Apply for Scholarship

Applicants may download the application (pdf) and recommendation form (pdf) and submit the application on-line. Paper copies may be obtained at the address below. Supporting materials may be sent to:

  • Northwestern University
    School of Continuing Studies

    339 East Chicago Avenue 6th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Attn: Scholarship Committee

Questions: Contact Vanessa Carpenter, School of Continuing Studies at v-carpenter@northwestern.edu

Scholarship Information

Purpose: to provide funding for employees of the University continuing their education through Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies.

Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to employees of the University and who are working toward the completion of a degree or certificate through Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies.

Restrictions: Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum “B” average, and must have been employed by Northwestern University for more than one year.

Deadline: The School of Continuing Studies Scholarship Committee must receive the application and all supporting materials by 5 p.m. on March 1st.

The application must include the following information:

  • An NU transcript if applicable
  • Any other post-secondary education transcript
  • Two recommendations, including one from a professor in the program in which you are pursuing a degree or certification
  • Before being considered for scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you need assistance with completing the form, please contact the Chicago Financial Aid office at financial-aid-chicago@northwestern.edu.

In addition list any of the following, if applicable:

  • Professional experiences
  • Awards
  • Presentations
  • Publications
  • Professional memberships

Basis for Selection: The following areas will be taken into consideration when selecting recipients: Clarity of and dedication to stated goals, past academic record, financial need, Northwestern University or other community involvement, University Circle membership (optional).

Award Notification: The announcement of the award winner will be made at the University Circle Annual Meeting in May of each year. The winner will be notified no later than May 15.

Amount of Award: The Scholarship awarded will be up to $1,000.