Although this fundraiser has concluded, you can make a donation to the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship by visiting foundation.myniu.com and typing "Fanny Ruth Patterson" into the "designation" field. 

2021 NIUBAC Virtual Holiday Fundraiser

2021 NIUBAC Virtual Holiday Fundraiser Image
$8,717
174%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
109 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 21, at 04:32 PM CST
Project Owners

Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship

Fanny Ruth Patterson was the first black student to graduate from NIU. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1915 and was known as a brave innovator at Northern Illinois University. After graduating, Fanny taught school for several years until succumbing to tuberculosis. This scholarship has been established by the Black Alumni Council to honor Fanny for her role in blazing a trail for other Black or African American students to follow at Northern Illinois University.

The purpose of the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship is to promote the educational benefits that derive from a diverse student body. The Fund will provide scholarship support for deserving students who have a minimum of 70 credit hours, 2.5 GPA or greater, been active in campus affairs, and embodied the spirit of Fanny Ruth Patterson. Read more about last year's recipients here.

More than $99,000 have been provided to students through the Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship since 1988. Donate today to help continue that legacy.

Organizations Participating in the Fanny Ruth Patterson Fundraising Competition:

Help your organization compete for bragging rights to see who can raise the most support for students through the Fanny Ruth Patterson scholarship.

Organization Name
Total Gifts
Total Fundraised
AKA - ΔΟ
2
$200
ΑΦΑ - ΕΦ    6$232.18
B.R.O.T.H.E.R.S.          
1
$100
BAC Virtual Fundraiser Ambassadors

Black Male Initiative1
$100
Center for Black Studies
4
$400
CHANCE3$250
Northern Black Choir            
9
$1100
College of Business Mentors5
$400
ΔΣΘ - ZI
43
$2200
EBONY Women
2
$200
ΙΦΘ - BN

ΚΑΨ - ΕΟ 
22
 $1665
ΩΨΦ - IΔ

ΦΒΣ - EΓ6
$500
ΦΡΗ - Z
1
$100
ΣΓΡ - ZN

ΖΦΒ - ΗΔ
1
$500

**list updated as of  4:42 p.m. CT on 12/21/21

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$100

Level 1

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40 of 10000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2021

$500

Level 2

$500 donors will be celebrated in a big way with a shout out and spotlight during the live event!

2 of 10000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2021
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