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NIU Executive Club & YPN Endowed Scholarship

The NIU Executive Club & YPN Scholarship was established through gifts from alumni, members of the NIU Executive Club and members of the Young Professionals Network (YPN). The scholarship program was built by the NIU Executive Club with the first scholarship awarded in 1999, and the program has grown ever since. In 2008, the NIU Executive Club partnered with the YPN -- gaining support from the two organizations to grow the scholarship and increase its awareness. The purpose of the scholarship is to attract exceptional freshmen applicants to Northern Illinois University. scholarship application...

2013 Recipient

Megan O'Brien was selected as the 2013 NIU Executive Club & YPN Scholar based on her outstanding GPA, extra-curricular involvement, passion and drive. learn more...

Scholarship Description

The scholarship is $5,500 per year ($2,750 per semester), which is applied toward tuition and fees. The scholarship award recipient will continue to receive a $2,750 scholarship award each semester for a total of four academic years if the recipient remains a College of Business declared major, is enrolled full-time, and maintains a minimum 3.25 cumulative NIU GPA.

Scholarship award recipients who fall below the minimum cumulative GPA requirement in any given semester must raise their GPA to meet the minimum requirement by no later than the conclusion of the next full semester. For example, if a scholarship award recipient falls below the minimum cumulative GPA in the spring semester, the scholarship award recipient must raise their GPA to meet the minimum requirement by no later than the conclusion of the fall semester. Likewise, if a scholarship award recipient falls below the minimum cumulative GPA in the fall semester, the scholarship award recipient must raise their GPA to meet the minimum requirement by no later than the conclusion of the spring semester. Scholarship award recipients will not receive scholarship funds for any semester that their cumulative NIU GPA is below the minimum requirement. Scholarship award recipients must be enrolled full-time during the semester that their cumulative NIU GPA is below the minimum requirement. Moreover, scholarship award recipients who fall below the minimum cumulative GPA requirement for more than one semester will no longer be eligible for an Executive Club & YPN Scholarship.