Veteran and military scholarships
In recognition of the tremendous sacrifices made by our veterans and military students, Northern Arizona University offers a range of scholarships to help offset the costs of pursuing a college education. The decision to pursue higher education is an important one, and NAU is committed to ensuring that financial need does not prevent those who have already given so much to our country from reaching their academic goals.
Find the right scholarship to support your education
Our veteran and military scholarships aim to not only provide much-needed financial aid but to also recognize the hard work and dedication of those who have served our country.
Featured: Spouse of Military Veterans Tuition Scholarship
We want to bring your attention to an Arizona state benefit that is available to military spouses. The Spouse of Military Veterans Tuition Scholarship serves as a “last-dollar” scholarship to cover any remaining tuition and fees after other types of financial aid have been applied.
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- The Major General Earl and Nadia Matthews Military Spouse Scholarship
- Recently developed to support spouses of currently deployed service members, war veterans, and active duty service members. It was established in the spring of 2018.
- J. Gordon McKenzie Scholarship
- Developed to 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
- Half of this scholarship is disbursed for the fall semester and half for the spring semester.
- The criteria for selection include the following requirements and considerations:
- Must be a military veteran student, and preference will be given to students who are Marine Corps Veterans.
- Joseph F. and Corinne J. Dox Scholarship
- Established by Joseph F. and Corinne J. Dox. It is 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 Scholarship
- 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 Armed Forces.
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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 DoD to make 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 bachelor’s, master’s, 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 eight to twelve 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 fields during their educational phase, but they begin a journey toward an empowering career to protect national security.