Student leaders encouraged to apply for award

Are you an involved student leader? Do you believe you should be recognized for all you do as a leader at NIU? If so, consider applying for a Kevin D. Knight Leadership Award! Student Involvement & Leadership Development, Orientation & Family Connections, Career Services, and the University Women’s Club are offering students the opportunity to be recognized for their leadership and involvement at NIU. Institutional Tuition Waivers and Leadership Awards for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are just a few of the awards available. Award winners will be formally recognized at the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 30, 2017.


Please visit Student Involvement & Leadership Development’s Leadership Awards  to learn more about the application process for each award and to access the link to each award’s online application. Applications will be available on Huskie Link starting Monday, Nov. 28. Students must submit all applications by Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at 11:45 p.m.

Kevin D. Knight was a Northern Illinois University alumnus who embodied what it means to be a student leader. He was an exemplary leader, serving NIU as a catalyst for positive change and as a role model for up-and-coming student leaders to follow. Kevin used his time at NIU well, dedicating himself to the betterment of campus life for all students. He worked hard in various leadership positions while receiving numerous awards and recognition for his work. It is in the hearts of the students who knew him that his memory and his efforts carry on. For this purpose, the Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards honor one of NIU’s great student leaders.

Please contact Leadership & Student Organizational Services in Student Involvement & Leadership Development at leadership@niu.edu or 815-753-6707 with any questions.

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