Scholarships for North Dakota Students
ND Academic and Career & Technical Education Scholarships
- Two new scholarship opportunities are available for high school seniors beginning with the 2009-10 graduating class. The North Dakota Academic Scholarship and the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship were authorized by the 2009 Legislature, in House Bill 1400, to encourage and reward high school students for taking more challenging course work in preparation for college and to prepare them for entering the workforce.
- Read more about the guidelines for the North Dakota Academic Scholarship and North Dakota Career and Technology Education Scholarships by clicking on the link.
North Dakota Scholars Program
- Amount: Equivalent to North Dakota resident tuition (four years of eligibility).
- Eligibility: The North Dakota Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship, provides approximately 25 to 30 new freshman scholarships to North Dakota's best and brightest high school graduates to encourage them to remain in North Dakota and obtain their post-secondary training. To be eligible, a high school junior must take the ACT Assessment between October and June of the junior year and score in the upper fifth percentile of all North Dakota ACT test takers. The numeric sum of the English, math, reading and science reasoning scores will be used as a second selection criteria. Student class rank at the end of the junior year will be used if a tie-breaker is needed.
- This is a full-tuition scholarship for students attending NDSU. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years, provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
- Students receiving the North Dakota Scholars Scholarship may also qualify for NDSU scholarships.
- Persons interested in applying or who have questions about the program may contact the University System Director of Financial Aid at NDfinaid@ndus.edu or (701) 328-4114.
North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program
- Amount: Equivalent to approximately $1200 year
- Eligibility: The North Dakota Indian Scholarship, based on scholastic ability and financial need, assists American Indian students in obtaining a college education by providing scholarships of $1200 per year to approximately 150 to 175 eligible applicants each year. To be eligible, applicants must:
- either be a resident of North Dakota with one-quarter degree Indian blood or an enrolled member of a tribe now resident in North Dakota,
- have been accepted for admission at an institution of higher learning or state vocational education program in North Dakota,
- be enrolled full-time, and
- may not have a GPA less than 2.0.
- To apply, contact the North Dakota University System office at (701) 328-2960 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, contact the coordinator of multicultural education at (701) 224-2497 or email@example.com. The application is available online at www.ndus.nodak.edu/students/. Select the financial aid link.
Osher Reentry Scholarship
The Bernard Osher Foundation established the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program to provide scholarship support for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree after a significant break in their studies. The scholarship program was designed for students who may have taken a break from their college studies due to personal challenges, financial hardships, illness, or family responsibilities and for students who didnít start college immediately following high school. Presently, there are 86 colleges and universities in 47 states participating in the program. North Dakota State University was recently selected as a full participant in this scholarship program.
The priority application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is June 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted until all awards are filled. A scholarship committee will review all applications and evaluate applicants based on the criteria listed above. Award recipients will be notified by letter beginning July 1, 2013.