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The Dean's Break Through Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship
Up to $10,000

Number of Scholarships Available: Many

All bachelor’s completion programs within the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, including programs in the Lowell Institute School (the first-​​in-​​the-​​nation school focused on degree com­ple­tion pro­grams in sci­ence, tech­nology, engi­neering, and health fields). Most programs can be completed 100% online.

Do you know a motivated individual who is looking to break through? Someone who already has an associate degree or some college credits, but needs a bachelor’s degree to get to that next level? Someone eager to be in a high-demand field?

If you know of such a person, we encourage you to nominate them for a Dean's Break Through Scholarship, worth up to $10,000. Please note, we have many of these scholarships available. You are welcome to submit multiple nominations.

Northeastern offers in-demand bachelor’s degree completion programs in the following, where most programs can be completed 100% online:

Science, Technology, and Engineering

  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  • Analytics (100% online)
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Communication and Media (100% online)
  • Healthcare Administration (100% online)
  • Health Science
  • Information Technology (100% online)
  • Mechatronics
  • Project Management (100% online)
  • Psychology (100% online)


  • Finance and Accounting Management (100% online)
  • Management (100% online)

Social Sciences

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (100% online)

Northeastern University, a top-50 university, has been educating students for career and life success since 1898. Recognized and respected around the world for its academic innovation and rigor, Northeastern offers industry-aligned degree programs that integrate the practical application of knowledge and skills through experiential learning opportunities. 

Help someone break through to the next level
Scholarship Criteria

Any professional - guidance counselors, teachers, mentors, direct managers, colleagues, human resources staff - may nominate someone for a Break Through Scholarship. 

You are welcome to nominate multiple people for Break Through Scholarships. 

Dean's Break Through Scholarship candidates must:

• Apply and be accepted into any bachelor's completion program within the College of Professional Studies

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