NAU College of Education scholarship information
Commonly asked questions about the COE Scholarship Application:
What is the Scholarships Banquet, and do I have to attend? Accordion Closed
The COE Scholarships Banquet is hosted annually in Flagstaff on the Friday of Family Weekend during the academic year your scholarship money is received. The event is meant to introduce student scholarship recipients to their generous donors and give everyone an opportunity to celebrate academic achievement and excellence.
If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you are expected to make every reasonable effort to attend this banquet, and you will initial your understanding of this expectation on your scholarship award contract. Your inability to attend the banquet will not affect your scholarship money, although we hope that all recipients will be eager to attend and demonstrate their gratitude for their award’s benefactor(s).
If you have additional questions/concerns regarding the Scholarships Banquet, email email@example.com.
When can I fill out my scholarship application? Accordion Closed
The application opens to students in January every year. To start your application, please visit our scholarship application page.
How do I apply for more than one College of Education scholarship? Accordion Closed
I don’t have an NAU login. Can I still apply for a COE scholarship? Accordion Closed
If you would like to apply for a College of Education scholarship but have not yet been assigned an NAU login, please email the Scholarship Committee office for further instructions.
When do I find out if I have been awarded a scholarship? Accordion Closed
Scholarship award letters are sent out after the Scholarship Committee meets, typically in May/June after the application closes. All applicants will receive an email after the application close date to confirm correct contact information. Follow-up questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I split my scholarship money between the Fall and Spring semesters? Accordion Closed
You may have your scholarship paid out one of three ways:
- Fall only
- Spring only
- Split 50-50 between Fall and Spring
If you have no preference, your award will be paid out automatically in the following ways:
- December graduates: Whole award applied to Fall semester
- Student Teachers: Whole award applied to student teaching semester
- Non-graduating students: Split evenly between Fall and Spring semesters
Why do I have to complete my FAFSA so early to be considered for a scholarship? Accordion Closed
Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need. You must fill out your FAFSA application to determine whether you qualify for need-based scholarships. To qualify for ANY COE Scholarship, you must complete your FAFSA, REGARDLESS OF NEED.
What should I put in my letter? Accordion Closed
The student letter is a critical component of your application, and is often a deciding factor in higher versus lower scores. Please visit our scholarships information webpage for more information.
Does completing the COE application automatically qualify me for other university-wide scholarships? Accordion Closed
No, if you want to be considered for other scholarships outside the College of Education, you will need to fill out their applications. Our Scholarships home page contains links to the most useful scholarship applications in addition to the COE Scholarship App.
If I have a tuition waiver am I still eligible for scholarships? Accordion Closed
Yes. While many of our scholarships require financial need, many do not. If your application is scored highly, you will be eligible for those awards.
How do I apply for a tuition waiver? Accordion Closed
Each department handles tuition waivers differently. For more information, contact your department directly:
Department of Teaching and Learning: (928)523-9316
Department of Educational Specialties: (928)523-5342
Department of Educational Psychology: (928)523-7103
Department of Educational Leadership: (928)523-3202
If I miss the submission date, is there any way I can be considered for a scholarship? Accordion Closed
Unfortunately the College of Education is unable to accept late submissions. We strongly encourage students who miss the deadline to visit the Financial Aid website to explore other scholarship opportunities that may be available.
What happens to scholarships that are not accepted or given out? Accordion Closed
Unclaimed scholarships are offered to the next highest scoring eligible student. If there are no applicants who qualify for a specific scholarship, those funds will roll over to the next academic year.
Can you help with technical difficulties while submitting my application? Accordion Closed
For assistance, please send an email to the development team.