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Onward and Upward Scholarship

Onward and Upward Scholarship
Onward and Upward Scholarship

Northcentral University wants to help remove barriers to higher education — that’s why we created the Onward and Upward Scholarship. We understand that going to graduate school requires a financial commitment and that any assistance can make a difference.


How It Works

To be considered for an Onward and Upward Scholarship, you must apply to NCU, start your master’s or doctoral program, and submit an essay on or before August 31, 2020. Recipients will be announced on or before October 2, 2020.


Essay Topic

Your essay should tell us about an obstacle you have risen above, and how education helped you.


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 August 31, 2020. There is no application fee.
  2. Submit your completed essay by August 31, 2020.
  3. Start your program by August 31, 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 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.