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

NU Scholars Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how leadership styles correspond with coursework and disciplinary knowledge.
  • Develop online proficiency using technology platforms to be competitive in the 21st century workforce.
  • Produce collaborations between National University Scholars Program and local service area non-profits through innovative service-leadership and community-building to learn the value of citizenry and philanthropy.
  • Develop critical thinking, oral and written communication skills to increase self-reflection, problem-solving abilities and create connections between experiences and disciplinary knowledge.
  • Examine cultural and global perspectives on various socio-political and economic issues to understand the needs of others and appreciate diversity.
  • Develop research skills to increase disciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge and connections.