Northwestern College Celebrates 110 Years with $1,100 Scholarships for 110 Students!
Park/Naperville/Rosemont, IL] Northwestern College this fall celebrates its 110th Anniversary as a family-owned institution of higher learning! As part of its yearlong celebration, this Fall the College will be providing 110 scholarships in the amount of $1,100 each to qualifying students for the 2012-13 academic year; in total, $121,000 will be available for this celebratory effort!
These scholarships will be available to new as well as returning students, including those registered full-time and part-time. To be eligible, by August 31st new students will be required to have taken requisite pre-eligibility entrance
exams, completed their enrollment, have their fall schedule submitted and have any financial aid requests processed. Returning students to be eligible must be enrolled for the Fall Quarter by August 31. Students that enrolled for the Fall Quarter prior to this scholarship announcement will also be included in the drawing.
All eligible students, both new and returning, will automatically be entered in the drawing, with 110 students to be randomly selected for the $1,100 scholarships. Winners will be drawn on September 7th and notified shortly thereafter. Public announcements of the winners will be made at the Welcome Back celebrations on each of the three campuses, to be scheduled shortly after the Fall Quarter commences on September 24th.
The $1,100 awards will be applied to tuition only and will be split between the Fall and Winter Quarters for full-time students and between the Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters for part-time students. Continuous enrollment will be required in order to be eligible for the full amount bestowed. This award is to be considered a “tuition discount”, is nontransferable, and may not be redeemed for cash. While the award cannot be combined with any Northwestern College employee benefit, it may be combined with other Nothwestern College scholarships except for the Centennial Scholarship.
Northwestern College (formerly known as Northwestern Business College until 2008) was founded in 1902 in Chicago at 747 N. Robey (later renamed “Damen” Avenue) just north of North Avenue. It has grown to now consist of three campuses including Bridgeview, Chicago-Jefferson Park, and Naperville, as well as an administrative office in Rosemont. The College also boasts of NC Online, which allows students to obtain degrees fully online in three programs, including Criminal Justice, Health Information Technology and Business Administration. The Schumacher Family bought the College in 1956 when Violet Schumacher – a former student, receptionist, staff member and finally Director of the College – attained ownership. It has thrived now for 56 years under the ownership of the Schumacher Family. Violet (who turned 98 years old this week!) sold the College to her two children, with her son Lawrence Schumacher taking over as President in 1978. Lawrence became the sole owner of the College in 2007 and has continued to serve as its President for the past 34 years.
Northwestern College began as a higher education institution aimed at providing men and women with specialized training necessary for successful careers in business. In 1902, its first two programs were Stenography and Accounting, but as the years passed, new programs were added to meet the needs of Chicago's rapidly growing business community; eventually new programs added went beyond the College’s traditional focus of business. Today, Northwestern College continues to meet the needs of career-oriented students with its Schools of Commerce & Technology, Health Sciences, Legal Studies, and Nursing. With class sizes averaging 12 students per faculty member, Northwestern College offers a level of personalized instruction not found at the majority of larger institutions, with staff members providing one-on-one counseling and tutoring as needed by individual students.
“We are pleased to provide these 110 scholarships of $1,100 each to our Northwestern College students,” stated President Lawrence Schumacher. “As we celebrate this magnificent milestone in our history, it is only fitting to include our students in the celebration. We have thrived for 110 years in the Chicagoland area because we continue to offer a good education to the students who walk through our doors. We pledge to continue that tradition as we strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities, local businesses and our nation’s workforce!”
About Northwestern College:
Northwestern College (NC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. The college offers focused career-oriented associate degree and certificate programs with flexible schedules and a supportive faculty. Day, evening, weekend, online classes and online programs are available with campuses in Chicago, Bridgeview, and Naperville. More information can be found at www.northwesterncollege.eduor by calling toll-free (888) 205-2283.