North Central College - Naperville, IL

Continuing Scholarships

Listed below are scholarship opportunities that are available to

current students for the 2015-16 year. 

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BUSINESS
Heeley Tax Prep Services

  • Accounting Major
  • Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 1-2 pg. essay on why you chose NCC, future career plans and benefits of accounting degree

Richard Lenert Family

  • Full time
  • 2.8 cum GPA
  • Business major
  • 1 pg. essay describing your campus involvement and your contribution to the growth of the college
  • 2 letters of reference from NCC representatives who can verify your campus involvement

Donald and Marilyn McKay

  • Business, Econ, Fin, Acct majors
  • Full time
  • 3.25 cum GPA
  • Essay addressing why you are a good candidate, your career objectives, how this scholarship would help you and your involvement in campus life and how it pertains to your future objectives/leadership ability

Judy G. Stevenson

  • Non-traditional female (age 25 or older)
  • At least half time each term
  • Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA) considered
  • 1 pg. essay outlining work experience, family responsibilites, career objectives and a description of how you personally contribute to the cost of your education

EDUCATION
Jeanene Yule Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education

  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Renewable
  • Pursuing education as a major or minor
  • Essay including personal qualities that make you a good candidate, extracurricular activites that will influence your teaching skills and abilities
  • Finalists must interview with scholarship committee

John J. Bohlander Scholarship

  • Outstanding ability in the field of education
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Essay including personal qualities that make you a good candidate, extracurricular activities that will influence your teaching skills and abilities

The Roger K. and Mildred Rife Goodwin Endowed Scholarship Fund for Prospective Teachers

  • First consideration given to students from Carl Shurz H.S. in Chicago, IL or Mendota Township H.S. in Mendota, IL
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Essay including personal qualities that make you a good candidate, extracurricular activities that will influence your teaching skills and abilities

Lora L. Tyson

  • Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • Special consideration for those pursuing reading minor
  • 3.25 cum GPA
  • 1-2 pg. essay addressing your dedication to teaching and promotion of literacy
  • Finalists may be asked to interview with scholarship committee

Class of 1951 in Memory of Phyllis J. Ebinger

  • Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • Committed to serve others in teaching
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA) is considered
  • Short essay outlining why you should be selected, including your future goals and why you selected North Central College

Teach First Generation

  • Must be a first generation college student pursuing a degree in the education field
  • $1000/year
  • Active participation in mentoring, professional development req'd

Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship

  • Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • Preference given to elementary ed majors
  • 2 pg. essay outlining your plan for making positive changes in the classroom.  Information should include making a difference in the life of one student and positively changing the lives of many

LEADERSHIP/COMMUNITY
Alumni Board of Directors

  • Full time
  • Leadership ability exhibited through campus involvement
  • 2.5 cum GPA
  • 1-2 pg. essay outlining why you think involvement with alumni organizations is important, how your personal experiences/involvement will benefit the Alumni Board

Bean Scholarship

  • Awarded to involved, committed students
  • So/Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA) is considered
  • 30 hours of community service required
  • Statement of volunteer service, how/why you became involved, why you should be selected as a reipient.  If you have not volunteered, an explanation of what you would like to be involved with

Hearst Foundation Make a Difference Scholarship

  • Minority student
  • US citizen and IL resident who lives in Chicago metro area or area of IL with minority population
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA) is considered
  • 30 hours of community service required
  • Statement of volunteer service, how/why you became involved, why you should be selected as a recipient.  If you have not volunteered, an axplanation of what you would like to be involved with

Dr. Scholl Foundation Scholarship

  • Low-income, minority student
  • So/Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • 30 hours of community service required

Naperville Women's Club Sch. for the Arts

  • Open to men and women
  • 2.75 cum GPA
  • Must be an art, music or theatre major
  • Full time
  • Attendance at one women's club meeting req'd
  • Essay addressing why you are a good candidate, why the arts are important to you and how you feel this will help you attain your career goals, your involvement in community service and how it has shaped your character

Bill Shatzer and Suzanne Shatzer Doege Scholarship

  • Student must demonstrate how they overcame personal disadvantage with leadership and determination
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA) considered
  • 1-2 pg. essay outlining leadership skills in schhol or community and how you have overcome personal obstacles

Volunteers in Action

  • Student pursuing healthcare, social service or ministry as a career choice
  • Full-time
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Resident of DuPage, Kane, Kendall or Will county
  • Engage in at least 30 hours of community service for the year
  • 1 pg. essay on academic achievement, leadership ability, community participation and your financial obligation.  Also a statement on your volunteer experience and career goals and what led you to become involved

