If you're a veteran or active in the military, you're welcome at Northwestern. We're grateful for your service—and happy to let you know some veterans or students active in the armed forces may be eligible for Northwestern's De Beer Legacy Veteran's Scholarship, which ranges from $2,500 to $10,000 per year for full-time undergraduate students. In addition, we are a Yellow Ribbon school and accept GI bill benefits for qualifying students and their dependents. As a result of our services to veterans and their families, Northwestern has been ranked as a Top-10 Military-Friendly School. Contact Austin Nyhof, associate registrar, at anyhof@nwciowa.edu to learn more about your military benefits at Northwestern.

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“I love how my education classes provide real-world experience in a safe, accommodating environment. These experiences have helped me grow in confidence, so I feel prepared for teaching in a real classroom”

Lydia Wissink Lydia Wissink Secondary Education major from Chisago City, Minnesota

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“I chose Northwestern College for the standout education, Christian experience and close-knit community it offers.”

Andrew De Noble Andrew De Noble Exercise Science major from Rock Rapids, Iowa

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“The thing I appreciate the most about Northwestern is the people.”

Emma Wilson Emma Wilson Math major from McCallsburg, Iowa

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“My campus tour guide was one of the reasons I transferred to Northwestern. I visited Northwestern my junior year of high school and had the best experience. ”

Emily Erck Emily Erck Public Relations and Marketing major from Brandon, South Dakota

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“The professors care about your academic and personal growth. ”

Abigail Clarke Abigail Clarke Biology major from Waverly, Nebraska

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“I grew as a person in every way at Northwestern—academically, emotionally and spiritually. I learned so much about myself, others and the world around me. Northwestern is a beautiful, fun and safe place that truly changes students’ lives if they let it.”

Samantha Olson Samantha Olson Biology-Health Professions major from Sioux Center, Iowa

Samantha's story

““I want to care for people and help in a way that is fair and just for everyone, because God made us all in his image.””

Sonia Vasilyeva Sonia Vasilyeva’22 M.S., Physician Assistant Studies major from Eagan, Minnesota

Sonia's story

“During my semester in Italy, I was blown away by the evidence that God is working in every corner of the world.”

Chloe Tschetter Chloe Tschetter Applied Design and Entrepreneurship major from Edgerton, Minnesota

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“It's a blessing that God led me to Northwestern.”

Sonu Gupta Sonu Gupta Computer Science major from Birgunj, Nepal

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“The professors in the psychology department are approachable, intentional and helpful. They are always willing to help students on an individual basis, whether it pertains to class or not. ”

Amelia Holt Amelia Holt Psychology major from Omaha, Nebraska

Amelia's story

“The science faculty are all great people. They want to help students succeed—getting you well prepared for not only future schooling but also life.”

Dominick Pickard Dominick Pickard’24 Biochemistry major from Kalona, Iowa

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“During my time at NWC, I’ve become more independent and have learned about myself and about God. I’ve learned how to take charge and make things happen.”

Andrea Freeman Andrea Freeman Computer Science major from Newton, Iowa

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“The Northwestern faculty are among the main reasons I love NWC so much. They want me to do my absolute best, and they are there to support me every step of the way.”

Annika Stecker Annika Stecker Biology/Genetics major from Spirit Lake, Iowa

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“Northwestern is a place where we live, learn and work in community, seeking to leverage each person’s talents for the benefit of God’s kingdom. ”

Ella Van Zee Ella Van Zee Spanish major from Pella, Iowa

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“I love that faculty are willing to see me as a person, and not just as a student. They take time out of their day to help me, even when it is not office hours.”

Caroline Van Berkum Caroline Van Berkum Physics Education major from Antonito, Colorado

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