risk management students who have been accepted and enrolled at NIU. Assistantships are not guaranteed.

There are three types of assistantships:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Office support*

*The financial benefit provided to office support positions is taxable.

Appointments are made to qualified students on a semester-by-semester basis and you must be in good standing (academic and otherwise) with the university. Appointments are competitive and are determined based on undergraduate and/or graduate grade point average (GPA), GMAT or GRE test scores (if applicable), pertinent experience, educational preparation, interviews with faculty or a combination of these factors. A strong preference is given for good communication and computer skills.

To apply, complete and submit a graduate assistantship application along with supporting application requirements, including resume, a copy of GMAT/GRE score (if applicable) and most recent graduate course work transcript (if applicable).

For more information, please contact the program advisor at 815-753-1115.

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