In The Spotlight

2018 Red and Black brings in more than $200,000 for student scholarships

This past November, more than 450 guests came out to the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center and raised $207,000– 100 percent of which goes toward funding scholarships for NIU students.

Dr. Lisa Freeman Named 13th President in NIU History

The NIU Foundation is pleased with the announcement of Dr. Lisa C. Freeman as the 13th president of Northern Illinois University.

Amber Sayles: A Scholarship in Action

As a single mother, full-time honors student, community volunteer and part-time paramedic, Amber Sayles relies on her relentless determination, time management skills and hard-earned scholarships to help her on her path to success.

Nehal Hindi: A Scholarship in Action

Motivated by her experiences with social injustice and discrimination, recent graduate Nehal Hindi came to NIU to study law and become an advocate for herself and others.

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Donor Stories

Hard-working students and a belief in NIU inspire Cathy Doederlein to give back

As the daughter of two NIU professors, Cathy Doederlein grew up on the DeKalb campus. At the time, she had no way of knowing that her experiences as a child would inspire her lifelong commitment to NIU.

Arthur and Sue Doederlein Give Back To The Place They Called Home For More Than 45 Years

Inspired by the impact scholarships made in their lives, two NIU emeriti professors are paying it forward

Bill and Dian Taylor Deal Students a Winning Hand

Winners Give Back. Alumni provide opportunity for future Huskies
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Student Stories

Amber Sayles: A Scholarship in Action

As a single mother, full-time honors student, community volunteer and part-time paramedic, Amber Sayles relies on her relentless determination, time management skills and hard-earned scholarships to help her on her path to success.

Louie Zmich

Thoughtful marketing major, Louie Zmich, dreams of becoming a business teacher. Thanks to the inspiration he’s gleaned from successful alumni, he’s well on his way.

Nehal Hindi: A Scholarship in Action

Motivated by her experiences with social injustice and discrimination, recent graduate Nehal Hindi came to NIU to study law and become an advocate for herself and others.
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