Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Halmos College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate scholarships. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities by clicking on the department links below. If you are an NSU employee using a tuition waiver, you are ineligible for institutional scholarships. Please note that institutional scholarship funds can only be paid toward NSU tuition charges incurred.

Financial aid awards offered to eligible students at NSU may consist of a combination of grants, scholarships, student employment, and loans. Grants and Scholarships are considered “gift-aid” and generally do not have to be repaid. Student employment and loans are considered “self-help aid” because you must take on additional responsibilities for receiving this type of aid. Student employment requires you to work in exchange for a paycheck, and loans always need to be repaid with interest.

For more information on these types of financial aid and scholarships offered at NSU. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (954) 262-3380 / finaid@nova.edu.

Financial Aid Fast Facts

$17,570,997
awarded to HCAS in Grant Money
86%
of NSU Students receive Financial Aid Awards
$3.6 Million
in Grant Funding Awarded to NSU Students in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Graduate Program Scholarships

The Art of Peace Endowed Scholarship (AAPE)

The Art of Peace Scholarship was established to support research that explores the relationship between art and conflict resolution. The scholarship will be provided to one or more dissertation students each year pursuing a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution or a closely related area of study. The Art of Peace Scholarship was founded by Dr. Robin Cooper, a faculty member and proud alumna of Nova Southeastern University, in memory of Peter A. Berg and Nancy J. Jagel—two artists who lived their lives as peacebuilders.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 1st

Requirements:

  • Students must have passed the qualifying exam to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • The student’s dissertation proposal must reflect the incorporation of the arts in some form into their dissertation research—whether in the research focus or research methodology.

Contact Information

Additional Information

Applicants should submit a letter explaining how they meet the criteria for the scholarship, as well as a one-page summary of their dissertation research (proposed or in the process). Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee made up of HCAS faculty members.

 


Chancellor Fellow Endowment

Through a generous endowment fund set up by Chancellor Ray Ferrero these awards are made to graduate master or doctoral students that have been identified as academically gifted by a dean, faculty member, or advisor through a letter of recommendation that needs to be submitted to the ESS Scholarship Department. This scholarship is a one-time award for tuition only. The award amount varies depending on available funds.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: September 1st

Requirements:

  • Graduate master or doctorate students that have established a GPA of 3.75 or higher at Nova Southeastern University for at least 9 credits at NSU
  • Preference is given to Veterans of the United States Armed Forces
  • One-time award for tuition only; however, students can re-apply, and if selected, for one year only
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty, advisor, and/or Dean at NSU must be sent to ESS Scholarship Department
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the new academic year and demonstrate financial need prior to submitting an application
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester
  • Students are only notified if selected
  • Essay Requirement

Contact Information

Scholarship Department (954) 262-3380


 


 Dr. Florence Ross Scholarship for Global Peace (FRGP)

The fund was established to memorialize Dr. Florence Ross, a most distinguished CAHSS alumna, for her commitment to the doctoral program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. This scholarship is available to doctoral level students in the Conflict Analysis and Resolution program.      

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 1st

Requirements:

  • Enrolled at the Halmos College of Arts & Sciences
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic excellence through a GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter, explaining how they meet the criteria for the scholarship.

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

 


Guy Harvey Endowed Scholarship - Graduate (OGHE)

The Guy Harvey Scholarship is for graduate students who are enrolled full-time and who are conducting research related to the biology, ecology, habitat, or management of fish in the marine environment.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Open

Requirements:

  • Graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students who are, or will be, both enrolled in marine science graduate degree programs
  • Associated with the OC Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI)
  • Academic merit will be determined by the Director of the OC GHRI, in consultation with the OC Director of Graduate Programs

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

 


Henry E. Kinney Journalistic Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by the late Dr. and Mrs. Wold. It is available to full-time undergraduate students studying Journalism at the Halmos College of Arts & Sciences, who are in good academic standing, as defined by the program office.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate students studying Journalism at the Halmos College of Arts & Sciences
  • Good academic standing

Contact Information

Additional Information

Contact Office of Enrollment and Student Services, Scholarship Office 954-262-3380. Information about this scholarship is listed under the Kinney Journalistic Scholarship FHKJ and KINN.

