Support the Eickhoff Family Veteran Scholarship Fund
Dear Fellow Huskies,
In recognition of the recent Veterans Day observance, Nikki and I launched this annual scholarship campaign to help reduce the financial burdens our student veterans experience and clear their path to success. First, we thank those of you who have contributed in the past and hope that you continue to do so. For those who haven’t, we hope you’ll do so for the 2023/2024 effort by joining our recently launched crowdfunding campaign. We support this campaign every year during the weeks around Veteran's Day in honor of our veterans and to celebrate the success of our veteran students.
Nikki, me and the veteran recipients continue to be grateful beyond words. After my service with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, we made the decision to enroll at NIU. At the time, our oldest daughter had just turned three years old. We know first-hand how challenging obtaining a college education can be for any veteran.
We started our scholarship, in 2010, to help ease some of the emergencies that can occur. Our goal was simple…. help veteran students overcome obstacles and achieve their goal of a college education and a career that follows. In the past 14 years, more than $57,000 has been donated by 89 generous donors. Of that total, $50,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 25 veteran students. That’s an average award of $2,000.
We hope you will join us in honoring and celebrating our veterans and veteran students through the month of November with our crowdfunding campaign.
Nikki & Rob Eickhoff