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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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“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 ’23 Psychology major from Omaha, Nebraska

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“I love helping people. It’s fun to watch people grow and mature throughout the school year in the classes I tutor. ”

Kaytlyn Keeler Kaytlyn Keeler ’23 Biology-health professions major from Farson, Wyoming

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“I grew in my appreciation and knowledge of other cultures. Most of my time was spent with other international students from all over the world. Asking them questions and understanding their home life was one of my favorite parts of being in Ireland.”

Emily Hurley Emily Hurley ’22 Exercise Science major from Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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“The opportunities Northwestern provides to travel and serve, like the Spring Service Partnerships (SSPs) or study abroad programs, are what I appreciate most about Northwestern. These opportunities allow for students to explore God’s kingdom and grow in faith-filled trust. ”

Madelynn Harre Madelynn Harre ’23 English Teaching major from Maplewood, Minnesota

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“Being a Raider has changed my life. Coming from California to Orange City was a huge culture shock, but it was the greatest decision I could have made for myself”

Manuel Jaramillo Manuel Jaramillo ’23 Criminal Justice major from Selma, California

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“I have gained so many more things from Northwestern than just a fabulous education. I have grown in my faith every year, I have met incredible friends—including my wife—and established relationships that will last a lifetime, and I have grown in my musical skills. Northwestern is truly an amazing college.”

Joel Van Peursem Joel Van Peursem ’ Music and secondary education major from Vermillion, South Dakota

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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 ’23 Public relations and marketing major from Brandon, South Dakota

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“My professors have been such a blessing to me! Because they are very knowledgeable and approachable, I have enjoyed staying back after class to talk with them or listen to the conversations they have with other students or professors. ”

Elyssa Tang Elyssa Tang ’24 English Teaching major from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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“Northwestern calls us to something higher and deeper than our own motives and focuses?it’s a place where we can strive to live the lives God desires for us.”

James Stoscher James Stoscher ’24 Worship Arts major from Erseka, Albania

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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 ’22 Biology-health professions major from Sioux Center, Iowa

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“The relationships I’ve gained during my time at Northwestern have been greater than I could have ever imagined. I’ll leave Northwestern with connections I’ll cherish for a lifetime.”

Trey Harms Trey Harms ’22 Spanish major from Aberdeen, South Dakota

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“I chose Northwestern because I believed it was the best college for me to succeed academically. I knew professors wouldn’t try to weed me out, but instead, would help me succeed.”

Steve Van Meeteren Steve Van Meeteren ’22 Mathematics major from Sheldon, Iowa

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“I really love the idea of interdisciplinary study that the Honors Program offers. This really interests me because my majors are so different, and because I love to learn as much as I can. In fact, I wanted to major in four or five disciplines, but that’s not feasible, so instead I enrolled in the Honors Program because it promises experience in fields outside of your own, which is really cool.”

Landon Van Berkum Landon Van Berkum ’22 Computer science and history major from Everson, Washington

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“I wanted a school where the professors had personal connections with students and the dorms were places where other students helped you grow spiritually and emotionally. Northwestern fit that criteria.”

Colin Kaemingk Colin Kaemingk ’22 History major from Lynden, Washington

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“Northwestern’s faculty are amazing. Every professor cares about his or her students and strives to make their college experience special.”

Kip Cullinan Kip Cullinan ’23 Chemistry major from Urbandale, Iowa

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