North Central College - Naperville, IL

Prospective students to attend scholarship program Feb. 13

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Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 28, 2009--Prospective first-year students from across the United States will gather at North Central College on Saturday, Feb. 13, to attend the Presidential Scholar Recognition Program. The Presidential Scholarship is North Central's most prestigious merit-based award.

The students, all of whom have applied to and been accepted by North Central College, have been invited to attend based on several criteria, including ACT or SAT scores and recalculated grade-point average, that focus on core academic courses. During the program, students will be attending various presentations to learn about the academic, research and leadership opportunities available to them.

High school students or parents of high school students who have not yet applied to North Central College, but are interested in the Presidential Scholarship Program, are invited to call the Office of Admission at 630-637-5800 for more information or visit

Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois, which was rated by Money magazine as the nation's second "best place to live," North Central College is just 28 minutes from Chicago's Loop. With more than 2,798 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes.

North Central College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is recognized as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, which cites it as one of the top six schools in the Midwest for "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching"; as "a college for high-achieving students" by Peterson's Competitive Colleges; as one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes; among a select number of schools profiled in Kaplan's Unofficial Insider's Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges; and as one of Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" Colleges.