The NIU PROMISE Scholars Program is a campus-wide initiative for new freshmen and sophomore students enrolled in a STEM major or undecided about their major choice.  PROMISE Scholars will participate in a summer pre-college program, STEM Learning Communities, research and peer opportunities with faculty and students, and career readiness activities with national corporations.


  • To encourage NIU students to pursue undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • To expose students to the practical applications of STEM majors.
  • To support the matriculation and graduation rates of students in math and the sciences.
  • To demonstrate how math and science are used to impact the everyday lives of U.S. citizens.
  • To provide students with exposure to a diversity of corporate and research work environments.
  • To support PROMISE Scholars through scholarship and stipend support.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (NSF-STEP 1068463).

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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