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
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
3,000 H.R. Hofmann Scholarship
The H.R. Hofmann Scholarship was established to financially assist a full-time undergraduate student with tuition expenses. Candidates must meet...
The H.R. Hofmann Scholarship was established to financially assist a...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: 3,000
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
$3,000 Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship is in honor and memory of Dwight Lewis. Dwight Lewis is an alumnus of North Central College class of 1965. His success in life is...
This scholarship is in honor and memory of Dwight Lewis. Dwight Lewis is...
  • Deadline: 02/05/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/05/2021
TWO (2) $2,000 scholarships Mark Crabtree Scholarship
The purpose of the Mark Crabtree Scholarship fund is to provide scholarship assistance for TWO (2) full-time North Central College continuing...
The purpose of the Mark Crabtree Scholarship fund is to provide...
  • Deadline: 02/05/2021
  • Award: TWO (2) $2,000 scholarships
Deadline02/05/2021
Varies Dr. Jacob Sackmann Endowed Scholarship for Peacemaking
The Dr. Jacob Sackmann Endowed Scholarship for Peacemaking has been established by Richard and Janis (Fellers) Peacock, graduating class of...
The Dr. Jacob Sackmann Endowed Scholarship for Peacemaking has been...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2021
$2,500 Livia Grace Hubert Memorial Scholarship
The Livia Grace Hubert Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Livia (Liv) Grace Hubert, daughter of North Central College alum Jacob...
The Livia Grace Hubert Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/07/2021
Two (2) to Four (4) scholarships; $500 each (1-2 recipients awarded for the December concert and 1-2 recipients awarded for the Spring concert) Naperville Chorus Scholarship
The purpose of Naperville Chorus Scholarship is to assist a music major willing to learn and participate in a major choral work with the Naperville...
The purpose of Naperville Chorus Scholarship is to assist a music major...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2021
  • Award: Two (2) to Four (4) scholarships; $500 each (1-2 recipients awarded for the December concert and 1-2 recipients awarded for the Spring concert)
Deadline02/07/2021
$5,000 Donald and Marilyn McKay Scholarship
The Donald and Marilyn McKay Scholarship has been established to recognize an outstanding business student who contributes positively to the campus...
The Donald and Marilyn McKay Scholarship has been established to...
  • Deadline: 02/10/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline02/10/2021
Varies Hank Skoglund Scholarship for the Humanities
The Hank Skoglund Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Hank Skoglund, Professor of Philosophy at North Central College, by supporting...
The Hank Skoglund Scholarship was established to honor the memory of...
  • Deadline: 02/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/10/2021
Varies Richard Lenert Family Scholarship for Business Majors
The Richard Lenert Family Scholarship for Business Majors has been established to recognize Business Majors who have contributed to the academic,...
The Richard Lenert Family Scholarship for Business Majors has been...
  • Deadline: 02/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/10/2021
Two Awards Each Year; Amount Varies AAAANCC Nicholas Hood Memorial Scholarship
The African American Alumni Association of North Central College Nicholas Hood Memorial Scholarship (AAAANCC Nicholas Hood Memorial Scholarship) is...
The African American Alumni Association of North Central College...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: Two Awards Each Year; Amount Varies
Deadline02/12/2021
$2,500 Alexandria and Gentri Taylor Study Abroad Scholarship
The Alexandria and Gentri Taylor Study Abroad Scholarship has been established by Alexandria “Rios” Taylor ’07 and Eugentri Taylor ’07 to assist a...
The Alexandria and Gentri Taylor Study Abroad Scholarship has been...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/12/2021
Two (2) $2,500 scholarships awarded for the semester recipient will be studying abroad, participating in an internship, or participating in a meaningful volunteer experience. Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship
The Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship was established to help meet a financial gap for first-generation, Cardinal First students who...
The Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: Two (2) $2,500 scholarships awarded for the semester recipient will be studying abroad, participating in an internship, or participating in a meaningful volunteer experience.
Deadline02/12/2021
$2,000.00 Jack Shindler INTERNATIONAL STUDENT Scholarship
Dr. John “Jack” Shindler, Professor of English, Emeritus has established the Jack Shindler Annual International Student Scholarship to support the...
Dr. John “Jack” Shindler, Professor of English, Emeritus has established...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/12/2021
$1,000 to one recipient Jack Shindler STUDY ABROAD Scholarship for FALL SEMESTER
Dr. John “Jack” Shindler, Professor of English, Emeritus has established the Jack Shindler Annual Study Abroad Scholarship – Fall Semester to...
Dr. John “Jack” Shindler, Professor of English, Emeritus has established...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: $1,000 to one recipient
Deadline02/12/2021
$2,500 Margaret E. Youel Memorial Scholarship - Study Abroad for FALL Semester
Margaret “Maggie” Youel, originally from Crystal Lake, IL arrived at North Central College with aspirations of studying abroad and becoming a...
Margaret “Maggie” Youel, originally from Crystal Lake, IL arrived at...
  • Deadline: 02/12/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/12/2021
$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: 02/14/2021
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline02/14/2021
$2,500 Jim Witte Memorial Scholarship
The Jim Witte Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jim Witte, Class of 1998, an amazing person with a deep love for North Central...
The Jim Witte Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jim...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/14/2021
The scholarship each year reflects an average cost for living on campus in a double-occupancy room, and includes board. Norman and Rose Lewis Endowed Scholarship
The Norman and Rose Lewis Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to students who are active in the community, campus community, student...
The Norman and Rose Lewis Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: The scholarship each year reflects an average cost for living on campus in a double-occupancy room, and includes board.
Deadline02/19/2021
Varies Wu-Kan and Shien-Woo Kung Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Wu-Kan and Shien-Woo Kung Endowed Scholarship Fund was established through gifts from Wu-Kan and Shien-Woo Kung ’26, and their children and...
The Wu-Kan and Shien-Woo Kung Endowed Scholarship Fund was established...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/19/2021
Informational Only; See CONTACT INFORMATION Talent Scholarships - For Music, Theatre, Art and Forensics
This is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and is not an application; please reference the CONTACT INFORMATION below on who to contact regarding the...
This is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and is not an application;...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Informational Only; See CONTACT INFORMATION
Deadline03/15/2021
3,000 Grant for Children of Full-Time United Methodist Clergy
North Central College has established a grant program for dependent children of ordained elders in the United Methodist Church who are under...
North Central College has established a grant program for dependent...
  • Deadline: 04/04/2021
  • Award: 3,000
Deadline04/04/2021
$1,000 United Methodist Grant Fund of the Northern Illinois Conference at North Central College
The United Methodist Grant Fund of the Northern Illinois Conference at North Central College (U. M. N. I.) is a need-based grant program for United...
The United Methodist Grant Fund of the Northern Illinois Conference at...
  • Deadline: 04/04/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/04/2021
This annual scholarship is available for 20% to 40% off tuition for select candidates. Cultures of Character Scholarship (Summer 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: 04/21/2021
  • Award: This annual scholarship is available for 20% to 40% off tuition for select candidates.
Deadline04/21/2021
$1,000.00 Cardinal First Scholarship
This is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and is not an application. For more information, visit www.noctrl.edu/cardinal-first or contact Julie...
This is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and is not an application. For...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2021
$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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/01/2021