Strength of character: Applications available for next Forward, Together Forward scholarships

Applications are now available for the 2012-12 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship.

Up to five students will be selected to receive the prestigious honor of being named a Forward, Together Forward Scholar, along with a $4,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Forward, Together Forward Scholars 2011: Justin Larsen, Kelsey Borg, Jasmine Land, Reneka Turner and Mayra Diaz.
Forward, Together Forward Scholars 2011: Justin Larsen, Kelsey Borg, Jasmine Land, Reneka Turner and Mayra Diaz.

The Forward, Together Forward Scholarship endowment was created through the generosity of more than 1,770 donors to honor the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008. Gayle Dubowksi, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter were dynamic, selfless and hard-working individuals who added so much to the NIU community simply by being themselves.

Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate strength of character as demonstrated through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others, integrity and intellectual curiosity.

Students also must exhibit solid academic credentials as evidenced by at least a 2.5 cumulative NIU grade point average and good standing within their major as well as the university at large. Applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of 12 hours at NIU prior to the fall 2011 semester.

The scholarship is available for undergraduate students only.

The application  is available on The February 14th Fund for the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship website and must be submitted electronically. Students will answer three essay questions and provide two recommendations.

The application deadline is Sunday, Oct. 9; the deadline for recommendation submission is Saturday, Oct. 15.

Contact the Scholarship Office at (815) 753-4829 or scholarships@niu.edu for additional information.

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