The Advanced Professional Academic Scholarship 

Jane Peller, M.A., Professor Emerita, dedicated 32 years of her career to NEIU and the Social Work program. In honor of her hard work, dedication and passion for the field, the Advanced Professional Academic Scholarship has been established to provide financial support to exceptional Social Work students who show promise in the areas of community advocacy and practice. 

Social Work Excellence Scholarship 

Members of the NEIU Social Work faculty recognize the commitment to pursuing higher education and the value social workers play in the every day lives of individuals, families, communities and society. To support students who demonstrate high academic standards and commitment to the field, the faculty have established the Social Work Excellence Scholarship fund to offset some of the financial costs of pursuing a degree in Social Work. The scholarship is available to a select group of students each academic year and is awarded to the strongest applicants. 

The Northern Illinois Rotary/NEIU Social Work Scholarship Challenge

An anonymous Rotarian has challenged the NEIU Department of Social Work and the Northern Illinois Rotary Clubs to raise at least $20,000 to create a new endowed scholarship that will support NEIU social work students and will match the first $10,000 donated dollar for dollar! Scholarship selection guidelines will be developed by the funding Rotary Clubs and the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation.

Rotary Club Scholarship Information

Planned Giving: NEIU Social Work Program Fund

The NEIU Social Work program is vibrant because of the faculty, staff, students and alumni. Our legacy of excellence is something each member of the Social Work family can celebrate. Contribute to this legacy by donating to the NEIU Social Work Program Fund. Your donations will allow us to enhance student programming, networking opportunities, and provide merit scholarships to our students most in need of financial assistance. 

To apply for the scholarships and for more information, contact: Job Ngwe, Social Work Chair and Professor, or (773) 442-4764