University Scholarships

Institutional scholarships are available to qualified undergraduate freshman and transfer students. Scholarship recipients must meet all University requirements for regular admission in the fall and spring semester for eligibility. Full-time students (12 credits or more per semester) may qualify for scholarships toward their tuition and fees as outlined in Section 4.4.4.3. Students will be responsible for all other expenses, such as admissions and housing application fees. Currently, NAU does not offer scholarships to graduate students.

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 Application Procedure

Freshman & Transfer

To apply for institutional scholarships, students must submit all supporting documents including SAT, ACT, high school transcripts, and previous college transcripts, by the requested deadline. Additional supporting documents will not be accepted once the initial scholarship award has been issued.

Scholarship Application Deadlines
• Fall 2022 – July 31st
• Spring 2023 – January 8th

Current

No application is required for students enrolled in the 2021-2022 academic year. Students will be automatically awarded based on the tables below.

U.S. Resident

The following institutional scholarships are awarded to resident undergraduate freshman and transfer students as described in the tables below.

Freshman

(0-14 college credits earned)

Merit Scholarship Amount Qualifying Criteria Renewal CGPA Requirement
Foundation $3,000 2.50 – 2.75 or SAT 950 or ACT 18 2.00
Stafford $4,000 2.76 – 2.99 or SAT 1050 or ACT 20 2.50
Provost $5,000 3.00 – 3.49 or SAT 1150 or ACT 23 2.75
Board $6,000 3.5 – 3.75 or SAT 1250 or ACT 26 3.00
NAU $8,000 3.76 – 4.00 or SAT 1350 or ACT 29 3.50

Transfer

(15 or more college credits earned)

Merit Scholarship Amount Qualifying Criteria Renewal CGPA Requirement
Foundation $3,000 2.00 – 2.24 2.00
Stafford $4,000 2.25 – 2.49 2.50
Provost $5,000 2.50 – 2.99 2.75
Board $6,000 3.00 – 3.49 3.00
NAU $8,000 3.50 – 4.00 3.50

Continuing

(18 or more credits earned while attending NAU))

Merit Scholarship Amount Qualifying Criteria
Foundation $3,000 2.00
Stafford $4,000 2.50
Provost $5,000 2.75
Board $6,000 3.00
NAU $8,000 3.50

Academic Excellence Awards are available to resident undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional academic performance and achievement. Students must attempt at least 18 credit hours and meet the minimum CGPA requirements to be eligible for consideration. Excellence awards may increase or decrease based on the student’s CGPA and will be replaced with the appropriate scholarship level each review period.

Academic Excellence Award Amount Qualifying & Renewal CGPA
Stallion Excellence – Level 1 $500 3.00 – 3.59
Stallion Excellence – Level 2 $1,000 3.50 – 3.74
Stallion Excellence – Level 3 $2,000 3.75 – 4.00

Need-based grant are available to students with exceptional financial needs as a result of economic hardship. Students must apply for this award each academic year for consideration. Award amounts vary and are only valid until the next evaluation and renewal period. Students must also have a FAFSA with a valid expected family contribution (EFC) on file. Awards may be reduced or cancelled for changes in the student’s account statement or financial aid eligibility.

Grant Amount  Renewal Requirement
Economic Hardship Grant Varies Re-apply each academic year
International

The following institutional scholarships are awarded to international undergraduate freshman and transfer students as described in the tables below.

Freshman

(0-14 college credits earned)

Merit Scholarship Amount Qualifying Criteria Renewal CGPA Requirement
Foundation $12,000 SAT 950, ACT 18, 50% PR in National Exam; GPA 2.50-2.99 2.00
Stafford $14,000 SAT 1050, ACT 20, 40% PR in National Exam, GPA 3.00-3.49 2.50
Provost $17,000 SAT 1150, ACT 23, 30% PR in National Exam, GPA 3.50-4.00 2.75
Board $20,000 SAT 1250 or ACT 26 or 25% PR in National Exam 3.00
NAU $22,000 SAT 1350 or ACT 29 or 5% PR in National Exam 3.50

