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Humanities Plunge Application

Application Deadline:
11:59 PM on Monday, January 27, 2020


Application instructions

  1. Please prepare PDF files in advance of proceeding to the Online Application Portal. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications, and partial applications cannot be saved and resumed at a later time. 
  2. In the application portal, please complete the Official Contact Information and Academic Information sections. For Highest Degree Granting Institution, please put "Northwestern University." For Highest Degree Type, please select "Other."
  3. Application Documents Section: Please upload the following application documents (PDFs) in the application portal. No document may exceed 1M in size. File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters.

Cover Letter 

Your cover letter must include your name, school, year in school, major/minor, phone, email, mailing address, and the names of two (2) Northwestern faculty members we may contact as a reference. Also, if you are a current or former Kaplan Scholar, please also indicate that in your cover sheet. 

Brief Personal Statement 

This document should contain both your Statement of Commitment and your Statement of Interest

Additional Materials

Use this field to submit your unofficial transcripts.

Curriculum Vitae (Resume)

CV/Resume should be short: 1-2 pages.

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Please contact Tom Burke at (847) 491-7946 or