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Current and continuing students: the financial information for the upcoming school year can be found on the portal at my.nnu.edu.

NNU Transfer 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. 


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 from all colleges and/or universities attended. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs. 

Academic Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • NNU Academic Scholarship $10,000, GPA 3.75-4.00 
  • NNU Academic Scholarship $9,000, GPA 3.50-3.74 
  • NNU Academic Scholarship $8,000, GPA 3.25-3.49 
  • NNU Academic Scholarship $7,000, GPA 3.00-3.24 
  • NNU Academic Scholarship $5,000, GPA 2.75-2.99  


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. We encourage students to speak with their church for specific eligibility requirements.

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 on the church's initial $350 contribution. This match is up to 7:1 from Nazarene churches in the Northwest Educational Region, and up to 4:1 for Nazarene churches outside the Northwest Educational Region.  

The following local non-Nazarene churches receive up to a 4:1 match:  

- Capital Christian Center
- Boise Calvary Chapel
- Cole Community Church
- Crossroads Community Church
- Eagle Christian Church
- Deer Flat Free Methodist Church
- All Treasure Valley Friends Churches

All other churches receive a 1:1 match.

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. 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.


Other Scholarships

Minsterial scholarships are available through the School of Theology and Christian Ministries. These scholarships are available to students at NNU with a major and minor in the School of Theology and Christian Ministries and is a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Please visit the School of Theology and Christian Ministries webpage for more information.

Music scholarships are available for both major and non-major students, and are dependent upon an audition. Please visit the Department of Music's scholarship webpage for more information.