Navigating NAU Scholarship Universe | Requirements, Application Process & Deadline

The Northern Arizona University (NAU) scholarship is the most popular scholarship in the southwestern U.S state. This university provides different kinds of scholarships to Arizona residents, such as financial scholarships, merit-based academic scholarships, and personal background scholarships. This scholarship will be provided to those students whose household income is $65,000 or below.

This university provides various scholarship programs to its Arizona residents, ranging from the Lumberjack Scholars Award to the Arizona Academic Decathlonscholarships. These scholarship programs are most important for those students who are financially weak and help them to support their academic dreams into reality. So, in this context, we will explain in detail about the NAU scholarship universe.

Recently released National Merit Semifinalist 2023 candidates looking for their desired college can go through it.

Along with those scholarships, NAU Scholarship Universe 2023 has come up with exclusive opportunities from the following NAU colleges.

  • Arts and Letters College
  • School of Education
  • Health and Human Services College
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences College
  • W.A. Franke College of Business College

It is crucial to know that the application deadlines may vary according to the different colleges, and you need to be aware of the upcoming deadlines.

List of NAU Scholarship Programs & its estimated annual expenses

Sl No.Scholarship Program NameAward Amount/ Academic YearEligibilitySelection ProcessRenewal Criteria
1Lumberjack Scholars AwardTotal tuition fees will cover the fall and spring semesters at NAU.Arizona Residents OnlyMinimum 3.5 GPA is RequiredRequired to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
2President’s International Baccalaureate Scholarship$8000Arizona Residents OnlyA 3.5-4.0 GPA Required. No ACT and SAT test scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
3Dean’s with Distinction Scholarship$6500Arizona Residents OnlyA 3.4-3.49 GPA Required. No ACT and SAT test scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
4Dean’s Scholarship$5000Arizona Residents OnlyA 3.0-3.49 GPA is Required.  No need for ACT and SAT test scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
5Opportunity Scholarship$2500Arizona Residents OnlyA 2.90-2.99 GPA is Required. No need for ACT and SAT scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
6Coconino First Scholarship$1000 for 2 yearsCoconino Residents Only and students need to attend Flagstaff campusRequired to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
7Arizona Academic Decathlon Scholarship$2000Arizona Residents OnlyStudents must have participated in the Arizona Academic Decathlon for at least two years, either at the regional or state level.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship
8Founders Gold$6000Only WUE studentsA 3.5-4.0 GPA is required but not required for ACT and SAT scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
9Founders Blue$5000Only WUE studentsA 3.0-3.49 GPA is required but not required for ACT and SAT test scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
Out of State (non-WUE)
10President’s Excellence$11000Non-Arizona Residents only (Non WUE)A 3.5-4.0 GPA is required but not required for ACT and SAT test scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
11President’s$9000Non-Arizona Residents only (Non WUE)A 3.0-3.49 GPA is required but not required for ACT and SAT test scores.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU
Others
12President’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Award$5000Arizonans and non-Arizonan residents (including WUE students)Students need to earn 24 -45 points in the IB Diploma program.Required to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at NAU

Note: With the help of the Net Price Calculator, the students can access the eligibility criteria for the tuition scholarship.

General Criteria

Before applying for the NAU Scholarship Universe, the candidates need to know about these general criteria.

CitizenshipStudents are required to meet the criteria for Arizona Proposition 300 Public Program Participation.
First DegreeTo attain Scholarships, students need to pursue their first baccalaureate (undergraduate) degree.
EnrollmentFull Time
Tuition OnlyThis program mainly covers tuition expenses but does not cover fees or other expenses.
CampusThe eligible students are needed to attend the Flagstaff Mountain campus of Northern Arizona University.
DeadlineMay 1 of the Academic Year

Application Process for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

To apply for Nau Scholarship Universe, first, you need to have an account. You can do this by visiting the Nau Scholarship Universe website and searching for your required scholarships.

To search for scholarships, you can also use the search bar at the top of the page. After filtering your scholarships by academic interests, extracurricular activities, financial needs, and other criteria, you must fill in your credentials, like name, email ID, cell phone number, etc. Finally, you can create and apply for the scholarship.

The application process may vary depending on the scholarship. Still, most scholarships require you to submit basic information about yourself, such as your academic record, extracurricular activities, financial need, etc.

Note: Northern Arizona University’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will announce Scholarship Universe in its platform for the academic year of 2024-2025 on January 2024.

Reinstatement Process

Suppose you are facing some issues due to some of your circumstances, and you can’t meet the renewal criteria. In that case, you need to submit a Scholarship Reinstatement Request according to the priority date for your applicable semester. But you need to understand this request may not guarantee you the reinstatement of the scholarship. The decision for the reinstallation request will depend on the merits of the students.

Conclusion

Nau Scholarship Universe is an excellent opportunity for students who are looking for financial help in their academic dreams. The system offers different types of scholarships that students can apply for, and the application process is easy to follow. Students who are interested in applying for NAU scholarships should start early, and they must read the eligibility requirements carefully.

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