Photo of two students posing as a staff member takes a photo at NEIU Welcome Day 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

NEIU For You is a new barrier-breaking one-time scholarship offering first-year, full-time undergraduate students funds to cover tuition and all mandatory fees for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022! It also covers the cost of a three credit hour course for all new undergraduate transfer students who register for six credit hours or more for Fall 2021. Learn more about this exciting opportunity, the importance of sleep in self-care and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern!

Around the Commons

NEIU For You

Northeastern Illinois University is pleased to announce NEIU For You, a brand-new, one-time scholarship that covers tuition and mandatory fees for a full year for incoming first-year, full-time undergraduates. The scholarship initiative will also cover the cost of a three credit hour course for all new undergraduate transfer students who register for six credit hours or more for Fall 2021. “Access to education has become even more critical for our students at this unprecedented moment in history,” said Northeastern President Gloria J. Gibson. “It’s also a critical moment for education institutions to do better at providing that access. Students need the opportunities education can offer, and the world needs their gifts, their skills, their passion, and their voices—now more than ever.” All prospective students who apply to Northeastern and are admitted as first-year students will automatically qualify for this initiative so long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

And there’s more!

To do

Virtual ENLACE Leadership Institute Conference

Join ENgaging Latinx Communities for Education (ENLACE) Leadership Institute June 9-11 for a series of virtual panel discussions on best practices serving students of color in higher education. All discussions are led by higher education leaders of color from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Native American Education in Leadership (NALE) Doctoral Program. Sign-up is required. Questions can be directed to Gabriel Cortez, Director of ENLANCE Leadership Institute, at or (773) 403-2941.

In the media

  • David D. Robertson (B.A. ’16 University Without Walls (UWW); M.A. ’18 Community and Teacher Leaders) was featured in Citizen discussing the creation of the Hope Is Courageous Scholars scholarship, the first endowed scholarship by a NEIU Black alumnus in NEIU Foundation history. 

Student Support Spotlight

Self-Care: Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important parts of self-care. Did you know that sleep supports the immune system? Stress can impact sleep habits, but creating a healthy sleep schedule or having a sleep routine can help you unwind and get the rest you need to be at your best physically, mentally and emotionally. Check out these recommendations from Student Counseling Services to help you get a good night’s rest:

SCS has also provided some tips for helping individuals manage anxiety and worry they may be feeling, and listed some important resources. Students are welcome to contact SCS to set up an appointment to talk either by phone or their online platform for teletherapy. To access NEIU’s SCS, call (773) 442-4650 or send an email to between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, students may also reach a counselor for more urgent consultation by calling the main number and pressing “2” during the outgoing message.

More resources for students can be found on the Keep Learning website and the COVID-19 Student FAQ page. General information about Northeastern’s response to the pandemic and the latest University updates regarding COVID-19 can be found on the NEIU Coronavirus Response page

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Top photo: Students at NEIU Welcome Day 2019.