MINORITY
African-American Alumni Association

  • African-American descent
  • 1 pg. essay on your campus and community activities, honors and achievements, future aspirations
  • Statement from a professor in your major
  • Evidence of your current GPA or most recent grade report
  • Letters of recommendation optional

Tracy and Derrick Malone Minority

  • African-American student who positively contributes to campus
  • Full time
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 1 pg. essay addressing why you believe you are a good candidate for this scholarship, your academic achievement, campus involvements and how this scholarship would help you attain your future goals and objectives

MUSIC
John Miller Cowlishaw Memorial Scholarship for Music

  • Music, music education or musical theatre major or minor
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA)
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty member in music/musical theatre

David del Ciello

  • For students who demonstrate passion, dedication and talent to jazz
  • First consdieration given to jazz majors, second to instrumental music ed majors, third to music majors

Naperville Chorus

  • Music major
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Financial need (determined by FAFSA) considered
  • Must learn and participate in one major work with Naperville Chorus

SCIENCE

Robert Good Endowment for Physics

  • Physics major
  • So/Jr/Sr as of fall 2015
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 2 physics courses/year required

Dr. Harold Henning

  • Pursuing career in medical sciences
  • Full time
  • So/Jr/Sr as of fall 2015
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 1 pg. essay explaining why you are a good candidate, your career objectives and how the scholarship will help you attain these objectives

Max Lacewell and Brianna Sharp Memorial

  • Pursuing career in medical sciences/research, especially cancer
  • So/Jr/or Sr as of fall 2015
  • Full time
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Must personally meet/thank donors
  • Essay addressing why you are a good candidate, career objectives, how this scholarship will help you attain your objectives, any involvement in campus or community as it pertains to your objectives, how will a career in the sciences benefit your community

Russell J. Poel

  • Chemistry or biochemisty major
  • Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 1 pg. essay describing your involvement or leadership in chemistry department or campus activities.  Discuss your career aspirations as a chemistry major

Etheldred L. Schafer

  • Pre-med curriculum preparing for medical school admission
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Full time
  • Essay addressing why you are a good candidate, highlighting your service activities, your career objectives and how this scholarship would help you attain those objectives

Paul Josiah Schwab, M.D.

  • Pursuing medical career
  • Sr status as of fall 2015
  • 2 pg. essay explaining why you should be selected.  Include information on outstanding aptitude in science and liberal arts, involvement in your community
  • 3 letters of recommendation from North Central sources

Lincoln V. and Hazel Stauffacher Domm

  • Pursuing career in medical sciences
  • Full time
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 1 pg. essay on why you are a good candidate, your career objectives and how the scholarship will help you attain these objectives

UNITED METHODIST

Grant for Children of Full-Time Clergy

  • $3000/year
  • Parent must be full time UM clergy, deacon, etc.
  • Renewable

UM Grant Fund of the Northern Illinois Conference

  • Must be active member of UMNIC church
  • 2.0 cum GPA
  • Renewable

UM Religious Vocations/Leadership and UM Scholarship

  • Religious vocation applicants must be preparing for ministry work
  • UM applicants must be active church participants for at least one year

Other United Methodist Scholarships

  • Full-time
  • Must be seeking a career in Christian service
  • Financial need (as determined by FAFSA) may be considered

OTHER
Bockholdt Speech/Communication Scholarship

  • Interest in speech communication/theatre
  • Full time
  • Major or intended major of broadcasting and communication
  • Involved in broadcasting or forensics
  • Must include VHS, DVD, CD or audio cassette of your performance

Hank Skoglund Scholarship for the Humanities

  • Majoring in philosophy, religious studies, history, literature, history of ideas (minor)
  • Full time
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 300-400 word essay on either 1: How has the experience of being a college student studying the humanities changed your life? OR 2: How have your life goals changed as a result of your studies in the humanities?
  • 2 letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member in Arts and Letters and one from a faculty member in Human Thought and Behavior

Norman and Rose Lewis Scholarship

  • Commuter student in 2014-15 wanting to live on campus for 2015-16
  • So/Jr/Sr status for fall 2015
  • File FAFSA by February 1, 2015 (financial need considered)
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • 1 pg. essay detailing your involvement with a campus activity

Temple Endowed Scholarship

  • First consideration given to LGBT students active in OUTreach and other campus organizations
  • So/Jr/Sr status as of fall 2015
  • 3.0 cum GPA
  • Financial need (as determined by FAFSA) will be considered
  • 1-2 pg. essay outlining why you chose NCC, your personal experiences, how could NCC recognize the dignity, quality and worth of LGBT students, how you are making NCC a welcoming place, how will this scholarship benefit you