Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship

The Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship was established to help meet a financial gap for first-generation, Cardinal First students who show exemplary scholastic passion and drive, as well as interest in a study abroad program, internship, or meaningful volunteer experience they otherwise could not participate in because they would be working an outside job to cover their financial gap. The selected recipient(s) will need to submit final plans for approval to Julie Carballo 90 days before the start of the term in which they plan to participate in a co-curricular experience.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current Student at North Central College (currently attending North Central)
  • *Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
  • Active Participant of North Central College’s signature Cardinal First Program
  • First-Generation (For North Central, first-generation means "neither parent having a four-year degree)
  • Financial need (If applicable, please fill out the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the scholarship application deadline. The 2020-21 FAFSA will request 2018 tax information.)
  • Completion of the Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship application on North Central College’s Academic Works Website by the designated deadline

Please note the following RECIPIENT requirements:

  • Recipients must be active participants and continue to actively participate in North Central College Cardinal First Program
  • Recipients may not work more than ten (10) hours per week during the semester in which they are receiving the scholarship. The spirit of the scholarship is to assist students financially so that they may participate in meaningful programs (study abroad, internship, volunteer experiences) that they otherwise would not be able to because of their need to work to support their academic pursuits.

Two (2) $2,500 scholarships awarded for the semester recipient will be studying abroad, participating in an internship, or participating in a meaningful volunteer experience.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you an active participant of North Central College's Cardinal First Program?
  2. Are you a FIRST-GENERATION student? (For this scholarship, "FIRST-GENERATION" means "neither parent has a four-year college degree".)
  3. As the FALL 2020 SEMESTER, what will be your academic status or classification?
  4. 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?
  5. If selected as a recipient of the Dr. Scholl Foundation Cardinal First Scholarship, which semester do you anticipate using the scholarship? (The scholarship is awarded for the semester in which you will be studying abroad, volunteering, etc.)
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