Scholarships for International Students

Choosing the right place to continue your education is about finding the best value for your investment and completing your degree. At North Central, we offer quality academic and co-curricular programs, small classes, excellent support services and a variety of scholarships to help you make a quality education possible.

Detailed information about North Central's 2019-2020 cost estimates can be found by clicking here.  North Central is pleased to offer the following scholarships for undergraduate international students who begin their studies at North Central in Fall (August) 2019.

International Freshmen Applicants - Fall 2019

International Presidential Scholarship Award

A scholarship for exceptional undergraduate international students, this $27,000 scholarship ($108,000 over four years) is awarded at the time of admission and is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing. To qualify, students must meet all requirements for admission and have achieved the equivalent of a minimum 3.5 cumulative academic GPA (on a 4.0 scale) over the most recent three years of secondary school.

International Honors Scholarship Award

An academic scholarship for undergraduate international students, this $24,000 scholarship ($96,000 over four years) is awarded at the time of admission and is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing.  To qualify, students must meet all requirements for admission and have achieved the equivalent of a minimum 2.5 cumulative academic GPA (on a 4.0 scale) over the most recent three years of secondary school. 

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

North Central College is a proud participant in the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Program. For details on this scholarship starting in Fall 2019, click here.

ELI To Degree Scholarship

The ELI To Degree Scholarship of $4,600/semester (75% of ELI tuition paid) may be awarded for up to two semesters of undergraduate degree study at North Central College upon successful completion of the advanced level of North Central's English Language Institute (ELI). To qualify, students must be conditionally admitted to a North Central undergraduate degree program (by meeting all requirements for admission except for English proficiency) and enroll full-time in North Central's ELI prior to starting their North Central College undergraduate degree program. For more details on how the ELI To Degree Scholarship works, click here.

International Transfer Applicants - Fall 2019

International Transfer Excellence Scholarship Award

An academic scholarship for exceptional undergraduate international students is offered to qualified students at the time of admission. The award of $22,000 per year (up to $66,000 over three years) is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing. To qualify, students must meet all requirements for admission and have achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative transferable GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

International Transfer Merit Scholarship Award

An academic scholarship for undergraduate international students is offered to qualified students at the time of admission. The award of $20,000 per year (up to $60,000 over three years) is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing. To qualify, students must meet all requirements for admission and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative transferable GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

ELI To Degree Scholarship

The ELI To Degree Scholarship of $4,600/semester (75% of ELI tuition paid) may be awarded for up to two semesters of undergraduate degree study at North Central College upon successful completion of the advanced level of North Central's English Language Institute (ELI). To qualify, students must be conditionally admitted to a North Central undergraduate degree program (by meeting all requirements for admission except for English proficiency) and enroll full-time in North Central's ELI prior to starting their North Central College undergraduate degree program. For more details on how the ELI To Degree Scholarship works, click here.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

The PTK scholarship of $3,000 is awarded at the time of admission. Recipients must be a member of PTK, an international honor society at community colleges. It is limited to nine terms (three academic years). If you are a member, please provide a copy of your membership card with your application.

Any International Undergraduate Applicant (Additional Application Material Required)

International Religious Scholarship

A scholarship for students preparing for the ministry or who intend to be active at North Central in campus ministry. A separate application is required, and the deadline is February 1st.  Preference is given to United Methodist students.  Please contact your admission counselor if you have questions.

International Trustee Scholarship

A merit- and need-based scholarship offered to one entering first-year or transfer student each year. A separate application is required. To be invited to apply, students must be admitted for Fall (August) semester no later than February 1st.

Endowed Scholarships

North Central offers a number of endowed scholarships for first-year, transfer or continuing students funded by generous graduates and community members.  These scholarships often require study in a particular field or participation in campus or community activities.  They require an additional application form and have early deadlines.

Full Scholarship for an Outstanding Japanese Student 

This endowed scholarship has been established to support outstanding students from Japan with financial need. The scholarship will include tuition, fees, academic year room and board, books, and medical insurance. To apply, students must apply and be admitted to an undergraduate degree program at North Central as well as complete an additional scholarship application form, found here. The completed form should be submitted to the Assistant Director of International Admission after notification of admission to North Central for Fall 2019 has been received and before February 15, 2019.