Scholarships for International Students

YOU WORKED HARD TO GET HERE AND WE WANT TO REWARD YOU!

At North Central, we offer quality academic and co-curricular programs, small classes, excellent support services and a variety of competitive merit-based scholarships to help make exceeding your personal best possible. Your achievements and special talents in other academic and activity areas, like education and the fine arts, could result in additional scholarship opportunities as well. Detailed information about North Central's 2021-2022 cost estimates can be found by clicking here.

International Freshmen Applicants - Fall 2021

International Presidential Scholarship Award

  • $29,000 scholarship per academic year.
  • Awarded to students with a minimum 3.5 G.P.A.
  • Awarded at the time of admission. No additional application needed!
  • Renewable to students who remain in good academic standing.  

International Honors Scholarship Award

  • $27,000 scholarship per academic year.
  • Awarded to students with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Awarded at the time of admission. No additional application needed!
  • Renewable to students who remain in good academic standing.  

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

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

International Transfer Applicants - Fall 2021

International Transfer Excellence Scholarship Award

  • $25,000 scholarship academic per year.
  • Awarded to students with a minimum 3.5 G.P.A.
  • Awarded at the time of admission. No additional application needed!
  • Renewable to students who remain in good academic standing.

International Transfer Merit Scholarship Award

  •  $23,000 scholarship per academic year.
  • Awarded to students with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Awarded at the time of admission. No additional application needed!
  • Renewable to students who remain in good academic standing. 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

  • $3,000 per academic year.
  • Must be a Transfer student and a member of PTK, an international honor society at community colleges, and the community college must be the most recently attended college.
  • Limited to six semesters (three academic years).

Any International Undergraduate Applicant

Talent Scholarships

As an incoming student, you may audition for talent scholarships in the areas of music, theatre, art, and forensics. They are renewable depending on department funding and your continued participation. For further information, contact your admission counselor.

Alumni Scholarship

Incoming students can be recommended by an alumnus/alumna of North Central College to receive a $1,000 annual scholarship. Please contact your admission counselor with questions.  Each alum is only entitled to one recommendation per school year and students cannot stack alumni scholarships to receive more than one.  If you know an alum, have them recommend you for this scholarship through the Alumni Office!

ELI To Degree Scholarship

The ELI To Degree Scholarship is awarded to conditionally admitted students upon successful completion of the advanced level of North Central's English Language Institute (ELI). Students can earn up to $3,000 per academic year. For more details on how the ELI To Degree Scholarship works, click here.

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 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.
  • The scholarship will include tuition, fees, academic year room and board, books, and medical insurance. 
  • A separate application is required. 
  • To be invited to apply, students must be admitted for Fall (August) semester no later than February 15th. 
  • Students eligible to apply will be invited to do so in mid-February via email.

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.
  • A separate application is required.  
  • To be invited to apply, students must be admitted for Fall (August) semester no later than March 1st. 
  • Students eligible to apply will be invited to do so in mid-March via email.