Scholarship opportunities come from a variety of sources. It is important to do your research early to understand the types of scholarships available, the steps for applying and the deadlines associated with each opportunity.

Generally, scholarships are reserved for students with special qualifications such as academic or artistic talent. Awards are also available to students who are interested in a particular field of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.

CNU scholarships awarded on the basis of academic achievement are predominantly awarded by the Office of Admission as part of the new freshman application and admission process, while others are awarded by academic departments.

CNU has a limited number of need-based scholarships established by private donors or outside agencies. In order to be considered for need-based scholarships, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the priority deadline of March 1, and be sure to add our school code (003706) to your application.

Note: CNU does not offer any athletic scholarships as a NCAA Division III School. Students should not rely on institutional scholarships alone. It is very important to research and apply for various private scholarships as institutional funding is limited and the awards are very competitive.

Private scholarships are an important resource in helping with the cost of higher education. Deadlines and application procedures may vary. While applying for private scholarships can be a research process and require hard work, the outcome is typically well worth the time invested.

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