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.

Eligibility 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.

Dunham Fund Scholarship
Annual scholarship of $5,000 as first-year students and sophomores and up to $7,500 as juniors and seniors.
Supplemental Questions
  1. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must have attended one of these high schools/community colleges. Please select the school you attended.
  2. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, will you be FULL-TIME (12-18 credit hours per semester) for the 2019-20 academic year?
  3. Where will you be living during the 2019-20 academic year?
  4. Do you plan to pursue a degree in the field of engineering?
  5. Have you filed the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? If you have U.S. Citizenship or are an Eligible Non-Citizen, then filing the 2019-20 FAFSA is required for this scholarship. (Please file your 2019-20 FAFSA as soon as possible using 2017 tax information.) Please pick the answer that best describes your status.
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