Northwest College

Trapper Adult Learner

For students aged 24+ who enroll full or part time, Northwest College offers the Trapper Adult Learner scholarship.

This scholarship is merit based and available to both full-time and part-time adult students, who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Based on the current Trapper Scholarship award model, eligible Adult Learner students enrolled in 6.0-11.5 credits per semester can qualify for prorated awards equal to half the value of the current, full-time enrollment awards.

Trapper and Trapper Adult Learner Scholarships are awarded according to a set of eligibility criteria which includes applicants’ enrollment history, academic information and residency.

Award Level Annual Award Amount* Requirements by Diploma Earned
GED 2002 Graduate Score GED 2014 Graduate Score HiSet Graduate Score Home
School Graduate
Presidential $3,000 3.50 and up 575 170 16 25
Excellence $2,000 3.00 – 3.49 540 164 14 21
Access $1,000 2.50 – 2.99 500 157 12 19

*Annual Award Amount column denotes awards for Full-time students (12.0 or more credits per semester). Part-time students are awarded a prorated award of half this amount.

IMPORTANT: Students who enroll or re-enroll at NWC after not being enrolled in college for at least five years, will be automatically eligible for the Trapper Access Scholarship and not held to the GPA they earned during their previous college enrollment. This is a one-semester “reprieve”, and these students will be expected to have earned a cumulative NWC GPA of 2.00 after their first semester enrolled/re-enrolled to maintain scholarship eligibility after the reprieve semester ends.

For comprehensive application and eligibility requirements for all NWC Scholarships, please review the NWC Scholarships portion of the Financial Aid Disclosure & Consumer Information on our policies page.