Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Why Apply for “Who’s Who”

The Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award is one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow.  “Through our years of serving higher education, Who’s Who Among Students has become one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation, having earned the overwhelming respect of the college faculties and administrators.  And for the students-the outstanding campus leaders of the year-national recognition by the Who’s Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic achievement.” For more information, visit www.whoswhoamongstudents.com.

“Who’s Who” at National Louis University

Each year, National Louis University selects students to be honored for their academic achievement and demonstrated leadership by naming them to the national list of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”  By submitting the requested materials, you will be considered for the 2013-2014 selection.  The Selection Committee takes this process seriously and looks for the best.  At National Louis University, Who’s Who recipients will be recognized at the Student Awards Ceremony on May 29, 2014.

Criteria for Nomination

  1. Outstanding academic excellence and scholastic achievement (including a GPA of 3.0 or above).
  2. Demonstration of leadership via coursework and/or on the National-Louis University campus.
  3. Above-average participation in extracurricular activities on campus or in the greater community.
  4. Be classified as a full-time Junior or Senior undergraduate or graduate student this academic year.
  5. No pending disciplinary problems.

Application & Scoring

Your materials will be scored on three criteria: Scholarship & Academic Achievement, Honors & Awards, and Activities & Involvement.   

To apply, you must submit the following materials:

  1. Personal Statement-Please write a personal statement explaining how your experiences and achievements have prepared you to receive this Who’s Who award.  Include special situations, work experience, involvement, etc. that may not be evident in your life experience.  Please include your Name, NLU Student ID number, Home Campus, and Contact Information (Mailing Address, Phone Number and Email Address)

  2. Letter of Reference-A candidate must submit one written reference on his/her behalf.  This should be written by someone who has personal knowledge of your academic and/or co-curricular experiences.  Choose your reference wisely, these weigh heavily when evaluating applications.  It is helpful to give your reference a copy of this information page.  If you are a faculty or staff member nominating a student, they need not complete a personal statement.

Submission of Application- Complete personal statement and letter of reference should be submitted:

By Email to:   dlaban@nl.edu

By Fax to:      (312)261-3092

By Mail to:     Danielle Laban

Director of Student Experience, National-Louis University  

122 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL  60603.  


Completed materials should be submitted no later than November 8, 2013.


    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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