Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education

The Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education Award acknowledges and recognizes the outstanding student contributions to international education at NIU. The awards are meant to encourage students to participate in and create greater visibility to international education at NIU.

The award will be presented to the selected NIU unit on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, from noon-1 p.m. during the International Recognition Presentation at the Holmes Student Center Sky Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Arezou Kashani at 815-753-8276 or akashani@niu.edu

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the award, a nominee must be:

Regular undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing and enrolled at NIU during the semester the award nominations are due are eligible for the award.

Two awards will be given:

  • one to a non-immigrant student (non-US citizen or non-permanent resident)
  • one to a domestic student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident).

Nominations

  • Any current faculty, staff, or student at NIU can submit nominations for the award.
  • Students can nominate themselves.
  • Student workers and graduate assistants in the Division of International Affairs may not self-nominate but may be nominated by faculty or staff outside of the Division of International Affairs.
  • Nominees must not have previously received this award. 

Requirements

  • Completed nomination form
  • Completed activities list
  • One-page essay (self-nomination) or one-page letter of support (faculty or staff nominator)

Nomination Form

Submission

Please submit the completed nomination packet by Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 to:

International Education Awards Committee
Division of International Affairs
Northern Illinois University
Williston Hall 406
DeKalb, IL 60115 

Or you may email akashani@niu.edu with “Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education Awards Committee” in the subject.

Selection Procedure

An awards committee established by the Division of International Affairs will review the nominations and select award recipients. The committee may request additional information or clarifications from the nominees or nominators.