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Lead the Decade Scholarship

Lead the Decade Scholarship

Education can help you achieve your life’s dream, but coming back and finishing your degree can be a challenge. We understand the obstacles faced by graduate students, so we created a special scholarship to help remove the financial barrier standing in the way.


How it works

To be considered for a Lead the Decade Scholarship, you must apply to NCU, start your master’s or doctoral degree program, and submit an essay on or before February 24, 2020. Six (6) recipients will be chosen and notified on or before April 3, 2020.


Essay Topic

Your essay should discuss how earning your degree will help you become a better leader in the future.


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.

Have additional questions about the Scholarship? Contact us to help clarify some of them.

Steps to Follow
  1. Apply for any master’s or doctoral program by February 24, 2020. There is no application fee.
  2. Submit your completed essay by February 24, 2020.
  3. Start your program by February 24, 2020.

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 Lead the Decade Scholarship, 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.