Scholarship information listed here is specific to first time freshman entering the Fall of 2019. 

 

Students who achieve a 2.5 weighted GPA and a 21 ACT or 1060 SAT or greater are considered for academic scholarships.  The university offers numerous scholarship levels.

To be considered for merit-based scholarships students must:

  • Apply for admission by February 15, 2019 at apply.nku.edu
  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Submit the high school transcript(s)
  • Submit any ACT or SAT scores

The table to the right allows you to use your grades and ACT score (for SAT score see equivalency chart below) to estimate your merit scholarship range.  Students may receive a scholarship amount ranging from $500 up to full-tuition.

ACT SAT**
34+ 1490+
31+ 1390
29+ 1330
26+ 1240
24+ 1160
23+ 1130
21 1060
**Combined critical reading and mathematics SAT scores. 
Scholarship awards based on GPA and ACT score

The table above does NOT include additional awards for students with artistic, musical or theatre talent.  For these awards please review the scholarship information from NKU School for the Arts.  Students applying for the Educational Diversity Scholarship must complete the on-line application and are not included in the above table.

To maximize your opportunity for other monetary awards, complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov.

Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program

Students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and a 24 ACT / 1160 SAT or higher will receive up to a full tuition scholarship. 

In order to qualify for a full tuition scholarship you must:

  • Apply for admission to NKU by February 15, 2019 at apply.nku.edu
  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Submit high school transcript(s)
  • Submit any ACT or SAT scores

For more information on the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program, please visit gsp.ky.gov.

Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program (effective Fall 2019)

Students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Program (GSE) and have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and a 24 ACT / 1160 SAT or higher will receive up to a full tuition scholarship. 

In order to qualify for a full tuition scholarship you must:

  • Apply for admission to NKU by February 15, 2019 at apply.nku.edu
  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Submit high school transcript(s)
  • Submit any ACT or SAT scores

For more information on the Kentucky Governor's School for Entrepreneurs Program, please visit kentucky.gse.com.

Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Program

Students who have participated in the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Program (GSP) and have a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and a 24 ACT / 1160 SAT or higher will receive up to a full tuition scholarship. 

In order to qualify for a full tuition scholarship you must:

  • Apply for admission to NKU by February 15, 2019 at apply.nku.edu
  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Submit high school transcript(s)
  • Submit any ACT or SAT scores

For more information on the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Program, please visit kentuckycenter.org.

Students will receive only one tuition paying scholarship/waiver.  Students must review and meet the renewal criteria each year in order to receive the scholarship for the next academic year.  The renewal criteria can be found at Institutional Scholarship Renewal Requirements.