Scholarships and Academic Awards

Annually, Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each. Because these scholarship opportunities are offered exclusively to Sigma Tau Delta members, those members who take the time to submit a carefully put-together application obviously have a significantly increased chance of receiving an award and completing the application process is excellent practice for those planning to attend graduate school or apply for a job. Applications are judged based on academics and service, as well as on the quality of writing in essays or statements that are required for the scholarships.

Application Process

Sigma Tau Delta uses AwardSpring platform for the application process. Please use the AwardSpring link on the AwardSpring Applications web page to apply for scholarships, submit required materials, and request recommendation letters.


Scholarship and Academic Awards by Academic Level

Open to Undergraduate Students

Junior Scholarships

Senior Scholarships

William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship

Part-Time Scholarship

P.C. Somerville Awards for Future Teachers

Study Abroad Scholarships (offered biannually)

Summer Program Scholarship (offered biannually)

Scholarly Paper Awards for Undergraduate Students

Open to Graduate Students

Graduate Scholarships

Part-Time Scholarship

P.C. Somerville Awards for Future Teachers

William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship

Scholarly Paper Awards for Graduate Students

Open to Alumni Epsilon Chapter Members

Alumni Epsilon Scholarship


Deadlines and Award Notifications

Fall Round 2016

Application Dates

Study Abroad Scholarship (applies to the 2017 calendar year)
Summer Program Scholarship (applies to summer 2017)

Applications Due November 1, 2016

Award Notification Dates

Scholarships Determined by December 15, 2016

Spring Round 2017

Application Dates

Junior Scholarships
Senior Scholarships
William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship
Part-Time Undergraduate Scholarship
P.C. Somerville Awards for Future Teachers
Study Abroad Scholarships (applies to the 2016-2017 academic year)
Scholarly Paper Awards for Undergraduate Students
Graduate Scholarships
William C. Johnson Distinguished Scholarship
Scholarly Paper Awards for Graduate Students
Alumni Epsilon Scholarship
Study Abroad Scholarship (applies to the 2017 calendar year)
Summer Program Scholarship (applies to summer 2017)

Application Link Opens February 2, 2017
Applications Due April 10, 2017

Award Notification Dates

Study Abroad Scholarship and Summer Program Scholarship determined by May 10, 2017 
All other scholarships determined by May 17, 2017

Questions

Address questions to sigmatdapply@niu.edu

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2016 Scholarship Flyer

2016 Scholarship Flyer (pictured above)

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