NNU Scholarships


All first-time traditional freshmen at NNU are automatically considered for all scholarships that they may be eligible to receive by completing the NNU Application for Admission and Financial Aid. 

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 2013-2014 academic year. This applies to Nazarene and non-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 bachelorís degree for a traditional full-time undergraduate student. Students below a 2.0 cumulative GPA are not eligible for a full match and will only be matched on a one-to-one basis. A scholarship is also made available for Nazarene churches located outside of the Northwest Education Region on a one-to-one basis. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs. 

NYI Awards: NYI and Regional Main Event scholarships are 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 Office of Financial Aid 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. 

Tuition Scholarships

Nazarene and CCCU Tuition Remission: Dependents of full-time faculty and first-line administrators at U.S. and Canadian Nazarene colleges/universities or Nazarene Theological Seminary and CCCU schools can apply for up to a full tuition allowance (the number of allowances given is limited, contact the Office of Financial Aid for details). The requirements as described by the General Church Department of Education, CCCU and/or NNU are in force for this allowance. Applicants must provide a signed Tuition Remission Recommendation Form from the institution where the parent is employed. Dependency status is defined in the same manner as the IRS/tax definition when being considered for this award.

Professional: Those eligible for this allowance include full-time, unmarried traditional undergraduate dependent students, whose parent or guardian's primary income is based on being a career missionary, senior pastor, chaplain, pastoral staff, District Superintendent, or Assistant District Superintendent serving the Northwest Educational Region (or outside of any other Nazarene education region). Dependency status is defined in the same manner as the FAFSA definition when being considered for this award.

Grad-Back Tuition: A 50 percent reduction in the per credit cost of tuition is available for students taking traditional undergraduate courses who have completed a baccalaureate degree at Northwest Nazarene University.

Senior Citizens: Students who are sixty years of age and older may enroll for non-credit courses at no charge. Those who take course work for credit will receive a 50 percent reduction in the per credit cost of tuition.

Scholarship Requirements and Restrictions

All scholarship recipients are to be enrolled full-time, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (or higher, if so indicated by the scholarship criteria), and meet any other eligibility requirements detailed in the criteria of the scholarship. Scholarships based on per credit cost for post-bac and senior citizens are not subject to these requirements. Traditional undergraduate students in their last semester may also receive some scholarships if they are attending at least half-time (6 credtis).

The University reserves the right to cancel or alter these scholarships in the case of misconduct or in the case of any conduct which, in the judgment of the University, makes it necessary. 

Adult and Professional Program degree-seeking students receive a reduced tuition rate and are not awarded scholarships offered by the University. Federal funding is the main source of aid for students pursuing a degree through an Adult and Professional Program.