2024 Alumni Association Awards Application

Please provide all information to the NIU Alumni Association no later than January 19, 2024

Thank you for considering an outstanding alumnus for nomination for a 2024 NIUAA Alumni Award. 

There are seven categories:

Distinguished Alumni Award
F.R. Geigle Service Award

Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Outstanding Alumni Achievement in the Arts
Outstanding Alumni Achievement in Business and Industry
Outstanding Alumni Achievement in Public Service
Outstanding Alumni Achievement in the Sciences


You can learn more about them by clicking here

To ensure quality of nominations and fairness in review, you are limited to no more than two letters of support. We also encourage you to draft a brief summary of why you feel the nominee is deserving. If not selected as a winner in the category he/she/they are nominated in, the nominee could be chosen for another category other than the one originally selected. 

If your nominee does not receive the award this year, don’t worry – they will remain in the pool for two additional years, and you may update your nomination materials by emailing Chris Pilling (cpilling@niu.edu). Nominees are not informed they have been nominated unless they are selected.

The ceremony will take place on the Friday of Homecoming, 2024 (date TBD) and award recipients are required to attend in-person.