Our Opportunities

North Central College Opportunities are scholarships offered by North Central through the application method. Applications for scholarships may only be submitted when the applications are open; once the deadline passes for a specific opportunity, the application will no longer be available for the current scholarship season.

To submit an application for an opportunity listed, please first login and complete the General Application. Once the General Application has been completed, you will have access to submit an application for any of the opportunities listed below for which you feel you would make a good candidate. We encourage you to submit an application for any opportunity that you may be eligible. Please make sure the application(s) is submitted by the designated deadline date. (Applications close at 11:59 PM on the designated deadline date.)

Only applications in a submitted status and from qualifying applicants will be delivered to the corresponding scholarship committees for award consideration.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 Emerging Writers Scholarships
The Emerging Writers Scholarship is open to high school seniors and new incoming transfer students who have been admitted to North Central College...
The Emerging Writers Scholarship is open to high school seniors and new...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/30/2020
$2,500 FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition Award
The FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition Award is designed to assist new, incoming undergraduate students, who: Actively...
The FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition Award is...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline12/01/2020
This annual scholarship is available for 20% to 40% off tuition for select candidates. Cultures of Character Scholarship (Spring Semester)
The Cultures of Character Scholarship was established through the generosity of the Kern Family Foundation, which supports North Central’s...
The Cultures of Character Scholarship was established through the...
  • Deadline: 12/04/2020
  • Award: This annual scholarship is available for 20% to 40% off tuition for select candidates.
Deadline12/04/2020
$2,500 John Miller Cowlishaw Memorial Scholarship for Music
The John Miller Cowlishaw Memorial Scholarship for Music is designed to offer financial aid to a first-year student, sophomore, junior or senior...
The John Miller Cowlishaw Memorial Scholarship for Music is designed to...
  • Deadline: 12/06/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline12/06/2020
Incoming first- and second-year students are eligible for scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 per year. The scholarship award will be $2,000.00 for students who continue to participate in their junior and senior years (including transfer students). Mock Trial Scholarship at North Central College
The Mock Trial Scholarship at North Central College was established as an intercollegiate activity that promotes critical thinking, cooperative...
The Mock Trial Scholarship at North Central College was established as...
  • Deadline: 12/06/2020
  • Award: Incoming first- and second-year students are eligible for scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 per year. The scholarship award will be $2,000.00 for students who continue to participate in their junior and senior years (including transfer students).
Deadline12/06/2020
Varies Verne E. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship
The Verne E. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship is designed to honor excellence by providing scholarship aid to an incoming first-year student at North...
The Verne E. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship is designed to honor...
  • Deadline: 12/06/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/06/2020
$1,700 Bill Shatzer and Suzanne Shatzer Doerge Scholarship
The purpose of the Bill Shatzer and Suzanne Shatzer Doerge Scholarship Award is to honor the life and accomplishments of Bill Shatzer (Class of...
The purpose of the Bill Shatzer and Suzanne Shatzer Doerge Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 12/09/2020
  • Award: $1,700
Deadline12/09/2020
$3,000 Harold Emery Meiley Scholarship
The Harold Emery Meiley Scholarship was established by Judy G. Stevenson – who was in her lifetime a prominent business leader, entrepreneur, and...
The Harold Emery Meiley Scholarship was established by Judy G. Stevenson...
  • Deadline: 12/09/2020
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline12/09/2020
$1,250 David R. and JoAnn Stuart Scholarship for First Generation Students
The David R. and JoAnn Stuart Scholarship for First Generation Students has been established to provide financial assistance to a full-time, first...
The David R. and JoAnn Stuart Scholarship for First Generation Students...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2020
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline12/14/2020
Varies United Methodist Scholarships - Requiring CERTIFICATION and MEMBERSHIP in the United Methodist Church
This application encompasses the following United Methodist scholarships that REQUIRE MEMBERSHIP in the United Methodist Church and that REQUIRE...
