Scholarships are one of the best ways to pay for your college education. They don’t cost you anything, you don’t have to pay them back and some are considered prestigious honors that you can reference on your resume.

Nova Southeastern University offers countless scholarship opportunities aimed at recognizing the academic achievement and leadership potential of current and future students. There are also numerous scholarships offered by private donors, corporations, nonprofits and other organizations that want to help deserving students pay for college.

If the scholarship search seems overwhelming, don’t worry: NSU is here to help. Our friendly staff will help you build a scholarship and financial aid package that works for you and your family.

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Thanks to generous donations from alumni, corporations, donors and friends, NSU offers more than $59 million in university and college scholarships each academic year, including awards for first-year and continuing students. These scholarships recognize the academic achievement and leadership potential of talented current and future undergraduate students.

NSU’s financial aid office lists new and featured scholarships for you to browse, or you can conduct your own search with our scholarship search tool. If you’re interested in a Premier Program scholarship, just keep scrolling!

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Dean’s Scholarship

This renewable scholarship is offered to both first-time college students and transfer students. Awards amounts vary.

NSU Freshman Dean's Award: $12,000–$21,000

NSU Dean's Transfer Award: $12,000 - $20,000

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Presidential Scholars

A scholarship program for top-performing first-time-in-college students.

Incoming freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement may be invited to interview for the Presidential Scholars program during Shark Preview Weekend. If invited to interview, applicants will also need to complete a Presidential Scholars Premier Program application.

The President’s Scholarship covers up to full tuition and is renewable for four years of full-time undergraduate enrollment or degree completion, whichever comes first.

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Premier Program Scholarships

Full Tuition*

Presidential Scholars
(*Up to Full Tuition,
by Invitation Only)


Razor’s Edge
Scholarship (Tuition +
Food and Housing)


The Fischler Academy


Huizenga Business
Innovation Academy

Premier Programs

NSU’s Premier Programs are designed for the next generation of leaders and influencers. Whatever you're passionate about, these exclusive opportunities provide open waters for exploring your interests and reaching your goals.

Premier Programs require a supplemental application and an on-campus interview at Shark Preview Weekend.

Premier Programs

Razor’s Edge Scholars

These four-year residential programs offer unique hands-on experiences inside and beyond the classroom. A $25,000 annual scholarship is awarded to Razor’s Edge Scholars.

Razor's Edge

The Fischler Academy of Education

Students earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in education in four years, are guaranteed a teaching job and receive a $21,000 annual tuition scholarship.

 The Fischler Academy

Huizenga Business Innovation Academy

Students earn a bachelor’s and an M.B.A. in four years, and receive a $21,000 annual tuition scholarship. Those who finish the program can also earn a $20,000 start-up investment from NSU.

Huizenga Business Innovation Academy