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NNU First-Time Freshman Scholarships

Prior to being awarded scholarships from NNU, you must apply and be accepted for admission to the University. If you have not applied to NNU, we encourage you to apply online. Your application for admission is your application for scholarships at NNU.

Early Action Scholarship

Prospective students become eligible for this $500 scholarship by completing all application materials by January 15, 2015, and attending an NNU visit event prior to the end of the academic year (May 1, 2015).

Academic Scholarship

This award is given to students who display excellence in their academic achievement.  The academic scholarship is determined based upon your cumulative GPA and your highest ACT or SAT score (both GPA and a test score are required to receive this award). This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.

Renewal is based upon maintaining an NNU cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, consult the Office of Financial Aid for more details.
2015/2016 Academic Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • President's Scholarship   $14,000   ACT 30+, SAT 1980+, and GPA 3.5+ OR ACT 27+, SAT 1800+ and GPA 4.0+
  • Dean's Scholarship          $13,000   ACT 27+, SAT 1800+, and GPA 3.25+ OR ACT 23-26, SAT 1560-1790, and GPA 4.0+
  • Wesley Scholarship         $12,000   ACT 23-26, SAT 1560-1790, and GPA 3.25+ OR ACT 18-22, SAT 1270-1550, and GPA 4.0+
  • Riley Scholarship            $11,000   ACT 23+, SAT 1560+ and GPA 3.0 OR ACT 19-22, SAT 1330-1550, and GPA 3.25+
  • NNU Grant                         $8,000     Students not eligible for the above scholarships may be eligible to receive the NNU Grant.

Nazarene PK/MK Grant

A reduction of tuition is available for dependent children of active, full-time pastors, chaplains, evangelists or missionaries serving the Church of the Nazarene. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.

Other Denomination PK/MK Grant

A reduction of tuition may be available for dependent children of active, full-time pastors, chaplains, evangelists or missionaries whose primary income is based on a career serving a church that is not Nazarene. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.

Mission Aviation Fellowship Grant

A reduction of tuition may be available for dependent children of MAF missionaries and Local MAF staff. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.

NNU Matching Scholarships

NNU offers matches to some awards for eligible students who fit specific criteria as detailed below.

Trustee Matching Scholarship: A full-time student whose local church awards funds for his or her use in paying University costs will be eligible to receive matching funds. The match is based on the first $350 received from the church during the academic year. This applies to Nazarene and other than Nazarene churches located in the Northwest Education Region. NNU will match a church award for two semesters each school year, until work is completed on the first bachelor's degree for a traditional full-time undergraduate student. A scholarship is also made available for Nazarene churches located outside of the Northwest Education Region. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.

NYI and Regional Main Event scholarships: Awards given to students in recognition of excellence in various areas of talent as well as quizzing competitions within the district (NYI) and/or Region (Main Event) each year. NYI awards can be won at a local or national (Q or NYC) level.

The student should present a copy of each award to the NNU Financial Aid Office so that the scholarship(s) can be included as part of the students overall financial aid offer. Students must be accepted for admission and be full-time undergraduate, degree seeking, currently enrolled students at NNU in order to receive these awards. Any other conditions for use appear on the certificate.

The NYI and NYC/Q scholarships contain specific directions for the student to follow in order to request that the NYI portion of the funds be sent to NNU (this usually requires a written request from the student to someone within the NYI organization). Once these funds are received, NNU will match these scholarships on a 1:1 basis (up to $500 per academic year). Regional Main Event scholarships are awarded at face value.

Community Scholarships Awarded By NNU

NNU is proud to support our community and churches through other scholarships offered at events such as the Harvest Classic, various auctions to help with fundraising for schools and churches, scholarship recognition programs, and many others. Students must be accepted for admission and be full-time, traditional undergraduate, degree seeking, currently enrolled students at NNU in order to receive these awards. Any other conditions for use appear on the certificate.

Christian Education Partner High Schools

Students who attended a Christian Education Partner high school and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this scholarship. Students are awarded an NNU annual scholarship of $5,000 for up to four years dependent on the years the student attended the high school. One year of attendance at the high school equals one year of NNU Christian Education Partner High School Scholarship. To find out if your Christian High School participates in this program, use our Net Price Calculator or call the Office of Financial Aid at (208) 467-8638.