Sweere Academic Scholars Award

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The Sweere Academic Scholars Award was established through the generosity of Harry and Janice Sweere, the brother and sister-in-law of retired Northwestern professor Joseph Sweere, DC. The Sweere Family Scholarship Fund represents an endowment gift of $1,000,000 by Harry and Janice Sweere, the founders of Ergotron, Inc. - an internationally recognized company that designs and markets ergonomic computer mounting solutions.

From the award announcement forward, each scholarship winner will be acknowledged as a “Sweere Academic Scholar” with the privilege of using that designation on their personal resumé or in other appropriate circumstances.

Award available

  • $1,000 - awarded to a number of chiropractic students, once a year
  • The number of scholarships awarded is determined on the annual return of the endowed funds
  • The scholarship will be awarded each subsequent year to those students who maintain their academic position - up to a maximum of $4,000

Eligibility requirements

  • Enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program
  • T1-T9 (the award commences after completion of the first trimester)
  • Maintains one of the highest grade point averages among all chiropractic students

The scholarship is awarded automatically based on GPA. There is no application procedure.

Students who have taken a trimester off from their studies may remain eligible for the award as long as they resume a full-time status upon their return and maintain their academic position. In such instances, the recorded grades over their last three full-time trimesters will be used as the qualifying criteria.

Award notification

Award recipients are notified by email one week prior to the annual Chiropractic Homecoming. Award recipients are also announced at a Homecoming luncheon.


Upon receipt of a scholarship award, an adjustment may be made to your financial aid package to meet federal regulations and institutional policies.

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