Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Arts and Sciences provides scholarship opportunities for its students. The Dean's Office, in conjunction with the College Committee on Academic Distinction and Awards for Students, chooses recipients for college scholarship and also recommends students for some University scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships, you must be enrolled full-time and currently attending NU at the time of application. You also must complete the college's Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form. Selection criteria may include the grade point average, the major or pre-professional program of study, financial need, class standing, and co-curricular activities. Amounts range from $300 to $3,000 and some scholarships are renewable.

Freshmen should use the following checklist for full scholarship considerations:

  • Take the ACT or SAT on or before the December national test date in your senior year of high school and have the scores sent directly to NU by the testing agency.
  • Submit the NU Application for Admission and all admission application materials to the Office of Admissions by January 15th of your senior year in high school.
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for leadership, community service, and need-based scholarships must submit the Scholarship Supplement that is included in the Application for Admission packet along with a résumé of activities.
  • For federal financial aid, student and parent(s) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available from your high school guidance counselor.

Francis W. Kaye Scholarship

Please contact Dr. Charles Braithwaite for information on this program.