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Financial Resources

The financial resources we have collected on this page are intended to give students additional tools to assist with financing their education.  This page includes information and links to scholarships, grants and other financial resources for current and potential students.  We hope you take advantage of these resources so that you may be successful in your educational goals. 


NDSU Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services can assist you to determine if you are eligible for financial aid or student loans.  They can also assist with the process of application for financial aid. Distance and Continuing Education degree eligible classes count toward your total credits for full-time student status for financial aid. For financial aid recipients, Distance and Continuing Education tuition and fees are due and payable upon disbursement.


Bison Connection Scholarship Information

This link offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman, returning students, North Dakota students, College/Departmental scholarships, and homeless students. This link also offers tips and information for finding other scholarships available.


Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students (PDF)

This link offers information about fellowships, grants, and research assistantships. Be sure to check individual websites for eligibility requirements, application instructions and deadlines.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This link offers information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  It also offers additional information, tips, and brochures for individuals seeking funding opportunities for their education. When filling out this form, use NDSU's school code which is 002997.


Minnesota Gerontological Society Bloedow Scholarship 2013 (PDF)

The Minnesota Gerontological Society plans to award two $1000 scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student.  All applications must be received by March 1st, with scholarship decisions to be made no later than March 29th.  Scholarship recipients should plan on attending the MGS Spring Conference at the Earle Brown Center in Brooklyn Center on Thursday, April 18th to receive their award.

Interested applicants should complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the Application Form.
  2. Provide a copy of your most recent transcript (official copy not required) from your college or university.
  3. Submit a letter of no more than three pages, responding to the following questions:
  1. Email all items by March 1st to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Scholarship recipients will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

  1. demonstrated interest in and preparation for a career in gerontology
  2. creativity, initiative, organizational and writing skills.


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 didn’t 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.

For the 2012-2013 academic year, NDSU will award at least 10 scholarships of up to $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) in tuition assistance for individuals meeting the program requirements.

Osher Reentry Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

(This includes high school graduates who never started college and after 5 or more years are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree as well as students who started pursuing a bachelor’s degree, but discontinued and have a cumulative lapse of 5 or more years)

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed for 2012-2013.

Required Application Materials
  1. Osher Reentry Scholarship Application Form (This form will be activated when we are accepting new applicants.)
  2. Applicant must be admitted to NDSU by the scholarship application deadline.
  3. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  4. Attach a separate sheet of paper answering the following questions:
  1. What obstacles have you faced in obtaining or completing your bachelor’s degree?
  2. What has motivated you to achieve academic success?
  3. Why do you need the Osher Reentry Scholarship and how will the scholarship be significant to you?


Submit all required application materials by the deadline to:

Attn:  Jobey Lichtblau, Director of Admission
Office of Admission
NDSU Dept 5230
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108-6050