We hope that you’re enjoying your time as a student. The Alumni Association is here to enhance your experience at Northeastern. Read below about joining the NEIUAA as a student, the scholarships our office manages, and Student Philanthropy initiatives!
- Acquire leadership skills
- Receive mentoring from successful alumni
- Learn from an internship
- Expand your career networks
- Support your university
- Get involved as a student and stay "forever Golden!"
- Apply for a scholarships supported by NEIU Alumni
Student Membership in the Alumni Association
Become a member today! You can become a student member of the Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Association and receive your alumni benefits early! Engaging with Northeastern alumni is an invaluable experience. Participate in three activities or leadership opportunities per semester and maintain your membership status. Here are some examples:
- Contribute to the Class Gift Campaign
- Volunteer at Alumni Association events
- Support Student Philanthropy initiatives
- Hold student leadership positions
Student Philanthropy Initiative
Student Members of the Alumni Association will also support Student Philanthropy initiatives. They are tasked with educating students on the importance of giving during their academic career, raising funds for scholarships, completing service projects, creating philanthropic traditions, hosting student life activities that build school spirit throughout the university, and encouraging their peers to donate their time, talent, and treasure to NEIU.
Some of our recent events include hosting or participating in:
- Piggy Bank Savings Challenges
- All is Fair in Love & (Penny) Wars-Valentine's Day
- Pie-lanthropy Bake Sale
- Beach Clean-Up
- Dinner for 12
- WTTW Pledge Drives
- Backpack Drives
- Giving Tuesday
- #Proud2BeNEIU Day
- Golden Eagle Welcome Day
- Student Philanthropy 101 Workshops
- March Mania Philanthropy Month
Become a student member of the NEIU Alumni Association and tell us about your interests in student philanthropy activities! Apply online, download or pick up a NEIUAA Student Member Application from the Office of Alumni Relations.
NEIUAA Internship Scholarship Information
To support and recognize an NEIU student who will be involved in an internship opportunity at Northeastern Illinois University or at a for-profit company, government entity or non-profit agency for academic credit. Must be a student member of the NEIU Alumni Association.
The Doris Vrooman Alumni Mentoring Scholarship Information
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to offer an alumni-student mentoring scholarship to current Northeastern Illinois University students who have achieved second semester sophomore status, and to all second semester transfer students. The intention of this scholarship is to aid in student retention and provide guidance to current students from those who have graduated from NEIU.
Download or pick up the Doris Vrooman Alumni Mentoring Scholarship application from the Office of Alumni Relations or Scholarship Office.
Class Gift Scholarship Information
Since 1996, graduating seniors have made it a tradition to support the Class Gift Fund, one of the largest scholarship funds at NEIU. Do you believe you are the next lucky recipient of the Class Gift Scholarship? We are currently awarding four student scholarships a year at $400 per award.
The Robertson Family Education Enrichment Award
The goal of the scholarship will be to support underprivileged students of Black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic race/ethnicity at Northeastern Illinois University who have demonstrated courageous resilience in his/her personal narrative. The award may be used to underwrite expenses of tuition, books, fees, or personal expenses.
The recipient(s) will participate in an alumni-mentoring opportunity during one full semester. The alumni/student mentoring partnership will include meeting with an NEIU graduate at least four times during the semester and work with the mentor on a final reflection assignment that summarizes the mentoring experience.
There are over 150 scholarships at NEIU supported by private donations and help support your degree aspirations. Search through AcademicWorks by year in school, ethnicity, major, etc. to find more scholarships that fit your needs. Contact the Scholarships Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (773) 442-4606.