North Dakota State University is proud of the number of academically talented students who enter the university each year. Although the scholarship selection process is quite competitive, all interested students are encouraged to complete the scholarship application or contact the appropriate department for consideration.
- Students scoring a 24 composite or higher on the ACT (SAT equivalent of 1140 in Math and Critical Reading) who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) are invited to apply for scholarships.
- To be considered for scholarships, you must be admitted to NDSU by the February 1 scholarship application deadline.
Competition for these scholarships is quite high often causing the minimum test score and GPA to be greater than the above criteria.
Students entering NDSU for the first time are considered for freshman scholarships if any of the following criteria are met:
- high school seniors who have or have not earned college credit or
- high school graduates who have not attended any post-secondary institution.
Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen with a Social Security Number or a permanent resident.
Various awards are available.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties using the online Scholarship Application, see the Troubleshooting page.