Since 1996, graduates 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. Class of 2021 graduates are asked to commemorate their graduation year by donating $20.21 to the Class Gift. No matter the size of your contribution, the Class Gift is special because it is for students, from students.

Celebrate the 25th year of students supporting students through the Class Gift by commemorating your graduation year! Donate your graduation year equivalent in dollars and cents to the Class Gift today! Support a special fund that is for students, from students. Leave your legacy as the largest giving graduating class.

Donate to 2021!

Class Gift Scholarship

The Class Gift Fund is 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 up to six student scholarships each year at $400 per award.

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

Apply for the Class Gift Scholarship

2020 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.

"The opportunity that you offer me to continue my studies through the financial support that
you are giving me through the scholarship, encourages me to continue with my dreams and my
work as a musician. I really appreciate the Class Gift Scholarship. Without your help, it would have been very difficult to be an NEIU student." -
Nicolás Sánchez-Barberán, Spring 2021 Scholarship Recipient

"Thanks to your generous donation I can focus more on my schoolwork and my future while spending less time working. This scholarship will allow me to continue to strive for academic excellence which will one day hopefully end with a masters degree. With this scholarship I will be able to fully pay off my tuition for this semester." -Samran Mirza, Spring 2021, Spring 2020 and Fall 2019 Scholarship Recipient

"Receiving this scholarship to me means I am able to focus more on my studies and being a part of the NEIU community." -Michelle Cruz, Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient

"This scholarship will not only be able to help me financially, but it will also lift a heavy burden that will no longer trigger my anxiety." -Jose Galicia, Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 Scholarship Recipient

"Receiving this scholarship give me strength, encouragement and motivation to keep working hard to accomplish all my goals." -Yadira Alonzo, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Scholarship Recipient

Nicolás Sánchez-Barberán, Class Gift Scholarship Recipient and Committee, Spring 2021

Samran Mirza, Class Gift Scholarship Recipient and Committee, Spring 2021, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Michelle Cruz, Class Gift Scholarship Recipient and Committee, Fall 2020

Marsha K. Amraen

Fatima Diallo

Michael Sinner

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Glenn W. Zale

Julio Cruz

William H. Logan

Aikie Tran

Sigal Z. Orgad

Connie S. Pare

Franklin O. Nwoko

Madelene Thebaud

Monica Kristaly

Stephanie Morales

Jilian S. Padaoan

Katherine M. Lin

Ramona Casares

Lingling Li

Maria Radnaeva

Pia Bartolai

Chantel Y. Hampton

Hale F. Keuthan

Jordan L. Gurneau

Andrew L. Howard

Ina L. Bassler

Marlene T. Kwasinski

Rose M. Guccione

Leone M. McDermott

Michael T. Nash

Valeria J. Abel

Charles D. Leska

Kate A. Ekman

Dorina Biznga

Xenia Figueroa

Stacie Y. Ovalle

Gerald A. Krajewski

Amy R. Rempas

Arleen A. Matos

Ashley Agron

Yadira Alonzo

Shirley J Caruso

Emily M. Gallagher

James R. Goodwin

Sonia Garcia Ortiz

Ana R. Martinez

Juliann Gerstenkorn

Heather L. Devries

Barbara A. Watkins

James B. Riley

Veronica Monhaut

Valerie M. Doporcyk

Levy G. Mones

Loverta Hurt

       

Class Gift Giving History

Celebrate the 25th year of students supporting students by donating to the Class Gift today!

Class Year

Participants

Total Class Gift

2020

54 $1846.02

2019

194

$4,751.29

2018

211

$6,617.61

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