National & International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)
Nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships not only bring a financial award, but also prestige that helps you build a distinguished career, permanent membership in a network of outstanding professionals, and life-changing experiences. The NAU Coordinator for National & International Scholarships and Fellowships helps students refine their applications and connect to resources in order to be more competitive on the national/international level.
Starting early in your search for major scholarships and fellowships is crucial:
- identify awards and opportunities of interest early in your academic career
- build a record suited to these awards' criteria
- begin work on applications months in advance of the deadline
- leave plenty of time for feedback and revisions
The NISF website can help you become competitive, locate opportunities, and craft a solid application draft.
To apply for a national or international scholarship requiring NAU nomination, make an appointment with the NISF coordinator (or other specified scholarship representative at NAU), with whom you will work closely. Please bring a resume.
To apply directly to other national or international scholarships, make an appointment with the NISF coordinator for advice and application feedback. Please bring a resume, list of scholarship selection criteria, and your application draft.
If applying for a local or regional scholarship, drop by during the coordinator's office hours for application feedback. Please bring a resume, list of scholarship selection criteria, and your application draft.
(To be sure of maximum assistance, please contact the coordinator well in advance of the scholarship deadline.)
The NISF office does not administer any local awards, NAU
scholarships, or NAU Financial Aid.
Students seeking financial support to attend
NAU should contact a financial aid counselor at Financial.Aid@nau.edu or 1-855-628-6333. See the NAU Financial Aid website for types of aid and NAU scholarships information. Students should also speak with faculty in their department. See other ideas for finding support at Searching for Scholarships.
For NAU Study Abroad scholarships (funding international opportunities that provide NAU credit toward your degree), contact Danielle Varnes at the Center for International Education (CIE). For financial aid to take advantage of a study abroad opportunity, contact Julie Nava at NAU Financial Aid.