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The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship is one of Northern’s most prestigious scholarships. Up to five $4,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to continuing undergraduate students who have completed at least 12 semester hours at Northern Illinois University by the time of the application.

Applicants must demonstrate strength of character (as demonstrated through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others, integrity and/or intellectual curiosity).  Applicants must also exhibit solid academic credentials (as evidenced by at least a 2.5 cumulative NIU GPA), and good standing within their major as well as the university at large.

Recipients must enroll as an undergraduate NIU student during the 2017-2018 academic year in order to receive the scholarship.  Students graduating in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, or August 2017 are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship is not a renewable scholarship. Recipients of the award will not be eligible in subsequent years.

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.