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The First Step Scholarship

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The First Step 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 three (3) new students a full tuition scholarship and two (2) new students a $20,000 scholarships in master’s and doctoral programs.

How It Works

To be considered for the First Step Scholarship, you must apply to NCU, submit an essay, and start your master’s or doctoral program by March 27, 2023. There’s no application fee for NCU. Recipients will be announced on or before May 5, 2023.

Essay Topic

Earning your degree is a long journey. What’s driving you to take that first step?

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.

Essays must be original work. Quotations or attributions must be cited.

View complete eligibility requirements and 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 March 27, 2023.
  2. Submit your completed essay by March 27, 2023.
  3. Start your program by March 27, 2023.

Essay Submission Form

Files must be less than 25 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx avi mov mp3 wav mpeg4 mp4 wmv.