Priority Fields of Study (PFoS)

CNMI Scholarship Office (CSO) has defined what the needs are in our community to maintain our economic stability by prioritizing our needs based on what's highly needed in our workforce. Additional funds are given to applicants who major in our approved Priority Fields of Study (PFoS) and is available for eligible full-time Educational Assistance Program (EAP) Base Grant & Marianas Employees Financial Aid (MEFA) recipients who have declared a major in the following fields of study:

  1. STEM (fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  2. Business (all related fields)
  3. Education
  4. Casino Management (all related fields)
  5. Nursing
  6. Culinary
  7. Cosmetology


Applicants do not have to specifically apply for this, it will automatically be added to their Base Grant or MEFA awards upon submitting proof of major. MEFA PFoS will also be prorated based on how many credits enrolled in current term.