Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

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You’ve got talent, We’ve got scholarships

Talent awards are competitively selected, may be renewable and typically can be added to any merit awards you have earned.

Music and Theater

There are multiple scholarships—from music to acting—available to you through the Department of Music, which are available for both majors and non-majors. The amount varies depending on ability and the number of ensembles in which you will participate.

Call the music department at 208-467-8413 or email lsrichardson@nnu.edu to schedule an audition time. If you are unable to perform in a live audition, you may submit a recording of yourself. Please email the recording or recording link to the email address above, or mail a DVD or CD to:

NNU Department of Music
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686


Athletic scholarships are available for men’s and women’s club soccer, men’s lacrosse and all thirteen varsity sports. The amount varies depending on abilities.  

For information on how to be considered for club sports scholarships, please contact Lance Howard, Director of Club Sports, at lancehoward@nnu.edu.

For information on varsity sports, please complete an inquiry form that can be found under the “Prospective Nighthawks” tab under the appropriate sport at nnusports.com to begin a conversation with the coach.

Speech and Debate

NNU has a nationally-recognized speech and debate program, and we’d love for you to be part of it! Scholarships may be available for your participation, depending on abilities. To find out more, email Professor Brook Adamson at mbadamson@nnu.edu.


The Engineering Excellence Scholarship (EES) is a $3,000 scholarship that is awarded to up to five incoming freshmen who plan to study engineering each year and is renewable up to four years. This award is added on top of any merit award you receive from NNU! To see details about eligibility requirements or to apply go to nnu.edu/ees.


If you are majoring or minoring in the College of Theology and Christian Ministries and are a member of the Church of the Nazarene, you may be eligible for the NNU Ministerial Scholarship. Undergraduate students who qualify for this program have the potential to receive up to $19,500 (over 4 years / 8 semesters) in conditional grants. As long as the conditions of the grant are met, then it will become a scholarship that you do not have to pay back. For more information, go to nnu.edu/departments/theology-christian-ministries.