The incoming freshman class at Northern Arizona University includes 20 students who have been awarded the First Scholars Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. These scholars were selected from more than 300 applicants and will receive an annual scholarship award of $5,000. This amount is renewable for a total of $20,000 over four years. The recipients are all freshmen from throughout Arizona and are the first in their families to attend college.

The First Scholars Program supports first-generation college students and enhances their ability to graduate. The four-year program is open to incoming first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents did not attend more than two years of college and who met other eligibility requirements. The application process is highly competitive as NAU is the only university in the state of Arizona that offers the First Scholars Program. Along with the award, selected students receive personalized support designed to guide them through key transitions that are pivotal for their success.

For more information, contact First Scholars program at (928) 523-3636 or First.Scholars@nau.edu.