 


James and Nan Farquar Performing and Visual Arts Endowed Scholarship (JFPG)

This scholarship is made possible by the late James and Nan Farquhar. It is available to students seeking a bachelor’s degree in dance, music, theatre, or art and design through the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. Students must be declared PVA majors, and have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA. It is talent-based; audition or portfolio review is required.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 1 for new and returning NSU students.

Requirements:

  • Students seeking a bachelor's degree in dance, music, theatre, or art & design
  • Talent based; audition or portfolio review is required

Contact Information

Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts


Additional Information

Scholarship Application

Other: Renewal: NO; awards are not automatically renewed; students must apply for each year's award

 


James O. Elmore Fund

Jim Elmore, a federal mediator, and friend of DCRS died in 1998. This fund was established by DCRS as a lasting tribute to Jim. Students, faculty, and friends have contributed. This award is provided in the form of partial reimbursement for travel expenses and conference registrations, up to a certain amount depending on whether the conference is regional or national.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Requirements:

  • DCRS students can use funds as partial reimbursement for professional conference presentations, travel, and academic publications

Contact Information

Dr. Urszula Strawinska Zanko, HCASScholarship@nova.edu

 


Senator G. Firestone Endowed Scholarship (SHFS)

This scholarship was established in 2010 by the late Senator G. Firestone and his wife, Mrs. Nola Firestone. The purpose of this scholarship is to preserve the legacy of public service of Senator George Firestone by providing support to students preparing for a career in government service.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 1st

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be in financial need and in good academic standing
  • Preference will be given to students who are the first in their family to attend graduate school,
  • and to those who have been employed in order to help to finance their education
  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter, explaining how they meet the criteria for the scholarship.

Contact Information

Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

 


Stolzenberg-Doan Scholarship (SDSF)

This scholarship is made possible by Dr. James Doan in memory of his grandparents, and his mother, to further the development of International Studies and to honor their commitment to developing knowledge of the languages, history, and cultures of other nations. It is available to undergraduate full-time students to support the cost of travel study courses offered through NSU or summer, semester, or academic year study abroad programs offered through accredited institutions. Up to three awards each semester based on available funds.

Award Amount: $500 (one-time payment)

Deadline: For winter travel the deadline is October 1 and for summer/fall travel the deadline is February 15

Requirements:

  • Available to qualified undergraduate full-time students to support the cost of travel study courses offered through NSU
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Funds will be disbursed after students show successful completion of approved travel study or study abroad program
  • Submit a 500-word essay with application and documentation indicating the travel study or study abroad program you plan to participate in
  • Students may apply in more than one year

Contact Information

Alina Gonzalez gonzalin@nova.edu

Additional Information

Scholarship Application

Priority is given based on the following hierarchy: 1) International Studies Majors or Modern Languages Majors, 2) Students in Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dept. of Humanities and Politics, 3) Undergraduate students in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences, and 4) All other undergraduate students.

 


Wei Chen Endowed Scholarship (SCFE)

Students must demonstrate an interest in studying the resolution of social, political, and/or historical inter-and cross-cultural challenges

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 1st

Requirements:

  • Graduate students
  • In good academic standing
  • Demonstrated interest in studying the resolution of social, political, and/or historical inter-and cross-cultural challenges
  • Students who have direct experience working across Eastern and Western cultures will receive preference
  • Applicants should submit a detailed letter, explaining how they meet the criteria for the scholarship. Letters may be submitted to Dr. Dore via email by July 1.

Contact Information

Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu


 

Changing Lives Dean Yang Alumni Scholarship (CLDY)

The Dean Yang Alumni Changing Lives Scholarship shall support a graduate student enrolled in a degree program in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. To qualify, a student must be in good academic standing enrolled in a graduate degree program, at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. Qualified students who meet the following award criteria are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: November 15th

Requirements:

  • HCAS student enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Must be in good academic standing as defined by the program office
  • Submit essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics:
  • Topic #1: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others?
  • Topic #2: What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

Additional Information

Interested students must complete this application and satisfy all NSU and HCAS requirements. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate a commitment to building an inclusive learning community in order to be considered for awards, at the discretion of the Dean. The completed application will be reviewed by a scholarship committee who will also select the candidate. The financial award of the scholarship will be applied to the subsequent term.

