PTK Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The 2013-2014 Phi Theta Kappa recipients have been selected for the year. The 2014-2015 scholarship application is now available. Questions about the scholarship can be directed to studentfinance@nl.edu

National Louis University recognizes the value of scholarship, leadership, and service. The NLU PTK Scholarship is designed to reward the accomplishments of members of Phi Theta Kappa by providing financial support to high-achieving community college students to pursue their education.

The Scholarship criteria include:

  • Completed NLU PTK Scholarship application
  • PTK member in good standing
  • Full admission to an undergraduate degree program at National Louis University
  • A minimum of 45 quarter hours of accepted college transfer credit
  • A transfer GPA of at least 3.50 at the point of admission*
  • Enroll full time in at least 12 quarter hours per academic term (not required for summer terms)
  • The award is renewable as long as a 3.50+ GPA is maintained
  • The scholarship can be awarded until the student has reached 180 quarter hours of combined transfer and institutional coursework.
  • Full time students admitted with and maintaining a 3.75 or higher GPA will be awarded $2,000 per term/maximum $8,000 an academic year
  • Full time students admitted with and maintaining a 3.50 - 3.74 GPA will be awarded $1,500 per term/maximum $6,000 an academic year
  • Students must adhere to all the University policies noted in the Catalog in order to remain eligible to receive NLU Scholarships.

The maximum value of the Scholarship is $18,000. As the largest NLU transfer scholarship, the PTK scholarship supersedes other NLU transfer scholarships.

Students not selected for the PTK Scholarship with at least 45 transferable quarter hours and a 3.25-3.74 transfer GPA will automatically be awarded the Platinum Scholarship worth up to $4,000 per year and those with a 3.75-4.00 transfer GPA will automatically be awarded the National Louis Scholarship worth up to $6,000 per year. Award amounts subject to change for each academic year.

* NLU calculates the official transfer GPA at the point of Admission based on all college transcripts received. The transfer GPA will be used to establish eligibility and scholarship amount per term.

  • Academic Achievement
    To be eligible for the PTK Scholarship, students must have completed the NLU Admission process.
  • Service and Activities (attach an additional page if needed)
    List and briefly describe all volunteer, extracurricular, and service activities in which you have actively participated in the past 3 years. When appropriate, list the name and phone number of the organization.
  • Honors and Awards (attach an additional page if needed)
    List honors or awards you have received during the past 3 years or while attending a community college.
  • Essay
    Submit a one to two page essay with the PTK Scholarship Application. This essay may include any information you would like to share with the      Selection Committee and should address:
    • the significance of completing your chosen degree program, and
    • the impact this scholarship has on your ability to attend NLU. 
  • Letter of Recommendation
    Submit at least one letter of recommendation. Letters from a faculty member, PTK or community college academic advisor are preferred. Letters
    must be dated and cannot be more than one-year old. Letters may be either mailed from your reference directly to NLU or submitted with your
    application in a sealed envelope.
  • Documentation of PTK Membership
    To verify PTK membership submit any of the following:
    • The PTK seal on a community college transcript.
    • A copy of a PTK Membership Certificate with the member number.
    • A statement from your PTK Advisor. 
  • Apply for financial aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) for 2014–2015.
    Include NLU’s school code, 001733.
  • Complete the 2014-2015 Phi Theta Kappa Application.

Application deadlines:

First Term of Enrollment

Application Deadline

Notification Date

First Term of Eligibility

Summer 2014

May 16, 2014

May 30, 2014

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

August 1, 2014

August 22, 2014

Fall 2014

 Winter 2015

October 31, 2014

December 5, 2014

Winter 2015

Spring 2015

February 6, 2015

February 27, 2015

Spring 2015

 

The PTK Scholarship Application and all supporting materials can be emailed to stapplications@nl.edu or must be postmarked or delivered in person no later than the applicable deadline, to:

National Louis University
Student Finance Office
Attention: PTK
Scholarship Committee

1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090

Scholarship applicants will be notified of the decision via their student email.



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
    (888) 658.8632

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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
    (888) 658.8632

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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
    (888) 658.8632

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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
    (888) 658.8632

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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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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    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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  • WISCONSIN

    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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