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**The deadline has been extended to February 14th at 5:00 pm!**

The Office for Student Affairs proudly administers the following scholarship opportunities which recognize the contributions of our student leaders on campus.

For 2014, these scholarship awards range from $300 to $5,000.  To learn more about these opportunities, please click on the links below:

How To Apply:

The applications for these scholarships are in an online form.  To start your application, you will be asked to create a username and password.  This will allow to save your work and come back to your application when you are ready to complete it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To apply for the scholarships listed above, submit this application form along with all supporting documents by Wednesday, February 5, 2014.  For some of these awards, members of the Northeastern University can nominate eligible students.

*The Richard Cardinal Cushing Award and the William H. Wildes Scholarship are administered by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service.  Applications for these awards can be filled out online by submitting this application along with all supporting documents by Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

For more information, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 617-373-2338 or by emailing c.cerra@neu.edu.

Scholarship Descriptions:

The Thomas I. Atkins Social Justice Scholarship

The Thomas I Atkins Social Justice Scholarship was established to honor Thomas I Atkins, the first African-American city councilor of Boston. This scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership on behalf of social justice issues. In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be a first year student
• Must be in good academic standing
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must not be on any form of university probation

A total of four scholarships will be given to eligible first year students.

 

The Matthew Shepard and Morris S. Kay Scholarship

The Matthew Shepard and Morris S. Kay Scholarship honors the memory of Matthew Shepard, a gay youth whose 1998 death was the result of a brutal hate crime. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively working for gay, lesbian, and GLBT justice issues or other social justice issues. In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must not be on any form of university probation
• Must be an undergraduate

A total of two scholarships will be given to eligible undergraduate students.


The Karen T. Rigg Shining Torch Scholarship

The Karen Rigg Shining Torch Scholarship honors the contributions of Karen Rigg, former Vice President for Student Affairs. This person is seen as a shining example within their student organization through their enthusiasm and positive attitude. In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be a first or second year student
• Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
• Must not be on any form of university probation

A total of four scholarships will be given to eligible two first year and two second year students.


The Charles Havice Scholarship

The Charles Havice Scholarship honors the memory of Charles Havice, Dean of Chapel. This scholarship recognizes the contributions of active participants in student activities who have proven leadership ability. In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be an upper-class student, excluding graduating seniors
• Must be in good academic standing
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must not be on any form of university probation

A total of one scholarship will be given to an eligible student.


The Clara & Joseph Ford Scholarship

The Clara & Joseph Ford Scholarship recognizes the contributions of students who have demonstrated good citizenship and embody leadership qualities. Recipients of this scholarship are students who are active participants in student activities and have “demonstrated a democratic and tolerant spirit and who are well disposed toward people of all creeds and races.” In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be an upper-class student, excluding graduating seniors
• Must be in good academic standing
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must not be on any form of university probation

A total of three scholarships will be given to eligible students.


The Joseph Spear Scholarship

The Joseph Spear Scholarship recognizes outstanding contributions to student activities by students enrolled in the College of Engineering. Recipients of the Joseph Spear Scholarship must have demonstrated good citizenship and exemplary leadership abilities through their involvement in student activities.
In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be an engineering student who is a rising senior
• Must be in the upper half of their class based on GPA
• Must demonstrate financial need
• Must not be on any form of university probation

A total of one scholarship will be given to an eligible student.


The Greg Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

The Greg Jarvis Memorial Scholarships are named after Greg Jarvis, Northeastern alumnus and crew member aboard the Challenger space shuttle. Recipients of this scholarship must demonstrate the perseverance, integrity, spirit and pride, which Mr. Jarvis exemplified so well. In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Must be a graduating senior
• Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
• Must not be on any form of university probation
• Must have served on a student organization executive board for a minimum of two semesters

A total of two scholarships will be given to two eligible seniors.  

 

The Richard Cardinal Cushing Award

The Richard Cardinal Cushing Award was established in 1978 through the generosity of the Massachusetts Committee of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews. Income from the award’s endowment is awarded annually to “a Catholic, a Protestant, and a Jewish student who embody the principles of brotherhood and justice and who, through their work on campus, have become positive forces for religious understanding.” Student nominees will be expected to demonstrate both a commitment/leadership within their own campus faith community, and positive connection/collaboration with those of other faiths. Students must also meet the following requirements:

• Must be a full-time undergraduate student, second year or above
• Must be in good academic standing
• Must not be on any form of university probation
• Must have a record that exemplifies overall good campus citizenship

Up to three scholarships will be given to eligible undergraduate students.  

 

The William H. Wildes Scholarship

The William H. Wildes Scholarship Fund was established as the result of a bequest received in 2011 from The Rev. William H. Wildes. Income from the scholarship’s endowment is awarded annually to student/s who have demonstrable financial need. Eligible undergraduate student/s of any faith or spirituality will “embody a spiritually healthy life and through their work and personal example, help to advance spiritual understanding and cooperation at Northeastern.” Students must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Must be a full-time undergraduate student
• Must be in good academic standing
• Must have demonstrable financial need
• Must not be on any form of university probation
• Must have a record that exemplifies overall good campus citizenship

One scholarship will be given to an eligible undergraduate student.  

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