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 Central College.

Eligibility Criteria:
In order to be considered, applicant must …

  • Major in one of the following disciplines: physics, chemistry, or mathematics
  • Additionally, an applicant must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, an outstanding capacity for leadership,
    and an instinct for service to North Central College and to the wider community.
  • As of the Fall 2019 Semester, applicant must be an incoming First-Year Student; only incoming First-Year students are eligible to apply
  • A letter of reference, from any person who can speak to the applicant’s character, capacity for leadership, and/or instinct for service to the community, is requested.
    When making application, the applicant will be asked to submit the name and email address for the person from whom they are requesting the letter of reference.*

Note Regarding the Letter of Reference:
If the applicant already possess a letter of reference from an individual who speaks to the character, leadership, and service of the applicant, then please email as an attachment the letter of reference to Dana Chaffee, Scholarship/Grant Representative, at and request that the letter be attached to the applicant’s application. Mrs. Chaffee will need the applicant’s full name, the name of this scholarship (Dietrich), and the letter of reference to be attached.

Verne E. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is for new, incoming freshmen students. As of the Fall 2020 Semester, will you be a new, incoming freshman?
  2. This scholarship requires the recipient to major in or intend to major in Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics. Of these three fields, please select the one(s) you are going to majoring in or intend to major in.
  3. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, will you be FULL-TIME (12-18 credit hours per semester) for the 2020-21 academic year?
  4. Please write a brief essay describing your future goals and why you chose North Central College.
  5. Please submit a letter of reference with your application. Please enter the NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS for the person from whom you would like to request a reference. The letter of reference may be from any person who can speak to your character, leadership qualities, and service to the community and to others.
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