Please complete this form to initiate the first step of a multi-step verification process for each of the four (4) disbursements of your loan assistance award.

We will use this form to verify your:

  • full-time employment in a federal, state or local government (United States or foreign) or an organization that is described in one of Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) and exempt from tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1968
  • full-time employment within your non-exempt social venture

Upon verification of employment, you will receive follow-up correspondence from the Kellogg School of Management’s Office of Financial Aid and Northwestern University’s Student Financial Services to provide you with a promissory note and Truth in Lending Act document (a condition to receive each disbursement)  

Each disbursement will be processed upon verifying eligibility. 

Please note that employment verification is required for each disbursement, and proof that the entire disbursement was used to pay down your qualifying loans is required before each of the remaining disbursements can be processed. 

Please also note,  as the University makes every effort to structure assistance to be tax favorable to the recipients, we also balance the need to expand the availability of this assistance to graduates who may not necessarily qualify under the tax-free loan forgiveness rules. To the extent that the University determines the loan repayment assistance may not qualify as tax-free, the University may report the payments on a Form 1099.   Please consult with your tax advisor for additional information.


Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor and/or first round judge for the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge! This short survey serves as the application for both mentors and judges. The qualifications for both roles overlap, and we find that many professionals are most satisfied when they both cultivate and evaluate, so we encourage to sign up for both!

  • If you would like to learn more about mentoring a student team, click here.
  • If you would like to learn more about judging the first round of the competition, click here.

Your support helps make the competition possible, enriches the experience of the students, and contributes to the development of the field. We look forward to reviewing your information and will be in touch with more details if you are a fit for this year's program.