Huskies. Never. Quit. But sometimes they need a little help.

 

Scholarships are one of the greatest needs at NIU and one of the best investments you can make in the University.

 

Many NIU students are first-generation—the first in their families to even think about going to college. Some come from very challenging circumstances. Many work multiple jobs to pay tuition and make ends meet. But NIU students never quit and neither will the alumni and donors who support them.

 

Creating life-changing opportunities for our hardworking, dedicated students and faculty is the NIU Foundation's highest priority. You can help make sure that all students with a dream--and a willingness to work hard--have access to an NIU education by making a gift to one of the scholarship funds below.


$25,000
Sally Stevens Launch Challenge
Generosity Unleashed! Thank you to the first 800 donors who unlocked $25,000 to kick off Huskies United!
800 / 800 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Anonymous Challenge for Embracing Diversity Scholarship in the College of Law
When 10 gifts are made to any area of the College of Law, a $3,000 gift will be made to the Embracing Diversity Scholarship Fund by an anonymous donor.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Anonymous Challenge for College of Law Scholarships
When 50 gifts are made to any area of the College of Law, a $5,000 gift will be made to the College of Law Scholarship Fund by an anonymous donor.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden Challenge to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden wants to inspire giving to the priorities of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI). When 100 people make a gift of any size to ADEI, it will unlock a gift of $5,000.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
College Scholarship Funds
Each college is raising funds for their scholarship fund. Help your college rise to the top when you make your gift today.
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Business Student Scholarships 90
2 College of Visual & Performing Arts Scholarships 83
3 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarships 68
4 College of Law Student Scholarships 66
5 College of Education Student Scholarships 46
6 College of Health & Human Sciences Scholarships 21
7 College of Engineering Student Scholarships 18
Ended
$50,000
Scott Momentum Challenge
Generosity Unleashed! Thank you for unlocking a $50,000 challenge gift for Huskies United!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Victoria Young and Mark Cordes Challenge for the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund
When 25 gifts are made to any area of the College of Law, a $5,000 gift will be made to the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund by Victoria Young and Mark Cordes.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Dorothea Bilder Challenge for Student Scholarships in the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Retired School of Art and Design faculty member, Dorothea Bilder, will make a $10,000 gift to CVPA student scholarships when 70 gifts are made to the college during the Huskies United event.
70 / 70 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Forward Together to 1,500 Challenge
Way to go Huskies! So far, 1,000 gifts have been made during the Huskies United event. We are truly helping NIU move forward together. Let’s keep this momentum going. When we hit 1,500 gifts, a $25,000 gift from an anonymous donor will be unlocked. We can do this together because Huskies. Never. Quit.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
Areas of Need
Which area are you supporting during Huskies United? Help your area rise to the top with your gift today.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Student Emergency Fund 813
2 Huskies United Fund 175
3 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 120
4 NIU Student Scholarship Fund 74
Ended
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