Benjamin Franklin once said “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Investing in your education is an investment in your future. There’s no doubt it comes with a price tag, but securing financial aid can help you achieve your goals affordably!
But how… 👀
Financial aid is more obtainable than you might think — as long as you are willing to put the effort into applying.
Scholarships. The best of the best — you don’t have to pay scholarships back and they don’t come with accrued interest. It doesn’t get any better!
We’ve compiled a list of scholarships (along with their specific deadlines) to help you narrow down your search in finding the right scholarship for you 🙌
Step 1: Fill out the FAFSA
Prior to applying for scholarships, you should first apply for Federal Student Aid, a requirement for most scholarships. The FAFSA is used by the U.S. Department of Education to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for college. The EFC is determined based on income, assets, and other household information, and reflects how much the government believes you and your family should be able to contribute to your education.
Step 2: Let the search and review begin
General Scholarship Applications
NAU Foundation Scholarships
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarship Application
NAU Graduate College
NAU Honors Program
Arizona Community Foundation Scholarships
Tillman Military Scholarship
National & International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)
College of Health and Human Services
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Applied Indigenous Studies
School of Communication
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Geography, Planning, and Recreation
Politics and International Affairs
Women’s and Gender Studies
The W. A. Franke College of Business
Step 3: Get to it 👉🏼
Plan a weekend to lock down in front of your computer and bang out a few applications. Your future self — and bank account — will thank you for it!
For more information, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or respective scholarship organization.