The new system, called AcademicWorks, is a web-based scholarship management solution that houses virtually all NIU scholarships. AcademicWorks provides a unique and highly streamlined experience for each student based upon their qualifications. Students will fill out a general scholarship application to be considered for multiple scholarships and may be directed to submit additional information for more scholarship opportunities.
The new system will eliminate paper-based applications and centralize all scholarships in one database, giving administrators the ability to search, filter and report on scholarships and applicants. When the system is in place, the university expects to see less unused scholarship funding and more data available for scholarship administrators to use in their review and selection process.