Freshmen Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

Great news! We now have automatic scholarships!

Beginning academic year 2022-2023, in-state students that are admitted by February 1, 2022 will automatically be awarded one of our four-year academic waivers if they qualify! Want an early scholarship offer? If you are admitted by December 1 and you qualify for one of the scholarships below, you will receive an offer by the end of December. Students admitted after the February 1 deadline, will only be awarded if funds are available.

Scholarship ACT/SAT Score High School GPA Amount Per Year Duration
Collegiate Scholars*

26 (1230-1250)

3.25 $2,200 4 Years
Valedictorian Scholars* N/A 4.0 AND Class Rank of 1 $1,800 4 Years
Green & White Scholars*

20-25 (1030-1220)

3.25 $1,400 4 Years

*Must be an Oklahoma Resident in order to receive these waivers.
Students can only be awarded one of the above tuition waivers.
Out-of-state students are only eligible for our foundation scholarships.

Fill out our General Scholarship Application in order to apply for our private donor foundation scholarships.

The foundation scholarships vary in requirement and amount. They are available to both in-state and out-of-state students. This one application will place you in the running for the scholarships that you qualify for. This application is now closed and will reopen in the September for students who will be an new incoming freshman for the 2023-2024 academic  year. 

Are you an Out-of-State incoming freshman?

Please visit our Out-of-State scholarship page for more information on our non-resident tuition waivers.

 

HONORS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The Honors Scholarship Application for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed! Please check back in September for 2023-2024 Honors Scholarship Application information.  

The Honors Program at Northeastern State University is a challenging educational option for academically talented students who enjoy learning. Honor students work with distinguished faculty members and peers in enhanced courses, pursue independent research, and participate in co-curricular cultural experiences. One of the benefits of being an Honors Student can include receiving one of our three academic honors scholarships. 

By completing this application, you are applying for all three NSU Honors Scholarships:

  • Baccalaureate Scholars
    • Each year, a select number of entering freshmen from the state of Oklahoma are selected as Baccalaureate Scholars. Students must demonstrate exceptional academic achievements while in high school. Eligibility is based on a composite ACT score, GPA, exceptional class rank, or status as a National Merit Semifinalist or Commended Student.
  • Academic Scholars
    • Oklahoma students automatically qualify for the Academic Scholars Program by being named a Presidential Scholar by the United States Department of Education, a National Merit Scholar or National Merit Finalist, or by scoring in the 99th percentile of the American College Testing Program. In addition to automatic qualifiers, five additional academic scholars are selected each year. 
  • Northeastern Honors Scholars
    • Each year, a select number of entering freshmen are selected as Northeastern Honors Scholars. Students must demonstrate exceptional academic achievements while in high school.
Scholarship ACT/SAT Score High School GPA Amount Per Year Duration
Baccalaureate Scholars*' 30 (1360-1380) 3.5 $13,200 4 Years
Academic Scholars*' 28 (1300-1320) 3.8 $12,600 4 Years
Northeastern Honors' 28 (1300-1320) 3.5 $11,200 4 Years

Each Honors scholarship has a tuition waiver that will cover up to 18 hours of tuition each semester, a $1500 housing waiver (for on-campus housing only) per semester, and a cash stipend that varies per scholarship ($1500 Baccalaureate, $1200 Academic, $500 Northeastern Honors) that will apply each semester. 
'These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman only.
*Academic Scholars and Baccalaureate Scholars are only awarded to Oklahoma residents.

Students can only receive one of the above scholarships. 

Honors Application Deadline: February 1
Student must be admitted by the scholarship deadline.

 

President's Leadership Class Scholarship Information

The President's Leadership Class Scholarship Application for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed! Please check back in September for 2023-2024 President's Leadership Class Scholarship Application information.  

If you display outstanding leadership capabilities and have an exceptionally strong academic record the President's Leadership Class scholarship could be for you! The President's Leadership Class (PLC) is a unique leadership/scholarship program designed to cultivate outstanding potential in proven student leaders. 

Scholarship ACT/SAT Score High School GPA Amount Per Year Duration
President's Leadership Class* 20 (1030-1050) 3.25 $11,200 4 Years

*This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman only.
The PLC Scholarship has a tuition waiver that will cover up to 18 hours of tuition each semester, a $1200 housing waiver (for on-campus housing only) per semester, and a cash stipend in the amount of $800 that will apply each semester.

President's Leadership Class Application Deadline: February 1

Student must be admitted by the scholarship deadline. 

 

American Indian Scholarship Opportunities