Scholarships and Awards


Environmental Studies Scholarship

Provides student assistantships and research support for academic programs in environmental studies. Apply through NIU MyScholarships.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2023 - Miguel Contreras-Williams
  • 2022 - Nari Coleman
  • 2021 - Alison Labee, Nari Coleman
  • 2020 - Tanner Dockery, Alexandra Koubek, Emilia Lozowska

Mabel Marie Fischer Youngmeyer Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarship support for students interested in pursuing studies that will eventually lead to a career in environmental protection and/or the responsible and ethical use of environmental resources. Apply through NIU MyScholarships.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2023 - Em Myers
  • 2022 - Stephanie Diaz and Cheyenne Brooks
  • 2021 - Paige Dubois
  • 2020 - Gerardo Caballero Manriquez

Dr. Frederick L. Kitterle Memorial Scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This scholarship, offered by NIU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supports students pursuing academic excellence and leadership in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Nina Osborne


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Award

The award recognizes students for outstanding overall academic performance.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022-2023 - Julia Graczyk
  • 2021-2022 - Samantha Smith
  • 2020-2021 - Samantha Berk
  • 2019-2020 - Angelica Bautista
  • 2018-2019 - Hannah Jenkins
  • 2014-2015 - Ashley Pales
  • 2013-2014 - Lois Kanter

Internship Awards through Career Services

NIU's Career Services recognizes and rewards exceptional undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding performance and dedication during their internships.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2020 - Fall Intern of the Semester - Paige Dubois
  • 2012 - Summer Intern of the Semester - Lindsey Gordon
  • 2012 - Bronze Intern of the Year - Lindsey Gordon

Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leaders Initiative

The Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leaders Initiative is a program that offers undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a summer program focused on environmental conservation, leadership development and career exploration in the conservation field.

Past Award Recipients

  • Summer 2023 - Allyson Thompson

Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
325 Montgomery Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1814
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