05-17-2012, 08:04 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Rural Midwest
Illinois directional increasing merit aid
From a press release:
NIU awards scholarship to local resident |
DeKalb, Ill.--Joseph Hines, from Cedar Point (La Salle Peru High School), has been named a scholarship recipient at Northern Illinois University.
The Biomedical Engineering major has received the prestigious NIU Scholars Award ($7,000 per year for four years) valued at $28,000. Hines will begin classes in August.
NIU is committed to making the university a top choice for high-performing students who desire an engaged learning experience. As a priority of its Vision 2020 Initiative, NIU set a goal to double its spending on merit-based scholarships to attract top students from across the state and beyond.
"Nearly 1,700 new students enrolled this past fall with an NIU merit-based scholarship. That's an increase of 35 percent over the year before," says NIU President John Peters. "We congratulate Joseph and the rest of this year's scholarship recipients and look forward to providing you with a world-class, enriched learning experience."