How to Apply
Become a First Scholar
Applying to the First Scholars program is easy. Just follow these steps:
- Apply to
Northern Arizona University. You
must be accepted to the university and pay the $325 enrollment deposit in order
to be selected for the First Scholars program.
- Submit the
2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1,
2015, to be considered for eligibility in the program. The FAFSA will be available beginning January
1 at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
your online housing application at nau.edu/reslife.
Program application steps
and submit the First Scholars application, which will be available in December 2014 for the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Submit supplemental
program application. Once we receive
your application form, you will receive a confirmation email (sent to your NAU email address that is given to you once you have been admitted to NAU) from the First Scholars program. These application materials are due no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, February 20,
the Student Strengths Inventory (SSI). On February 23rd, 2015 eligible students will
receive an invitation to complete the SSI online assessment. Students will have until March 8th, 2015 to complete this assessment.
The First Scholars selection committee will meet in early
March to review the application materials, academic records, essay response,
and assessment results.
Twenty students and up to ten alternates will be selected to
participate in this comprehensive program.
Students will be notified of selection by March 30th, 2015.