NAU Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The nonprofit NAU Foundation recognizes and rewards academic achievement through an annual NAU Foundation Academic Excellence Award Scholarship. To be eligible to apply for an Academic Excellence Award Scholarship, the student must have attended half-time (six or more undergraduate credit hours; 4.5 or more master's or DSS credit hours, and three or more trimester credit hours in the EdD) at NAU fall and winter terms, or fall and spring terms in the EdD, of the last calendar year and continue on a half-time basis for the award period. The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for consideration is 3.66.

Applications are available at the foundation's website at and from student advisors. Letters of reference and a brief autobiography must be included with the application.

Academic Excellence Award Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of the following:

  1. Academic achievement at NAU;

  2. Participation in institutional activities or community involvement or service while an NAU student;

  3. Financial need.

The NAU Foundation also periodically offers targeted scholarship opportunities for NAU students as resources allow. Current and upcoming scholarship opportunities are posted at Other scholarship opportunities may also be available; please see the scholarship opportunities section on NAU's website,