Officials at North Park University announced that they will increase scholarship awards to the highest achieving transfer students by 44%, a move that should help traditional transfer students reach degree completion.
- The increased scholarships will apply to traditional transfer students starting in the fall 2019 semester.
- The scholarships should help traditional transfer students reach degree completion.
- Nationally, students who transfer from two- to four-year schools are graduating with bachelor’s degrees in historically high numbers.
The scholarships are available to transfer students who have achieved outstanding grade point averages at their previous institutions.
Under North Park’s new award structure: The Platinum scholarship, available to those with a GPA of 3.5 or greater, increases to $13,000 from $9,000, a 44% increase; the Gold scholarship, for students with GPAs between 3.0-3.49, will increase to $9,500 from $7,500, a 26% increase; and the Silver award increases to $7,000 from $5,000, a 40% jump.
“We believe that these increases in scholarship funds will attract even more high achieving academic students to our world-class institution,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Anthony Scola. “Even more students will be able to experience the life-changing benefits of a North Park education.”
Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park University is located on Chicago’s North Side and enrolls 3,200 students. Programs such as Catalyst 606__, a city-centered curriculum, and Crux, North Park’s Christian living/learning cohort, allow students to find themselves academically and spiritually.
Nationally, the outcomes for students who transfer from two- to four-year colleges have improved in recent years. Of the 268,000 students who transferred from a community college to a four-year institution in 2017, about 42% of those went on to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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