This application encompasses the following United Methodist scholarships...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/20/2020
Varies United Methodist Scholarships - That DO NOT require CERTIFICATION and MEMBERSHIP in the United Methodist Church
This application encompasses the following United Methodist scholarships that DO NOT REQUIRE Membership in the United Methodist Church and that DO...
This application encompasses the following United Methodist scholarships...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/20/2020
$1,000 Teach First Scholarship
The Teach First Program provides mentoring, networking and experiences for first-generation college students pursuing a degree in education....
The Teach First Program provides mentoring, networking and experiences...
  • Deadline: 01/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/10/2021
Annual scholarship of $5,000 as first-year students and sophomores, and up to $7,500 as juniors and seniors. Dunham Fund Scholarship for EDUCATION
The Dunham Fund Scholarship for Education provides financial support for North Central College students from the greater Aurora area who are...
The Dunham Fund Scholarship for Education provides financial support for...
  • Deadline: 01/17/2021
  • Award: Annual scholarship of $5,000 as first-year students and sophomores, and up to $7,500 as juniors and seniors.
Deadline01/17/2021
$2,500 to one recipient Environmental Studies Annual Scholarship
Dr. Rogene Buchholz ‘59 established the Environmental Studies Annual Scholarship to provide financial assistance to one undergraduate student who...
Dr. Rogene Buchholz ‘59 established the Environmental Studies Annual...
  • Deadline: 01/17/2021
  • Award: $2,500 to one recipient
Deadline01/17/2021
$2,500 to one recipient Rogene A. Buchholz Annual Scholarship
The Rogene A. Buchholz Annual Scholarship has been established by Rogene A. Buchholz, a North Central College alum from the graduating class of...
The Rogene A. Buchholz Annual Scholarship has been established by Rogene...
  • Deadline: 01/17/2021
  • Award: $2,500 to one recipient
Deadline01/17/2021
$1,200 Dr. Andrew J. Adams Scholarship for Classical Studies
Long-time faculty member, Dr. Andrew Adams began teaching at North Central College in 1970 as an instructor of classical studies. He also served as...
Long-time faculty member, Dr. Andrew Adams began teaching at North...
  • Deadline: 01/20/2021
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline01/20/2021
$1,000 Alberto Buitrago Spanish Educator Scholarship
North Central College alumnus, Abel Sanchez ’14, created this scholarship in honor of literature professor, Albert Buitrago. Professor Buitrago...
North Central College alumnus, Abel Sanchez ’14, created this...
  • Deadline: 01/22/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/22/2021
Awards $3,000 to each selected recipient Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship - In Memory of Classmate, Phyllis J. Ebinger
The Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship – In Memory of Classmate, Phyllis J. Ebinger is offered as a memorial from the entire Class of 1951, symbolic...
The Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship – In Memory of Classmate, Phyllis...
  • Deadline: 01/22/2021
  • Award: Awards $3,000 to each selected recipient
Deadline01/22/2021
Varies Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Class of 1965 Homecoming and Gift Committee to honor their 50th...
The Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by members of...
  • Deadline: 01/22/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/22/2021
$1,000 Frank LeBeau Education Scholarship
Bryan J. Taylor, North Central College Class of 2013, created the Frank LeBeau Education Scholarship in order to help those who have an earnest...
Bryan J. Taylor, North Central College Class of 2013, created the Frank...
  • Deadline: 01/22/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/22/2021
$2,500.00 Henninger Endowed Scholarship
The Henninger Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial support for tuition, student fees, room and board, and book expenses for a...
The Henninger Endowed Scholarship was established to provide financial...
  • Deadline: 01/22/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline01/22/2021
$2,000 Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship
The Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Shaun Wild, an outstanding elementary teacher and a remarkable leader,...
The Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory...
