Since 1996, graduating seniors have made it a tradition to support the Class Gift Fund, one of Northeastern’s largest scholarship funds.

The Northeastern tradition is that graduates make a parting gift that leaves behind a lasting impact and gives other students the opportunity to succeed. Last year we asked for a gift of $20.18 to commemorate the Class of 2018. No matter the size of your contribution, the Class Gift is special because it is for students, from students.

The Class of 2018 raised an all-time high of nearly $6,600 for student scholarships. The goal for 2019 will be to raise $7,000. Class of 2019 graduates are encouraged to donate $20.19 to commemorate their graduation year.

Commemorate your graduation and support a special fund that is for students, from students. Leave your legacy as the largest giving graduating class.

Donate to 2019!

Class Gift Scholarship

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 $450 per award.

Download or pick up a Class Gift Scholarship application from the Office of Alumni Relations. 

Apply for the Class Gift Scholarship

2018 Class Gift Honor Roll

Since its beginning, graduating seniors have participated in the Class Gift to raise funds for student scholarships. Your gift gives other Northeastern Illinois University students the opportunity to succeed. Thank you for leaving your legacy at Northeastern Illinois University.

"You are giving me the opportunity to have a better future." -Daniela A., Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipient

"Receiving this scholarship give me strength, encouragement and motivation to keep working hard to accomplish all my goals." -Yadira Alonzo, Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipient

"This scholarship is a constant reminder that hard work in scholarly attainment is its own reward and still valued by many." -Byron T., Spring 2018 Scholarship Recipient

"It has given me peace of mind that I needed in order to get the materials I needed to finish my education."
-Stephanie F., Spring 2018 Scholarship Recipient

"With this scholarship, I am able to take five classes and buy my books without too much worry." -Cecilia H., Spring 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Byron Terry, Class Gift Committee Spring 2018 & December 2018  Commencement Speaker

Stephanie Finne,  Class Gift Committee Spring 2018

Daniela Arriaga,       Class Gift Committee Spring 2018 & Fall 2018

Cecilia Hernandez,     Class Gift Committee Spring 2018

Juan David Molina Cortes, Commencement Speaker May 2018

Yadira Alonzo,     Class Gift Committee Fall 2018

Sunaina John,         Class Gift Committee Fall 2018

Maurice R. Pleasance

Miguel A. Chevere-Rivera Theta Chi Omega Gamma Phi Omega

Alpha Psi Lambda

Mary Ann Keith

Tipsy Cow Cantina-Thomas O'brien Vilma E. Bell Ellen Larrimore
Kaitlin Balaja Angelina Jimenez Herman Brooks

Joseph Winfield

Academic Affairs

Trudy Leong

Yamika Cogwell Naomi Gutierrez
Brittany Cain Francisco Flores Gerardo Gonzalez

Roxana Martinez

Amanuel Gilo Cindy Santana Karla Eslava

Maria I. Gutierrez

Daisy Ventura Sarah Banu Nazera Larya

Mikee L. Villa

Subarna Pokharel Mireya Martinez Jennifer Arboleda

Daryl Pierce

Krista Lotesto Melanie A. Bujan Andy Carrizales

Anorin Arssinous

Erica Rivera Francine S. Dower Donald Ebsen

Matthew Lloyd

Khalil Suleiman Mohammed Khan Ingrid Rendon-Szewka

Consuelo Soriano

Jennifer Soboroff-Long Daniela Chavez Lyliana Aquirre

Ameer Abuali

Marisol Delgado Luz D. Perez Maria Choochkeh

Frances Beckman

Brittany A. Pines Carrie McElliqott Lorena Buni

Jamila Scott

Tina Maynor Maria Perez Jessica Alaniz

Floritza Cruz

Kelvin A. Johnson Anabel Vicente Alejandro Sotelo

Claudiu S. Curescu

Sandra Guzman Erika Ramirez Gregory Estrada

Yaritza Miranda

Kathryn Eck Rachel Schaffnit Flora Gonzalez

Sandra Avila

Liesl V. Downey Norma Gomez Margarita Ruiz

Eric Nava

Karim A. Escobar-Franklin

Jose G. Galvan Shirley J. Caruso Elizabeth Delgado
Ryan Borchert Monzerrath Gaytan Nicholas Miller

Marina Whitehead

Kerald Gonzales Michelle Quinones Judith Landa-Sanchez

Camille Harness

Gail Dios Adrian Roquski Nora E. Silva

Bryan Lubash

Tania Afzal Michelle Beltran Omar Payan Parra

Stephanie Petrich

Alejandra Villegas Rosemary Echeverry-Vazquez Latanya D. Watts

Elizabeth Moreno

Anna Ynaya Holly A. Houghton Erik Castillo

Vanessa P. Velez

Guadalupe Hernandez Maribel Caquana Keith Lee

Robyn Gilliom

Karen Ryan Danny Crawford Jody A. Stadler

Peggy A. Tameling

Elizabeth Curtis

Evangelina Kitner John G. Casey Charles D. Baygood
Miriam L. Potter Shawn L. Lewis William H. Logan

James Broderick

Michael T. Nash

Fidelity Charitable Ashley Agron Shamiran Khoder

Tierra White

Tiffini Wilson Anna Labno Sahidul Islam

Dauphine Gregory

Sullivan High School Quentrice Norris Karl Schuster

Aimee Rodriquez

Nancy Valladolid Roger Segar Karina Marroquin

Jacquelyn Loafmann

Melissa Pena Nanette Domenech Maeve Kanaley

Antonio Ocampo

Shawn Deng Brenda Young Lamont Holifield

Gina Serio

Teresa Quinones-Clauson Don Ehrenhaft Jr Beth Murphy

Christian Garcia

Leah Hernandez Quentrice Norris Linda Morales

Kayla Hernandez

Jose Reyes Nieomy Cintron Victor Sciborski

Christi Plume

Maria Carrasco Stephanie Teresi Aja Holland

Laura Cancinos

Danielle Watkins Kaitlyn Heilemann Ahleli Pineda

Debbie Khoder

Marco Becerra Cameo Chilcutt Penny Rivers

Janet Peller-Jones

Jiju Peters Rolando Serna Mary Feller

Tiffany Novak

Tamara Rahman Marisol Rodriguez Academic Affairs
Emma Whitehall Jose L. Fulgencio Jaye Locke

Alandra Modoran

Charles La Faire Cecile Oberlin Kevin Gau

Vilio Bacette

Purva Chandel Alan Matthews Barbara Grettie

John K. Omischl

Class Gift Giving History

As of Dec. 31, 2018, the Class Gift Scholarship fund has been given over 209 gifts and raised $6,597 for the year. Let's keep up the great work!

Class Year Participants Total Class Gift
2018 209 $6,597.61
2017 155 $5,373.21
2016 204 $5,359.17
2015 222 $5322.01
2014 114 $3,008.78
2013 136 $3,223.56
2012 38 $764
2011 22 $934.58
2010 9 $420
2009 12 $1,492.90
2008 18 $720
2007 21 $683
2006 41 $1,278
2005 42 $1,088
2004 63 $1,840
2003 78 $2,836
2002 80 $2,870