Northeastern Illinois University Offers NEIU For You Scholarship 2.0 USA - English USA - English
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CHICAGO, March 17, 2023 ~ Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is making college education more accessible to students with the introduction of the NEIU for You Scholarship program. The initiative, which was proposed in Spring 2021, covers tuition and mandatory fees for one year for incoming first-year, full-time undergraduate students.

The program has already seen success with a 55% enrollment increase for first-time, full-time undergraduate students in the 2021 fall semester. President Gloria J. Gibson said that the university has a responsibility to ensure every student who wants a college degree has the opportunity to earn one.

Encouraged by this progress, NEIU Vice President for Finance and Administration Manish Kumar proposed an expansion of the initiative to provide tuition through the first four years of a bachelor's degree. This new 2.0 initiative is designed to help remove financial barriers that prevent students from pursuing higher education.

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"The University is committed to our investment in tomorrow's leaders, and this scholarship goes a long way in opening the door to NEIU for those who otherwise could not attend without bearing significant personal and financial hardship," said Kumar.

Student Ashley Garcia, who is a recipient of the scholarship, said that it has allowed her to focus on getting good grades instead of working full-time to pay off student debt. "Success, to me, is having financial freedom," she said. "Northeastern is giving me all the resources I need to be able to succeed in college and beyond."

For more information on eligibility criteria and other scholarship opportunities available at Northeastern Illinois University, visit
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