Dr. John “Jack” Shindler, Professor of English, Emeritus has established the Jack Shindler Annual Study Abroad Scholarship – Spring Semester to support the continuing internationalization of North Central College by assisting students of need and merit who wish to continue their education at the College. This scholarship may be used to assist with the cost of airfare to a non-United States destination, reasonable living expenses, and / or tuition costs incurred while studying abroad during the spring semester. Disbursements from this annual scholarship fund will be made in accordance with North Central College’s Investment Policy Statement.

This annual scholarship award shall be made available to one undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • Must be Full-Time
  • Must have Financial Need
  • Recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative 2.75 Grade Point Average.
  • Recipient must submit an essay of 500 words (minimum) outlining the reasons why they would like to study abroad.

Supplemental Questions
  1. 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?
  2. Have you filed the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? If you have U.S. Citizenship or are an Eligible Non-Citizen, then filing the 2020-21 FAFSA is required for this scholarship. (Please file your 2020-21 FAFSA as soon as possible using 2018 tax information.) Please pick the answer that best describes your status.
  3. This scholarship is awarded conditionally pending acceptance and participation in the SPRING SEMESTER education abroad program. Should you be selected as a recipient you are required to be accepted in and participate in the education study abroad program. Should you withdraw from the study abroad program, at any point, before or during their education abroad program, then the scholarship will be forfeited and another scholarship recipient will be selected. This scholarship is for the semester awarded and may not be deferred to another semester. By answering "Yes" to the following you are acknowledging these contingencies for receiving this scholarship.
  4. Is your cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 2.75?
  5. Please submit an ESSAY outlining the reasons why you would like to study abroad. (Minimum 500 words)