New resource for students seeking scholarship support

February 06, 2013

Students weigh several factors when considering pursuing a degree, one of which is funding. To help support prospective and current undergraduate students, and Northeastern alumni returning for another degree, the College of Professional Studies offers several scholarship opportunities.

Funded by donors and the College, scholarships are merit- and need-based and awarded several times each year. Selections are made based on a variety of factors, which include: financial need, academic merit, and personal circumstances. Multiple recipients can qualify for each scholarship.

“The College has collaborated with University donors to develop scholarships that support professionals in obtaining their degree,” commented Phedra Hamilton, director of Admissions and Recruitment at the College. “Making time to go back to school while juggling other life responsibilities is challenging. By offering scholarship opportunities, our goal is to encourage students in pursuing their academic and career ambitions and help lessen the financial burden.”

In recent years, students have been awarded scholarships in varying amounts up to $5,000. The scholarships webpage provides an overview of each scholarship along with direct links to the application, making the submission process seamless for those who apply. The next scholarship application deadline is June 1, 2013.

The College hosts an annual reception for scholarship recipients and donors to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of the students. At the last event on August 29, 2012, 41 students had the opportunity to personally thank donors who created the scholarships that supported their studies.


Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a comprehensive, global research university. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 165 graduate programs, ranging from professional master’s degrees to interdisciplinary PhD programs. Northeastern’s research enterprise is aligned with three national imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Northeastern students participate in co-op and other forms of experiential learning in 90 countries on all seven continents.