NIU was awarded funding from the state of Illinois for scholarships to increase the enrollment of Illinois students in Illinois public universities. These funds, referred to as AIM HIGH scholarships, have residency, family income and other criteria. They are restricted to new entering students. NIU has also set additional eligibility criteria within the state parameters. These scholarships are renewable.
Additionally, NIU has established our own new, non-renewable scholarship programs from an investment of institutional funds equal to the AIM HIGH state funding. These new ‘partner scholarships’ are restricted to students who meet the basic AIM HIGH residency and family income requirements. However, they may be used to increase affordability and encourage enrollment of students not included in the AIM HIGH program.