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NKU believes that a diverse student body enhances the quality of the living and learning environment.  The Educational Diversity Scholarship represents NKU's commitment and investment to support diversity and inclusion.

First-time freshman applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident and show evidence of academic achievement.  Eligible applicants will have a 2.5 weighted or higher high school GPA.  To be considered for the Educational Diversity Scholarship, the following steps must be completed by December 1, 2022 for priority consideration:


Complete the NKU application for admission

  • Apply for admission by December 1, 2022 for priority consideration
  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Submit high school transcript(s)
  • Optional: Submit any ACT or SAT scores
  • Complete the essay on diversity and inclusiveness


The Educational Diversity Scholarship may be awarded up to full tuition.  Note: Awards are subject to availability.