Scholarships & Awards

Jeannie A. Hainds Scholarships (2)

The late Jeannie Amstrong Hainds was a long-time supporter of NIU and the humanities. She established an endowment to benefit undergraduate education in the History Department in 1982. The two scholarships given in her name honor her wish to support academic excellence in our department. The scholarships are awarded to two students exemplifying past and potential academic achievement through their outstanding credentials and/or through overcoming a significant physical, financial, academic or other obstacle.

  • Monetary Award: $500 and a book prize
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate history majors
  • Application: Students who wish to apply should submit the application form, two letters of recommendation by History Department faculty sent by the letter writer to the department of history, and a 500-750 word personal statement to the History Department office at The personal statement should explain how and why the student became interested in history, career goals, a description of the obstacle overcome (where applicable), or any other information the applicant feels important to be considered. Students may also apply through Academic Works