Scholarships

NPU Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont California Scholarhips

NPU Tuition Scholarships

The NPU tuition scholarships program was established to honor meritorious and multifaceted students. Tuition scholarships are offered to qualified applicants, current students and alumni. The NPU Scholarship Committee is responsible for evaluating, selecting, and awarding scholarships.

For New Applicants (Effective Spring 2020)

Northwestern Polytechnic University grants a full tuition scholarship to approved qualified applicants in the bachelors programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:

  • Applicants must be applying for a bachelor’s degree in computer science (BSCS) or business administration and information sciences (BBAIS).
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    1. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale.
      • Freshmen applicants: High School CGPA
      • Transfer applicants (30 or more transferable units): College level CGPA
    2. Personal Statement.
    3. At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
    4. Minimum English proficiency score (for non-native English speakers) on any of the following:
      • TOEFL - 78 (iBT)
      • IELTS - 6.0 band
      • PTE Academic - 58
      • English proficiency requirement met based on the standard admissions requirements
  • The scholarship is limited to a cumulative total of 50 students (across all bachelor’s and master’s degree programs) per calendar year. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.

Terms:

  • 100% tuition scholarship, awarded as a discount on the applicable tuition price prior to the beginning of each trimester in which the student is eligible for the scholarship.
  • The continued distribution of the full tuition scholarship is based on the completion of the program entered and degree earned.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $400 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion. Credits taken in excess of the amount required for completion will be charged at the applicable tuition rate.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.0. In addition, a minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses.
  • The student’s program must be completed within 12 trimesters, excluding breaks
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once.
  • The student receiving this scholarship is not eligible for any other NPU scholarships, excluding the Housing Scholarship and Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

Northwestern Polytechnic University grants a full tuition scholarship to approved qualified applicants in the master’s degree programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:

  • Applicants must be applying for a master’s degree in computer science (MSCS), electrical engineering (MSEE), or business administration (MBA)
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    1. Minimum cumulative grade point average (undergraduate level) of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale.
    2. Personal Statement.
    3. At least one letter of recommendation from a professor or an employer.
    4. Minimum Englsih proficiency score (for non-native English speakers) on any of the following:
      • TOEFL - 78 (iBT)
      • IELTS - 6.0 band
      • PTE Academic - 58
      • English proficiency requirement met based on standard admissions requirements
  • The scholarship is limited to a cumulative total of 50 students (across all bachelor’s and master’s degree programs) per calendar year. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.

Terms

  • 100% tuition scholarship, awarded as a discount on the applicable tuition price prior to the beginning of each trimester in which the student is eligible for the scholarship.
  • The continued distribution of the full tuition scholarship is based on the completion of the program entered and degree earned.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $400 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion. Credits taken in excess of the amount required for completion will be charged at the applicable tuition rate.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.30. In addition, a minimum grade of “B-” is required in all courses.
  • The student’s program must be completed within 4 trimesters, excluding breaks. Students requiring prerequisites may be eligible to retain the scholarship for up to an additional 2 trimesters if circumstances warrant, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity.
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once.
  • The student receiving this scholarship is not eligible for any other NPU scholarships, excluding the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

Northwestern Polytechnic University grants a scholarship awarding free NPU-owned housing to approved qualified Presidential Scholarship recipients in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:

  • Standard admission requirements and satisfaction of minimum requirements of the Presidential Scholarship applicable to the program for which the applicant is applying; PLUS satisfaction of two of the following three criteria:
    1. Minimum cumulative grade point average 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.
      • Freshmen applicants (Bachelor’s): High school CGPA
      • Transfer applicants (Bachelor’s) (30 or more transferable units): College level CGPA
      • Master’s applicants: Undergraduate CGPA or, if applicable, CGPA from a completed graduate program.
    2. Minimum English proficiency score (for non-native English speakers) on any of the following:
      • TOEFL - 80 (iBT)
      • IELTS - 6.5 band
      • PTE Academic - 64
      • English proficiency requirement met based on the standard admissions requirements.
    3. Prior completion of a degree at the same level or higher than the one for which the student is applying (e.g. a Master’s student already in possession of a Master’s or Doctorate degree meets this criterion).
  • The housing scholarship is limited to a cumulative total of 8 students (across all bachelor’s and master’s degree programs) per calendar year and is subject to continued availability of housing. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.

Terms:

  • All terms applicable to the relevant Presidential Scholarship (Bachelor’s or Master’s) apply. If a student with a Presidential Scholarship fails to adhere to its terms, the student’s Housing Scholarship will be rescinded.
  • Continued distribution of the Housing Scholarship is contingent on sufficient student housing availability.
  • The scholarship is valid for housing payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused portion of housing payments will be forfeited.
  • While living in on-campus housing students must abide by all NPU Housing Regulations, Rules and Policies. Failure in this regard may result in a loss of the Housing Scholarship and the forfeiting of housing eligibility.
  • The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) generally treats scholarships in excess of the cost of tuition, including scholarships for housing, as taxable income. Students receiving the Housing Scholarship are advised to discuss any potential tax implications with their tax professional. NPU will comply with all IRS rules and regulations, including with respect to tax withholding and end-of-year tax reporting.

For Current Students

Tuition scholarships are awarded to current students in the fall trimester. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are awarded to qualified students who are pursuing degrees at NPU. Application for the scholarship must be received by the NPU Scholarship Committee by the deadline - June 30th. The following are the qualifications:

  • The student must have completed at least two trimesters of coursework towards his/her degree goal at NPU.
  • The student has maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.80 at NPU.
  • The student must be recommended by at least one faculty member for the scholarship award.
  • The student must be in good standing with the University.
  • The student must be a contributing member of the NPU Student Association or student extracurricular activities.
  • The student must be an active member in at least one professional society.
  • The student is required to submit a Statement of Purpose and give a presentation in an open forum to clearly state the student’s academic goals, service provided to the community or fellow schoolmates, personal qualities and skills obtained, and other points that the student chooses to make. The Scholarship Committee is responsible for arranging the presentation schedule.
  • The scholarship is applied towards tuition payment. No payments will be made directly to the student for any reason. Any refunds of tuition amount will not include scholarship awards. Any unused tuition scholarship awards will be forfeited back to NPU.

