Northern Kentucky University offers scholarships that signify our commitment to international students and expresses our strong desire to diversify the university population. Below are the scholarships we offer to current NKU international students who have met the minimum one-year NKU enrollment requirement.
Note*: The scholarships listed below are for current, degree-seeking NKU students only. All prospective international students applying to the university for the first time may view scholarship information here.
This emergency need-based scholarship is a one-time award open to F-1 students who are experiencing financial hardship due to an unforeseen circumstance. Students in F-1 status who qualify and are selected will receive a one-time discretionary amount to support their academic goals.
In order to qualify, an F-1 student must have:
The scholarship application has a rolling deadline. Final scholarship decisions are typically made 4 - 6 weeks after the application and all supporting documents are submitted. Applications will NOT be reviewed for a scholarship until ALL supporting documentation has been received.
The “Ted and Mary Weiss International Student Endowed Scholarship” is an annual award for international students. The purpose is to recognize outstanding leadership and contributions to the integration of international students and international awareness at NKU. International Student & Scholar Services will convene a committee to select 2 recipients. The award includes a $500 scholarship and a certificate. The presentation of the award will be made at the International Dinner and Talent Show.
|Arab Student Aid International||Must be an Arab student on an F-1 Visa with a B average, English proficiency, intention to return to Arab world upon graduation, and financially in need.||Varies|
|Axol Science Scholarship||Axol Bioscience is inviting applications for a science scholarship for graduate or undergraduate degree programs. The degree program/research area must be in a life science field with a ‘wet-lab’ component (bench-based research such as molecular or cell biology). Selection is based 50% on academic achievement and 50% on the article submitted. The winner’s article may be published on the Axol blog.||$2,000|
|Buildium's Build U. Scholarship||Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship awards one $2,500 prize each semester to the Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science student who answers our latest question about what is most important to building a great company.||April, October||$2,500|
|EDvestinU® National Monthly Scholarship Giveaway||Each month, EDvestinU awards three (3) $1,000 scholarships to randomly-selected entrants. High school seniors enrolling in an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and current college students are encouraged to apply.||$1,000|
|Entomology Society of America Awards||Each year the Entomological Society of America, Certification Corporation, and the Entomological Foundation provide annual honors and awards to recognize scientists, educators, and students, who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology.||Varies|
|ETS TEOFL Scholarship Program||The TOEFL® Scholarship Program is open to any student from India, Japan, Mainland China, or Taiwan who starts an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university listed in the TOEFL® Destination Search.||Varies|
|Fullbright Foundation/Fulbright Scholarship||Must apply to and meet the requirements of the Institute of International Education||Varies|
|Interior-Deluxe General Scholarship for Higher Learning||Our scholarship is open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. All are encouraged to apply for our scholarship - including high school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners.||$1,500|
|International Peace Scholarship||This need-based scholarship is available for female international graduate students and is offered through PEO International.||Up to $12,500|
|King Faisal Foundation Scholarships||The King Faisal Foundation provides funding opportunity of up to three years for Muslim students who are studying Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and Geology for study at an accredited European or North American university||Varies|
|Lewermark "Make Your Mark" Scholarship||Grants four awards to full-time international students in active F or J visa status currently enrolled in a SEVIS approved US institute of higher education.||up to $1,500|
|Manier-Peak Scholarship||The Manier-Peak Scholarship is sponsored by Rotarians in District 6740 to provide emergency funding ranging from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $1,000 to any international student attending an accredited college or university within the district.||up to $1,000|
|OAS Academic Scholarship Program and OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program||The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program) grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF) grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States, and Suriname.||Varies|
|Overseas Press Club Foundation Awards||Students studying at American colleges and universities who aspire to become foreign correspondents are invited to apply for one of fourteen scholarships or internships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.||$2,000-$3,000|
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship||For transfer students who are current members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society||Varies|
|Progressive Automations Annual Scholarship||Progressive Automations gives away $1,000 in scholarships to two (2) engineering students each year. Our goal is to promote education in the field of engineering and make it more accessible to young students.||April||$1,000|
|Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship||Available to all currently enrolled, full-time criminal justice or accounting majors, attending an accredited four-year college or university.||February||$1,000-$10,000|
|SEG Scholarships||Students must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, mathematics or environmental science.||March||$500-$10,000|
|Society of Women's Engineers Scholarship||Various awards for women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science, as well as engineering and computer science students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering program||$1,000-$20,000|
|StudySoup Global Student Scholarship||To help ease the financial burden of studying in the US, StudySoup is offering a $2000 to one international student planning to attend an American school for a minimum of 10 months.||Varies|
|The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics||Students must write 3,000 to 4,000 words on different ethical topics||January||$500-$5,000|