Start Now, Play Later

A unique scholarship that helps you reward yourself with a vacation

Starting something new is never easy, especially when it’s something challenging like earning a degree. We believe, however, that once you get started, nothing can stand in your way.

To help you take the first step, we created a special scholarship that offers tuition help and a travel voucher. This helps to cover tuition now and pay for a well-earned vacation later.

What a great reward for working toward higher education goals!


How it works

To be considered you must apply to NCU, start your degree program and submit an essay on or before December 31, 2018. All winners will be notified by February 1, 2019.


Essay Topic

Your essay should tell us about someone (friends, family, community group etc.) that has been important in shaping your life and helping you succeed.


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 31, 2018.
  2. Submit your completed essay by December 31, 2018.
  3. Start your program by December 31, 2018.

View complete eligibility requirements, terms and conditions HERE.

Have additional questions about the Start Now, Play Later Scholarship? Contact us to help clarify some of them.

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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 Start Now 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.