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 who 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.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Black, African American student
  • Continuing North Central student with Sophomore, Junior or Senior status during the upcoming fall semester
  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time student
  • Declared STEM related major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and 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)
  • 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?
  • Essay must be a minimum of 250 and maximum of 500 words, double-spaced
  • 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

This scholarship is not renewable.

Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. Which of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) are you currently pursuing? (Please check all that apply.)
  2. First preference is given to residents of Cook, DuPage, or Will counties 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.)
  3. Please upload an essay addressing the following: What are your educational goals, and how will this scholarship help you reach your goals? (The essay must be 250-500 words, double-spaced with correct grammar and proper punctuation; PDF format preferred.)
  4. Please upload a list of community service and extracurricular activities AND provide contact information for the activities listed. (Optional)
  5. This scholarship requires the recipient to be able to meet and thank the Donor Committee. Please affirm that you understand this requirement if selected as the recipient.