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Cross-disciplinary scholarships

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ALL CEFNS Scholarships

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All CEFNS scholarship application is now closed.  Applications will reopen in February, 2018.

Use the ALL CEFNS Scholarship Application to apply for the following awards:

Bergman Award for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Full-time student in their sophomore, junior, or senior year 
  • Majoring in a STEM discipline (except Exercise Science)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Involved in extracurricular activities, such as community service, student government, and/or NAU clubs
  • Preference given to graduates from Flagstaff or Coconino High School.
Oswaldo and Rebecca Garcia Scholarship
  • Full-time student at NAU
  • Majoring in STEM discipline
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to students who have a Federal Work Study on campus.
Leadership Council Scholarship for Science and Math
  • Full-time student in their sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • Majoring in a science or math discipline
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need.
Justin P. Carder Scholarship
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Preference for financial need
  • Majoring in the following disciplines within the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences:
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Sciences and Education
    • Forestry
    • Geology
Paul A. Sciame Scholarship
  • Enrolled full time as a student at NAU
  • Majoring in Chemistry or Biological Sciences
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior
  • High grades are not the primary criterion for a successful candidate, rather dedication to learning through hard work in the classroom and/or research. Evidence for dedication to learning in the fields of Biology or Chemistry could include participation in independent study or laboratory research projects, work as a peer-mentor or tutor, or actively seeks peer mentoring or tutoring, participates in related outreach activities, etc.
  • Students who continue to meet this criteria may reapply. 
Dr Richard D. Gerkin, Jr. Scholarshp for Premedical Students
  • Premedical student majoring in scientific field of study
  • Full time junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need.

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NAU scholarship funding resources 

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Office of Student Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office awards loans, grants, and scholarships. Loans and grants are awarded based on your financial need as determined by your FAFSA submission

Graduate College

Scholarships are awarded by the Graduate College to students accepted in a master’s or doctoral program at NAU. The college also has information on travel grants and graduate assistantships for currently enrolled graduate students.

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education offers a limited number of scholarships to foreign students attending NAU.

National & International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

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.

NAU Foundation scholarships

The deadline for applications is January 25th. For more information on foundation scholarships, please contact the foundation.

External funding opportunities

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There are many external professional organizations that regularly offer scholarships to aspiring engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. Organizations that regularly award scholarships to NAU students include:

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Professional organizations

See a list of hiring businesses by profession.

Student organizations at NAU

Learn about clubs and organizations you can join.

Other ways to fund your education

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Assist faculty members with research projects. Paid positions are sometimes available. For a list of departments and faculty, go to the CEFNS Departments, Centers, and Institutes. Select your department and then the faculty listing.