Student Opportunities

For the exceptional students who choose Northeastern, every means of support we provide invigorates their sense of purpose and their journey.

Northeastern is a talent magnet. This generation of students knows it’s possible to make an immediate difference in our world, and at Northeastern, they are empowered to dive in on day one.

We need tomorrow’s global citizen-leaders, creators, and innovators to find a home at Northeastern and to become active participants in the Northeastern community. That means making scholarships and financial aid a priority, and it means removing economic obstacles that stand between some students and valuable co-op, global, or other transformative experiences.

More than 75 percent of Northeastern students receive some form of financial aid. To continue offering competitive financial aid to students who will thrive at Northeastern, we are committed to raising additional scholarship funds and diversifying the forms of support we offer.


  • Named, endowed scholarships
  • Support for a strengthened scholarship endowment
  • Current-use scholarship support
  • The Torch Scholars Program
  • The Presidential Global Scholars Program
  • Support for co-op experiences

Northeastern offers 239 combined majors, up from 40 ten years ago. In 2021, 20,300 students participated in 523 student organizations.

“As the prospect of the ‘real world’ looms, the pressure to conform to the more conventional path of taking a job right after graduation is mounting. This scholarship contributes a layer of financial runway that I am building in order to continue working on my business. For that, I am incredibly grateful.”

Andrew Purdy
Marvin I. Haas Opportunity Fund Scholar

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The Future of Maine is Now

When Mainers are faced with an opportunity, they seize it—and at Northeastern’s Roux Institute in Portland, they are reimagining their careers to thrive in the state they love. The Alfond Scholars Initiative’s need-based scholarships are transforming their lives and careers.

Navigating a Purposeful Path

As a child, Dr. Lauren Speeth’s family moved from New York to New Delhi. “That experience opened my eyes to poverty, inequality, neglected diseases, and illiteracy,” says Speeth. It also propelled her to lead a purposeful life—and today, she’s supporting Northeastern students as they become environmental advocates, researchers, and leaders.

A Dream Becomes Reality

In 2016, a phone call brought Richard Romero, AMD’21, to tears. He’d just learned that he was one of 12 high school seniors admitted to the Torch Scholars Program, which awards tuition plus academic and social support to students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Giving the Gift of Global Exploration

It’s been said that to travel is to live—a philosophy that rings true for Kelly and Matthew Thomas and their sons Joe, AMD’18, and Max, Khoury’20. They’ve gained life-changing experiences from traversing the world, and now they’ve generously given the next generation of students the chance to do the same, by establishing the Joe Thomas Explore the World Fund and the Max Thomas Explore the World Fund.