Scholarships & Alumni

Recognition and Scholarships
National American University recognizes students for their academic achievements, leadership abilities, and community service. Information on merit and needs-based scholarship programs can be obtained by contacting the associate dean of graduate students the Roueche Graduate Center, at cclp@national.edu or calling 512-813-2300.

NAU Foundation Academic Excellence Award

Each NAU campus recognizes and rewards academic achievement through an annual NAU Foundation Academic Excellence Award Scholarship program. To be eligible to apply for an Academic Excellence Award Scholarship, the student must have attended half-time (three or more trimester credit hours) at NAU in the Doctoral program for both the summer and fall trimesters during the last calendar year. The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for consideration is 3.66.

Applications are available at the Foundation’s website or at the Roueche Graduate Center (RGC) in late-February. Letters of reference and a brief autobiography must be included with the application.

Recipients are selected on the basis of the following:

  • Academic achievement at National American University;
  • Participation in institutional activities or community involvement or service while an NAU student; and,
  • Financial need.

Scholarship Resources
The following sites are examples of free scholarship searches:

www.fastweb.com
www.scholarships.com
www.petersons.com/finaid/file.asp?id=780
www.collegeboard.com/student/pay
www.scholarshipexperts.com
www.findtuition.com/scholarships

Further information regarding outside scholarships and how to apply for them is available from the financial services office.

We understand affordability is an important factor in considering your education goals. That’s why we encourage you to research the multitude of scholarships available, including those offered by NAU.

Scholarship Searches take time, but they are worth it!  Scholarships are free money for school. Check out this great video on Scholarships!

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The following scholarships are offered by National American University.  Check out this list or contact our financial team to learn more about finding a financial plan that meets your needs. Please download the pdf forms of each scholarship for information about eligibility, scholarship requirements and deadlines.

 

NAU Graduate Scholarships

Employer and Association Discounts and Scholarships

NAU Affiliate/Corporate Scholarship Program
Download the application: NAU Affiliate/Corporate Scholarship Program(All locations)

2015/16 NAU Ultimate Medical Academy Scholarship (All locations)- Graduate
This scholarship is for Ultimate Medical Academy employees looking to further their education with a graduate degree from NAU.
Download the application:  2015/16 NAU Ultimate Medical Academy Scholarship (All locations)

NAU Veteran’s Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
NAU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship program for eligible recipients of Chapter 33 Veteran’s benefits.  NAU will award a limited number of Chapter 33 Veterans a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship for up to ½ the amount of tuition and fees not paid by Chapter 33 benefits per term.  If the student meets the following eligibility requirements:

  • Entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Chapter 33
  • Served an aggregate period of 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001
  • Honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  • Dependent eligible for transfer of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill in which the service member was entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Chapter 33
  • Please contact camilitaryfinance@national.edu for further details.

Current NAU Students

2018/19 NAU Academic Excellence Award
This scholarship opportunity is for students who have achieved high academic progress while attending NAU. Several awards are available for students.  Download information regarding this scholarship at the NAU Foundation's website here. Applications become available in late-February.

2015/16 NAU HDB Graduate School Scholarship (Master’s Program)
This scholarship opportunity is awarded to NAU undergraduate students looking to pursue their graduate degree with NAU.  Download information regarding the this scholarship: NAU HDB Graduate School Scholarship (Master’s Program)

Doctoral Degree Program

2015/16 NAU Doctoral Scholarship (DOCS)

NAU Veteran’s Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
NAU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship program for eligible recipients of Chapter 33 Veteran’s benefits.  NAU will award a limited number of Chapter 33 Veterans a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship for up to ½ the amount of tuition and fees not paid by Chapter 33 benefits per term.  If the student meets the following eligibility requirements:

  • Entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Chapter 33
  • Served an aggregate period of 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001
  • Honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  • Dependent eligible for transfer of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill in which the service member was entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Chapter 33
  • Please contact camilitaryfinance@national.edu for further details.