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Opportunity Scholarship Application

National University students are encouraged to apply for scholarships managed by the Financial Aid Office. National University's scholarships are considered "last dollar" tuition scholarships. These scholarships are designed to supplement, but not replace, federal and state financial aid, employer tuition assistance, and student income. The number of scholarships depends on the availability of allocated funds. The student must immediately notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside scholarship funds that are awarded as they are considered a resource to a student’s ability to meet educational cost.

Scholarship awards are credited directly to the student's financial accounts and only applied toward the tuition costs for academic courses that meet the intended degree objective. Students who receive other educational assistance in excess of 90% of the cost of tuition for a course are not eligible to receive award funds for the course. This award may affect the amount of other financial aid for which a student may qualify, or the award may be reduced or nullified by other educational assistance and aid the student receives.

To be considered for an award, students must apply and begin attending courses within the first three months of admission. In order to be eligible for scholarships at National University, students must submit a FAFSA and complete the financial aid application process. Recipients must maintain good standing with the Student Accounts Office to ensure continuation of their award. Students must not have any disciplinary actions filed against them.

University scholarship programs are subject to change at any time and often vary based on funding levels and University priorities. The University does not guarantee any scholarship funding or renewal of funding.

University scholarships do not discriminate or request information to make award decisions based on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medication conditions), creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, veteran or military status, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law.

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Personal Statement

To be eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship, students must be:

  • A new student (submitted admission application) or Readmit (students who have not attended the University in the prior 12 months and require new application for entry) as of August 2020
  • Formally admitted/evaluated to NU
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate BA/BS degree program
  • Pell recipient
  • Actively scheduled for and taking classes
  • Scheduled for full-time status (8 classes/36 quarter units) for the academic year
  • Maintain good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress
  • May not be receiving more than 90% of tuition educational assistance from other funding sources (loans excluded)
  • Complete a FAFSA and submit a scholarship application