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Students are the heart of everything we aspire to do or be.

Your scholarship gift will change lives, create brilliant careers and provide Illinois with professionals and leaders who are ready to serve with passion, professionalism, energy and pride.

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Scholarships help recruit bright, talented students from all walks of life to NIU by making it a more attractive, affordable option – Prospective NIU freshmen report that “good value” is one of the top three factors they consider in their college selection process. Their parents rated financial assistance as one of their top three factors.

Scholarships help recruit top students across the state – and beyond.

Scholarships keep students in school – 94 percent of our undergraduates are left with unmet need after all forms of federal, state and institutional aid are applied. Scholarships help bring these students to NIU and keep them in school once they arrive. In fact, nine out of 10 NIU Foundation scholarship recipients graduate.

NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship
At the 2018 Red and Black, the NIU Foundation Board will announce the winner(s) of its signature scholarship award, the NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship. This award provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate the values and spirit of NIU:

► Academic excellence

► Commitment to family and community
► Outstanding work ethic
► Generosity of spirit
► Commitment to the mission of NIU
► Support of the mission of the NIU Foundation

Every dollar raised at the 2018 Red and Black will support scholarships, such as the NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship.

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