NCU Trailblazer Scholarship

Apply now for an NCU Trailblazer Scholarship that can help you achieve your dream of a higher degree and blaze the trail to your daring new future. Northcentral University will grant a total of nine NCU Trailblazer Scholarships to new students and alumni who have applied to an NCU master’s or doctoral degree program by October 26, 2015.

Northcentral University is a premier online graduate university and a global leader in providing unprecedented access to U.S. regionally accredited higher education.


  • Applicants to bachelor and certificate programs are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Students currently active in a degree program at Northcentral University are not eligible.
  • Applicants, once enrolled, must not receive or be eligible to receive a total of 100% tuition reimbursement from any source(s) including but not limited to: corporate reimbursement, military tuition assistance, other scholarships and/or private grants with the exception of Veteran’s Administration GI benefits or Veteran’s Administration Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits.
  • Applicants must not be an employee or family member (spouse, dependent child or domestic partner) of an employee of Northcentral University
  • After an applicant’s essay has been submitted, the applicant must start a master’s or doctoral degree program between September 14, 2015 and October 26, 2015.

Maintaining Eligibility:

  • All existing student policies located in the NCU Catalog must be adhered to.
  • For the duration of the award, students must be succeeding in their degree program. The student must maintain a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of GOOD. Please see the current catalog for SAP definitions.
  • If a student withdraws from and/or retakes a course, the course costs will not be covered by the NCU Trailblazer scholarship. Students will not receive matching courses, as defined by this scholarship, for retakes. Courses taken and that are not part of the student’s degree plan are not covered by the scholarship. Title IV Funding (FFA) may be used for the courses not covered by the scholarship, for those who qualify.
  • Should the student withdraw or be dismissed from Northcentral University, the scholarship awarded becomes null and void for future courses.

How to Apply:

To be applying for scholarship, the candidates must fill the application form and write an essay. The link is:

About Essay:

  • Essay must meet length requirement. The maximum essay length is two pages, double-spaced, and in Word file formats ending in .doc or .docx.
  • The candidates must submit an essay (between 500 and 700 words) on the following topic:

As a life-long learner, tell us what trails you hope to blaze with a graduate degree at NCU and how this degree will help you become a leader in your field of study.

Award Amount:

Eight (8) matching tuition scholarships will be awarded. Two (2) per school, one (1) doctoral level degree and (1) master’s level degree.

Application Deadline:

October 26, 2015 is the application deadline for scholarship.

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