Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2018 award winners holding their plaques at the International Awards Recognition Reception

The Division of International Affairs recognizes and supports NIU faculty, staff and students who contribute to international education at NIU. The awards, grants and scholarships we offer allow us to raise awareness of the importance of international experiences.

Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education

The Award for Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education recognizes an academic department, administrative or support unit for contributions related to the mission of the Division of International Affairs, including the following:

  • Supporting NIU-sponsored study abroad programs.
  • Offering international courses or including international issues in courses.
  • Recruiting international faculty, staff and/or students.
  • Co-sponsoring or implementing international professional development programs.
  • Supporting international students.
  • Hosting visiting international scholars and exchanges.
  • Collaborating with campus units on international activities, projects or programs.

Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education

By recognizing outstanding student contributions to international education, the Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education award encourages students to participate in and create greater visibility of international experiences at NIU.

Outstanding International Educator

The Outstanding International Educator award honors an NIU faculty or staff member who has made significant contributions to international education at NIU. The Division of International Affairs provides a travel reimbursement of $1,000 to the recipient.

Outstanding Staff Contribution to International Education

The Outstanding Staff Contribution to International Education Award honors staff members who have enhanced international education at NIU through public or student service. Recipients are awarded $750 in recognition of their efforts.

Scholarships Related to International Study

View all scholarships related to international study.

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