Application Instructions

Please read before filling out application

The following instructions are critical to successfully completing the scholarship application.  Once you have read the information below, click the button at the bottom of the page to proceed to the application.
Important:  You only need to fill out one application to be considered for all the College of Education Scholarships (review the list of scholarships).  This application does not qualify you for Foundation scholarships or other scholarships offered by the university.
Important:  New FAFSA requirements for 2017.  Please see the FAFSA section below.

Scholarship Application steps and instructions:

Step 01:  Student Data

This is basic information about you that will automatically populate based on the information you have provided to the Registrar's Office and on your Financial Aid form.  You are responsible for reviewing this information to be sure it is correct.  If you notice any incorrect or blank fields, please log on to LOUIE and make changes/corrections.  If you see information that cannot be changed via LOUIE, please contact us at

Step 02:  Additional Data Required

This step contains some additional questions relevant to the scholarship application that you are required to answer.

Step 03:  Written Portion

We suggest you create and save your information in a Word document before opening the application and then cut and paste into the on-line application.
  • Honors and Awards:  List any honors or awards you have received with date received.  (For example:  Dean’s List, National Honor Society, etc.)
  • Extracurricular Activities:  Report any relevant activities, including organizational membership with dates active.  (For example:  High school and college clubs, organizations and offices held, sports, cheer, choir, band, etc.)
  • Volunteer Activities / Community Service with dates active.  (For example:  Church or other religious affiliation activities, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, youth groups, coaching, etc.)
  • Employment:  Please include name of employer, job title, responsibilities, length of employment, indicate whether full time or part time.
  • Student Letter:  This student letter is a critical component of your application. Your letter should include the following information:  
    • Explain why you are attending college.
    • Describe your career goals and aspirations.
    • Describe how a monetary award for college expenses will help you attain your goals.
    • Provide other pertinent information related to specific scholarship criteria.  
    • You are not applying for a specific scholarship, however; if you have particular circumstances that qualify you for a scholarship (such as graduation from a particular high school, plans to student teach in a certain geographic area, or are a member of a particular tribe) this would be very helpful information to include in your letter. Please be aware that if your letter is not well written, includes spelling and/or grammatical errors, or lacks substance the review of your application will be negatively impacted. It is expected that you will provide a professional, well written letter that is approximately one page in length (approx. 450 words minimum/500 words maximum).   
    • Copying and pasting your “Why I want to be a teacher” letter from a PEU admission application would not meet the criteria for this letter.
    • IMPORTANT Scholarships are awarded anonymously - DO NOT sign your letter 

              Step 04:  Review and Verify

              At this point you will be able to see the state of your whole application.  Please review your application very carefully.  If you notice any incorrect or blank fields, you can return to that portion of the application and make any changes you like.  If your application looks complete and correct, you will verify this and move onto the next step.  If you are unable to submit, this means that you have incomplete fields somewhere in the application.

              Step 05:  Submit and Confirmation

              This is the point where you actually submit your application.  Applications that have been submitted cannot be changed.  Once you have submitted your application successfully you will receive an email confirmation stating that your application has been received.  It is your responsibility to save this confirmation email.

              Don't Forget Your FAFSA!

              To be considered for ALL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS you must have a current FAFSA on file for the 2017-18 academic year BY APRIL 1ST 2017.

              If you are an international student submitting a scholarship application to the COE, the FAFSA, which is a federal form, is not available to you for completion.  However, you will have an opportunity to submit a statement indicating financial need along with your application.

              Want to Submit a More Successful Application?

              The COE will be offering one-on-one mentoring and assistance with completing your application beginning in January.  Please email

              Scholarship Award Reception

              The College of Education hosts a reception in September for both the scholarship award recipients and the scholarship donors.  We depend on these donors to keep the COE scholarship program growing each year and this is a unique experience for donors to meet and get to know the students that they generously support.  It is expected that all scholarship recipients attend this reception.

              Disclaimer Information

              By asking to be considered for COE scholarships you are giving your consent for NAU to release your personal information to donors who will be considering you for scholarships. This includes, but is not limited to, your application information (resume, letter, etc.) GPA, year in school, financial need, major, etc. Also, should you be selected to receive a scholarship, the donor may request updates of your progress at NAU including GPA, classes taken, financial need, etc. Only donors seriously considering you for scholarships and approved by the NAU Scholarship Office may have access to this information and no information will be provided to any other outside sources.

              By Clicking the button below you confirm that you have read and understand the above information.