Incoming Student Scholarship Program

The Incoming Student Scholarship Program (ISSP) was designed to assist incoming male students with the financial challenges that go along with their first semester at NIU.  We offer two scholarships. One for incoming first semester male freshman and one for incoming first semester male transfer students.  This scholarship is sponsored by Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity undergraduate chapter and the Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Association of NIU.  Please review the requirements and fill out the application via the provided link below.  We hope your first semester at NIU is successful.  Questions email us at ISSP@pskniu.org or call 815-977-7560 x64


  • No initiated member of Phi Sigma Kappa is eligible to receive this scholarship.


REQUIREMENTS - MUST meet THREE (3) of the following criterions

  • 1) Cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA from most recent academic
  • institution
  • 2) ACT score of 21 or higher
  • 3) SAT score of 1050 or higher
  • 4) Leadership Role in a student organization (i.e., President, Captain,
  • Committee Chairman, etc.)
  • 5) Be enrolled as a full time student (12+ hours) at NIU for the fall semester (Mandatory Requirement)

  • ISSP (incoming freshman) = minimum $500.00 to qualified winner
  • ISSP (transfer student) = minimum $500.00 to qualified winner


Applications will be accepted from July 1 through September 15. Anyone who meets the above requirements is encouraged to submit their application. You must provide an official transcript from the most recent academic institution prior to receiving any award. Once all the applications are received they will be reviewed by the ISSP selection committee. The committee will evaluate each application on its own merit and determine the top finalists in each category. These finalists will be forwarded to the PSK Alumni Association board president for final selection.  The winner(s) will be notified via email first and invited to a reception towards the end of the semester to receive their award(s). Phi Sigma Kappa reserves the right to amend the qualifications and / or requirements at its sole discretion.


 Click here to apply for the ISSP Award 



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Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity

Pi Pentaton Chapter
1300 Blackhawk Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
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