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National University is dedicated to making higher education affordable, as well as accessible. Through NU scholarship offerings, eligible students are able to reduce the financial burden of college, start classes sooner, and finish their programs faster while focusing on achieving their goals.

NU Funded Scholarships and Grants

  • Master's Degree

    ABWA Scholarship

    Fully Funded Master’s Degree Scholarship Celebrating women’s accomplishments is something NU is proud to participate in, and the American Business Women’s Association’s mission aligns with our own to break down barriers to opportunity. Through their tireless efforts, the ABWA continuously st…
  • Associate or Bachelor's or Doctoral or Master's or STEM or

    Whisper Military Spouse Scholarship

    25 Whisper Military Spouse Scholarships Will Be Awarded Annually As a Yellow Ribbon and Military Friendly® School, National University is committed to supporting the families of our nation’s servicemembers and Veterans. Being a Veteran-founded institution, we believe that giving back to the mili…
  • Bachelor's or Doctoral or Master's or

    Gift of Education Scholarship

    Treat Yourself this Holiday Season Tired of unwrapping boring coffee mugs and the same old slippers? This holiday season, treat yourself to the gift that keeps on giving — National University’s Gift of Education Scholarship. Invest in your own future by earning one of our bachelor’s, master’…
  • Bachelor's Degree

    NUevo Futuro Scholarship

    Build a new future with this limited-time offer National University wants to help you build a new future with the NUevo Futuro Scholarship. This extraordinary scholarship is a needs-based offer that will provide $625 per-course (up to 12 courses) to new and eligible students seeking a bachelor’s d…
  • STEM Degree

    Jean Leonard Scholarship

    Celebrating the Life and Legacy of an Education Champion The Jean Leonard Scholarship promotes diversity and access to higher education by providing an annual $20,000 scholarship to students pursuing degrees in education or STEM. The scholarship is open to incoming and current NU students who are se…
  • Bachelor's or Doctoral or Master's or

    The Key Grant

    The National University Key Grant – Unlock Your True Potential with a College Degree We live in a vast, diverse country where opportunity, economic status, and educational achievement are not always equitable. At National University, we believe everyone, regardless of ethnicity, financial situatio…
  • All Degree Types

    Veterans, Spouses, and Dependents Scholarship

    Get 25% Off Tuition This scholarship is designed to reduce tuition expenses for Veterans and their family members who are not using, or do not have access to the Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship. It may be used by spouses and dependents in conjunction with the Dependents’ Educational Assistanc…
  • Bachelor's Degree

    Community College Life Changer Scholarship

    Full-Tuition Scholarship Opportunity for Community College Employees National University is pleased to announce a full-tuition scholarship opportunity available to any employees of Community Colleges. Fall 2022 Winner Congratulations to our Fall 2022 winner, Rabie Al-Shaikh from Cuyamaca College! Yo…

Scholarship Policies & Approach

Each year, National University awards tuition scholarships and grants to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. All scholarships and grants are based upon the eligibility rules that focus on financial needs.

National University’s awards are considered “last money” tuition scholarships. These awards are designed to supplement, but not replace, federal and state financial aid, employer tuition assistance, and student income. Awards are credited directly to the financial accounts of recipients. The number of scholarships disbursed depends upon the availability of allocated funds. As a nonprofit institution, National University tries to provide as many scholarship and grant opportunities as possible.

National University is an independent, accredited, post-secondary educational institution that does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, handicap, Veteran status, or medical condition.

Admission advisors and financial aid advisors will assist you in applying for a University-funded award. However, it is your responsibility to read and comply with the policies and procedures contained in the University catalog prior to applying for a scholarship.

Please review the accompanying scholarship information. If you meet the eligibility criteria for an award and are in need of financial assistance, you are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please call (858) 642-8185, or email [email protected].

Scholarship FAQs

The first steps it to apply to the university. The admissions website includes a link to all the applications and has a list of what the process looks like.

National University’s program offerings can be found here.

If National University does not have the degree you are interested in, you can look at the program at our sister school Northcentral University.

We have start dates every four weeks for most programs, although some programs have strict start dates: some examples include Educational Counseling, School Psychology, MSN, BSN, MAC, and specific on-site programs.

Yes. National University accepts transferable college-level credits from regionally accredited universities, colleges, and community colleges. You can review the transfer information here.

Each one of our scholarships is unique; once you’ve selected the right one for your needs, click on the link and follow the prompts.