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Presidential & Provost’s Scholarships

Available to:

Freshmen and Running Start Students


Incoming Freshman for Fall Semester. Must achieve a High School GPA of 3.75, and score at least a 1840 on the SAT or score at least a 28 on the ACT. Once the GPA and one of the score criteria have been met, an individual portfolio must be submitted.


Presidential - may not receive with other Institutional Scholarships or Tuition Credits (Pastors, District Youth Director, Academic, Talent, Northwest University Success, Bible Quiz, or Debate).
Provost - May not receive with the following Institutional Aid: Academic, Northwest University Success, Northwest University Tuition Credits.

Award Amount:

Up to three full tuition Presidential Scholarships and three half-tuition Provost’s Scholarships per year (maximum of eight semesters). Additional scholarships may be awarded.


Individual portfolio must be postmarked by February 15.


Applicant must submit an individual portfolio.

Portfolio Items:

  • Table of Contents
  • Personal page(s):
    • List desired major
    • Plans after college
    • Leadership goals at Northwest University
    • Extra curricular hobbies/involvements (sports, music, etc.)
    • Size of high school, public or private
    • Size of city, church, etc.
    • Please keep personal pictures to a minimum
  • A minimum of 2 letters of reference (max 4):
    • From high school
    • From church
    • From a community individual
  • A minimum of 2 examples each:
    • Leadership experience
    • Community involvement
    • Church involvement
    • School involvement
  • Examples of:
    • Academic achievement
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • Leadership potential

Please limit your portfolio to a maximum of 10 pages, excluding references.

Examples of Portfolios:
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Must be enrolled for full-time study, maintain a 3.30 cumulative GPA at Northwest University (renewable with a 3.00 for the first semester only), and reside on-campus.

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