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 Spanish teacher. Maggie proudly selected to attend North Central College following in the footsteps of her older brothers, Ben ’09 and Gabe ’11. During her sophomore year, Maggie suffered a sudden and serious stroke which required a lengthy hospital stay and extensive therapy. While the obstacles in the months and years following her stroke were great, Maggie approached each new hurdle with tenacity, perseverance, and an overwhelmingly positive attitude.

The Margaret E. Youel Memorial Scholarship
The Margaret Youel Memorial Scholarship honor’s Maggie’s ambition to become a foreign language teacher. Specifically, this scholarship is designed to help support a student who otherwise might not be able to study abroad.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be a continuing North Central College student as of Fall 2019 Semester
  • The candidate must be enrolled full-time as a North Central College student.
  • The candidate must be accepted to study abroad through a North Central College study abroad program.
  • The candidate will provide a 2-page typed and double-spaced essay addressing the candidate’s future aspirations and how the experience of study abroad will support the candidate in achieving their goals.

This scholarship is non-renewable.

Two Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded annually
Supplemental Questions
  1. As a Continuing Student (currently attending North Central College), what will be your academic standing or classification at the start of the Fall 2019 Semester?
  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. During the 2019-20 academic year, what semester(s) do you plan to study abroad?
  4. Please upload an essay (two-page typed and double-spaced) addressing your future aspirations and how the experience of studying abroad will support you in achieving your goals.