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Merit-Based Donor Scholarship Application

Contact Information

(example: N12345678)

Student Profile

Please select all that apply:

Academic Information

Please select all concentrations (if any) that apply:

Current Enrollment

These scholarships are for current NLU students with an established academic record. To be eligible to apply, a student must complete at least one term prior to May 4, 2020.

If you will be Student Teaching during the 2020-2021 academic year, please specify the term:

Scholarship Information

Please refer to the Merit-Based Donor Scholarship List and determine those scholarships whose eligibility criteria you meet. Indicate below the scholarship(s) for which you wish to apply for by selecting each scholarship. You may select as many scholarships as are applicable but will only be considered for those you indicate. You are encouraged to select all scholarships for which you meet eligibility criteria.

You may select multiple Scholarships by holding the Ctrl key while clicking.

In the field above, please list and describe briefly all on-campus activities, clubs or organizations in which you have been an active participant in the past year.

In the field above, please list and describe briefly any volunteer (unpaid) work that you have completed in the past year.

In the field above, please list and describe your off-campus activities and involvement within community organizations and causes not listed previously, including a contact name and phone number for each activity.

In the field above, please list any scholarships or awards you currently receive from NLU or any other source. This does not disqualify you for consideration of Merit-Based Scholarships above.

Please attach your scholarship essay which addresses the question "What do you want to accomplish with your degree from NLU?" Please see the Merit-Based Donor Scholarship Application Instructions for further information.

In addition to this completed application and your essay, you must attach your resume here. You must also submit a letter of recommendation from an NLU faculty member to be considered for a merit scholarship. The professor may email the letter to See the Merit-Based Donor Scholarship Application Instructions for details.

Digital Signature and Acknowledgement

I understand that all information I have provided is true. I understand that names of scholarship recipients are public information and will be posted on the NLU website and shared with donors. I understand that in addition to the online posting, recipients will be notified via student email by July of 2020. I understand that all recipients are selected by a committee of the NLU Faculty Senate whose decisions are final. If I receive a scholarship(s), I agree to write the donor a letter expressing my appreciation for the award before my funds will be disbursed. I understand that my application will only be accepted if the completed online application, along with my essay and resume attached, (in addition to the receipt of a letter of recommendation by faculty separately to, are received by May 4, 2020.

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021


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