Fund your education

Browse through the list of NAU scholarship opportunities to assist with your educational goals.

Applied Indigenous Studies Scholarships

Dean’s Scholarship for Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building Graduate Certificate

This need-based scholarship offers support towards tuition costs for the online graduate certificate in Indigenous and Tribal Nation-Building. 


  • Ongoing enrollment throughout the academic year in the online graduate certificate.

Thomas J. and Dolores C. Ballew Scholarship for Native Americans

This Fund is established by Thomas J. and Dolores C. Ballew (Tom and Dody Ballew, Founders) for the purpose of providing scholarships at NAU for Native American students.  The fund is to be used to educate members of federally recognized Native American nations and tribes.  The Founders have a sincere appreciation of the goals of Native Americans to honor their history, culture, philosophy and language; and of Northern Arizona University to become the nation's leading university serving Native Americans.


  • Are registered members of a federally recognized Native American nation or tribe;
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5, where 4.0=A;
  • Demonstrated financial need; and
  • Preference given to members of the Navajo Nation

Financial Aid

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has information for tribal scholarships and tribal grants that you may be eligible for.

NAU Foundation Scholarships

You may apply for other scholarships and awards through the NAU Foundation.