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Northwestern University

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Evanston, IL

University Website:  www.northwestern.edu
Apply Online:  www.northwestern.edu/admissions/

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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Northwestern University College Scholarships

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Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $60,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $60,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

$39,000 October 29, 2021 See Details
 

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

award

$39,000

deadline

October 29, 2021
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Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

$35,000 Varies See Details
 

Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

award

$35,000

deadline

Varies
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Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

$34,000 February 09, 2022 See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

award

$34,000

deadline

February 09, 2022
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IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

Varies
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National College Match Scholarship

QuestBridge

100% of tuition September 28, 2021 See Details
 

National College Match Scholarship

QuestBridge

award

100% of tuition

deadline

September 28, 2021
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Luce Scholars Program

Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

Varies Varies See Details
 

Luce Scholars Program

Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Varies Varies See Details
 

IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
See Details