NIU Executive Club and the Young Professionals Network
The NIU Executive Club was established in 1996 and formed to provide a link between the business community and the College of Business, providing opportunities for networking and development for alumni and business students alike. The scholarship program was built by the NIU Executive Club with the first scholarship awarded in 1999 and the program has grown ever since. In 2008, the NIU Executive Club partnered with the Young Professionals Network. Together, the two organizations have grown the scholarship and increased its awareness.