We hope that you’re enjoying your time as a student. The Alumni Association is here to enhance your experience at Northeastern. Read below about joining the NEIUAA as a student and the scholarships our office manages.
- Acquire leadership skills
- Receive mentoring from successful alumni
- Learn from an internship
- Expand your career networks
- Support your university
- Get involved as a student and stay "forever Golden!"
- Apply for a scholarship supported by NEIU Alumni
Student Membership in the Alumni Association
Become a member today! You can become a student member of the Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Association and receive your alumni benefits early!
Engaging with Northeastern alumni is an invaluable experience. Check out the Student Leadership Development Civic and Community Engagement events and work toward obtaining your Student Membership. Participate in three activities or leadership opportunities per semester and maintain your membership status. Here are some examples:
- Contribute to the Class Gift Campaign
- Volunteer at Alumni Association events
- Play in the Mini-Kane Mini-Golf Outing
Download or pick up a Student Alumni Advisory Board application from the Office of Alumni Relations.
Student Philanthropy Initiative
Student Members of the Alumni Association will also serve on the Student Philanthropy Initiative Committee. They are tasked with educating students on the importance of giving during their academic career, raising funds for the Class Gift scholarship, service projects, creating philanthropic traditions, and hosting student life activities that build school spirit throughout the university. Students and alumni are encouraged to donate their time, talent, and treasure to NEIU. By instilling a sense of philanthropy in our students, we will create lifelong philanthropists.
Some of our recent events include hosting or participating in:
- Student Philanthropy 101 Workshops
- Golden Eagle Welcome Day
- Giving Tuesday
- Piggy Bank Savings Challenges
- Dinner for 12
- All is Fair in Love & (Penny) Wars-Valentine's Day
- Pie-lanthropy Bake Sale - Pi Day, March 14
- #Proud2bNEIU Day
- Taco Tuesday at Tipsy Cow Cantina
- Montrose Beach Clean Up
- Pocket Change to Make a Change
- Acoustic Karaoke
- Spring Fling
- March Mania Philanthropy Month
- Backpack Drive at Cornerstone
- WTTW Pledge Drive Volunteers
- Salvation Army Food Drive
Tell us about your interests in student philanthropy activities and join the email listing to receive notice of meetings, events, volunteer opportunities and more!
NEIUAA Internship Scholarship Information
To support and recognize an NEIU student who will be involved in an internship opportunity at Northeastern Illinois University or at a for-profit company, government entity or non-profit agency.
To apply, the applicant must be a part of the student membership program above to qualify for this scholarship. Application information above.
- An appointment will be scheduled by the staff of Alumni Relations to confirm scheduled programs.
- A second appointment to review the additional components of the program, e.g. researching an internship, discussing options with a faculty advisor and/or the Career Development Center staff is recommended.
- The candidate must be a NEIUAA Student Member and complete the participation component.
- A formal review of the submitted materials and program participation is conducted by the NEIUAA Alumni Advisory Board committee to award the scholarship for the following semester. Email: Alumni@neiu.edu
Download or pick up the Internship Scholarship application from the Office of Alumni Relations or Scholarship Office.
The Doris Vrooman Alumni Mentoring Scholarship Information
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to offer an alumni-student mentoring scholarship to current Northeastern Illinois University students who have achieved second semester sophomore status, and to all second semester transfer students. The intention of this scholarship is to aid in student retention and provide guidance to current students from those who have graduated from NEIU.
Download or pick up the Doris Vrooman Alumni Mentoring Scholarship application from the Office of Alumni Relations or Scholarship Office.
Class Gift Scholarship Information
Since 1996, graduating seniors have made it a tradition to support the Class Gift Fund, 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 four student scholarships a year at $400 per award.
Learn more about the Class Gift Scholarship and how to apply. Applications also available in the Office of Alumni Relations in Building I or the Scholarship Office in D 200.
There are over 150 scholarships at NEIU supported by private donations and help support your degree aspirations. Search through AcademicWorks by year in school, ethnicity, major, etc. to find more scholarships that fit your needs. Contact the Scholarships Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (773) 442-4606.