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Northeastern Illinois University COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program

Northeastern Illinois University is proud to be an official participant in the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to ensure that our campus community has access to information about COVID-19, testing and vaccines. Getting vaccinated can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help lessen its symptoms if someone does contract the virus.

Our students, faculty and staff are very important people. As a way to reward our campus community for helping us all return safely to on-campus learning we’ve created the Northeastern Illinois University Vaccine Incentive Program (VIP). 

Ready to join the fun? Sign up to become an NEIU VIP today! 

All students and employees who have completed and submitted their forms can stop by Village Square to pick up a free NEIU keychain and a $5 gift certificate to Fooda or Café Descartes on the following days beginning Sept. 14 through October:

  • 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday
  • noon-1 p.m. Wednesday
  • 3-4 p.m. Thursday

Keychains and gift certificates will also be available at the COVID-19 Jewel-Osco vaccine clinic at The Nest from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. The clinic is free and open to everyone age 12 and older for first or second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be vaccinated. All unvaccinated residents of The Nest and international students who have not received a Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen (J&J) vaccine are highly encouraged to sign up. All three vaccines will be available at the clinic. Advance sign-up is recommended. Walk-ups will be accommodated based on availability. 


Once you've submitted your form, you're also eligible to win:

  • Two full tuition scholarships for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (open to all students)*  
  • Ten $500 tuition scholarships (open to all students)
  • Ten $100 gift cards (open to employees only) 
  • Ten $25 gift cards (open to students and employees)

The drawings for tuition waivers and gift cards will begin Thursday, Sept. 2 and three winners will be selected each Thursday thereafter for the following 10 weeks. The full tuition awards will be drawn Thursday, Nov. 4.

*Tuition scholarships cover up to 12 credit hours for undergraduate or graduate students after all federal, state, institutional, internal/external scholarships and grants.


Questions regarding NEIU's VIP program can be directed to vip@neiu.edu