2014-2015 Scholarship Criteria

All Arizona Academic Team

Criteria

Phi Theta Kappa, two-year presidents, and community college state associations all co-sponsor "All State Academic Recognition Teams" in 34 states.  Students nominated to the All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Academic Team.  

Each two year college in Arizona may nominate two students per campus to the All-USA Academic Team.  Students from Arizona nominated to the national team comprise the All Arizona Academic Team.  Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. 

Eligibility

All Arizona Academic Team members are eligible for full resident tuition scholarships under the following criteria: 

  • Maximum of 60 undergraduate credit hours, for a maximum of 10 semesters (excluding summer)
  • Must be continuously in attendance
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester
  • 3.25 GPA or higher
  • Be seeking a first undergraduate degree

To see a list of the All Arizona Academic Team Members, click here.

Arizona Academic Decathlon

Criteria
Information coming soon.

Dean's Scholarship

Criteria

Eligibility

For Arizona residents only.  This scholarship is awarded based on the student's ACT or SAT scores and core high school GPA.  It is $3,500 per year for up to four years, provided the student meets the renewal criteria each year. 

These scholarships are not offered to Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) participants since WUE is a better tuition rate than out-of-state tuition with the assistance of a non-resident merit scholarship.  However, freshmen from WUE states who declare one of the three non-WUE-eligible majors can be considered for a Non-Resident President's Scholarship.  Non-WUE-eligible majors are Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing.

Renewal criteria

  •  2.75 cumulative GPA
  •  Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester equal full time but to meet the academic level progression it’s recommended student enroll in at least 15 credits per semester)
  •  Must complete enough credits at the end of each academic year to have progressed to the next academic level (30 credits to be a sophomore; 60 credits to be a junior; 90 credits to be a senior)
  •  Repeated courses (taken for the second time do not count towards the credits required to progress to the next academic level

*If the renewal criteria are not met, the amount and the award are subject to change.

 

Merit Scholarship

Criteria

Eligibility

For Arizona residents only.  This scholarship is awarded based on the student's ACT or SAT scores and core high school GPA.  It is $2,500 per year for up to four years, provided the student meets the renewal criteria for each year.  The renewal criteria for this scholarship are a 2.5 cumulative GPA and the completion of 30 credits each year.

These scholarships are not offered to Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) participants since WUE is a better tuition rate than out-of-state tuition with the assistance of a non-resident merit scholarship.  However, freshmen from WUE states who declare one of the three non-WUE-eligible majors can be considered for a Non-Resident President's Scholarship.  Non-WUE-eligible majors are Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing. 

Renewal criteria

  •  2.50 cumulative GPA
  •  Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester equal full time but to meet the academic level progression it’s recommended student enroll in at least 15 credits per semester)
  •  Must complete enough credits at the end of each academic year to have progressed to the next academic level (30 credits to be a sophomore; 60 credits to be a junior; 90 credits to be a senior)
  •  Repeated courses (taken for the second time do not count towards the credits required to progress to the next academic level

*If the renewal criteria are not met, the amount and the award are subject to change.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Criteria

This scholarship is open to students who are currently attending a two year college and who will be attending NAU full time the following semester as an undergraduate, first degree seeking student.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have completed a PTK Application
  • Attach verification of PTK Membership
  • Have no gap between enrollment at community college and enrollment at NAU
  • Be full time
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.50

To be eligible, the student must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  Once admitted to NAU, complete the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application to be considered. You must also submit community college unofficial transcripts.

For more information visit the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Opportunities web page.

President's Scholarship (Residents)

Criteria

Eligibility

For Arizona residents only. This scholarship is awarded based on the student's ACT or SAT scores and core high school GPA.  It is $6,000 per year for up to four years, provided the student meets the renewal criteria each year.  The renewal criteria for this scholarship are a 3.0 cumulative GPA and the completion of 30 credits each year.

These scholarships are not offered to Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) participants since WUE is a better tuition rate than out-of-state tuition with the assistance of a non-resident merit scholarship.  However, freshmen from WUE states who declare one of the three non-WUE-eligible majors can be considered for a Non-Resident President's Scholarship.  Non-WUE-eligible majors are Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing.

Renewal criteria

  •  3.0 cumulative GPA
  •  Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester equal full time but to meet the academic level progression it’s recommended student enroll in at least 15 credits per semester)
  •  Must complete enough credits at the end of each academic year to have progressed to the next academic level (30 credits to be a sophomore; 60 credits to be a junior; 90 credits to be a senior)
  •  Repeated courses (taken for the second time do not count towards the credits required to progress to the next academic level

*If the renewal criteria are not met, the amount and the award are subject to change.

