Friday, July 22, 2016

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

International experience is critically important in the educational and career development of American students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range of public and private institutions from all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. These costs include program tuition, room and board, books, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

Over 2,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs.

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad in a country in which the language is predominantly spoken will automatically be considered for the Critical Need Language Award, for a total award of $8,000. Please note that this award is competitive and offered to a limited number of students each year. During the 2013-2014 academic year, 60 Critical Need Language Awards were offered.

Monday, July 18, 2016

One Stop Enrollment Express on July 27

Mark you calendars for the popular “One Stop Enrollment Express,” an event designed to help you take care of your Fall 2016 enrollment needs quickly and easily in one place.

Wednesday, July 27
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Student Union, Main Campus
Tours of the new residence hall, The Nest, will take place between 3 and 6 p.m.

Representatives from the following areas will be available:
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration
  • Scholarships
  • Student Employment
  • Student Housing
  • Students Payment Services
  • University Technology Services
During the event, you will be be able to:
  • Register for Fall 2016 classes
  • Obtain information about declaring a major
  • Receive help with the FAFSA, and ask questions about financial aid
  • Apply for a scholarship and/or a student employment position
  • Speak with a general academic advisor
  • Set up a payment plan to pay off an account balance
  • Visit the model unit in our new resident hall, The Nest
Students may RSVP, although this is not required.

Friday, July 15, 2016

NEIU Student Government needs YOU!!

The Northeastern Student Government is looking for involved and passionate students to serve as Senate and Council of Clubs representatives.

This is definitely a leadership and learning opportunity, and something that will take your resume to the next level.  
For more information, check out our constitution.

If interested, set up an interview by contacting Jessica Alaniz at

Good luck!

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 TRIO Leadership Summit on Friday, August 26

The 2016 TRIO Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, August 26 in Alumni Hall on the NEIU main campus.

The Summit provides an opportunity for ALL TRIO members to spend an entire day in one place, to network, and to discuss ways to best reach common goals, such as graduating with a four-year degree.

The Summit, which is an all-day event, will get you on track and put you in the right frame of mind heading into the fall semester.

Please register no later than Friday, August 12 at:

And don't forget to complete the Awards Nomination Form. It only  take a couple of minutes. Let us know who you thinks deserves to be recognized for their contributions to TRIO!

See you at the Summit!!

Attend Access Chicago this Wednesday, July 13



AccessChicago will be held
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Ave.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The only event of its kind, AccessChicago, an EXPO for People with Disabilities, is FREE and open to the public!

Hosted by Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the expo promotes the independence and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities by showcasing Chicago’s wide range of accessible venues, products, and services.

AccessChicago is the perfect event for people with disabilities of all ages!

Connect with community organizations to learn about available disability-related social services

Participate in various adaptive sports and recreational opportunities.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Financial Aid Workshop on July 6

Ask question and learn about scholarship opportunities, loans, FAFSA, work study and more.
Held in lobby of PE Complex on NEIU main campus, 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer 2016 ACT Test Prep for Education Majors

TRIO is offered weekly ACT Math sessions from Tuesday, July 5 to Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The sessions will provide you with hands-on practice to help you prepare for the crucial test.

All sessions include:
--A pre- and -post-assessment
--Handouts and weekly homework assignments
--Practice tests

Session Days and Times
Session I
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Session II
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

All sessions will be held by TRIO's main office LIB 412.

"The TRIO Workshops provided me with helpful handouts, materials and instruction. They made a big difference, compared to when I was studying on my own, because I was able to ask questions instead of figuring everything out on my own."--June--Passed TAP, Fall 2015

To request disability accommodations please contact Student Disability Services at (773) 442-4595 or at least 48 hours in advance.

TRIO is funded by the US Department of Education