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Northwestern College establishes scholarship for new students during COVID-19 pandemic

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[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College (NC), a 118-year old regionally accredited, private, family-owned institution of higher learning, has established a scholarship for new students seeking to expand their education during this COVID-19 pandemic. New students that enroll in one of the College’s programs and start classes during the Summer 2020 quarter will be awarded a scholarship amounting to 5% off the tuition rate for the duration of their program, as long as requirements are met and maintained.

The College is launching this “New Student Relief Assistance” scholarship for new students who are ineligible for the various emergency funds set out by the federal government for existing students whose educations were disrupted by the pandemic. Those who are now interested in pursuing a new career can save between $1,200 and $3,100 upon program completion; savings is determined by program selected, with Certificate programs spanning 4 quarters (1 year) while Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree programs and AAS to Bachelor of Science Degree programs span 8 quarters (2 years).

To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must first meet all admission requirements and be granted admission to the College. A New Student Relief Assistance Application will need to be completed and submitted along with copies of their high school transcripts. The Summer 2020 quarter begins on June 22.

“People all across the world have been impacted in some way by this COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Lawrence Schumacher, Northwestern College President. “Looking to the future and making positive changes in our lives can help to bring something positive out of something so negative. We are hopeful that this scholarship will assist new students considering positive changes to their own futures.”

Interested students can enroll in a number of programs offered by Northwestern College, including Medical Assisting; Dental Assisting; Nursing; Radiologic Technology; Health Information Technology; and Health Information Management.

In order to maintain the scholarship for the duration of their program, new students must maintain: 1) continuous full-time enrollment status or take the maximum credits allowed in their declared major for each quarter of attendance; 2) satisfactory academic progress; and 3) good standing on their student financial account at all times.

“We are all anxious to have our worlds return to some semblance of ‘normal’ without fear of contracting this virus,” said President Schumacher. “As we look to the future, Northwestern College is excited to help new students who are interested in obtaining a higher education, and ultimately, a new career for their own futures.”

For more information about Northwestern College or its New Student Relief Assistance Scholarship, call 708-237-5000 or see www.NC.edu.

Northwestern College (formerly known as Northwestern Business College until 2008) was founded in 1902 in Chicago at 1747 N. Robey (later renamed “Damen” Avenue) just north of North Avenue. It has continued to be a family-owned institution of higher learning, which began with a mission of providing men and women with specialized training necessary for successful careers in business. When it opened in 1902, the College offered just two programs: Stenography and Accounting. Throughout the years, new programs were added in order to meet the needs of Chicago’s rapidly growing workforce. Today, NC continues to meet the needs of career-oriented students with its School of Health Sciences and its Violet L Schumacher School of Nursing.

About Northwestern College:
Northwestern College (NC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 263-0456, www.hlcommission.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. More information can be found at www.NC.edu or by calling toll-free (708) 237-5000.

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