President's Scholarship (Non-residents)

Criteria

Eligibility

This scholarship is the only merit based scholarship offered to non-residents.  It is awarded based on the student's ACT or SAT scores and core high school GPA.  It is $7,000 per year for up to four years, provided the student meets the renewal criteria each year. 

These scholarships are not offered to Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) participants since WUE is a better tuition rate than out-of-state tuition with the assistance of a non-resident merit scholarship.  However, freshmen from WUE states who declare one of the three non-WUE-eligible majors can be considered for a Non-Resident President's Scholarship.  Non-WUE-eligible majors are Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing.

Renewal criteria

  •  3.0 cumulative GPA
  •  Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester equal full time but to meet the academic level progression it’s recommended student enroll in at least 15 credits per semester)
  •  Must complete enough credits at the end of each academic year to have progressed to the next academic level (30 credits to be a sophomore; 60 credits to be a junior; 90 credits to be a senior)
  •  Repeated courses (taken for the second time do not count towards the credits required to progress to the next academic level
*If the renewal criteria are not met, the amount and the award are subject to change.

Regent's High Honors Endorsement Scholarship (AIMS)

Criteria

Eligibility

For Arizona residents only.  The awarding criteria are located at http://www.azed.gov/endorsement-tuition-scholarship/. This scholarship is a 25% tuition waiver per year for up to four years, provided the student meets the renewal criteria each year. This scholarship can be used with the Lumberjack, President's, Dean's, or Merit scholarship if the student also qualifies for one of those scholarships. Any combined merit-based scholarships cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

Renewal criteria

  •  3.0 cumulative GPA
  •  Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester equal full time but to meet the academic level progression it’s recommended student enroll in at least 15 credits per semester)
  •  Must complete enough credits at the end of each academic year to have progressed to the next academic level (30 credits to be a sophomore; 60 credits to be a junior; 90 credits to be a senior)
  •  Repeated courses (taken for the second time do not count towards the credits required to progress to the next academic level

*If the renewal criteria are not met, the amount and the award are subject to change.

Resident Lumberjack Scholars Award

Criteria

Eligibility

For Arizona residents only.  This scholarship is awarded to students with a 3.5 core high school GPA, who also received NO grade lower than “B” in their college preparatory (core) courses.  This scholarship covers tuition only; it does not cover fees or other expenses.  The Lumberjack scholarship is awarded for up to four years, provided the student meets the renewal criteria each year. 

Renewal criteria

  •  3.0 cumulative GPA
  •  Must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester equal full time but to meet the academic level progression it’s recommended student enroll in at least 15 credits per semester)
  •  Must complete enough credits at the end of each academic year to have progressed to the next academic level (30 credits to be a sophomore; 60 credits to be a junior; 90 credits to be a senior)
  •  Repeated courses (taken for the second time do not count towards the credits required to progress to the next academic level

* If the renewal criteria are not met, the amount and the award are subject to change.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

Criteria

Eligibility

Students who meet the university’s admission criteria and live in one of 14 Western states states can receive a tuition rate of 1.5 times the cost of resident tuition. All students are evaluated for eligibility during the admissions process - a separate application is not needed. Eligible students, once admitted, will automatically receive the WUE tuition rate.

Students participating in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition scholarship program are not eligible to receive the President's Scholarship for Non-Residents.

2NAU

Criteria

Students who apply to the 2NAU Joint Admission Program for the spring 2013 term and beyond may be eligible for the 2NAU Joint Admission Scholarship. This award cannot be used at other universities or colleges. Qualified recipients will receive $1,000 per term for a maximum of two consecutive terms (excluding summer), totaling $2,000. This award is applied to undergraduate in-state tuition only. Total number of scholarships awarded may vary depending on availability of funds.

Eligibility

  1. Admittance to the 2NAU Joint Admission program and successfully transitioned to NAU to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  2. Successful completion of an associate's degree at a 2NAU partner college in fall 2012 or later, with a 3.5 or better cumulative grade-point average.
  3. Enrollment as a full-time (minimum of 12 units), degree-seeking student at NAU in the fall or spring term immediately following completion of community college coursework.
  4. Arizona residency and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and documentation of lawful presence as described under Arizona's Proposition 300.

Other information

This award cannot be combined with other tuition scholarship awards beyond the cost of the resident portion of tuition. It cannot be applied to mandatory or special class fees, or to other charges such as housing, meal plans, etc.

Note: Accepting this scholarship may impact your financial aid awards. Consult with a financial aid adviser if you have questions.

Renewal criteria

The award is renewable for a maximum of one term (fall or spring), provided the recipient has: 

  • Achieved at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) during their first term at NAU
  • Successfully completed 12 units during their first term at NAU
  • Enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 units) in their second term at NAU