Northwest's goal is to make higher education accessible to as many qualified students as possible. The University grants scholarships to students based on academic ability, financial need or a combination of both need and academic merit.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
All students arriving on NIAS funds will receive an extended session on how to maintain funding for their entire degree.
For NEW freshmen (first-year students) to be eligible for the NIAS, you must have graduated from a non-English speaking school and be at one of the following levels of English proficiency: 65 on Internet-based TOEFL -or- 513 on Paper-based TOEFL -or- 6.0 on Academic IELTS -or- 50 on Pearson Test of English International freshmen who are not required to provide proof of English language proficiency because they are from an English-speaking country. They are eligible with a 3.00 high school grade point average or with an SAT score of at least 980 or ACT score of at least 21.
For international NEW transfer students to be eligible for the NIAS, you must move to Northwest with a 3.00 GPA in at least 24 hours of transferable credit and meet the Standard English proficiency levels for international approvals. Transfer students with lesser than 24 transferable hours will be eligible based on undergraduate criteria. These are automatic scholarships that will be applied to the student's account. There is no application required to be considered for these scholarships.