How to Apply

Become a First Scholar

Applying to the First Scholars program is easy.  Just follow these steps:

  1. Apply to Northern Arizona University.  You must be accepted to the university and pay the $325 enrollment deposit by the selection date in order to be selected for the First Scholars program.
  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to be considered for eligibility in the program. The FAFSA is available at
  3. Submit your online housing application at

Program application steps

  1. Complete and submit the First Scholars application (Application currently closed).
  2. Complete the Student Strengths Inventory (SSI). Eligible students will receive an email invitation to complete the SSI online assessment.