Office of Scholarships

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Click on your student type for information! 

Optometry Students
Students do not need to fill out a scholarship application. Awards for these students are made internally within the college of Optometry. There is no need to contact your program, simply being an enrolled/admitted student makes you eligible for selection. 

Physicians Assistant Program Students
Students can apply for funding through the Graduate Funding and Scholarships page. 

NSU is not responsible for placing applications in the correct category. It is the student's responsibility to fill out the correct application.

Office of Scholarships

At NSU, 94 percent of our beginning undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, with 65 percent receiving state or local government grants or scholarships.

Financial need and merit are the main factors that are considered for the awarding of grants and scholarships. “Merit-based” aid is given to students who do well in academics, leadership, community services and other areas. “Need-based” aid is given to students who lack the financial resources needed to go to college. Unfortunately, each year, the demand for both kinds of aid is much greater than available funds.

The NSU Office of Scholarships is ready to assist students in learning more about applying and earning scholarships at NSU. The main office is located on the Tahlequah campus in the CASE building on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Northeastern State University complies with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all as amended, and other federal and state laws and regulations. NSU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, contracting, employment, financial aid and educational services.

Northeastern State University, in compliance with Oklahoma Constitution Article 2, § 36A, does not unlawfully grant preferential treatment to, or discriminate against, any individual or group on the basis of race, color, sex, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting.

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American Indian Scholarship Opportunities

Light the way emergency fund

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Seminary Hall, President Steve Turner issued a challenge to the Northeastern State University Centurions and President’s Circle donors to establish an emergency fund for NSU students in need. This new funding source is designed to assist students (undergraduate and graduate) during times of crisis in order for them to maintain their enrollment. It is designed to enable a student to meet a short-term financial hardship and is maintained by the Northeastern State University Foundation.

See the application and instructions here in PDF format.

light the way emergency fund for nsu students