Thrive Scholarship

Reach your goals with a scholarship to NCU!

Everyone has their own definition of what it means to thrive. For some it means having a successful career, for others it’s about finding and fulfilling their purpose in life. No matter how you define it, we want to help you find ways to do it, which is why we created the Thrive Scholarship.

This is a unique opportunity to get back into class and reduce the cost of your education. The scholarship consists of multiple offers, including full tuition awards. So if you’re ready to start working toward your future goals, now’s the time to start!


How it works

This offer includes two (2) full tuition scholarships, one for a new master’s student and one for a new doctoral student. Additionally we are offering four (4) $20,000 scholarships, for which both new master’s and doctoral students are eligible.

To be considered you must apply to NCU, start your master’s or doctoral degree program and submit an essay on or before July 29, 2019. All winners will be notified by September 6, 2019. New master’s and doctoral students are eligible.


Essay Topic

Your essay should discuss how earning your degree will help you thrive in your chosen field or your life in general.


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 Thrive Scholarship? Contact us to help clarify some of them.

Steps to Follow
  1. Apply for any master’s or doctoral program by July 29, 2019. There is no application fee.
  2. Submit your completed essay by July 29, 2019.
  3. Start your program by July 29, 2019.

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 Thrive 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.