Seniors receive scholarships for school

As seniors make their decisions about their futures, many at North are getting rewarded with academic, athletic, and art scholarships.
Senior Carley Edwards received an athletic scholarship from the Chick Evans Scholar program. She was awarded a full ride to the University of Illinois back in March. Her scholarship was given not only for her golf skills, but also for her summer job as a caddie.

“I am so excited and blessed to continue my academic career at U of I. I can’t believe it’s real life. I’ve worked so hard and it feels amazing,” Edwards said.

The Chick Evans Scholar was started in 1899 to promote golf. Since their beginning, they have provided more than $385 million in college scholarships.

“It’s a great program, and I am honored to be able to receive a scholarship from them. It’s what I’ve been aiming for since freshman year, and now that it has finally happened, it feels great,” Edwards said.

Senior Emily Dunne received an academic scholarship from Carroll University. She was awarded the MacAllister Full-Tuition Scholarship which will give her four years of free tuition. This scholarship was awarded to Dunne for her achievements in academics, her leadership in the community and extracurriculars.

“I am really proud of myself for earning the MacAllister Full-Tuition Scholarship because it makes me thankful for all of the hard work I put into school, sports, and extracurriculars throughout my life, especially high school, and it all paid off in the end. Doing all of that homework or writing all of those essays and filling out the applications may seem like a waste at the time or like it will never pay off, but trust me, it does,” Dunne said.

There were about 300 applicants for the MacAllister Scholarship. Dunne was one of three who were chosen to receive the scholarship after going through interviews with members of the board of trustees, admissions directors and professors.

“My advice would be to keep your grades up and be involved in other things as well as athletics because colleges really want to see well-rounded people, not just strong athletes or strong students,” Dunne said.

Senior Nick Hernandez is another scholarship recipient. He has received over $147,000 in scholarship money for his artwork.

“It doesn’t really feel real. I’m glad that I can turn something I love to do into my future and see all the hard work I’ve done pay off. I hope to continue art for the rest of my life, so the scholarship is going to help me a lot,” Hernandez said.