Cheryl Hoyer Memorial Scholarship

In memory of the life of Cheryl Hoyer, the Cheryl Hoyer Memorial Scholarship provides tuition assistance on a competitive basis to degree seeking students of the University’s Applied Behavioral Sciences program. Preference is given to applicants who are the caregiver for a child with special needs or are providing support or services to children with special needs. However, this is an open application process and all ABS students are welcome to apply.

Cheryl Hoyer (1958–2008) was a dynamic and committed student in the ABS program at National Louis University. She was widely respected by her faculty and peers and known for her positivity, humility and organization. She was also steadfastly and completely devoted to her family. Motivated by her own child’s need, Cheryl founded an Equipment Lending Library for children with special needs. Katy's Kloset has been helping families since 1995.

The application process for the 2014–2015 Cheryl Hoyer Memorial Scholarship is now closed. Please check back spring 2015 for information on the 2015-2016 application process.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be pursuing a degree in the Applied Behavioral Sciences program at NLU
  • Be in good standing with Student Finance
  • Fulfill the scholarship's application requirements, which include completing:
    • Cheryl Hoyer Memorial Scholarship Application
    • Resume
      • Resume writing assistance can be found with the Career Development Office.  Contact them to schedule a resume review with a Career Readiness Advisor at careerdevelopment@nl.edu or 312.261.3270.  To ensure all students who would like assistance are able to be serviced, resume reviews will not be scheduled after Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    • Essay
      • If you need assistance writing your essay please reach out to Learning Support.  Please note “Cheryl Hoyer Scholarship” in the subject line.  The deadline to request essay assistance is Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Factors considered in awarding scholarships include financial need, dedication to a career in human services, previous work experience in the field and volunteer activity or leadership. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate any of the following:

  • Are the primary caregiver for a child with special needs
  • Support or work with children with special needs
  • Are returning to school after an absence to care for children

Students who receive scholarships but do not continue enrollment in the Applied Behavioral Sciences program and complete their degrees will be obligated to repay their awards to the University and will be asked to sign a written agreement to this effect.

Previous applicants for this scholarship may re-apply, however, first consideration will be given to new applicants.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of academic leadership convened by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, for the sole purpose of reviewing and selecting applicants.

Scholarship assistance will never be provided in the form of direct payments of cash to students. Awards are instead made as credits to students' accounts to cover the cost of tuition. Please note that NLU Scholarships only cover tuition charges and are not refundable to the student.

The application form, resume and essay must have been submitted via email to stapplications@nl.edu by May 23, 2014 to be considered for the 2014-2015 scholarship.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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