In memory of the life of Dr. Jane Roiter, the Jane Roiter Memorial Scholarship will provide tuition assistance on a competitive basis to degree seeking, full- or part-time students in the University’s M.S. Counseling and Human Services program.
Dr. Jane Roiter (1946–2007) was a widely respected clinical social worker who started her practice in Chicago in 1983, working with individuals, couples and groups coping with a broad range of issues. Her career was an example of all that a social worker should be. She was steadfastly and completely devoted to her clients. She not only followed all the ethical and practice ideals of her profession, but she saw each client as a gift whose development she was honored to nurture. She saved lives in the literal physical sense, and she made it possible for many people to have full, meaningful and happy lives. Teaching was another way she embraced her profession, serving on the adjunct faculty at Kendall College and National Louis University.
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must:
- Be pursuing one of the following degrees:
- M.S. Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
- M.S. Counseling (School Counseling)
- Have completed at least half of all course requirements
- Have completed the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA - www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- Be in good standing
- Be available to meet in-person with the scholarship’s review committee (exact date, time and location to be determined). No phone interviews will be permitted.
- Fulfill the scholarship’s application requirements:
- Jane Roiter Memorial Scholarship Application
- Resume writing assistance can be found with the Career Development Office. Contact them to schedule a resume review at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 24, 2015.
- If you need assistance writing your essay please reach out to Learning Support. Please note “Jane Roiter” in the subject line. The deadline to request essay assistance is Wednesday, April 24, 2015.
- Letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation must be from a full-time faculty member in the Counseling and Human Services program.
- Students must adhere to all the University policies noted in the Catalog in order to remain eligible to receive NLU Scholarships.
The following questions should be answered in your essay:
- Why did you choose Counseling and Human Services as a field of study and why do you want to pursue a career in this field?
- How have you demonstrated your ability and commitment to complete the Counseling and Human Services program?
- If any, what are some of the projects, theories, practices, etc. in which you have been involved since beginning the program?
- What type of work do you hope to pursue with your degree? Be as specific as possible.
- How are you financing this degree program and what other sources of financial assistance is available to you?
- How would you qualify your financial need for this scholarship? Please explain in detail.
- If you receive a scholarship, how will you "pay it forward"? How will you give back to the community?
Note on essays: Typographical, grammatical and editorial quality of essays are weighed as a reflection, in part, of an applicant’s ability to communicate and teach language and communication skills.
Students who receive scholarships but do not continue enrollment in the Counseling and Human Services program and complete their degrees in a timely manner 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. First consideration, however, will be given to first-time applicants.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of academic leadership convened by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office for the sole purpose of reviewing and selecting applicants.
The scholarship seeks to provide support for students who have demonstrated their ability and commitment to complete professional programs in human services and counseling.
In addition to academic performance, factors to be considered in awarding scholarships include financial need, dedication to a career in human services and counseling, previous work experience in the field and volunteer activity or leadership.
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, essay, resume and letter of recommentation from a full-time faculty member in the Counseling and Human Services program must have been submitted via e-mail to email@example.com by Friday, May 15, 2015 for the 2015-2016 scholarship.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.