The Stay Focused Scholarship

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The Stay Focused 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 the Stay Focused Scholarship, you must apply to NCU, submit an essay, and start your master’s or doctoral program by December 26, 2022. There’s no application fee for NCU. Recipients will be announced on or before February 3, 2023.


Essay Topic

Who, or what, helps you to maintain your focus on the path to earning your degree?


Essay Guidelines

Use the form below to submit either a 500- to 700-word essay (maximum two pages, double-spaced) or a two- to four-minute audio or video file (minimum two minutes, maximum four 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 get the answers you need.

Steps to Follow
  1. Apply to an eligible master’s or doctoral program by December 26, 2022.
  2. Submit your completed essay by December 26, 2022.
  3. Start your program by December 26, 2022.

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.