Applicant Resources

Career Services
The Scholars Program application requires a letter of introduction, resume, two letters of recommendation, and an interview. To ensure the best possible application, contact Career Services.

Writing Center
The Scholars Program application also requires three 500-word essays that must be 100% error free. For assistance, contact the Writing Center.

Scholars have the opportunity to conduct, publish, and present research. To discuss topic ideas with the selection committee, contact the NU Library.

Letters of Recommendation
The Scholars Program application requires two letters of recommendation – at least one of which from an academic reference (i.e., a professor). Career Services has tips for letter writers.

Application Details
The application cycle is open twice per year over the course of two weeks, both for internal students and our community college partners. Current pre-qualified undergraduate and graduate students can find the application in the Message Center. Incoming master's, credential, or transfer students can request the application through

The application dates are below:
Internal and incoming (non-transfer): January 7 – January 21, 2019 and October 7 – October 21, 2019
Transfer students: October 15 – November 1, 2018 and May 1 – May 15, 2019