NIU Announces Pair of New Scholarships

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High school seniors hoping to become NIU Huskies will have access to a pair of new scholarships.

They’ll be awarded for the fall 2019 semester.  NIU says it’s all part of a pledge to increase scholarship funding by nearly 30% next year.

“Too often we see students with outstanding high school academic credentials, who express interest in studying at NIU, but who ultimately choose not to pursue college at all, often because of cost,” said NIU President Lisa Freeman.  “The AIM HIGH and NIU partner scholarships, when combined with other aid, can completely change the equation for many of those students, by opening the door to an NIU degree–and all of the life-changing opportunities that provides.”

There are stipulations in place to determine which students qualify:

  • AIM HIGH: awarded $2,500 annually”
    • Recipients must either be currently enrolled in an Illinois high school, or a transfer student who previously attended an Illinois high school
    • Must qualify for one of NIU”s Merit Scholarships
    • Meet AIM HIGH standards for household income and other factors set by the state
    • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 1
  • Partner Scholarship: one-time $3,000 award
    • Must meet AIM HIGH standards for household income and other factors set by the state
    • Complete FAFSA by Dec. 1
    • Will graduate from a DeKalb Co. high school and enroll at NIU in fall of 2019
    • Must not be a recipient of NIU Scholars merit award
    • Will transfer fro Kishwaukee College to NIU in fall of 2019
    • Will be 2019 graduate of Chicago Public School’s high school
    • Will transfer from a City Colleges of Chicago school in fall 2019
      • (available only to STAR scholars; renewable for one year with a 3.0 GPA)

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