  • Deadline: 01/22/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/22/2021
$3,000 Grant for Children of Full-Time United Methodist Clergy Scholarship (RENEWAL APPLICATION)
RENEWAL APPLICATION To ONLY be filled out by students CURRENTLY RECEIVING financial assistance from the Grant for Children of Full-Time United...
RENEWAL APPLICATION To ONLY be filled out by students CURRENTLY...
  • Deadline: 01/24/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/24/2021
$3,000 Judy G. Stevenson Scholarship
The Judy G. Stevenson Scholarship was established by Judy Stevenson, a fondly remembered and cherished friend and member of the Board of Trustees...
The Judy G. Stevenson Scholarship was established by Judy Stevenson, a...
  • Deadline: 01/24/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/24/2021
$1,000 United Methodist Grant Fund of the Northern Illinois Conference at North Central College (RENEWAL APPLICATION)
RENEWAL APPLICATION To be filled out ONLY by students CURRENTLY RECEIVING financial assistance from the United Methodist Grant Fund of the Northern...
RENEWAL APPLICATION To be filled out ONLY by students CURRENTLY...
  • Deadline: 01/24/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/24/2021
Varies Hearst Foundation Make A Difference Scholarship
The Hearst Foundation Make A Difference Scholarship was established to offer financial assistance to minority students who are citizens of the...
The Hearst Foundation Make A Difference Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: 01/27/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/27/2021
Varies John W. Bean Scholarship (For the Service Volunteer Coordinator Position)
Each year the John W. Bean Scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the qualities of this scholarship and embodies an attitude of...
Each year the John W. Bean Scholarship is awarded to a student who...
  • Deadline: 01/27/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/27/2021
$3,000 Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller '58 Alumni Board Student Involvement Scholarship
The Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller ’58 Alumni Board Student Involvement Scholarship is funded by the North Central College Alumni Association and provides...
The Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller ’58 Alumni Board Student Involvement...
  • Deadline: 01/27/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/27/2021
$1,000 Temple Endowed Scholarship
The Temple Endowed Scholarship has been established to recognize the dignity, equality and worth, among all students and of lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
The Temple Endowed Scholarship has been established to recognize the...
  • Deadline: 01/27/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/27/2021
Varies Volunteers in Action Scholarship
Volunteers in Action was an organization designed to provide a framework to meet the needs of the community with a pool of dedicated volunteers. ...
Volunteers in Action was an organization designed to provide a framework...
  • Deadline: 01/27/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/27/2021
Varies Anne T. Sherren, Ph.D. Scholarship
The Anne T. Sherren, Ph. D. Scholarship was established by friends, faculty, and former students of retired Dr. Anne T. Sherren in appreciation for...
The Anne T. Sherren, Ph. D. Scholarship was established by friends,...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Dane T. Scag Science & Engineering Scholarship
The purpose of the Dane T. Scag Science & Engineering Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for students who are majoring in science...
The purpose of the Dane T. Scag Science & Engineering Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
$750 Darrell and Gracie Berlin Scholarship
The Darrell & Gracie Berlin Scholarship was established to encourage future generations of students by providing scholarships in Chemistry and...
The Darrell & Gracie Berlin Scholarship was established to encourage...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $750
Deadline01/31/2021
$2,000 Donald and Arline Johnson Science and Math Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Don and Arline Johnson, North Central College graduates from the Class of 1957. The primary purpose of the...
This scholarship was established by Don and Arline Johnson, North...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Dr. Harold W. Henning Scholarship
The Dr. Harold W. Henning Scholarship honors the late Dr. Henning who graduated from North Central College in 1941, lettering in both swimming and...
The Dr. Harold W. Henning Scholarship honors the late Dr. Henning who...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Dr. Robert H. Good Scholarship
The Dr. Robert H. Good Scholarship was established by the family of Robert H. Good, M.D., a professor of ear, nose and throat at the Chicago...
The Dr. Robert H. Good Scholarship was established by the family of...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Etheldred L. Schafer Pre-Medical Scholarship
The Etheldred L. Schafer Scholarship is awarded to deserving pre-medical students (students following a program leading to admission to allopathic...
