First-time Freshman Scholarships

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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. 

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/SAT score (both requirements 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.

Academic Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • President's Scholarship      $12,000,  ACT 30-36, SAT 1980-2400, and GPA 3.5+
  • Dean's Scholarship            $10,000,  ACT 27-29, SAT 1800-1970, and GPA 3.25+
  • Wesley Scholarship              $8,000,  ACT 23-26, SAT 1560-1790, and GPA 3.25+
  • Riley Scholarship                  $7,000,  ACT 19-22, SAT 1330-1550, and GPA 3.25+
  • Emerson Scholarship            $6,000,  ACT 23-36, SAT 1560-2400, and GPA 3.0-3.24

Nazarene PK/MK Grant

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

Other than Nazarene PK/MK Grant

A reduction of tuition may be available for dependent children of active, full-time non-Nazarene pastors, chaplins, evangelists or missionaries assigned on the NNU region. 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 2013-2014 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.