Private Donor Scholarships

Various companies, foundations, and organizations offer private scholarships with varying criteria. The scholarships listed on this page are not offered or administered by NAU. Please review the spreadsheet to determine eligibility criteria. This is not an exhaustive list, and opportunities vary each year. 

The priority date to submit a private donor scholarship for the Fall Semester is August 1 and for the Spring Semester is December 1. Scholarship checks submitted by these dates will be posted to student accounts prior to the start of classes.

For NAU Students

We encourage you to begin applying for scholarships right away. Deadlines vary depending on the donor and scholarship. Some donors may still be accepting applications while other applications may be closed

Tips for Applying for Scholarships

Research: Begin researching scholarship that are awarded to students based on their college majors, hobbies, achievements, grades, or other criteria. Organizations such as CollegeBoard and FastWeb can help you find scholarships for which you may qualify.

Plan Ahead: Donors may ask for essays or letters of recommendation that explain why you deserve to receive their scholarship. Consider creating a general essay template that you can modify for different donors and begin gathering letters of recommendation as soon as possible.

Always check that you have completed the entire application and answered all questions before submitting your application. 

We have made it easy for you to sort through and good luck in your scholarship search! Private donor scholarships

For Scholarship Donors

To add scholarship Information to our website please submit a request to We will review the scholarship website and/or application. Please put the name of your scholarship opportunity in the subject of the email along with the due date.

We will notify you via email if your scholarship opportunity has been approved to be listed on our website. We appreciate your patience while your scholarship is being reviewed.

*Please note that links that do not go directly to a scholarship application are not accepted.

To Send a Scholarship Check

We work to post scholarship awards on the student’s account in a timely manner once we receive the check and any corresponding documentation. Donors sending a scholarship check to Northern Arizona University for a specific student (or number of students) may send the check to the following address:

PO Box 4108
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Please include the student’s NAU ID Number and full name on the check and award letter as well as any scholarship requirements or restrictions. If you have any questions, please contact us at