University Scholarships for Incoming New Students
National University offers several types of scholarships to students of all programs. Some scholarships reward academic achievement, some programs recognize Illinois residents or children of alumni, and other programs assist minority and international students. If you have questions about any of the scholarships listed or your eligibility for a particular scholarship program, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
President’s Excellence Award
Any student entering the DC, ND, MSOM, or MSAc program at National University for the first time, who has earned a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.50 or greater (on a 4.0 scale), will receive a $6,000 scholarship. The President’s Excellence Award is paid in two equal installments: $3,000 in each of the first two trimesters of professional studies. Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours in each trimester. The President’s Excellence Award is a single award payable one time only to each recipient.
President’s Achievement Award
Any student entering the DC, ND, MSOM, or MSAc program at National University for the first time, who has earned a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 to 3.49 (on a 4.0 scale), will receive a $4,000 scholarship. The President’s Achievement Award is paid in two equal installments: $2,000 in each of the first two trimesters of professional studies. Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each trimester. The President’s Achievement Award is a single award payable one time only to each recipient.
Any student entering the DC, ND, MSOM, and MSAc program at National University for the first time who has earned a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 to 3.24 (on a 4.0 scale) will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The Dean’s Award is paid in two equal installments–$1,000 in each of the first two trimesters of professional studies. Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each trimester and have a CGPA of 2.0 or greater to receive the remainder in the second or subsequent trimester. Recipients who violate the Code of Conduct forfeit any remaining disbursement. The Dean’s Award is a single award, payable one time only to each recipient.
Presidential Bright Stars Scholarship
NUHS offers an institutional scholarship to Florida residents who would otherwise qualify for the Bright Stars Graduate Study scholarship by attendance at the St. Petersburg site. This scholarship is equal to the amount the student would have otherwise received as either a Florida Academic Scholar (FAS) or Florida Medallion Scholar recipient. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet current Florida Department of Education criteria, which includes: (1) the student must graduate with a baccalaureate degree earned in the 2010-11 academic year or thereafter, in seven or fewer semesters; (2) must have remaining eligibility for Florida Grant funding; and (3) must submit a FAFSA. Complete information is found by calling 1-888-827-2004 or through their website. Documentation of eligibility is required by the NUHS Office of Financial Aid and will be verified with the Florida Department of Education. Students may go to Florida Student Financial Aid website, to obtain the status of their Florida Grants. Eligible students must be registered for 15 or more credits at NUHS. Upon verification of scholarship eligibility, the student will be awarded an NUHS Presidential Bright Stars Scholarship to be applied to the first trimester of enrollment at NUHS. This is a one-time award.
International Student Scholarship
The International Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to international students (including Canadian students) who desire to study in the DC, ND, MSOM, or MSAc program at National University of Health Sciences. Any international citizen who is not a citizen of, or domiciled in, the United States of America is eligible for the International Student Scholarship. The award is $1,000 per trimester beginning with the third trimester and lasting through the standard end of the student’s program. Eligible recipients of this award must enroll in at least 15 credits per trimester, and have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.50. Other restrictions may apply, and the student is ineligible if they are also receiving U.S. Federal Title IV financial aid.
Alumni Legacy Benefit
Spouses or children of NUHS graduates, who have been active members of National University of Health Sciences Alumni Association for a minimum period of the five consecutive years immediately preceding the date of matriculation of spouse/child, shall receive a 50% discount on remaining tuition due, after other NUHS gift aid has been credited to the student’s account, for the first term of study in any program within the College of Professional Studies or the College of Allied Health Sciences. Contact the Office of Admissions for further information and for verification of eligibility.
Illinois Minority Student Scholarship
The purpose of the Illinois Minority Student Scholarship is to make the professional degree programs at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) more accessible to Illinois residents who are minorities (identified by the Illinois Health Services Education Act as Black/Non-Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Hispanic) by offering a scholarship award of $1,000 per trimester during their enrollment at NUHS. In order for a student to continue to receive the scholarship, the student must maintain satisfactory academic progress, maintain a CGPA of at least 2.0, and be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours.
Miss Illinois Scholarship
NUHS will provide a full tuition scholarship to any of its academic programs for the winner of the official Miss Illinois pageant.
Students attending NUHS who are from the same family household and concurrently enrolled are each entitled to a discount. Each student will receive a discount of his/her tuition based on 15% of the lower tuition charge as long as all family members are in good academic standing and are attending classes as full-time students in a degree seeking program. An application must be completed by each family member when both meet the stated criteria in the same trimester; it is not retroactive to prior trimesters. Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid. A complete description of the Tuition Discount for Multiple Family Members policy can be found on our Policies page.
Visit Day Award
Individuals who attend a virtual or on-campus visit event will receive a grant upon acceptance and enrollment into a National University program. A one-time award of $500 (minimum) will be automatically applied to the first trimester’s costs. No separate application is required to receive the award.