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Helpful Resources and Outside Scholarships

Resources for Possible Tax Benefits

Many North Park students and their parents will qualify for education-related tax benefits. While North Park University does not provide personal tax advice, here are some resources from the IRS which may be beneficial:

The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) has been extended through December 2017. At this time, the maximum tax credit is $2,500 per student. To take advantage of this credit, complete tax Form 8863 and include with your 1040 tax filing. There are certain income limits and other stipulations, so please consult the IRS and/or your tax professional if you need assistance.

Outside Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office is often notified of scholarship opportunities outside of North Park University aid. For your convenience, we maintain an ongoing list of those scholarships (below) as well as some helpful resources when searching for scholarships. We do not recommend applying for any scholarships that require a fee.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, please have the funds, including your full name and ID number, sent to the following address:

North Park University
Financial Aid
3225 W Foster Ave, Box 9
Chicago, IL 60625

Scholarship funds are due to North Park University for the fall semester by October 1 and by March 1 for the spring semester.

General Resources:

Please note that North Park University is not affiliated with any of the scholarships listed below and this is not an exhaustive list of all available outside scholarships.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Description: 

Scholarship opportunities for African American students. Award amounts vary from $2000 to $8000 a year. Open to African American students pursuing degrees in the fields of education, visual arts, performing arts, medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, and health-related studies.

There are multiple scholarships available with varying deadlines.  See website for details.

Deadline: 

For More Information: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation


Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship

Description: Scholarship of $1,000 offered monthly to students who write an essay in response to prompt on website.  Essays are due on the 15th of the month.

Deadline: 

For More Information: Varsity Tutors


Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Description: 

Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write an essay in response to a prompt on their website.

There are two award cycles each year, with deadlines of June 1 and December 1.

Deadline: 

For More Information: Giva


CourseHorse Learner Scholarship

Description: 

The CourseHorse Learner’s Scholarship recognizes young people who demonstrate a dedication to education and aspiration towards lifelong learning. They offer a $1,000 scholarship awarded biannually to students who demonstrate a passion for learning.

To apply, please answer the following question: "What does learning mean to you?" 

Submissions can be made in either video or blog format. Please note that winners and top submissions will be featured in CourseHorse's social media monthly newsletter. See website for further details.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

For More Information: Course Horse Lerner Scholarship


RN Scholarship

Description: Scholarship of $1000 for RN students

Deadline: Nov 30, 2016

For More Information: RN Scholarship