Scholarships and Fellowships
Paying for graduate school can be challenging. We’ve
provided you with some resources for finding scholarships to help defray the
cost of your education.
How to prepare competitive scholarship applications
If you want advice on how to prepare scholarship applications, we can help.
Northern Arizona University scholarships
There are two separate applications for NAU Foundation scholarships: one available through the Office of Student Financial Aid and the other available through the NAU Foundation. In order to see what your maximum eligibility might be, you must complete both applications.
A limited number of scholarships are available
through the Office of Student Financial Aid. Whether you are a new or
continuing student, we encourage you to fill out the NAU Scholarship
Application which is available at nau.edu/finaid every
January. This application is used to award University Foundation Scholarships
and allows the Office of Student Financial Aid to match you up with external
scholarships for which you may be eligible.
Complete the NAU Online Scholarship
Application by March 1st of each year to be considered for Foundation
Scholarships. After March 1st, the application will act as a search engine to
assist you with funding external scholarships.
To learn more about scholarships available through the NAU Foundation, click here. The application program closed at midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Additionally, your department and
college/unit, as well as the Graduate College, offer a limited number of
graduate scholarships. Deadlines may vary, so become familiar with the
application process and deadlines for scholarships that you are eligible for by
visiting your program, department, and/or college websites.
Some university scholarships are need-based;
therefore, you should also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). The FAFSA is available January 1st of each year. Visit FAFSA.gov.
NAU Graduate College scholarships: March 1, 2013 deadline
Customizable search engine for external funding
You can us Spin Search, sponsored by the Vice President's Office for Research, to search
for fellowships, scholarships, internships, and funding for summer educational
experiences, travel, publication, research, thesis/dissertations, and more.
Customize by discipline, location, dates, and more.
NOTE: you must be logged in through the NAU VPN to access these
pages or search from an NAU computer.
Other free scholarship/fellowship search engines include:
We do not recommend applying to any scholarship that charges an application fee.
External scholarships by subject
External scholarships administered through NAU
For these scholarships and fellowships, you must be
nominated by NAU. Check for internal NAU deadlines.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists(ARCS)
Please start with your department for information. Departments must endorse your candidacy.
Doris Duke Conservation Fellowships
Harry S. Truman Scholarship: apply as junior
External dissertation/thesis awards through NAU
For these awards, you must be nominated by NAU. Check
for internal NAU deadlines.
CGS-UMI Distinguished Dissertation
WAGS Master’s Thesis Award
WAGS Innovation in Technology Award