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Donate to a Scholarship


The generous support of our donors make a difference in the lives of NIU students. Alumni, community members, student organizations and philanthropists have many options to help a Huskie! Contact the following departments to learn more about ways to donate to NIU's scholarship funds.

NIU Foundation - The NIU Foundation develops and supports a culture of giving throughout the NIU community. Donations to student scholarships through the NIU Foundation provide financial assistance to students of academic merit and/or financial need.

Alumni Association - The NIU Alumni Association has provided financial assistance through scholarships and trusts to thousands of students over the past 50 years, thanks to generous donations from NIU alumni. 

License Plates - The purchase of an NIU license plate lets you show your Huskie pride while supporting NIU student scholarships.

Student Affairs - You can help the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management make a student's college experience the best it can be. Your donation to the Discovery Fund, Centennial Scholarship, Emergency Student Aid or the NIU Leadership Academy will directly benefit students and contribute to their success.

You may also contact individual schools and departments to inquire about ways that you can help support students through scholarship funds. Student organizations should contact the Student Association to learn how to donate to NIU scholarships.

Contact Us

Scholarship Office
Swen Parson Hall 245K
Northern Illinois University
815-753-4829 or
Fax: 815-753-9475

Business Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.