NSU early bird scholarship deadline is Oct. 31


The early bird scholarship deadline for the fall 2018 semester at Northwestern State University is Oct. 31, according to Director of University Recruiting Jana Lucky. The university’s priority scholarship deadline is Dec. 1 and the second priority deadline is March 1.
Lucky said Northwestern State has a variety of scholarships available for incoming freshman and one of the most important things a prospective student can do is make sure their application is sent in for consideration as early as possible.
“Those who meet the priority deadline receive first attention,” said Lucky. “NSU has some of the best scholarship packages around that are tailored individually to each student.”
According to Lucky, prospective students who submit an application for admission, ACT or SAT scores and six-semester high school transcripts by Oct. 31 could have a scholarship offer by the Christmas Break.
“Score reports are automatically sent to NSU if the student indicated NSU as a choice when they registered for the test,” said Lucky. “If a student did not, scores can be sent to NSU directly from the high school.  In state students do not have to request high school transcripts if they are on the statewide transcript system.  Out of state students can have their high schools also send their six-semester transcripts.
Director of Admissions Andrea Maley said score reports and transcripts could be emailed to the admissions office at applications@nsula.edu.
Lucky pointed out that Northwestern State provides scholarships including academic scholarships which consider high school grade point average, class rank and ACT and/or SAT score. Other available aid includes performance scholarships which are awarded through an audition to students who take part in special activities such as theatre, band and spirit groups. Leadership scholarships are awarded to students who have held positions or have been active members in clubs and organization.
The university also awards community involvement scholarships to those whose involvement extends into community and civic organizations, according to Lucky. She said employment awards are also given which take into consideration a student’s leadership ability, work experience and extracurricular involvement.
For more information on the deadline or the scholarship process at NSU, contact the Office of University Recruiting at (318) 357-4503, recruiting@nsula.edu or nsula.edu/futurestudents.