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Scholarships and Tuition Discounts

Scholarships and Tuition Discounts

We are excited to offer $4,000,000 annually in scholarships as our commitment to your academic and career success. These scholarships do not require you to repay anything, but rather help you make your college experience more affordable.

 

Scholarships for All Incoming Students

Academic Scholarship, Value: $3,600

This merit-based award is available to students enrolling in an associate degree program. Students must provide a copy of their official high school transcripts or GED scores, as well as an essay explaining why they want a career in their chosen field and why they would be successful.

Board of Directors Scholarship, Value: $4,800

This merit-based award is available to students who have earned a high school grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale, and who also perform well on NC’s entrance exam.

Centennial Scholarship, Value: amount varies

This merit-and need-based award was established to assist individuals who could otherwise not afford to attend college. The scholarship covers all tuition and fees not covered by other aid received.

Cohort Scholarship, Value: $1,600

This award is available to students pursuing a cohort certificate program in massage therapy or coding specialist. Applicants must provide an essay explain what receiving this scholarship would mean to them.

Educational Achievement Scholarship, Value: $3,600

This merit-based award was established to recognize students who did not graduate from high school, yet independently pursued passing the high school equivalency exam to obtain their GED.

Presidential Scholarship, Value: $4,800

This merit-based award recognizes exceptional academic achievement and is given to students who have earned a high school grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, and a score of 20 or above on the ACT.

Transfer Student scholarship, Value: $1,600

This award is given to students transferring to Northwestern College from another college with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum of 18 semester or 24 quarter transferable hours.

 

Scholarships for Incoming High school Students

Community Scholarship, Value: $4,800

This award has been established to reach out to students from the community who would benefit from a Northwestern College education, but may be unable to attend college due to financial restraints. Students must provide a personal statement explaining their qualifications and two letters of recommendation from previous teachers, advisors, or counselors.

Early Acceptance Award, Value: ranges from $3,000 to $4,000

This award provides a financial incentive to all high school graduates enrolling full-time in an associate degree program during the summer or fall quarters.

Excellence Scholarship, Value: $7,200

This merit-based award recognizes excellent academic achievement, and is available to students who have earned a high school grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, or a score of 26 or above on the ACT.

Scholastic Scholarship, Value: $4,000

This merit-based award is given to students who have earned a high school grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 on a 4.0 scale, or a score of 20 to 25 on the ACT.

 

Tuition Discounts

American Hero

All current active and retired military personal and veterans enrolling in a degree or certificate program are eligible for a 15% American Hero tuition discount.

First Responders

All current active and retired first responder personnel including police, fire fighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians enrolling in a degree or certificate program are eligible for a 15% First Responders tuition discount.

Legacy

Immediate family members of graduates who have earned an associate degree from Northwestern College enrolling in a degree or certificate program are eligible for a 10% Legacy tuition discount.

5 Aces Club

The 5 Aces Club tuition credit was created to recognize student success. Any student receiving five “A” grades is eligible to receive a $500 tuition credit. Students must be enrolled and in good standing in a degree or certificate program.

 

Scholarships for Continuing Students

Once you become an NC student, additional scholarship opportunities will become available to you. Applications for these awards can be obtained as you continue your education.

Departmental Scholarships, Value: $1,600

These merit-based awards are given to associate in applied science degree-seeking students who are attending school full-time and have completed at least 45 credit hours. Each program grants one award per year per campus.

Daniel Lawrence Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Part-Time Students, Value: $1,200

This merit-based award is awarded annually at the end of the Spring Quarter to one student from each associate in applied science degree program at each campus. Recipients are selected annually from recommendations made by the program director.

Louis P. Fuller Advising Scholarship, Value: $1,650 for full-time students; $1,200 for part-time students

This merit-based award recognizes students who have completed at least 36 credit hours at NC, are enrolled in an associate in applied science degree program, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Vice Presidential Scholarship, Value: $1,800

This award is distributed at the end of the Spring Quarter, and is given to students who have completed at least 45 credits, are enrolled in an associate in applied science degree program, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must be nominated by a faculty member from their major department on the basis of professionalism, leadership, and service in order to be eligible.

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