First Time Freshmen

2015-2016 Institutional Scholarships and Awards for Freshmen

 

  • + Achiever's Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be admitted to NKU as a first-time freshman; must have ACT composite score of 23 or higher or SAT of 1050 or higher and must have maintained at least a 3.0 or higher GPA.

    Amount: $500 Resident tuition. $4,000 Non-Resident or Metro tuition.

    Duration: One academic year excluding summer sessions. Renewable for three academic years with maintenance of cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and completion of 30 or more credit hours during the previous academic year.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Art, Music, Theatre Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be an entering freshman; must be a music or theatre major; must show excellence in performance, potential, talent or aptitude in the arts as demonstrated by audition, interview or portfolio of work; must submit letters of reference from former and present instructors.

    Amount: Varies.

    Duration: One academic year, excluding summer sessions.

    Contact: Department of Music (859) 572-6399, Theatre (859) 572-6362, or Visual Arts (859) 572-5421.

  • + CINSAM Scholarship

    Eligibility: First-time freshmen must have an ACT score of 25 or higher or SAT of 1130 or higher and must be a math or science major. Must declare and maintain a major in biological sciences, chemistry, computer information technology, computer science, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics, pre-engineering, or engineering technology programs.

    Amount: Varies

    Duration: Once academic year, excluding summer session.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Commonwealth Excellence Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be admitted to NKU as a degree-seeking first-time freshman; must have an ACT score of 24 or higher or SAT of 1090 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher.

    Amount: $2000 tuition.

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for 3 additional years with the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and must have earned 30 or more credit hours during the previous academic year.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Educational Diversity Tuition Scholarship 

    Eligibility: Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be an entering freshman with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Must have evidence of academic achievements or academic promise such as transcripts, references or ACT scores. Student must be able to demonstrate the ability to enhance the multicultural, socioeconomic, etc. atmosphere on campus. (Must complete online application.)
     

    Amount: Full tuition.

    Duration: One academic year, excluding summer sessions, renewable.

    Application: Requires separate application. How to Apply

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + William H. Greaves Undergraduate Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be a science, math, computer science, pre-engineering, electronic engineering technology or manufacturing engineering technology major; freshmen must rank in the top 25% of their high school class and have an ACT composite score of 25 or higher; continuing students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

    Amount: Varies.

    Duration: One academic year; renewable for 2-3 years, excluding summer sessions.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Kentucky Governor's Scholars Award

    Eligibility: Must have participated in the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program or the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher or SAT of 1090 or higher and a 3.0 or higher GPA. Must be a degree-seeking student.

    Amount: Full in-state tuition.

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for one academic year with the maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher; must have earned 30 or more credit hours during the previous academic year. After earning 30 credit hours, it is renewable for two academic years with maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.25 and must have earned 30 credit hours each in the prior academic year.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + NKU Excellence Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be first-time freshman with a high school grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and an ACT score of 25 or higher or SAT of 1130 or higher. Must be a full-time degree seeking student.

    Amount: Varies

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for 3 additional years with the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and must have earned 30 credit hours in previous academic year.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + NKU Informatics Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be a first-time freshman with a high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 26 or higher or SAT of 1170 or higher. Must declare and maintain a major in the College of Informatics in the areas of Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Business Informatics or Media Informatics. Must meet NKU's regular admissions requirements.

    Amount: $5,000 tuition

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for 3 additional years with the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and must have earned 30 credit hours in previous academic year.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Northern Kentucky University Distinguished Scholarship

    Eligibility: First-time freshmen who have an ACT composite score of 33 or higher or SAT of 1440 or higher, 3.75 or higher GPA, demonstrated leadership ability and a concern for their community will be considered for this scholarship.

    Amount: Full tuition, room and board. $2,000 Study Abroad Award.

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for 3 additional years with the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and must have earned 30 credit hours during the previous academic year, excluding summer sessions.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Presidential Scholarship

    Eligibility: First-time freshmen who have an ACT composite score of 31 or higher or SAT of 1360 or higher, 3.75 or higher GPA.

    Amount: Full tuition.

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for 3 additional years with the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher, and must have earned 30 or more credit hours during the previous academic year, excluding summer sessions.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance

  • + Project SOAR Scholarship

    Eligibility: Must be a KY resident or Cincinnati, Ohio resident who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a mathematics ACT score of 23 or higher or SAT math score of 540 or higher, and file the FAFSA form. Must declare and maintain a major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics, Physics/Geology/Pre-Engineering. Must meet NKU's regular admissions requirements.

    Amount: Up to $6,000 per academic year based on financial need.

    Duration: One academic year, renewable for 3 additional years. Additionally, SOAR Scholars must (1) maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher; (2) earn a minimum of 24 credit hours in the previous academic year; (3) be enrolled full-time as a major in a Project SOAR STEM discipline; (4) show continuing financial need as determined by FAFSA; (5) adhere to program requirements; and (6) make satisfactory progress toward their STEM degree.

    Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance or Dr. Gail Mackin (macking@nku.edu, 859-572-6104).