Forward, Together Forward Scholarship

The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship Endowment was created through the generosity of more than 1,600 donors to honor the five Huskies who lives were lost on February 14, 2008. The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship is one of Northern's most prestigious scholarships. Up to five $4000 scholarships will be awarded annually to continuing undergraduate students. 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 intellectual curiosity.

Individual Student Scholarships

The Julianna Gehant Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will benefit a student majoring in elementary education with preference for those with military service. Julianna served her country proudly for 13 years and one month in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She was a dean's list student majoring in elementary education. The fund was established to celebrate her life, values and indomitable spirit.

The Ryanne Mace Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ryanne's parents, Eric and Mary Kay Mace, are creating this scholarship in memory of their only child. The scholarship will benefit graduate students studying clinical or school psychology. Ryanne was known for her kindness, and she loved helping others, which is why she chose psychology as her major. Learn more about the Ryanne Mace Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Daniel Parmenter Memorial Student Scholarship Funds

At 6-foot-4, Daniel Parmenter clearly stood out in a crowd, but it was his character, passion for life and willingness to help others that made him stand out as a leader. Dan was a finance major and valued member of the Northern Star team. He will be remembered for his intelligence, honesty, work ethic and curiosity. Two scholarship funds have been created in his honor, one to benefit undergraduate students in the College of Business and one for students working for the Northern StarLearn more about the Dan Parmenter Memorial Student Scholarship.

How to Give

Several memorial scholarships and individual endowments have been established to honor the five Huskies we lost on February 14, 2008.  

  • To contribute to the February 14th Fund for the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship visit The NIU Foundation online giving page or call 1-877-GIV2NIU. 
  • To contribute to the individual student scholarship funds call 1-877-GIV2NIU.