Myth #1: I must have excellent grades to get an NSU scholarship.
Many of the NSU Foundation scholarships focus on criteria other than grades (such as declared major, involvement in certain extracurricular activities, hometown, etc.), and some are designed specifically for students who have less than stellar grades.
Myth #2: I must have significant financial need and file a FAFSA to get an NSU scholarship.
Many scholarships do not focus on financial need or require a FAFSA. If they do, be sure to meet FAFSA deadlines.
Myth #3: I don’t have to do anything to qualify for an NSU scholarship.
Nearly every NSU scholarship requires that you fill out the basic scholarship application by February 1 in order to be eligible for scholarships the following fall and spring semesters. The application is available at http://scholarships.nsuok.edu/
. There are different forms for incoming freshmen, continuing students, and transfer students.
Some scholarships offered by the NSU Foundation require additional information, an essay, and/or letter(s) of recommendation. Those will be advertised separately at http://scholarships.nsuok.edu/Foundation.aspx
and via email. Check this web page regularly and pay attention to requirements and deadlines!
Myth #4: Scholarships aren’t worth the hassle.
If you receive a scholarship, it generally only requires you to keep a certain grade point average, sign an agreement with any additional terms of the scholarship, and write a thank you letter to the donor. You should list any scholarships you receive on your resume when you begin looking for jobs, since NSU alumni may be interviewing you for a position and may recognize the name of the scholarship or know something about the donor.