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Mayor Emanuel Honors NLU for Awarding Up To $9,000 in Star Scholarships NLU is offering merit-based aid to CPS grads who complete City Colleges

 

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Aarti Dhupelia, National Louis University’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, greets Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the mayor’s Nov. 5 ceremony honoring universities participating in the Star Scholarship program.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invited representatives from National Louis University and 11 other Chicago universities to a Nov. 5 ceremony he said heralded a great future for young Chicagoans who graduate from a Chicago Public Schools high school and then go on to complete their associate (two-year) degrees at Chicago City Colleges.

In the Star Scholars program, 12 universities, including National Louis, will offer them scholarships to complete their bachelor’s (four-year) degrees.

Aarti Dhupelia, NLU’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, was on the stage at Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, as Emanuel told how the scholarships will make degrees possible for students who have the ability to earn them, but not necessarily the ability to pay for them.

AartiRahmPodiumNov2015“We now have one way of making sure the American dream is alive– access to higher education is there, and it is affordable,” said Emanuel.

After Chicago Public Schools graduates obtain their associate degrees from City Colleges of Chicago, they will be eligible for the following Star Scholarships from National Louis, as early as Fall 2017:
· National Louis Star – Transfer GPA of 3.75 or above – will receive a scholarship of $200/quarter hour, or $9,000/year if taking a full load of 45 quarter hours, or a 43% scholarship if taking classes part-time.
· Platinum Star – Transfer GPA of 3.40 – 3.75 – will receive a scholarship of $160/quarter hour or $7,200/year if taking a full load of 45 quarter hours, or a 34% scholarship if taking classes part-time.
· Founders Star – Transfer GPA of 3.00 – 3.40 – will receive a scholarship of $120/quarter hour of $5,400/year if taking a full load of 45 quarter hours, or a 26% scholarship if taking classes part-time.
· Eagle Star – Transfer GPA of 3.00 – will receive a scholarship of $80/quarter hour or $3,600/year if taking a full load of 45 quarter hours, or a 17% scholarship if taking classes part-time.