Scholarship Fund


About the Scholarship

The Supportive Professional Staff Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship support for children and grandchildren (biological, adopted, foster, stepchild, legal guardianship) of Northern Illinois University’s Supportive Professional Staff.

A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking student pursing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree at NIU for the academic year following the award announcement.

Call for Donations

Students at NIU achieve amazing things, even though some face tremendous financial obstacles. This scholarship can help provide financial assistance for one of our own dependents, while recognizing the talents and achievements of our deserving students. The rising cost of higher education, combined with the jeopardy that the employee dependent tuition waiver is facing, has motivated the SPS Council to build a scholarship fund for our dependents.

The SPS Council is launching a “Call for Donations” from staff, annuitants, and friends of the university.

It is our goal to establish an endowment of $25,000. If all SPS were to give just $30 this year ($6 for 5 pay periods), we would surpass this goal in only one year!

Donations will be kept in an expendable fund by the NIU Foundation until our endowment goal is reached. With your generosity, we have already awarded the two $1000 scholarship from this fund! Please help us continue to make an award each year.

We ask your assistance by making a tax deductible gift today.  

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Previous SPS Scholarship Winners

  • 2013-14: Mason Bross
  • 2014-15: Lydia Moore
  • 2015-16: Leyla Puskar
  • 2016-17: Daphne Voorhis
  • 2017-18: Katharine “Katie” Denius