The application for the NLU Merit Scholarships will open for 2017-2018 on February 1, 2017 and close on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Step 1: The Essay
This is an essay-based scholarship. Please submit a one-to-three page essay. The first page of the essay should include your name and NLU ID number. Your essay should address the following question:
- What do you want to accomplish with your degree from NLU?
Your essay should be written specifically to apply for the Merit-Based Scholarships. Since there are many NLU students with high academic standing, it is helpful if your essay includes distinctive contributions you have made prior to or during your time enrolled at NLU in terms of service or special considerations you have in terms of need or personal challenges you have faced.
If you need assistance writing your essay, please contact Learning Support at 312-261-3374 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note "merit-based scholarship" in the subject line. The deadline to request essay assistance is Friday, March 31, 2017.
Step 2: Your Resume
Your resume is an opportunity to highlight any accomplishments that make you an ideal merit scholarship recipient. Examples of additional resume sections might include Honors, Activities, Achievements, Foreign Languages Spoken or Volunteer Experience. The resume submission is not mandatory for merit scholarship consideration, but it is highly recommended.
The Career Development Office can assist with resume writing. Contact them at email@example.com or 312.261.3270 to schedule a resume review. To ensure all students who would like assistance are able to be serviced, resume reviews will not be scheduled after Friday, March 31, 2017.
Step 3: Letter of Recommendation from an NLU Faculty Member
You may submit one letter of recommendation from an NLU faculty member or adjunct faculty member. The letter should be emailed by the professor directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The letter of recommendation and resume, though not mandatory, are highly recommended. Please request the letter of recommendation well in advance of the April 17 deadline.
Step 4: The Application
The Merit-Based Donor Scholarships Application can be found online.
Review the general eligibility requirements for Merit-Based Donor Scholarships:
- Demonstrate evidence of academic achievement
- Have successfully completed at least one term at NLU prior to April 5, 2017.
If you meet these requirements complete the first two sections of the scholarship application: Contact Information and Student Profile.
Review the Merit-Based Donor Scholarship List and determine for which scholarships you meet the eligibility criteria. When completing the online application, select these scholarships from your respective CPSA or NCE program.
Read the information at the bottom of the page. If you agree, sign the application at the bottom of the page and hit “submit.” You have now completed the application form.
You must have completed your Merit-Based Scholarship application by the April 17, 2017 deadline for the 2017-2018 scholarship. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Please note that NLU Scholarships only cover tuition charges and are not refundable to the student.
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 Harrison Professional Pathways Scholarship for Undocumented Students. International students who meet the criteria may apply to receive the NLU Alumni Choice and PTK Scholarships. International students who apply for but are not awarded the PTK Scholarship are ineligible to receive the NLU Platinum or National Louis scholarships as both require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.