Dependent Scholarship

Operating Staff Dependent Endowed Scholarship
General Information

Purpose

To award financial assistance to children of Northern Illinois University Operating Staff (Civil Service) employees while attending NIU. This scholarship is made possible through funds presented by the NIU Civil Service Employees' fund-raising activities.

Eligibility

Be a child of an NIU Operating Staff employee or Operating Staff retiree.  The employee or retiree must have worked at NIU a minimum of two years.

Be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree at NIU.

Meet all admission requirements of college, department, or program in which she/he plans to pursue a degree.

Previous scholarship recipients may reapply. To be eligible for consideration the applicant must have an overall 2.0 GPA. The maximum that will be awarded to any individual is $2,500 over five academic years.

Method of Selection

Candidates must complete the application form. Applications will be screened by the Selection Committee.

Final selection of applicants rests solely with the Selection Committee.

Each applicant will be notified of the actions of the Selection Committee.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee consists of members of the Operating Staff appointed by the Operating Staff Council. No parent, guardian or relative of an applicant will serve on this committee.

Final selection of applicants rests solely with the Selection Committee.

Each applicant will be notified of the actions of the Selection Committee.

Scholarship Distribution

The award of $250 per semester will be awarded for both fall and spring or for just an individual semester.

"All scholarship and award requests must be made payable to NIU. The NIU Foundation no longer processes any check requests to be paid directly to students. This scholarship will be routed through the Office of Student Financial Aid and applied directly to the students' Bursar accounts."

Deadline for Applying

The deadline is February 1, or the first business day thereafter. Go to the application.