Scholarships

  

AVAILABLE NOW

 

Fall 2020

2020-2021 Academic Excellence Scholarship Awards

  • Academic Excellence Award Scholarships 2020-21: $1,200 (undergraduate), $1,500 (masters), and $1,800 (doctoral) - (several available)

The annual Academic Excellence Award Scholarship recognizes and rewards academic achievement. To be eligible to apply, the student must have attended at least half-time at NAU for the fall and winter quarters of the last calendar year, among other criteria. The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for consideration is 3.66. Official criteria and online applications are available here

All application materials must be received by October 20, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Alumni Scholarships

  • Alumni Advancement Scholarships: $1000 each (5 available)

To be eligible for the Alumni Advancement Scholarship, the student:

 

  1. Has graduated from National American University with a Diploma, Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree and currently does not have any financial hold; and

  2. Has enrolled in Fall 2020 to begin his/her first term in pursuit of a second NAU degree of the same level or higher; and

  3. Is enrolled at least half-time (as defined herein).

 

Five (5) scholarships are available to five (5) eligible students in the amount of $1000 each for the Fall academic term.

 

“At least half-time” is defined as 6 or more credits for undergraduate programs, 4.5 or more credits for graduate programs, and 3.0 or more trimester credit hours for Doctoral programs.

 To review official criteria and apply online visit here. The criteria and application materials are also available in PDF format.

All application materials must be received by October 20, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Maverick Pride Scholarship

  • Guy Tillett Maverick Pride Scholarship: $2,400 (1 available)

Eligible applicants for the Guy Tillett Maverick Pride Scholarship award must:

 

  1. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, or be baccalaureate-seeking, at NAU at least half-time.

  2. Have taken at least 90 credit hours at NAU at time of application.

  3. Be within 45 credit hours of graduation.

  4. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5, evaluated at the end of the spring quarter.

 

Other considerations may include:

 

  1. Community / volunteer service activities.

  2. Financial need.

 

Only one Guy Tillett Maverick Pride Scholarship will be awarded annually. Past recipients of this scholarship are ineligible. To review official criteria and apply online visit here. The criteria and application materials are also available in PDF format.

All application materials must be received by October 20, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

 

Winter 2020-2021

New Student Scholarships

  • New Student Empowerment Scholarships Winter 2020-2021: $1,000 (2 available)

Available to new NAU undergraduate students whose first term with NAU begins with the Winter 2020-2021 term and who is enrolled at least half-time, among other criteria. To review official criteria and apply online visit here. The criteria and application materials are also available in PDF format.

Students Approaching Graduation

  • Approaching Graduation Financial Need Scholarship Winter 2020-2021: $2,500 (2 available)

Available to students who are enrolled for Winter 2020-2021 and who are within 18 credits of completing his/her degree and who have exhausted or nearly exhausted their financial aid eligibility, among other criteria. To review official criteria and apply online visit here. The criteria and application materials are also available in and PDF format.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS COMING SOON

Spring 2021

Alumni Scholarships

  • Alumni Advancement Scholarships: $1000 each (5 available)

Available to NAU alumni who continue their education with NAU and pursue a second NAU degree of the same level or higher and who are/will be enrolled at least half-time. Official criteria and applications will be available beginning December 4, 2020 and will be due on January 29, 2021 for Spring Term. 

New Student Scholarships

  • New Student Empowerment Scholarships Spring 2021: $1,000 (3 available)

Available to new NAU undergraduate students whose first term with NAU begins with the Spring 2021 term and who is enrolled at least half-time, among other criteria. Official criteria and applications will be available beginning December 4, 2020 and will be due on January 29, 2021 for Spring Term. 

Students Approaching Graduation

  • Approaching Graduation Financial Need Scholarship Spring 2021: $2,500 (1 available)

Available to students who are enrolled for Spring 2021 and who are within 18 credits of completing his/her degree and who have exhausted or nearly exhausted their financial aid eligibility, among other criteria. Official criteria and applications will be available beginning December 4, 2020 and will be due on January 29, 2021 for Spring Term. 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

National American University may have scholarship opportunities and resources to share. Please note that the NAU Foundation does not manage or in any other way control distribution of scholarships offered by the university or outside entities.

How you can help support our scholarship program

Are you interested in giving a donation or even having a scholarship in your name? Contact Murray Lee at 605-394-4976 or foundation@national.edu

Testimonials

Jon Doe

LANA PIGAO

"You have provided us with the tools needed to reach the high level at which that bar sits. The standard of mentoring that you provide is priceless.”

Jane Doe

LINDA WOODARD

"The dream of earning a doctorate degree has been made possible due to the kind support of John and Suanne Roueche and Margaretta and John Mathis. I am forever indebted to the NAU Foundation for investing in me!"

CHRISTOPHER NEAL

"I would like to thank NAU, the staff, and scholarship committee for awarding me the alumni scholarship. I appreciate the opportunity and support.  I only wish I’d found NAU years ago."

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