Volunteers in Action Scholarship

Volunteers in Action was an organization designed to provide a framework to meet the needs of the community with a pool of dedicated volunteers. What made Volunteers in Action unique was that it provided volunteer services and fundraising expertise to numerous DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will county charitable organizations. The primary purpose of the Volunteers in Action Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in health care or social service, including the ministry.

Recipients of this scholarship must reside in DuPage, Kane, Kendall or Will counties; must be full-time, must possess and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and must be pursuing a career in healthcare, social services and/or ministry. Volunteerism is a requirement of this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:
The Volunteers in Action Scholarship is open to …

  • Students who are currently attending North Central College;
  • Full-time students
  • Students who have/will have a sophomore, junior or senior status as of the Fall 2021 Semester;
  • Students residing in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, or Will counties;
  • Students who possess (and will maintain) a cumulative 3.0 GPA; and
  • Student who are pursuing a career in healthcare, social service and/or ministry;
  • Special attention will be given to those with financial need, but all students are encouraged to apply.
  • An essay is required.

If selected, the recipient must engage in 30 hours of volunteer activities within the academic year that the scholarship is received. Please contact the Office of Faith and Action for more information on volunteering.

Volunteers in Action
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 2021 Semester?
  2. Is your cumulative GPA equal to or greater than 3.0?
  3. This scholarship is awarded to students who meet the criteria and who reside in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, or Will counties. In what county to you reside - DuPage, Kane, Kendall, or Will?
  4. For what career - healthcare, social services, and/or ministry - are you preparing?
  5. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, will you be FULL-TIME (12-18 credit hours per semester) for the 2021-22 academic year?
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