 


Glen W. Jack Changing Lives Scholarship

This scholarship is available to full-time graduate students enrolled in a Halmos College of Arts and Sciences degree program, in good academic standing, as defined by the program office. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: July 1st

Requirements:

  • Be an HCAS student enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by the program office
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need
  • Submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one-two topics: How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the list of others?
  • OR What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

Additional Information

Interested students must complete this application and satisfy all NSU and HCAS requirements. A financial award of the scholarship will be applied to the subsequent term.

 


Susan and Neil Katz Family Changing Lives Scholarship

The Susan and Neil Katz Family Changing Lives Scholarship was established to support full-time international graduate (residential) DCRS students.

Award Amount: $1000

Deadline: November

Requirements:

  • International student enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Dept of Conflict Resolution Studies at HCAS
  • Students must be registered as a residential student and taking residential courses
  • They must be in good academic standing as defined by the program office
  • submit an essay (approximately 500 words) on one of two topics:
  • How will your NSU degree change your life and/or the lives of others?
  • What impact will the Changing Lives Scholarship have upon you?

Contact Information

Dr. Bertha Amisi bamisi@nova.edu

 

 


NSU Fishing Tournament Scholarship

The Nova Southeastern University Fishing Tournament Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to high-achieving graduate students at NSU’s Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. All recipients are engaged in active research related to marine organisms, ecosystems, health, and conservation.

Award Amount: Varies, up to $25,000 and can be used as a salary or towards tuition.

Deadline: Open

Requirements:

  • Graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students who are, or will be, both enrolled in marine science graduate degree programs
  • Academic merit will be determined by the scholarship committee made up of HCAS faculty members

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

 


Batchelor Foundation Scholarship

The Batchelor Foundation Scholarship is a scholarship that is awarded biannually. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship with the option to renew for a second year.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Fall

Requirements:

  • Graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students who are, or will be, both enrolled in marine science graduate degree programs
  • Academic merit will be determined by the scholarship committee made up of HCAS faculty members

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

 


 

Coral Restoration Scholarship

There are (2) one-year scholarships with the option to renew for a second year. These competitive scholarships usually start in the Fall.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: Fall

Requirements:

  • Graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students who are, or will be, both enrolled in marine science graduate degree programs
  • Academic merit will be determined by the scholarship committee made up of HCAS faculty members

Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Dore, HCASScholarships@nova.edu

 


 


HCAS Graduate Assistantship for Doctoral Students

Award Amount: Stipend up to a maximum of $15,600 per year, paid bi-weekly

Deadline: Varies

Requirements:

  • One an academic year only. Fall to summer terms, depending on available funds
  • Positions are for a maximum of 20 hours per week in an on-campus program
  • The faculty committees review continuation of the assistantship after each trimester based on the student academic and GA performance
  • Maintain a full-time course load
  • Minimum of 3.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing

Contact Information

Dr. Urszula Strawinska-Zanko, uzanko@nova.edu


Teaching Assistant - Biological Sciences

Under the supervision and in the direction of the Faculty Mentor performs teaching activities at the university that are relevant to an advanced degree and advances expertise through education and professional training and experience.  Duties as specified and may include teaching or teaching-related duties, class/ lab preparation, grading of labs, tests and homework, recording of grades, and meeting with students.

Award Amount: 18 weeks of employment, $14/hour for 20 hours/week, up to $5,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition in addition to the hourly wage.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; database and data entry skills.
  • Ability to utilize or learn to utilize software relevant to the assigned laboratory sessions.
  • Ability to safely and effectively handle chemicals and equipment in the laboratory.
  • Reading and comprehending laboratory procedures.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • The Teaching Assistant must be a registered student and apply through NSU's JobX portal

