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Alumni Choice Scholarship

“Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” —Horace Mann

We invite each of our alums to nominate someone they know—a child, a grandchild, a neighbor, friend, or even a professional associate—as a candidate for the Alumni Choice Scholarship. This scholarship offers each new, eligible student up to 10% off their total tuition, up to $1,000 per year, for any degree program. 

The Alumni Choice Scholarship is open to first-time undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible the new student must:

  • Meet enrollment requirements and be admitted to a degree program of their choice,        
  • Be either a full-time undergraduate student; or
  • A full-time graduate student or a graduate student in a cohort;  
  • Continuously enrolled through graduation (summers are optional);    
  • Maintain the following grade points: Undergraduate: 2.75, Graduate: 3.25
  • Indicate the name of the alumnus that referred the student on the initial application to the University.
  • An alum can only make one referral per year.
  • Have Recommendation Letter submitted prior to end of student's first term.
  • May only receive scholarship for program-required coursework
  • Student must adhere to the Satisfactory Academic Progress of National Louis University
  • Students must adhere to all the University policies noted in the Catalog in order to remain eligible to receive NLU Scholarships.

This opportunity is not open to Pathways program students, students who have completed their first term, or other select partnership programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and nomination is easy. To recommend a worthy candidate, send an e-mail to with your address, the address of the nominee, and a thoughtful explanation of why the nominee is deserving of this tuition discount. Please note that alumni are limited to recommending one person for the scholarship.

Please note that students are only eligible to receive one institutional resource per academic year.


Please Note: All National Louis Scholarships require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. Undocumented students who meet the criteria may apply to receive the Pathways Scholarship for Undocumented Students. International students who meet the criteria may apply to receive the NLU Alumni Choice.


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