Our Opportunities

North Central College Opportunities are scholarships offered by North Central through the application method. Application for scholarships may only be made when the applications are open; once the deadline passes for a specific opportunity, the application will cease to be available for the current scholarship season.

Once the General Application has been completed, you may make application for any of the opportunities listed below for which you feel you would make a good candidate. We encourage you to make 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
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...
  • Deadline: 11/26/2018
  • Award: Annual scholarship of $5,000 as first-year students and sophomores and up to $7,500 as juniors and seniors.
Deadline11/26/2018
Annual scholarship of $5,000 as first-year students and sophomores and up to $7,500 as juniors and seniors. Dunham Fund Scholarship - For ENGINEERING
The Dunham Fund Scholarship – For ENGINEERING provides financial support for North Central College students from the greater Aurora area who are...
The Dunham Fund Scholarship – For ENGINEERING provides financial support...
  • Deadline: 11/26/2018
  • Award: Annual scholarship of $5,000 as first-year students and sophomores and up to $7,500 as juniors and seniors.
Deadline11/26/2018
Varies Bockholdt Scholarship
The purpose of the Bockholdt Scholarship is to assist students who are interested in the area of Communication Arts, with emphasis given to areas...
The purpose of the Bockholdt Scholarship is to assist students who are...
  • Deadline: 11/28/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/28/2018
$1,200 to one recipient Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship
The Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Lora Tyson, who embraced the simple but profound conviction, “nice...
The Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: $1,200 to one recipient
Deadline11/30/2018
$1,000 Emerging Writers Scholarships
The Emerging Writers Scholarships are open to high school seniors and new incoming transfer students who have been admitted to North Central...
The Emerging Writers Scholarships are open to high school seniors and...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/30/2018
Four $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded each academic year - TWO to INCOMING, FIRST-YEAR students, ONE to a SOPHOMORE, and ONE to a JUNIOR Jeanene Yule Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education
The Jeanene Yule Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education awards four scholarships each academic year - Two (2) scholarships will be...
The Jeanene Yule Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education awards...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Four $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded each academic year - TWO to INCOMING, FIRST-YEAR students, ONE to a SOPHOMORE, and ONE to a JUNIOR
Deadline11/30/2018
Varies John J. Bohlander Scholarship
The John J. Bohlander Scholarship was established to financially assist undergraduate students of outstanding ability in the field of Education. ...
The John J. Bohlander Scholarship was established to financially assist...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2018
Varies Roger K. and Mildred Rife Goodwin Endowed Scholarship Fund for Prospective Teachers
The *Roger K. and Mildred Rife Goodwin Endowed Scholarship Fund for Prospective Teachers was established to encourage future generations of...
The *Roger K. and Mildred Rife Goodwin Endowed Scholarship Fund for...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/30/2018
$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: 12/01/2018
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline12/01/2018
$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: 12/03/2018
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline12/03/2018
$2,400 to one recipient 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: 12/03/2018
  • Award: $2,400 to one recipient
Deadline12/03/2018
$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: 12/07/2018
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline12/07/2018
$2,000 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: 12/12/2018
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline12/12/2018
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: 12/12/2018
  • 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).
Deadline12/12/2018
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: 12/14/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/14/2018
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: 12/14/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000 Teach First Scholarship
The Teach First Program Teach First provides the mentoring, networking and experiences for first-generation college students pursuing a degree in...
The Teach First Program Teach First provides the mentoring, networking...
  • Deadline: 01/03/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/03/2019
$3,000 Grant for Children of United Methodist Ordained Elders Scholarship (RENEWAL)
RENEWAL APPLICATION To ONLY be filled out by students CURRENTLY RECEIVING financial assistance from either the Grant for Children of Full-Time...
RENEWAL APPLICATION To ONLY be filled out by students CURRENTLY...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/25/2019
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: 01/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2019
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 embody an attitude of service...
Each year the John W. Bean Scholarship is awarded to a student who...
  • Deadline: 01/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2019
$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: 01/25/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/25/2019
$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: 01/25/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/25/2019
$1,000 United Methodist Grant Fund of the Northern Illinois Conference at North Central College (RENEWAL)
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: 01/25/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/25/2019
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: 01/25/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/25/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $5,000 to one recipient
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Alberto Buitrago Spanish Educator Scholarship
North Central College alumnus, Abel Sanchez ’14, created the scholarship in honor of literature professor, Albert Buitrago. Professor Buitrago...
North Central College alumnus, Abel Sanchez ’14, created the scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Awards $3,000 to each selected recipient
Deadline02/01/2019
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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
Two Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded annually Margaret E. Youel Memorial Scholarship
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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Two Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded annually
Deadline02/01/2019
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/01/2019
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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2019
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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2019
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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2019
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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2019
$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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: $2,500 to one recipient
Deadline02/08/2019
$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: 02/08/2019
  • 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
Deadline02/08/2019
Varies depending on available funds and number of qualifying applicants 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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: Varies depending on available funds and number of qualifying applicants
Deadline02/08/2019
$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: 02/08/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/08/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Two Awards Each Year; Amount Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,850 to one recipient 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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,850 to one recipient
Deadline02/15/2019
$5,000 Donald and Marilyn McKay Scholarship
The Donald and Marilyn McKay Scholarship has been established by the McKay’s to recognize an outstanding business student who contributes...
The Donald and Marilyn McKay Scholarship has been established by the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline02/15/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
This scholarship awards FOUR (4) $3,000 scholarships each year funded. Chick-fil-A Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship
The purpose of the Chick-fil-A Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship is to provide four individual scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to...
The purpose of the Chick-fil-A Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 02/22/2019
  • Award: This scholarship awards FOUR (4) $3,000 scholarships each year funded.
Deadline02/22/2019
$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 as of the...
The purpose of the Adam CICCONE ’13 Scholarship is to give financial...
  • Deadline: 02/22/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/22/2019
$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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/22/2019
$1,300 to one recipient 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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: $1,300 to one recipient
Deadline02/22/2019
Two (2) to Four (4) scholarships; $500 each (1-2 recipients awarded for the Fall Term concert and 1-2 recipients awarded for the Spring Term 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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: Two (2) to Four (4) scholarships; $500 each (1-2 recipients awarded for the Fall Term concert and 1-2 recipients awarded for the Spring Term concert)
Deadline02/22/2019
$500 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: 02/22/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/22/2019