Apply for 2018

Program dates:   July 1 to August 3, 2018.

Deadline for receipt of all application materials is 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 (the Institute does not accept applications by fax or email).

Click here to open and print the 2018 brochure.

Click here to open, fill out and then print the 2018 application.

Notes: Please follow instructions at the bottom of the application page. With most web browsers, the application and financial-aid forms are “fillable.” You can type in the information requested, print the completed form, sign it at the top and mail it to Northwestern with the other required items (essay/activity list/writing samples/check).

Complete the financial-aid form if you are applying for financial aid or if you want to be considered for one of the named scholarships listed in the brochure. Students who apply for financial aid automatically will be considered for any of the named scholarships for which they qualify.

You can include materials from your guidance counselor and the teacher’s letter of recommendation in the same envelope you use to send your part of the application but those items must be in separate, sealed envelopes. If your counselor cannot provide test scores, you can send them.

Questions? Email Program Director Roger Boye at or call (847) 491-2069.