Scholarships & Financial Awards

Northeastern and CAMD provide scholarships and other financial support to a limited number of students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement. Qualifying for financial aid depends on a number of factors, including your family’s financial need, your academic profile, and the availability of university funds. We also offer a tuition reduction for Northeastern alumni.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

 Students who are in the top 10-15 percent of our applicant pool are considered for competitive merit awards, including the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship. Recipients are awarded $10,000-$25,000 annually. All fall freshman applicants for undergraduate admission to Northeastern are considered. Visit Merit Scholarships for information on how to apply for these and other undergraduate scholarships.

CAMD Creative Leaders Scholarship

All students who submit portfolios will be considered for a CAMD Creative Leaders Scholarship, ranging from $5,000-$20,000 annually. The scholarship identifies and celebrates applicants with exceptional skills in communications and the arts. Students who are awarded a Creative Leaders Scholarship exemplify the entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the college, and either show extraordinary ability in a CAMD focus area or have interdisciplinary interests that creatively combine fields between CAMD and another college. Learn how to submit a portfolio.

Additional Resources

 Regardless of your family’s income and assets, many financial aid options are available to help you pay for educational expenses, including the Northeastern Grant, federal Pell and SEOG grants, subsidized Stafford loans, Federal Work Study, and more. The only way to know if you are eligible for these resources is to apply. Learn how to apply.


Graduate Scholarships

College of Arts, Media and Design Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS

These merit-based scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to support superior academic achievement at Northeastern. GSS awards are determined on the basis of departmental recommendations and are offered as a percentage tuition reduction.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are compensated as hourly pay and can take the form of research, teaching, and administrative roles within a student’s academic department.

Double Husky Scholarship

Northeastern University offers a 25 percent graduate tuition reduction to Northeastern alumni across more than 100 master’s and certificate programs. Learn more about the Double Husky Scholarship.

Additional Resources

Visit Northeastern’s Office of Student Financial Services for information regarding other types of financial aid, including loans, student employment, and outside scholarships.

Architecture Scholarships

For minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Eligible students must be a US citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be:


  • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
 program; or,
  • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program


For more info, click here.

AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation Inc. maintains a program of scholarship grants to qualified architectural students from New Jersey or attending school in New Jersey for the purpose of recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated talent, and potential for success in the profession of Architecture.


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To be eligible applicants must either be enrolled in an accredited school in Rhode Island pursuing studies in architecture, or be a Rhode Island resident studying at an accredited school outside of Rhode Island. Applicants must also be returning to continue their professional studies in the academic year 2013-2014. Applicants can apply for one or more of the following scholarships:


The Norton Salk Scholarship for Design Excellence
DF Pray Foundation Scholarship

Architecture Scholarship

Travel Scholarship (must be a school sponsored study abroad program)


Click here for more information on how to apply!

Supporting the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design and landscape architecture. They are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in the residential design world.


All students 17 years of age or older currently enrolled or plan to enroll in interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, or architectural engineering programs in the U.S. may apply for one of the three scholarships. These scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students


Click here for more information on how to apply!

Students who are present or former residents of one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Perry, Franklin, Lebanon, Adams, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Montour, Snyder, Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Union, or Northumberland, and studying in the final three years of a Bachelor of Architecture program OR in a graduate program leading to a Master of Architecture degree.


DL: 2/15/18


For more info, click here.

The Luzarene Foundation


The NEPA Chapter of SIS Scholarship Fund was established and funded by members of the NEPA Chapter of American Institute of Architects to provide scholarship assistance to qualified applicants serious about their long-term pursuits of architecture as a profession and career. They recognize that architecture is as much an art as a science which requires significant commitment from its students. They, as AIA members, commit themselves to be mentors and to provide internships to regional architectural interns.


Further, the NEPA AIA Chapter hopes and encourages students to live and practice their profession within Northeastern Pennsylvania after graduation.


Click here for the complete application.

MOA ARCHITECTURE (MOA) offers an annual merit based private scholarship award & paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs.


Named in honor of retired founding Principal Kiyoshi Murata, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2014 following the internship). This Scholarship & Internship opportunity is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement, and design ability.


Please visit for more information about MOA, this opportunity, and the application/submission requirements.

The Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship was established with the architecture firm Payette to support a woman studying architecture within a NAAB-accredited bachelor or master’s degree program. Sho-Ping, a fellow and leader in the AIA, was a long-time principal and healthcare practice leader at Payette. She was a talented and compassionate architect who was fiercely determined to design healthcare architecture of the highest caliber for those in need. Sho-Ping was a wonderful mentor and instilled in her teams a sense of camaraderie and commitment to design. As a founder of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, held biennially, Sho-Ping was instrumental in defining the national discourse for Women in Design.


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The Foundation’s goal is to instill in its fellows a heightened sense of responsibility as future leaders in the design disciplines by offering them an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the complexities of the built environment.


The SOM Foundation supports individuals with the highest design aspirations and enables them, through research and travel, to broaden their horizons and achieve excellence in their professional or academic careers.


Currently, the Foundation awards the following prizes and fellowships:



The programs of the SOM Foundation are funded through an endowment established by the partners of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). The Foundation’s activities are wholly separate from those of the firm. For more details, click here.


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