Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor and memory of Dwight Lewis. Dwight Lewis is an alumnus of North Central College class of 1965. His success in life is rooted in his motto “I am a product of education. I believe in education.” Dwight Lewis was a student athlete that majored in chemistry and mathematics and received his bachelor degree in mathematics. To this end, he has established a scholarship to demonstrate his strong belief in education and the support of students in Science (including Psychology), Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related programs.

Recipient must meet the falling criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship.

  • Black, African American student
  • Continuing Student at North Central with Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status as of Fall 2020 Semester
  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time student
  • Declared STEM related major
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 *(minimum C grade in all courses) and be *in good academic standing
  • Recipient must be available to meet and thank the donor committee
  • FIRST PREFERENCE: Resident of Cook, DuPage, or Will Counties in Illinois


  • Submit application on Academic Works – no late or incomplete applications will be accepted
  • Essay is required (see below for Essay Question details)
  • Recommendation letters from two (2) STEM North Central College and/or external program faculty members
  • Service and Activities, optional (see below for Service and Activities details)
  • Available for in-person interview
    PLEASE NOTE: All requested items for application must be present for the scholarship application to be sent to the scholarship committee for evaluation. If any required item is missing from your application, it will not be considered.
Essay Question

What are your educational goals, and how will the scholarship help you reach your goals?

  • The essay must be a minimum of 250 and maximum of 500 words, double-spaced, computer-generated.
  • Sentences must have proper punctuation and be grammatically correct.
  • Essay is requested in PDF format and uploaded to the applicant’s application
Service and Activities (optional)

List community service and extracurricular activities and provide contact information on separate sheet with application.

Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship
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 2020 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 2020-21 academic year?
  3. Do you currently have a cumulative 2.5 GPA?
  4. First Preference is given to residents from Cook county, DuPage county, or Will county in Illinois. From the list provided please select the best answer. (Please note: This is the first preference and does not disqualify you from receiving the scholarship should you not reside in one of the named counties.)
  5. Which of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) are you currently pursuing? (Please check all that apply.)
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