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Donate to the
Mothers Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Mothers Memorial Scholarship Fund honors those who are or act as mothers to members of the NIU community. The scholarship offers an exciting option for creating a lasting memorial or recognition of the important women in our lives.
To donate to the scholarship, fill out the donor form and return it with your payment to (please put "MMSF" in the memo line if you are using a check):
Women's Studies Program
Reavis Hall, Room 103
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Il 60115
When the contributions honoring a particular individual total $1,000 or more, a brief biography of that woman will appear in all public materials describing the scholarships (including the Women’s Studies web site) and be read at the awards presentation. Individuals who contribute a minimum of $1000 will also be included in the annual NIU Foundation donors’ dinner and other recognition activities. Contributions of less than $1,000 recognizing a single person will be acknowledged by publication of that individual’s name in the list of women honored by the scholarship.
If you have any questions about the Mothers Memorial Scholarship, please email the Women's Studies Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 815-753-1038.
From Diana Juarez, 2010 scholarship recipient:
"Receiving this scholarship means lessening a burden on my parents and more independence for me. It allows me to continue my studies and continue my activism through lecture and public/social student organization gatherings.
From Amanda Cox, 2010 scholarship recipient:
"I feel very honored to have received this scholarship. It not only helps with the financial cost of a college education, but it also feels good to have my hard work acknowledged. I work very hard in school and in the community/volunteer activities that I participate in, and receiving this scholarship makes me feel as though there are people who acknowledge and appreciate the hard work I have put in over the past 4 years.
From Heather Samariniotis, 2007 scholarship recipient:
"Besides the obvious monetary benefits of the scholarship, I also got a sense of the importance of what I was doing as a Women's Studies minor. It helped reinforce the fact that my plan for my education and career and my desire to help women was valid and worthwhile. Being granted the scholarship showed me that my goals and current work were beneficial and seen as positive and useful to others outside of myself, which helps to motivate me to continue to strive and work for change."
From Lisa Kay, 2006 scholarship recipient:
"It was truly an honor to be one of the first recipients of the scholarship. The award gave me support and recognition for my academic pursuits in my doctoral program and the encouragement to continue my efforts. I am proud to represent the Women's Studies Program."
From Nadine Thorton, 2005 scholarship recipient:
"As a student and a mother, I can appreciate the sacrifice of others on behalf of those working to attain their life goals and dreams. Being a Mothers Memorial Scholarship recipient has meant so much. It is validation to me that my studies and career path are meaningful. I hope, in the very near future, to return the generosity of others two-fold."