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Giving Opportunities

  • PROFESSORSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
    Awarded to tenured faculty who are distinguished in scholarship, teaching, and research. Private support allows the university to provide the additional salary and research support needed to attract, develop, retain, and recognize its most deserving faculty, which in turn, benefits Northern's students and programs. learn more...

  • NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
    Allows the donor to specify to what endowment area(s) of the college they would like their contribution to go (student services, technology, or faculty development). Through this endowment approach, the donor's gift becomes an enduring contribution to the college with the principle remaining untouched. learn more...

  • SCHOLARSHIPS
    Endowed scholarships provide financial assistance to students of academic merit and/or financial need. Private support through scholarships helps the College of Business attract a diverse and high-quality student body. learn more...

  • GIFT PLANNING
    Making a gift through your estate plan or will is relatively simple and offers you many options. Learn how you can deepen your commitment to NIU and help pass on your values to loved ones. learn more...

  • OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
    The College provides a variety of opportunities for alumni and friends to support its goals and ongoing initiatives. From annual giving to planned annuities, there's a method to fit just about any budget. learn more...