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
2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1,
2014, 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 Student Affairs Program Application and check
the “First Scholars” program option.
- Submit supplemental
program application. Once we receive
your interest form, you will receive a confirmation email from the program and
request for additional application materials, which will include a response to
an essay question. These secondary
application materials are due no later than 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 15,
the Student Strengths Inventory (SSI). After February 15, eligible students will
receive an invitation to complete an online 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 15, 2014.