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At Norwich University, we strive to recognize the abilities and accomplishments of our students through a variety of scholarships and awards.

Academic scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis, at the time of admission, based on previous academic performance. Eligibility for these scholarships are based on cumulative grade point average as calculated during the Admission process. This includes high school grade-point average (GPA), and college GPA for transfer students.

Scholarship and other institutional aid eligibility is subject to modification due to verification, change in EFC, availability of federal, state, and institutional funds, satisfactory academic progress, registration status, change in lifestyle or major, eligibility for tuition remission/exchange, or receipt of aid from outside sources or government agencies. These scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis and are currently awarded as follows:

2019-2020 Award Levels

Presidential Scholarship

Up to $27,000.00 per year for four years. 3.60 or greater*

Provost Scholarship

Up to $25,000.00 per year for four years. 3.40-3.599*

Trustee Scholarship

Up to $22,000.00 per year for four years.3.0-3.399*

Dean’s Scholarship

Up to $21,000.00 per year for four years. 2.550-2.999*

Academic Recognition Scholarship

Up to $19,000.00 per year for four years. Awarded for academic potential by recommendation of the Admissions Office.

* New student academic scholarships are based on a recalculated weighted high school GPA; this calculation takes into account both core and non-core academic courses. Transfer student academic scholarships are based on college GPA.

2020-2021 Award Levels

Presidential Scholarship

Up to $28,000.00 per year for four years. 3.60 or greater*

Provost Scholarship

Up to $26,000.00 per year for four years. 3.40-3.599*

Trustee Scholarship

Up to $25,000.00 per year for four years.3.0-3.399*

Dean’s Scholarship

Up to $24,000.00 per year for four years. 2.550-2.999*

Academic Recognition Scholarship

Up to $22,000.00 per year for four years. Awarded for academic potential by recommendation of the Admissions Office.

* New student academic scholarships are based on a recalculated weighted high school GPA; this calculation takes into account both core and non-core academic courses. Transfer student academic scholarships are based on college GPA.


Supplementary Scholarships/Awards

ROTC Scholarships

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs exist at hundreds of colleges and universities, however, Norwich University has been recognized as the birthplace of the program. Some students seek ROTC scholarships before they attend college, which helps cover all or part of tuition and fees (service branches cover different expenses).

Students are tasked with asking questions, gathering information and getting their name out there. If  not chosen straight out of high school, don't stop trying! There are plenty of chances to compete for scholarships and commissioning opportunities once college has started.

Students who become eligible for ROTC funding after being notified of their initial  award letter, will have their Norwich gift aid funding revised. In recognition of ROTC participation, and during periods of enrollment in which ROTC funding that covers the full amount of tuition and fees is received, the Norwich University ID White Scholarship is provided to pay for on-campus room and board charges. Federal Pell Grant eligible students retain their Pell Grant in addition to their ROTC funding. Students do not retain other Norwich aid, including academic scholarship in addition to the ROTC, I.D. White, and Pell Grant. Students whose ROTC funding covers less than the full amount of tuition and fees are also repackaged with consideration of their ROTC funding limitations.  For more information, please contact Financial Aid.

Service branches:

Full Tuition Scholarships Received from Outside Sources

Students receiving outside scholarships that provide coverage for full tuition or full tuition and fees, are awarded a grant in the amount of room and board charges from Norwich University when residing on campus. Students not eligible to reside on campus will have grant calculated based on billable charges. Federal and State aid will be awarded according to regulations if the student completes a FAFSA and/or state applications. Examples of full tuition scholarships include, NSF Service Awards and Smart Scholarships.

Tuition Remission/Benefits

Students who become eligible for tuition remission or tuition benefits after being notified of their initial academic scholarship and grant eligibility, will be reevaluated according to the packaging policy for which they are most eligible.  All other aid is awarded according to state and federal policies.

Programs for Veterans and Military Service Members

VA Education benefits are either earned by the student or transferred to the student.  To start the process to transfer benefits, the service member who earned the benefits must apply to the VA to transfer the benefits to their eligible dependent. This can be done through eBenefits. Students utilizing Veterans Benefits (Post 9/11, Voc Rehab, etc.) are awarded financial aid under the packaging policy for which they are most eligible.

Norwich University is a participating member of the Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon program which helps ensure veteran benefit eligible students receive full consideration for funding.   Only individuals who meet the eligibility requirements are entitled to the maximum benefit rate (100 percent based on length of active duty service or service-connected disability since 9/11) may receive this funding. The Yellow Ribbon scholarship at Norwich may be applied to any program offered on the Northfield, Vermont campus as well as those online through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.  Norwich University does not cap the number of participants who may receive the Yellow Ribbon scholarship. 

Students who notify Norwich of eligibility for Veterans Benefit funding after being notified of their initial academic scholarship and grant eligibility, will be awarded under the packaging policy just as they would have been had they have been eligible initially.  Receipt of aid from outside sources or government agencies take priority over Norwich University academic awards and grants.

To learn more about education benefit programs for veterans and the Yellow Ribbon Program, visit the US Veteran's Administration website, www.va.gov

For more information about Veterans Affairs at Norwich please visit www.norwich.edu/va


Additional Scholarships

The following scholarships may be awarded in addition to scholarships listed above, but are not all independently stackable. Students receiving tuition benefits provided by Norwich University or its partners, are not eligible for these additional scholarships. Students approved to live off campus are not charged room and board; financial aid is adjusted according to the new billed charges.

Civil Air Patrol Scholarship

The National Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Scholarship is valued at $20,000, payable at $5,000 per year and will be awarded to cadets who have served for one or more years in a position of leadership as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. This scholarship is available to all qualified Civil Air Patrol cadets. To apply for the National CAP Scholarship, cadets must submit a Letter of Recommendation from their Wing and/or Unit Commander with their application for admissions and be accepted as a member of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. To renew the scholarship each year Cadets are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Future Leader Camp

Students who attend a Norwich University Future Leaders Camp in the summer as high school sophomores or juniors may be eligible for a $2,000 Future Leaders Camp (FLC) Scholarship that will apply toward the cost of Norwich University tuition for four years, total award value of $8,000.

Take the Lead

Students who complete their Admission Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline, are eligible for a $2,000 Take the Lead Scholarship.  This scholarship will apply toward the cost of Norwich University for four years, with a total award value of $8,000.

Visit Award

Students who come to visit the Northfield, Vermont campus on an official Admission visit prior to December 15th of the year prior to enrolling, are eligible for a $1,000 Visit Award.   This scholarship will apply toward the cost of Norwich University for four years, with a total award value of $4,000.

Need-Based Grants

The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for need-based grants from Norwich University and estimates grant amounts from student’s state of origin if applicable. Student must show demonstrated need as defined by Federal Student Aid.

International students enrolling in programs offered at the Northfield, Vermont campus only, may also apply for need-based grant funding from Norwich University. Students must file the International CSS Profile to determine eligibility.

Federal Work Study

Is a need-based form of financial aid, that encourages part-time employment. Students work on-campus and receive funds in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck as awards are earned.

Online Students at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Students obtaining degrees online are considered for a variety of scholarship awards based on their admission application through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Please click here for more detailed information regarding scholarships available for online Degree Completion and Graduate students.

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Office of Financial Aid
1 (800) 468-6679 | 1 (802) 485-2850
nufinaid@norwich.edu

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