Jane Roiter Memorial Scholarship in Counseling and Human Services

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.

The application process for the 2014–2015 Jane Roiter 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 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
      • 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 “Jane Roiter” in the subject line. The deadline to request essay assistance is Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
    • 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 stapplications@nl.edu by Friday, May 23, 2014 for the 2014-2015 scholarship.

Questions can be directed to stscholarships@nl.edu

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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    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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    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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