Tee Up Fore Scholarships 2015

It’s almost time for our annual Tee Up Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament where industry, students, and alumni all come together! 

For the 5th year in a row, the event will be on Wednesday, June 10th.  The event is a partnership with Caterpillar Inc. and online registration is now available at niu.edu/ceet/teeup.  
“I’m excited because this is the 5th one and it has brought in tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship support for the students and its important that we continue to grow the event,” said Todd Burns, CEET Development Officer. 

All profits from the event are donated to the CAT and Friends Scholarship fund and participants can choose which level of sponsorship to register for: Contest Hole, Team, Scholarship, and Individual. 
Golfers of all skill levels are invited to the event, which has welcomed hundreds of Caterpillar representatives, CEET students and vendors in past years.  CEET alumni and friends of the college are also encouraged to register.
“I think the most important thing is that the event makes the connection to our alumni base, our industry partners and in making that connection, raise support for our students,” Burns said.  “That’s so critical in this day and age as we continue to try and bring the most support for our students as well as continue to make connections to industry.”
Tee Up Fore Scholarships aims to help students’ financial burden of college with scholarships and to bring alumni and industry together.  By providing financial support, the fields of engineering and technology are able to keep growing at NIU and in the community.
The event will take place at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, 7671 Clubhouse Dr., Yorkville, IL.  On the day of the event, registration will begin at 7 a.m. and tee off will be at 9 a.m.  At 2 p.m., a lunch and awards ceremony will conclude the day.
“The more active and involved our alumni base is, as well as our industry partners, the more opportunities we can offer our students,” Burns said.  “Our goal here at CEET is to ensure that we develop tomorrows engineers that can hit the ground running when they become employed after graduation.”

Tee Up Fore Scholarships is a fun way to connect alumni, industry, and students.  Many of our student organizations come to the event to show off some of their work and they’re able to possible network with industry partners in a low-stress environment.  We’re hoping for lots of sunshine and to see you there!
For more information, call Jelmir Atkins at (815) 753-1278 or email her at atkins@niu.edu.

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