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Jane Roiter Memorial Scholarship in Counseling

In memory of the life of Dr. Jane Roiter, the Jane Roiter Memorial Scholarship will provide tuition assistance on a competitive basis to degree seeking, students, IN THE LAST YEAR of the counseling program(s).

Background information: Dr. Jane Roiter (1946–2007) was a widely respected clinical social worker who started her practice in Chicago in 1983, working with individuals, couples and groups coping with a broad range of issues. Her career was an example of all that a social worker should be. She was steadfastly and completely devoted to her clients. She not only followed all the ethical and practice ideals of her profession, but she saw each client as a gift whose development she was honored to nurture. She saved lives in the literal physical sense, and she made it possible for many people to have full, meaningful and happy lives. Teaching was another way she embraced her profession, serving on the adjunct faculty at Kendall College and National Louis University.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must:

1. Be pursuing one of the following degrees:

  • M.S. Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) or

  • M.S. Counseling (School Counseling)

2. Must be in the last year of the program and currently taking the practicum/internship course(s)

3. Have completed the 2020-21 Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA -

4.  Be in good academic standing

5. Be available to meet via Zoom with the scholarship’s review committee on January 27 - January 28, 2021 (exact times to be determined).

6. Fulfill the scholarship’s application requirements, which include submitting the following:

  • Resume

  • Essay - The following questions should be answered in your essay:

Why did you choose Counseling as a field of study and why do you want to pursue a career in this field?

How have you demonstrated your ability and commitment to complete the Counseling program?

If any, what are some of the projects, theories, practices, etc. in which you have been involved since beginning the program?

What type of work do you hope to pursue with your degree? Be as specific as possible.

How are you financing this degree program and what other sources of financial assistance are available to you?

How would you qualify your financial need for this scholarship? Please explain in detail.

If you receive a scholarship, how will you "pay it forward"? How will you give back to the community?

Note on essays: Typographical, grammatical and editorial quality of essays are weighed as a reflection, in part, of an applicant’s ability to communicate and teach language and communication skills.

If you need assistance writing your essay, please reach out to Learning Support.

Additional information regarding the scholarship:

Students must adhere to all the University policies noted in the Catalog in order to remain eligible to receive NLU Scholarships.

Students who receive scholarships, but do not continue enrollment in the Counseling program and complete their degree in a timely manner will be obligated to repay their awards to the University and will be asked to sign a written agreement to this effect.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of academic leadership convened by the College of Professional Studies and Advancement Dean's Office for the sole purpose of reviewing and selecting applicants.

The scholarship seeks to provide support for students who have demonstrated their ability and commitment to complete professional programs in the counseling program(s).

In addition to academic performance, factors to be considered in awarding scholarships include:

  1.  financial need

  2.  dedication to a career in counseling, previous work experience in the field, and volunteer activity or leadership.

Scholarship assistance will never be provided in the form of direct payments of cash to students. Awards are instead made as credits to students’ accounts to cover the cost of tuition. Please note that NLU Scholarships only cover tuition charges and are not refundable to the student.


The application form, essay, resume and letter of recommendation (from a full-time faculty member in the Counseling program) must be submitted via e-mail to by January 20, 2021.


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 NLU Eagle Dream Scholarship. International students who meet the criteria may apply to receive the NLU Alumni Scholarship and PTK Scholarship.


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