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Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.


Dear students,

In an effort to become paperless, the NSU Financial Aid Office has partnered with AwardSpring to offer students an online scholarship application process.  

  • What is AwardSpring?

    AwardSpring is our new automated application and awarding system for NSU Scholarships.

  • Who can apply?

    All current students and newly admitted degree seeking students with a valid FAFSA on record with NSU.

    Newly admitted students will not be reviewed or awarded until their deposit is paid to the university.

  • When can I apply?

    The application will be available from April 1 each year until the first day of classes.

  • How do I log into the scholarship platform?


    Use your NSU email or username and password to log in.

    **Newly admitted students must activate their NSU email account prior to signing in (refer to your admissions packet for instructions). Allow 48 hours for the site to be updated after activation.

  • What happens after I apply?

    You will receive an email that your application is complete and submitted.

  • When will awarding begin?

    The Financial Aid Office will review applications from  June 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020

    • Awarding will run from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020
  • How will I know if I am awarded?

    You will be notified in 2 ways:

    • You will receive an email from AwardSpring.
    • You will receive an email via your NSU email account.

    You can monitor your AwardSpring Dashboard as well as MYNSU.

  • Who do I contact if I have a question?


    Be sure to check your AwardSpring Dashboard for any additional required documents.

External Scholarship Information

There is an extensive amount of scholarship funding available from external sources. Browse the scholarship resources below and apply for those whose eligibility criteria you meet. Click on the appropriate links to view the scholarship information. When filling out the scholarship applications, remember to be aware of how much personal information you are providing, and never give out your social security number.

  • Accounting Majors

    Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance

    The mission of The Foundation is to promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting, with the goal of guiding women to achieve success in their careers.  - Learn More

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. - Learn More

    National Association of Black Accountants

    Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions - Learn More

    National Society of Accountants

    A funding resource for career development, lifelong learning, educational programs, and the future, the NSA Scholarship Foundation works to build career paths into and within the accounting profession.  - Learn More

  • Architecture & Building Construction Majors

    The American Institute of Architects

    From college scholarships to financial support for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), we offer several programs that support the academic and professional pursuits of the next generation of architects. Learn More


  • Armed Forces

    Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship

    Support for education is a cornerstone of the Coast Guard Foundation’s commitment to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families.  - Learn More

    Marine Corps Scholarships

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation we’ve been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children for more than half a century.- Learn More

    NROTC Scholarships

    The NROTC Program was established to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy and Marine Corps.- Learn More

    NROTC/Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Scholarship Program

    The NROTC has a limited number of scholarships available for students to attend MSI schools, which encompass Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).- Learn More

    College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program

    CSPI is a program designed for motivated individuals who demonstrate a high caliber of academic and leadership excellence and who desire to serve their country in the United States Coast Guard. - Learn More


  • Business, Finance &/Or Economic Majors

    Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship

    Applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management- Learn More

    Domo Scholarship for Business Management

    The Domo Scholarship for Business Management program, launched this year, was designed to help the next generation of leaders compete as data’s role in day-to-day business rapidly increases in both practice and importance.- Learn More

  • Criminal Justice Majors

    National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

    Thurgood Marshall Scholarship - Learn More

  • Education Majors

    American Federation of Teachers

    This program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.- Learn More

    National Education Association

    The NEA-Retired Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Jack Kinnaman, Vice President and former Advisory Council member of NEA-Retired- Learn More

  • Ethnic Scholarships

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    This program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.- Learn More

    Latino College Dollars

    Our website, is the only all-encompassing resource for assisting Latino students and their families in choosing schools, finding funding, and succeeding in college. - Learn More

  • Fine Arts Majors

    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program 

    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. - Learn More

  • Gender Specific

    Scholarships for Women

    With options ranging from institutional scholarships and federal loans to organizational grants and work-study programs, women pursuing post-secondary education can often secure funding from multiple sources to finance their collegiate experience. - Learn More

  • General

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF)

    The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. - Learn More

    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

    Virginia's higher-education system provides a wide range of resources for students and prospective students.  - Learn More

    Hampton Roads Community Foundation

    Since 1950 charitable people have established more than 80 scholarship endowments. - Learn More

    Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship

    The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. - Learn More

    Berbay Marketing & PR Furthering Education with Annual Scholarship

    Berbay Marketing & Public Relations will endow a $1,000 scholarship to a marketing, public relations or communications student who demonstrates a high level of writing skill, academic excellence and creativity. -  Learn More

    The Expert Institute’s Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

    The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences. -  Learn More


  • Graduate Students

    McNair Scholars Program

    McNair Scholarships Program - A.U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program  - Learn More

  • Healthcare

    American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

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  • High School Seniors

    Hampton Roads Community Foundation 

    Since 1950 charitable people have established more than 80 scholarship endowments.  - Learn More


    Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation.- Learn More

    National Society of High School Scholars Foundation

    The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. - Learn More

  • Hospitality and Tourism Majors

    American Hotel and Lodging Education Foundation

    AHLEF offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities - available to incoming freshman through graduate students. - Learn More

    The James Beard Foundation 

    The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Learn More

    Tourism Cares 

    Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships are offered in three categories for Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships. - Learn More

  • Journalism / Media & Broadcast Majors

    Berbay Scholarship Program

    Each year, Berbay Marketing & Public Relations awards a $1,000 scholarship to a marketing and public relations student. - Learn More

  • NCAA Scholarships & Internships


    As part of its commitment to providing a pathway to opportunity, the NCAA awards scholarships and grants for further education to college athletes who demonstrate outstanding academic and athletic achievement.  - Learn More

  • Nursing Majors

    American Association of Colleges of Nursing

    Various grants and scholarships available.  - Learn more

    Discover Nursing

    Various grants and scholarships available.  - Learn more

    National Association of Hispanic Nurse

    Various grants and scholarships available.  - Learn more

    Nursing Scholarship Programs

    The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity offers several scholarship opportunities to help pay for nursing education - Learn more

    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

    Various grants and scholarships available.  - Learn more

  • Political Science Majors

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  • Psychology Majors

    American Psychological Association (APA) Scholarships and Fellowship

    Find research funding, scholarships, honors and awards from APA and other psychology-related organizations.- Learn more 

  • Retail Management, Fashion & Merchandise Majors

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  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

    Tidewater AGC Scholarship

    Various scholarships and grants for STEM majors. - Learn more

  • Sociology Major

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  • Special Category Scholarships

    Council of Social Work Education - Graduate Fellowships

    Various fellowships available - Learn More

    Best Colleges - Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

    There are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there. We’ll start with those that are available to students living with any kind of disability and then break down awards designated for students living with particular types of disabilities.Learn More

    Patsy Takemoto Mink Educational Foundation For Single Mothers

    In 2017, the Foundation is offering five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Learn More


  • Study Abroad

    SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

    Visit our website to learn more about our scholarships.  - Learn More

    IES Abroad Scholarships

    Please note that to be eligible for IES Abroad financial aid, you must apply to and attend an IES Abroad program.  - Learn More

  • Undergraduates

    UNCF Scholars Program

    UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members.- Learn More

    Scholarship Experts

    In addition to scholarships, you now have access to colleges, internships, careers, and a whole lot more — all with your same login. Welcome to Unigo. Go. Find. You.- Learn More