Financial Aid

President’s Scholar

Award Amount

Northwest University selects up to five full-tuition President’s Scholars annually. The scholarship is available a maximum of eight consecutive semesters for scholars in good standing. Recipients receive automatic entry into the NU Honors Program.

Available To

Undergraduate Kirkland Campus First-Year and Running Start Students


President’s scholars are selected through the invitational President’s Scholarship Competition, an on-campus, two-day event held each spring. Invitation criteria must be met prior to January 15. Scholarship competition invitations are mailed on February 1. The number of admitted students invited to the competition may be limited through increased academic selectivity.

Scholarship Invitation Criteria

Invitations are limited to students who demonstrate the highest levels of academic achievement. Invitation criteria may be increased for further selectivity.

  • Admitted Students: First-year undergraduate students admitted to NU’s Kirkland campus.
  • GPA: High School GPA of 3.75 or higher.
  • Test Scores: At least one of the following:
    • SAT – 1300 or higher
    • ACT – 28 or higher


All eligibility requirements must be met by January 15.


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.