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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
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Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago in Illinois, United States. Northwestern has 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.

Northwestern was founded in 1851 by John Evans, for whom Evanston is named, and eight other lawyers, businessmen and Methodist leaders to serve the people of a region that had once been known as the Northwest Territory. Instruction began in 1855; women were admitted in 1869. Today, the main campus is a 240-acre (97 ha) parcel in Evanston, along the shores of Lake Michigan. The university's law and medical schools are located on a 25-acre (10 ha) campus in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. In 2008, the University opened a campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar with programs in journalism and communication. In academic year 2010-2011, Northwestern enrolled 8,397 undergraduate and 7,870 graduate and professional students.

Northwestern has one of the largest university endowments in the United States, valued at $7.1 billion in 2012. One of only 62 institutions elected to the Association of American Universities (1917), Northwestern was awarded more than $500 million in research grants in 2010–2011, placing it in the first tier of the major research universities in the United States by the Center for Measuring University Performance. Its schools of management, engineering, and communication, for example, are among the most academically productive in the nation. Northwestern is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and remains the only private university in the conference. The Northwestern Wildcats compete in 19 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA's Division I.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $41,592.00 avg tuition

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

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Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Science Technologies/Technicians
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Scholarships for Students in Illinois

Name Amount Deadline
Graduate Student Fellowship - Field Museum Varies Varies
Zeamore A. Ader Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Edwin C. Austin Scholarship Varies Varies
John Clark Baker Scholarship Varies Varies
Louis and Phyllis Blumenthal Scholarship Varies Varies
Lewis and Henrietta Bennett Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
David Campbell Scholarship Varies Varies
Class of 1954 Scholarship - Northwestern University Law Varies Varies
Joan Marie Corboy Scholarship Varies Varies
Robert H. and Mary L. Gault Scholarship Varies Varies
Jack Jones Scholarship Varies Varies
Jack Jones Scholarship Varies Varies
Maurice C. Kaplan Scholarship Varies Varies
Harry L. Kinser Scholarship for Health Law Varies Varies
John Sumner Koch Scholarship Varies Varies
James Garfield Lemon, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
John S. Lord and Cushman B. Bissell Scholarship Varies Varies
Joan Carmel Matlaw Scholarship Varies Varies
Edward and Darlene Meier Scholarship Varies Varies
Nordic Law Club Scholarship Varies Varies
Alan H. Novogrod Scholarship Varies Varies
David D. Olson Fellows Program Scholarship Varies Varies
David D. Olson Fellows Program Scholarship Varies Varies
David D. Olson Fellows Program Scholarship Varies Varies
David D. Olson Fellows Program Scholarship Varies Varies
Julius A. Polikoff Scholarship Varies Varies
Judge Floyd E. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Turcotte Environmental Law Scholarship Varies Varies
Wellington Walker Scholarship Varies Varies
Christine and Donald A. Washburn Scholarship Varies Varies
Harold Washington Scholarship Varies Varies
Harold Hoon Wo Wong Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies
IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies