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Northern Arizona University once again ranks as the top school for military veterans in Arizona and the top third of colleges and universities nationally. The number of NAU students receiving Veteran Education Benefits increases each year – we are dedicated to serving our students quickly and efficiently. Contact us today for more information.
We want to bring your attention to an Arizona State benefit that is available to Military Spouses. The Spouse of Military Veterans Tuition Scholarship can serve as a “last-dollar” scholarship to cover any remaining tuition & fees after other types of financial aid have applied.
The scholarships below can be applied for through the NAU Scholarship Universe or through the NAU Foundation Application
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- The Major General Earl and Nadia Matthews Military Spouse Scholarship
- Recently developed to support spouses of currently deployed service members, Veterans of all wars, and active duty service members. It has been established in spring 2018 and we will be selecting students for the award this fall.
- J. Gordon McKenzie Scholarship
- Developed to help support Veterans who served overseas and are involved on campus and / or in the community. Covers general expenses in pursuing a degree.
- John Joyce Scholarship
- This scholarship shall be disbursed one-half for fall semester and one-half for spring semester. The criteria for selection will include the following requirements and considerations: Must Be a Military Veteran student, preference will be given to students who are Marine Corps Veterans.
- The Military Spouse Scholarship
- Available to spouses of currently serving military members or Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Joseph F. And Corinne J. Dox Scholarship
- Established by Joseph F. (’70) and Corinne J. Dox. Awarded to business undergraduate students honorably discharged from military service.
- Ray Sparks Scholarship for Veteran Business Students
- Established by Karen Sparks in honor of her husband Ray Sparks. Mr. Sparks retired after 40 years as a business educator at Pima Community College, and is a proud veteran and advocate for higher education. Mrs. Sparks honors his dedication to veteran causes and higher education with this scholarship.
- CMC Louis C. Bozeman Scholarships
- CMC Louis C. Bozeman, USN, ret. proudly served his country for 39 years. During his retirement years, he helped many Veterans in his community obtain their post-military benefits. This scholarship is our way of continuing his commitment to Veterans who have served in the United States of America Armed Services.
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Depending on your specialty, scholarships, financial aid and student-loan repayment programs are available to those interested in performing their chosen career full-time in the Army or part-time in the Army Reserve. The service commitment varies depending on the program and the amount of assistance received but can be as little as two years and seldom exceeds four years.
Because the filing periods and qualifications vary, those interested are encouraged to speak with an Army healthcare career counselor to determine if they are eligible and when their application period is. To find the station nearest you, visit the GoArmy Medical Scholarships Website.
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Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers. For over a decade, SMART Scholars have been working within labs and agencies of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Additional DoD to support the warfighter and create an impact to secure our nation.
SMART Scholars enter the program to pursue their education in some of the leading STEM fields currently in high demand by the United States Government. The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and PhD students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.