Dependent Scholarship

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The Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Dependent Scholarship supports NIU students who are the children and grandchildren of SPS employees. Each $1,000 scholarship provides financial assistance to a deserving student. With your support, we have already awarded several scholarships from the fund. Please help us continue to make an award each year.

Make a Donation

There are three ways to donate. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Apply for the Scholarship

You can apply for the scholarship if you are:

  • The child or grandchild of an SPS employee (biological, adopted, foster, step or legal guardianship).
  • Attending NIU full time.
  • Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree.

Fill out the SPS Dependent Scholarship Application by Jan. 31 to be considered for the following academic year.

Scholarship Recipients

  • 2019-20: Karissa Olsen
  • 2018-19: Allie Schneider
  • 2017-18: Katharine "Katie" Denius
  • 2016-17: Daphne Voorhis
  • 2015-16: Leyla Puskar
  • 2014-15: Lydia Moore
  • 2013-14: Mason Bross

Contact Us

Supportive Professional Staff Council

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