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 majoring in engineering and have aspirations to work in the Aurora community. Open to incoming new and continuing students who meet the criteria.
To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must be a resident of the Dunham Fund service area (bounded on the north by Illinois State Route 38; on the south by U.S. Route 34; on the east by Illinois State Route 59 and on the west by Illinois State Route 47).
In addition, applicants must be:
- A full-time student
Working toward attainment of a degree in engineering and have a desire work in the field of engineering
- Aspirations of working in the Aurora area
- ACT score of 22 or higher
Minimum cumulative GPA in high school of 3.0 (or for Transfer students, minimum cumulative GPA in College of 3.0) are required.
Preference given to first-generation and students with financial need
Participation is an essential and required part of this scholarship, which includes Dunham Scholar meetings; the annual luncheon with the Dunham Fund Board; and completion of an internship in the Aurora area. Additional volunteer experiences in the Aurora community are also highly encouraged.
Students currently receiving the Dunham Fund Scholarship – For ENGINEERING do not need to re-apply every year. Renewal will be considered based on the student continuing to meet the criteria for the scholarship and based on the student’s past and continued participation in the program. IN ADDITION, the student that is under consideration for renewal also needs to be in good standing with the Office of Student Affairs at North Central, progressing toward a degree in Engineering by meeting gateway competencies, and in good standing with the Department of Engineering.
Letters of Commitment are requested each academic year that a student receives the scholarship.