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Academic Resources

Manage Your Time and Schedule

Time management can be difficult. We all struggle from procrastination from time to time and some weeks (or months) are busier than others. Here are some general resources that can help.

Figuring out where you spend your time can help your reorganize and reprioritize.

Personal Time Survey

Visualizing your schedule can be difficult. Planning your most effective day takes forethought and preparation. The schedule formats below can help.

It can be a challenge to stay motivated and organized. Please explore: Top 12 Motivation Tips

Study Tips and Note Taking

Working in groups can be extremely helpful, but it can also be a distraction. Here are some ideas to make study groups work for everyone.

Tips for Successful Study Groups

Everyone learns differently. Even individually we often learn various subjects differently. Learning and understanding how you learn and what strategies are best for you is incredibly important for your long-term academic success.

Study Strategies for Multiple Intelligences

Preparing for a busy week or an upcoming test is not easy. The more you plan and organize the better. This can help.

Five Day Study Plan

Taking good notes that assist and enhance your ability to learn and review material is crucial. The following is one method you might want to try.

Cornell Note-Taking Method


Reading Textbooks Effectively

Critical Thinking

Blooms Taxonomy is an in depth guide to understanding how we learn, retain, process and develop information. Understanding where you are on the scale can help you establish where you want to be.

Blooms Taxonomy Handout

Visualizing concepts and ideas can be helpful in organizing and retaining information. Below are a number of resources to help you do that.

Main Idea Map
Theme Comparisons
Concept Mapping

Use Your Instructors and Set Goals

The resources available to you every day are often the best. In your courses, no one is a better resource than your instructors. Utilize their office hours!

Utilizing Office Hours Effectively

If you're going to do well at Naz you need to know why you're here and what you're working for. Goals should not only be set, but set, revisited, adjusted, rewritten, discussed, shared, etc. Short and long term goals are each important and they don't have to be life altering to be significant.

Goal Setting Worksheet

GPA Calculator

Use the information you have to figure out how your grades effect your GPA.

Use this GPA Calculator we borrowed from Coastal Carolina University

Read&Write Software

Naz students can download Read&Write for free!

Read&Write software makes the web, documents, and files more accessible. It helps with reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, and proofreading written work.


STEP 1: 


  • Choose the Get Your 30-Day Trial button
  • Select the platform you want 


  • Sign in when prompted using your school account [to authenticate you as a premium user]

Financial Support for Undergrad Students

Emergency Fund
  • Amount a student can request: Up to $500
  • Supports emergency needs for students (generally rent, food, transportation, course software licenses, etc.)
  • Apply: Email the Office of Student Success,
  • Contact: Dillon Smith, Amy Fisher
Undergraduate Association/Student Engagement


  • Amount a student can request: Varies, based on the request. Maximum of $1,000 per academic year.
  • Supports attendance at a conference that meets the following criteria:
    • official registration (not necessarily with a cost)
    • networking opportunities between professionals and students
    • learning/educational component (could include presenting)
    • connection to student’s professional pathways/goals
  • Apply:
    • For conference support: UA Conference Funding Request
    • For any activity, event, or trip that is not part of a course and that students are not required to attend; must be open to all undergraduate students: Senate Proposal
    • Contact: Kim Harvey, Nicole Posluszny
Transportation Grant
  • Amount a student can request: Up to $750
  • For transportation costs of an unpaid internship, clinical, practicum, etc. This may include public transportation and/or taxi costs. Applicants also can request consideration for additional institutionally-supported shuttle transportation (subject to experience schedule and driver availability). Preference will be given to students without access to personal transportation. Students must be considered medium to high need (determined by financial aid status).
  • Apply: See the details and the transportation form on Funding for Internships, Field, and Clinical Experiences
  • Contact: Dale Leyburn


  • Amount a student can request: $1,500 and/or up to 3 credits of summer tuition
  • Nazareth University's Center for Life's Work offers $1,500 SPARK grants to help cover undergraduate student costs for: an unpaid or underpaid summer internship, unpaid or underpaid summer research, or an international experience (a Naz-approved study abroad or service trip abroad) any time of year. Students also may request summer housing at a reduced rate. 
  • Apply: See details, SPARK Grant
  • Contact: Josh Fess
Fund for Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE)


  • Amount a student can request: Varies, based on the request
  • Supports faculty and staff engagement with students, especially first- and second-year students. Covers the cost of events. Sometimes supports individual student travel on campus-sponsored trips or to conferences.
  • Apply: Fund for Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE)
  • Contact: Dillon Smith, Amy Fisher 
CFLW Internship Program Living Allowance Grant


  • Amount a student can request: $3,000
  • Helps cover living costs for students completing summer internships outside of their home city. This may include transportation, housing, and per-diem costs.
  • Apply: See the details and living allowance grant application on Funding for Internships, Field, and Clinical Experiences
  • Contact: Dale Leyburn
Youngblood Book Grant


  • Amount a student can request: $500 maximum during a student’s degree program
  • This limited emergency fund is available to assist full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need, to pay for required textbooks and other required learning material as part of a course(s). Students who’ve already received a financial aid refund to purchase textbooks are not eligible.
  • Apply: Application: Nazareth College Student Emergency Book Request Form
  • Contact: Tonya Guzman
Lena Gantt Grant


  • For HEOP & first-generation students to assist with needs not met by financial aid.
  • Amount a student can request: Varies based upon request. The request cannot exceed $250.
  • Contact and Apply: Tonya Guzman 

Financial Support for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Emergency Funds
Graduate Student Engagement Funds
Graduate Student Professional Development Award
  • Amount a student can request: $150-$600, depending on the request
  • Supports graduate students in traveling to attend or present at a conference, receive an award, or participate in an academic competition.
  • Apply: Read and follow the steps listed in Graduate Student Professional Development Reimbursement Award
  • Contact: Megan Tobin