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2017 Student Affairs Scholarships

The Office for Student Affairs proudly administers the following scholarship opportunities for full-time undergraduate students, which recognize the contributions of our student leaders on campus. For 2017, these scholarship awards range from $300 to $5,000.

General Requirements for All Scholarships:

  • Full-time, undergraduate student
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be in good judicial standing

To be considered, students must complete and submit the following requirements by the deadline date:

  • Online application form
  • Essay(s)
  • Recommendation letter

Application Process

Submit the online application, along with all supporting documents by 5 PM on Friday, March 10. Please note that in addition to the online application, all credentials (recommendation letter and essays) MUST be received by this March 10 deadline date in order to be considered for scholarship selection. When starting your application, you will have the option to create a username and password. This will allow you to save your work and come back to your application when you are ready to complete and submit. 


Scholarships


Letters of Recommendation

We encourage you to provide a copy of the scholarship criteria to the Northeastern faculty or staff member who is recommending you. By doing this, the letter will address your qualifications for the specific scholarship, and allow the committee making the decision to get a better insight into your eligibility. 

Students can upload letters of recommendation directly through the application form, or the recommendation can be emailed directly to Arielis De La Rosa Nunez at a.delarosa@northeastern.edu

Please note that the letter MUST be received no later than 5 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm their application is complete for review.


Questions

For assistance, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 617.373.4384 or email Arielis De La Rosa at a.delarosa@northeastern.edu.  


Scholarship Descriptions

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 LGBTQA justice issues or other social justice issues.

Two scholarships will be awarded to eligible students.

  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents Only)

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.

Four scholarships will be awarded to eligible first year students.

  • Must be a first year student
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents Only)

Karen T. Rigg Shining Torch Scholarship

The Karen T. Rigg Shining Torch Scholarship honors the contributions of Karen Rigg, former Vice President for Student Affairs at Northeastern. This scholarship recognizes students who are seen as a shining example within their student organization through their enthusiasm and positive attitude.

Four scholarships will be awarded to two eligible first year and two eligible second year students.

  • Must be a first or second year student
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA

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.

One scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student.

  • Must be an upper-class student, excluding graduating seniors
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents Only)

Clara and Joseph Ford Scholarship

The Clara and 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, have “demonstrated a democratic and tolerant spirit,” and who are well disposed toward people of all creeds and races.

Three scholarships will be awarded to eligible students.

  • Must be an upper-class student, excluding graduating seniors
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents Only)

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.

Two scholarships will be awarded to two eligible seniors.

  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must have served on a student organization executive board for a minimum of two semesters

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.

One scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student.

  • 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 as determined by FAFSA (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents Only)

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. Eligible 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.”

One scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student.

  • All faiths
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA (U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents Only)
  • Must have a record that exemplifies overall good campus citizenship

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.

Up to three scholarships will be given to eligible students.

  • Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish Faiths
  • Must be a second year or above
  • Must have a record that exemplifies overall good campus citizenship

Portal Information

Category

Northeastern Community Connection

Audience

Please choose your primary audience.

Undergraduate

Organization email address

This email address will be provided to any individual inquiring about contacting your student organization. It will also be featured publicly on our website so others may use it to obtain more information on your group.

Twitter Handle

@nustudentlife

Instagram

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Office location

Please enter location of workspace in Curry Student Center, if applicable

104 Ell Hall

Advisor Name

This is NOT your CSI Program Manager. Please enter the name of your organization advisor. Advisors must be full time faculty or administrative staff at Northeastern.

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President Name

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Treasurer Name

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