Transfer

(15 college credits earned)

Merit Scholarship Amount Qualifying Criteria Renewal CGPA Requirement
Foundation $12,000 2.00 – 2.24 2.00
Stafford $14,000 2.25 – 2.49 2.50
Provost $17,000 2.50 – 2.99 2.75
Board $20,000 3.00 – 3.75 3.00
NAU $22,000 3.76 – 4.00 3.50

Continuing

(18 or more credits earned while attending NAU)

Merit Scholarship Amount Qualifying Criteria
Foundation $12,000 2.00
Stafford $14,000 2.50
Provost $17,000 2.75
Board $20,000 3.00
NAU $22,000 3.5

Need based scholarships are available to students with exceptional financial need as a result of an economic hardship. Students must apply for this award each academic year for consideration. Award amounts vary and are only valid until the next scholarship evaluation and renewal period. Awards may be reduced or cancelled for changes in the student’s account statement or financial aid eligibility.

Scholarship Amount  Renewal Requirement
Economic Hardship Varies Re-apply each academic year

Exceptional Merit Scholarships are only available to international students and are awarded at the discretion of the NAU Grants & Scholarship Committee. Award amounts vary and are valid up to one academic year. Students must re-apply each academic year for renewal consideration.

Scholarship Amount  Renewal Requirement
Exceptional Merit Varies Re-apply each academic year
Additional Scholarships

The following additional scholarships are awarded to eligible undergraduate U.S. Resident and International students as described below.

Athletics scholarships are available to student athletes based on talent, academic merit, and financial need. Scholarship amounts vary and are awarded and renewed at the discretion of the Athletics Department each semester.

Scholarship Amount  Renewal Requirement
Athletics Varies Re-apply each academic year

VP Recognition Awards are solely offered at the discretion of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Administrative Affairs. Award amounts vary and are valid until the next scholarship evaluation and renewal period. Students must re-apply each academic year for renewal consideration.

Scholarship Amount  Renewal Requirement
VP Recognition Award Varies Re-apply each academic year
Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations govern the institutional scholarships offered by North American University:

  1. Availability of scholarships may be limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Scholarships are only available for fall and spring semesters and are not valid during summer terms.
  3. Students must maintain full-time (12+ credit hours) enrollment each semester to qualify for scholarships. Award amounts will be pro-rated for students in their final semester before graduation with less than 12 credit hours needed to complete their program.
  4. Scholarships will be adjusted to reflect changes in a student’s enrollment status up until the campus census date each semester.
  5. The NAU Grants & Scholarship Committee meets annually to review each student’s scholarship eligibility for renewal consideration each summer. Students will be notified of their new scholarship eligibility prior to the start of the fall semester.
  6. To be eligible for scholarship review, students must attempt at least 18 credit hours and meet the minimum CGPA requirements by the annual evaluation and renewal period.
    • Students who meet or exceed the CGPA requirements will automatically qualify to renew their current Academic Merit Scholarship. Resident students that exceed CGPA requirements may also be eligible to receive an Academic Excellence Award.
    • If the eligibility requirements are not met, the Academic Merit Scholarship will decrease by one level each evaluation period. Academic Excellence Awards may increase or decrease based on the student’s CGPA and will be replaced with the appropriate level each evaluation period.
    • Students with less than 18 credits attempted are not eligible for review and will retain their current scholarship award until the next evaluation and renewal period.
    • Remedial courses count towards the number of credit hours attempted but do not affect the student’s CGPA.
  7. All students attending the 2021-2022 academic year will transition to the new scholarship program starting Fall 2022. These students will be evaluated and awarded automatically. No application is required.
    • Students who have earned 18 or more credit hours while attending NAU will be awarded scholarships according to the Continuing Student qualifying criteria.
    • Students who have earned less than 18 credit hours while attending NAU will be awarded according to the Freshman or Transfer Student qualifying criteria, as applicable. These students will be evaluated by the Record’s Office for scholarship eligibility based on the admissions documents received
  8. NAU reserves the right to reduce or terminate a student’s scholarship at any time, for any reason, without prior notice.