Requirements & Guidelines




  1. Graduate from a Navajo or Apache county, Arizona high school with a minimum 3.5 GPA. (class rank may be considered) Home -schooled students should contact the Recruitment Adviser BEFORE applying.
  2. Enroll at NPC as a full-time student directly from high school (may not be a transfer student from another college).
  3. Submit all scholarship application materials by April 8, 2016.


For final selection, applicants must submit ALL of the following items to the NPC Recruitment Adviser by the deadline.

  1. Completed program application form.
  2. High school transcript with current cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. (final transcript after graduation may be requested)
  3. Two letters of support from high school teachers, counselors, principal or other academic reference supporting the application in terms of the student's commitment, determination, and willingness to seriously pursue higher education goals.
  4. A two-page essay (typed and double-spaced) where you discuss:
    1. your academic goals;
    2. your career goals;
    3. how you feel the President's Scholars program will help you fulfill these goals; and
    4. how you believe you'll contribute to the program as a President's Scholars student.
  5. Priority will be given to early applicants. This is a competitive scholarship application process. Only 12 new scholarships will be awarded per academic year.
  6. If mailing your application, send to: Northland Pioneer College, Recruitment Adviser, P.O. Box 610, Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610. Or, submit all of your application materials online at President's Scholars Online Application.


  1. Students selected to participate in NPC's President's Scholars program will receive official notification from the President's Scholars Coordinator by the end of May. The coordinator will also notify the NPC Financial Aid Office of your scholarship award.
  2. Use this scholarship for four consecutive NPC fall/spring semesters beginning in the fall semester after high school graduation. Exceptions to this rule may be granted for absences due to personal crises, health concerns, military service, church service, or other obligations, subject to prior approval.
  3. Complete an average of 16 credits per semester to retain scholarship program eligibility. If at any time, a President's Scholars recipient drops below the full-time student status they will be required to pay all their tuition, fees and book expenses for that semester.
  4. Maintain a 3.25 or better cumulative GPA to retain scholarship eligibility.
  5. Participate in all President's Scholars activities and Honors Colloquia.


Andrew Hassard
NPC President's Scholars Program Coordinator
Silver Creek Campus, Snowflake/Taylor
Student Center, Room 110
(800) 266-7845, ext. 6213

Don Call
NPC Recruitment Adviser
Silver Creek Campus, Snowflake/Taylor
Learning Center, Room 124
(800) 266-7845, ext. 6271

Download current President's Scholars Brochure (PDF) • Application Form (PDF)
or apply online at: President's Scholars Online Application.

Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resource and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.