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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

  • All Degree Types

    Scholarship Resources for International Students

    Foundation Center The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published every Friday afternoon. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grant-making organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grant maker’…
  • All Degree Types

    Scholarships for Minorities & Women

    Soroptimist International of La Jolla “Live Your Dream Award” The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education,…
  • Master's Degree

    Scholarships & Grants Funded by National University

    National University funds a variety of scholarships and grants. Below is a list of available scholarships and grants funded by National University. In order to be eligible for a National University scholarship all students must complete a FAFSA Transfer to Success Scholarship The Transfer to Success…
  • Associate Degree

    Associate Degree for Transfer Scholarship

    Save $10,000* per year on Transfer-friendly Bachelor’s Programs The ADT scholarship provides students with a $10,000* tuition reduction offer to apply to Bachelor programs, reducing tuition to only $7,000* per year. National University participates in the California Community Colleges-Associate De…
  • Doctoral Degree

    The Harmony Scholar Program

    Full-tuition Scholarship for a Master of Education with an SEL-Focused Credential The Harmony Scholar Program in Social Emotional Learning will reward outstanding National University students, who have demonstrated the potential for academic excellence, with a full-tuition scholarship to promote tea…
  • All Degree Types

    Honors Fellows for Social Change Scholarship

    Earn A Full-Tuition Scholarship for Your Dedication to Social Change You want to use your education to make a difference in the world. We want to help you with the Honors Fellows for Social Change Scholarship. This unique program is an academic minor designed for National University students current…
  • All Degree Types

    The Opportunity Scholarship

    Opening New Doors for Adult Learners Through a historic $30 million investment, National University is proud to offer the Opportunity Scholarship — a need- and program-based award designed to reduce the cost of undergraduate tuition, ease financial stress, and make earning your degree more achieva…
  • 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. Spring 2022 Winner Congratulations to our Spring 2022 winner, Silva Jajo! You can learn more about …

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 FAQ

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.

Many of our scholarships are for specific degrees, or degree type. Look through the list of scholarships (above). You can even sort by category.

Most NU programs have monthly starts. Check your specific program to see if there are any restrictions.

Generally speaking, you may transfer credits, provided there is a corresponding course offered at NU. Every program differs slightly, though. Check your specific program for any restrictions.

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