Committed to Community

Committed to Community Scholarship
Committed to Community Scholarship

Northcentral University wants to help remove barriers to higher education, including the financial commitment required for graduate school. This is why we’re offering one full-tuition and three $20,000 scholarships to new and eligible graduate students in master’s and doctoral programs.


How it works

To be considered for an Committed to Community Scholarship, you must apply to NCU, submit an essay, and start your master’s or doctoral program by December 27, 2021. There is no application fee for NCU. Recipients will be announced on or before December 27, 2021.


Essay Topic

Please write an essay telling us: How are you making a positive impact in your community?


Essay Guidelines

Use the form below to submit either a 500-700 word essay (maximum two pages, double-spaced), or a 2-4 minute audio or video file (minimum 2 minutes, maximum 4 minutes) in one of the following formats: .MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .MP3, .WAV, .AVI, .MV4, or .WMV not to exceed 25MB.

View, complete eligibility requirements, terms and conditions here.

Steps to Follow
  1. Apply for any master’s or doctoral program by December 27, 2021. There is no application fee.
  2. Submit your completed essay by December 27, 2021.
  3. Start your program by December 27, 2021.

Student Testimonial

Nicole Hutchinson was one of eight recipients of the Northcentral University Values Scholarship. Listen to her story!


Essay Submission Form

Files must be less than 25 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx avi mov mp3 wav mpeg4 mp4 wmv.
By submitting the essay, you hereby authorize Northcentral University and those acting pursuant to its authority to: Use any quotes attributable to me in printed or electronic material. Use my name, likeness, and biographical material in connection with these quotes. Exhibit or distribute such material in whole or in part without restrictions or limitation for any educational or promotional purpose which Northcentral University and those acting pursuant to its authority deem appropriate.