Graduate Lab Assistant

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

To prepare chemical and biological materials and solutions for the undergraduate labs, to organize the equipment and materials, and to be present for the duration of a lab session to assist students and instructors as needed. Work to be done under the supervision of CNSO faculty and Lab Operations staff.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure all chemicals, equipment, and materials are in order prior to the beginning of lab
  • Know the lab and experimental procedures before coming to lab and assist faculty/students during lab
  • Prior to leaving, ensure the lab is cleaned, organized, and in proper condition by having the lab checked by Lab Ops
  • Handle, contain, label, and dispose of hazardous materials and waste properly
  • Abide by all safety regulations and wear required personal protective equipment while in lab
  • Maintain communication with faculty in case modifications to labs are needed
  • Communicate issues with lab support staff and fellow LAs to ensure they are addressed
    • All General Chemistry LAs must send a report to the listserve immediately after lab
  • Report low/empty stock solutions and damage to equipment and instruments to lab support staff ASAP
  • Maintain equipment quality and cleanliness (i.e.. empty and rinse autoclave after use)
  • Notify Lab Ops when in a lab outside of standard hours and ALWAYS be checked out afterward by Lab Ops
  • Additional tasks related to undergraduate labs as assigned.

Award Amount: 18 weeks of employment, $12/hour for 10-20 hours/week

Contact Information

  • The way to check for these positions is through the website nsujobs.com

Research Assistants Position

Award Amount: These positions typically come with a 50% - 80% tuition waiver, along with an hourly wage for up to 37.5 hours a week (but this may vary).

Deadline: Varies

Requirements:

  • Faculty will also send out emails to let students know they are hiring/conducting interviews for paid positions through the student listserv. Otherwise, you can also reach out to faculty members individually to ask whether they either have positions open or if they plan to have any positions open in the future.

Contact Information

  • The way to check for these positions is through the website nsujobs.com

Graduate Student Lecture Assistant

The primary purpose of a graduate lecture assistant is to assist the faculty member with classroom and office support for larger course sections. The instructor will work with the Graduate Student Lecture Assistant to support lecture instruction in large class sections. Duties will include:

  • Proctoring quizzes and tests (~1 hour weekly)
  • Grading (~1 hour weekly)
  • Study sessions for students (~.5 hours weekly)
  • Summary: The graduate student position will provide up to 2.5 hours of work per week for each lecture section (Ex. A single student worker could be assigned up to 4 lecture courses; a single person’s work in this position is not to exceed 10 hours of work per week).

Award Amount: 18 weeks of employment, $12/hour for 10 hours/week

Requirements:

  • Must be an NSU student pursuing a graduate or terminal degree. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university must already be completed.
  • Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Must have the wise judgment to make good decisions and must represent the instructor and college with integrity.
  • Prefer someone with prior experience in relevant courses especially including Introductory Biology, experience with applied microbiology, and/or medical terminology courses are also beneficial. Class assignments will be made mostly to support these courses. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Email Program; Internet, SharkLearn, and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Students who are interested in applying for the Lab Assistants positions should do so through the SharkLink JobX portal.

Writing Center Graduate Assistant

Prospective and current students in the Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) program are welcome to apply to become a graduate assistant working in the Writing and Communication Center (WCC). A variety of positions are available, and are awarded on a competitive basis. Students may instead work as administrative assistants in the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts (DCMA) office, as research assistants assigned to school faculty members, and as peer consultants or coordinators in the NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication Center. General inquiries can be sent to wcc@nova.edu

Award Amount: 

WCC Graduate Assistant Coordinator

20 hrs/week

Full Tuition (15 credits per academic year*) + Stipend (up to $12,000)

WCC Graduate Assistant

20 hrs/week

Partial Tuition (varies) + $13.50/hour

WCC Graduate Peer Consultant

hrs/week vary

$13.50/hour

DCMA Research Assistantship

20 hrs/week

$12.00/hour

DCMA Administrative Assistantship

20 hrs/week

$12.00/hour

Additional Information:

* 6 credits in fall, 6 credits in winter, 3 in summer

** Amounts may change due to curriculum changes or course loads.

*** Students are responsible for paying any applicable fees including but not limited to health insurance, international student taxes, housing deposit, and student activity fees. All students should contact their respective Financial Aid officers to review costs not covered by the Graduate Assistant compensation package. 


Contact Information

  • The way to check for these positions is through the Writing & Communication Center website