Financial Assistance

We offer scholarships and awards to support business administration majors, management majors, business innovation and entrepreneurship minors, social entrepreneurship minors and social entrepreneurship certificate students. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000.

You can apply for multiple scholarships by submitting a single application through MyScholarships. The deadline is January 31.

Gladys M. Bahr Memorial Fund Scholarships

This award is for undergraduate students pursuing the business administration major. Other criteria include academic achievement, leadership, and university and community service.

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Dennis and Stacey Barsema Endowed Scholarships in Social Entrepreneurship

These scholarships are awarded to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 who are pursuing a minor or the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Social Entrepreneurship.

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Kevin Casebolt Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate students in the academic area of management with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Other criteria include career goals, extracurricular activities, academic performance, and service to department, college, university and community.

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Irving Business and Entrepreneurship Award

This award is for juniors or seniors in good academic standing who plan to pursue a career in business and entrepreneurship. Other criteria include the pursuit of a minor in business innovation and entrepreneurship, financial need and career plans.

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Mike Jaroch Management Excellence Award

This award is for full-time students seeking a degree in management or business administration with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference is for ambitious and entrepreneurial students with financial need who are pursuing the human resource management emphasis.

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Management Alumni Scholarships

This scholarship is available for juniors or seniors in the academic area of management. Criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership potential.

Business Administration Alumni Scholarships

This scholarship is available for juniors or seniors in the academic area of business administration. Criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership potential.

Management Department Achievement Awards

These awards are in variable amounts for juniors or seniors in the academic area of management. Other criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience, communication skills, and honors and awards.

Management Department Internship Funding

Current NIU students who have been selected for unpaid internships in the entrepreneurship or social entrepreneurship sectors can receive financial support through the following fellowships:

  • Dennis and Stacey Barsema Endowed Fellowship
  • Mike and Kristina McGrath Fellowship

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to entrepreneurship, academic achievement and financial need and provide evidence that this award will support a high-quality internship. Application should include:

  • Resume and cover letter addressing selection criteria
  • MyNIU Academic Requirements Report
  • Offer letter by the internship provider including terms and conditions of employment

Students who receive fellowship funding will be required to make a presentation about their internship experience. Review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis on Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1 and Nov. 1. Submit application materials to Sarah Marsh, Ph.D., at smarsh@niu.edu.

Bill Mathews Scholarship Award

This award is for full-time undergraduate students pursuing the business administration or management major. Other criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience, communication skills, and honors and awards.

Sara Obenchain Passion for Leadership Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate students in the area of management who have transferred to NIU from a community college, have a minimum 3.00 GPA and have a passion for leadership. Other criteria include career goals, collaborative skills and involvement in the university community.

Mike O'Connor Scholarship

These awards are for juniors or seniors in the academic area of management with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Other criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and communication skills.

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Nick and Olga Rakuc Memorial Scholarship in Management

This award is for undergraduate students in the academic area of management who are studying human resource management. Other criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities and communication skills. Also taken into consideration is whether the applicant is a first-generation college student.

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Robert and Catherine Rothkopf Endowed Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in business administration or management who demonstrates leadership potential. Other selection criteria include accomplishments, extracurricular activities, academic achievement, career goals and communication skills.

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Carrie M. and John T. Travers Scholarship

This award is for undergraduate students in the academic areas of management or business administration. Other criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience, communication skills, and service to department, college, university or community.

Peter and Luann Walton Scholarships

These awards are for juniors or seniors in the academic area of management. Other criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience, communication skills, and honors and awards.

Robert M. Youngmeyer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for full- or part-time students studying management and environmental ethics. Criteria include academic achievement, course work in environmental and business ethics, financial need, and demonstrated interest in and understanding of ethical issues in business and environmental ethics.

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