Scholarships

You've worked hard in high school. Find out what your Northwestern College scholarship payoff will be. Enter your standardized test scores (either ACT or SAT), along with your cumulative high school GPA, and we’ll provide an estimate for the 4-year academic scholarship amount you'll receive when you apply, get accepted and enroll.This estimate is not meant to represent your entire Northwestern financial aid package. Additional financial aid is available and is based on individual factors like family income (as detailed on your FAFSA) as well as participation in varsity athletics or the fine arts. For a more complete financial aid estimate, use our net price calculator.

Estimate your scholarship

Enter your cumulative high school GPA

Enter your ACT composite or SAT (Math + Critical Reading) score


Enter your GPA and test score in the boxes above to learn which scholarship you qualify for.

$18,000 | Peale Scholarship
Renewable if you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA after your freshman year and a 3.0 cumulative GPA thereafter. National Merit Scholarship finalists are awarded the Peale Scholarship and an additional $2,000 annually.

$13,000 or $15,000 | Presidential Scholarship
Renewable if you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA after your freshman year and a 3.0 cumulative GPA thereafter.

$11,000 | Collegiate Scholarship 
Renewable if you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA after your freshman year and a 3.0 cumulative GPA thereafter.

$6,500 or $8,500 | Academic Achievement Award
Renewable if you maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA.

To receive the academic scholarship you are eligible for, you must apply, be admitted and enroll at Northwestern College. Applying is easy and free. Apply online and contact us if you have any questions or if you would like us to send you more information.

If you're transferring to Northwestern, your academic scholarship award will be based on your college GPA. The award is renewable yearly if you maintain the specified cumulative GPA.

3.75 to 4.0 GPA  $12,500/year (renewable if you maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA) 
3.5 to 3.74 $10,000/year (renewable if you maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA)
3.0 to 3.49 $5,500/year (renewable if you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA)

You might be eligible for scholarship money if you intend to participate in these co-curricular areas: athleticsmusic or theatre.

A few scholarships available to incoming students require a separate scholarship application. If you meet the criteria, you are encouraged to apply.

Additional scholarship opportunities may be available through your high school, church, or local businesses or service clubs. Or these websites may be helpful:

The Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children offers scholarships for those interested in teaching:

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