For Alumni

Northwestern Polytechnic University grants a full tuition scholarship to approved qualified applicants in the masters programs to NPU alumni.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:

  • Applicants must be NPU alumni.
  • Applicants must be enrolling to pursue a master’s degree in computer science, or electrical engineering, or business administration.
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    1. A cumulative grade point average of 4.00 at NPU’s bachelor’s or master’s degree level.
    2. A Personal Statement.
    3. At least one letter of recommendation from NPU faculty.
    4. An Interview with the Scholarship Committee.
  • The scholarship is limited to 30 students per calendar year. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.

Terms:

  • 100% tuition scholarship
  • The continued distribution of the full tuition scholarship is based on the completion of the program entered and degree earned.
  • Half of the tuition scholarship will be issued each trimester, which requires a student out-of-pocket expense of 50% of the tuition each trimester. The remaining tuition scholarship will be issued upon the student’s program completion and degree earned at NPU, which will be in a form of a reimbursement of the student’s out-of-pocket tuition payment.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $400 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.70. In addition, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses.
  • The program must be completed within 4 trimesters, excluding breaks. Students requiring prerequisites may be eligible for up to an additional 2 trimesters depending on the circumstances.
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity.
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once.
  • The student receiving this scholarship is not eligible for any other NPU scholarships, excluding the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded and no further tuition payments will be made by NPU including the reimbursement of any out-of-pocket tuition payments upon completion of the student’s program.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

Northwestern Polytechnic University grants a 50% tuition scholarship to approved qualified applicants in the masters programs to NPU alumni.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:

  • Applicants must be NPU alumni.
  • Applicants must be enrolling to pursue a master’s degree in computer science, or electrical engineering, or business administration.
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    1. A cumulative grade point average of 3.80 on a 4.0 scale at NPU’s bachelor’s or master’s degree level.
    2. A Personal Statement.
    3. At least one letter of recommendation from NPU faculty.
    4. An Interview with the Scholarship Committee.
  • The scholarship is limited to 100 students per calendar year. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.

Terms:

  • 50% tuition scholarship.
  • 25% tuition scholarship will be issued each trimester, which requires a student out-of-pocket expense of 75% of the tuition each trimester. The remaining tuition scholarship will be issued upon the student’s program completion and degree earned at NPU, which will be in a form of a reimbursement of the student’s out-of-pocket tuition payment.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $400 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.70. In addition, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses.
  • The program must be completed within 4 trimesters, excluding breaks. Students requiring prerequisites may be eligible for up to an additional 2 trimesters depending on the circumstances.
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity.
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once.
  • The student receiving the scholarship is not eligible for any other NPU scholarships, excluding the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded and no further tuition payments will be made by NPU including the reimbursement of any out-of-pocket tuition payments upon completion of the student’s program.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

Northwestern Polytechnic University grants a 30% tuition scholarship to approved qualified applicants in the masters programs to NPU alumni.

Minimum Eligibility for Consideration:

  • Applicants must be NPU alumni.
  • Applicants must be enrolling to pursue a master’s degree in computer science, or electrical engineering, or business administration.
  • Standard admission requirements; PLUS
    1. A cumulative grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale at NPU’s bachelor’s or master’s degree level.
    2. A Personal Statement.
    3. At least one letter of recommendation from NPU faculty.
    4. An Interview with the Scholarship Committee.
  • The scholarship is limited to 250 students per calendar year. Minimum eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship. The university reserves the right to deny an application for any reason.

Terms:

  • 30% tuition scholarship.
  • 15% tuition scholarship will be issued each trimester, which requires a student out-of-pocket expense of 85% of the tuition each trimester. The remaining tuition scholarship will be issued upon the student’s program completion and degree earned at NPU, which will be in a form of a refund of the student’s out-of-pocket tuition payment.
  • The student is required to pay fees (approximately $400 per trimester).
  • The student is required to pay for health insurance (approximately $400 per trimester) unless waived.
  • The scholarship is valid for tuition payments only. The scholarship has no cash value. Any unused tuition scholarship will be forfeited.
  • The tuition scholarship payments shall not exceed the program’s minimum total credits required for completion.
  • The student is required to enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per trimester (unless eligible for a trimester break) and maintain a minimum trimester GPA of 3.70. In addition, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses.
  • The program must be completed within 4 trimesters, excluding breaks. Students requiring prerequisites may be eligible for up to an additional 2 trimesters depending on the circumstances.
  • The student must maintain good standing with the university by upholding the university’s academic standards and integrity.
  • The student is eligible to receive this scholarship only once.
  • The student receiving the scholarship is not eligible for any other NPU scholarships, excluding the Outstanding Student Scholarship.
  • If the student is unable to meet any of the terms, the tuition scholarship will be rescinded and no further tuition payments will be made by NPU including the reimbursement of any out-of-pocket tuition payments upon completion of the student’s program.
  • The university reserves the right to rescind a scholarship if it deems the decision to be in the best interest of the university.

Additional Resources

International Student Scholarship Resources

There are thousands of scholarships available to qualified students, each with its own requirements for application. The student interested in receiving a scholarship through an outside organization should do the research far in advance and find the scholarships that would best match one's educational and background profile. Here are some examples of scholarships of interest to some international students at NPU:

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Other Scholarships

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Direct4TV Scholarship

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