The purpose of the Doris Vrooman Alumni Mentoring Scholarship is to support and recognize a Northeastern student who will be involved in a mentorship opportunity at Northeastern Illinois University. 

To become eligible for the scholarship, a current Northeastern student must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • Complete the application
  • Schedule and complete the mentee interview
  • Be a first semester sophomore (Can apply second semester freshman year)
  • Have a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Be open to any major (College of Arts and Sciences preference)
  • Present a letter of support from a faculty member.

Once selected, the awardees must complete the following scholarship requirements in the semester the scholarship is to be applied: 

  • Meet four times (in person or via internet) with mentor during the semester (16 weeks)
  • Work with mentor on final reflection assignment that summarizes the experience
  • Submit final evaluation
  • (Optional) participate in "informational interviews" mutually arranged by the alumni mentor and mentee with an external third party

Award Amount

  • $500 (four scholarships awarded per year). Scholarship disbursed at the end of each semester. 

Application Submission Deadline

  • The application deadline for Spring 2024 has been extended to Feb. 1, 2024. The application deadline for Fall 2024 is Sept. 1, 2024. 

Submit application materials to:

Lauren Lenart-Proctor, Assistant Director 
Office of Alumni Relations (Alumni Center, Building I)
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Questions: For general scholarship questions email or For program implementation or scholarship coordination questions, email

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