The Etheldred L. Schafer Scholarship is awarded to deserving pre-medical...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Lincoln V. and Hazel Stauffacher Domm Scholarship
The Lincoln V. and Hazel Stauffacher Domm Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for academically strong students interested...
The Lincoln V. and Hazel Stauffacher Domm Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
$2,500 to one recipient Max Lacewell and Brianna Sharp Memorial Scholarship
The Max Lacewell and Brianna Sharp Memorial Scholarship was established by alumni couple, Dr. Lara Ellison ’97 and Mr. Shane Ellison ’95 to honor...
The Max Lacewell and Brianna Sharp Memorial Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $2,500 to one recipient
Deadline01/31/2021
$1,000.00 Scholarship and $500 Stipend to be applied toward applying to medical schools (i.e., admission tests including MCAT), application fees and transcript requests Paul Josiah Schwab, M. D. Scholarship
The Paul Josiah Schwab, M. D. Scholarship is designed to honor excellence by providing scholarship aid to a student entering their fourth year at...
The Paul Josiah Schwab, M. D. Scholarship is designed to honor...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00 Scholarship and $500 Stipend to be applied toward applying to medical schools (i.e., admission tests including MCAT), application fees and transcript requests
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Robert Prussing Arnold, Class of 1939 Scholarship
The Robert Prussing Arnold, Class of 1939 Scholarship was established to each year provide financial assistance for worthy students in the field of...
The Robert Prussing Arnold, Class of 1939 Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Russell J. Poel Scholarship
The Russell J. Poel Scholarship was established by the family, friends, faculty, and former students of Dr. Russell J. Poel as a lasting memorial...
The Russell J. Poel Scholarship was established by the family, friends,...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
$1,000.00 S.A.M. Scholarship
The S.A.M. Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with sophomore status at the time of application (to be awarded junior...
The S.A.M. Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/31/2021
$5,000 to one recipient Abby and Julia Kempf Scholarship
The purpose of the Abby and Julia Kempf Scholarship is to provide a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 annually to a student meeting the criteria...
The purpose of the Abby and Julia Kempf Scholarship is to provide a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $5,000 to one recipient
Deadline02/01/2021
$2,000 Burton and Marjorie Heinmiller Bauernfeind Memorial Scholarship
In 1934 a promising high school honor student by the name of Burton Bauernfeind received a letter from North Central College’s President Rall...
In 1934 a promising high school honor student by the name of Burton...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/03/2021
$1,000 Ciccone Scholarship
The purpose of the Adam CICCONE ’13 Scholarship is to give financial assistance to a current North Central College student, who will be a junior or...
The purpose of the Adam CICCONE ’13 Scholarship is to give financial...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/03/2021
$2,000 Dr. Gary Ernst Entrepreneurial Scholarship Presented by www.qualitylogoproducts.com
The purpose of the Dr. Gary Ernst Entrepreneurial Scholarship Presented by www.qualitylogoproducts.com is to provide a scholarship to a North...
The purpose of the Dr. Gary Ernst Entrepreneurial Scholarship Presented...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/03/2021
Varies F. A. Hayek Memorial Scholarship
The F. A. Hayek Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Adam G. Chin, a 1999 graduate from North Central College. The purpose of this...
The F. A. Hayek Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Adam G....
  • Deadline: 02/03/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2021
$2,500.00 Norris Family Scholarship for Excellence in Financial Literacy
The purpose of the Norris Family Scholarship for Excellence in Financial Literacy is to encourage students’ active participation in the Center for...
The purpose of the Norris Family Scholarship for Excellence in Financial...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/03/2021
$1000 S. L. Heeley Tax Prep Services Scholarship
The purpose of the S. L. Heeley Tax Prep Services Scholarship is to financially assist a current, continuing student at North Central College who...
The purpose of the S. L. Heeley Tax Prep Services Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/03/2021