Smart Start Grant

Receive a grant, no essay required

Getting started can be the hardest part of any journey, especially when it comes to going back to school and earning your graduate degree. To provide you with the encouragement you need to take the first step, we’ve created the Smart Start Grant.

No matter what your ultimate goal may be – from enhancing your skills and earning a promotion to fulfilling a lifelong educational goal, now is the time to get started!


How it works

To be eligible for a grant you must apply to NCU, start your master’s or doctoral degree program and submit a brief questionnaire on or before May 28, 2018.

Every eligible applicant will receive a grant in the following amounts:

  • Eligible master’s students will receive a $3,000 grant.
  • Eligible doctoral students will receive a $5,000 grant.

The grant will be paid in increments to help cover the tuition of your second through seventh course. View, complete eligibility requirements, terms and conditions here. Winners will be notified on June 22, 2018.


Questionnaire Guidelines

You must answer the following questions using no more than 100 words per question.

View, complete eligibility requirements, terms and conditions here.

Steps to Follow
  1. Apply for any master’s or doctoral program by May 28, 2018.
  2. Submit your completed questionnaire by May 28, 2018.
  3. Start your program by May 28, 2018.

View complete eligibility requirements, terms and conditions HERE.

Have additional questions about the Smart Start grant? Contact us to help clarify some of them.

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Grant submissions are now closed!