Transfer Student Scholarships

Applying for Scholarships as a Transfer Student

We are pleased to recognize transfer students who demonstrate high academic achievement at the collegiate level. Students need to complete the online scholarship application to be considered.

Scholarship opportunities have varying deadlines and may also rely on FAFSA information for need-based awards. Be sure to submit all applications early for optimal consideration. You may receive an email if you are selected for a scholarship or if you need to provide additional information. 

Applications are reviewed based on your academic record and your answers to our questionnaire.

Not all colleges and departments use the online scholarship application. Be sure to check with your college or department for additional instructions.

Specialty and Merit Awards

If you’re looking for additional funding opportunities, explore the scholarships and awards below.

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Awarded to students completing an associate’s degree prior to beginning their program of study at NDSU and have earned a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

3.5-4.0 GPA         $2,000/year (renewable for 1 additional year)

3.0-3.49                 $1,000/year (renewable for 1 additional year)

Awarded to high-achieving transfer students who have completed 24 or more transferable credits at the time of application and have obtained a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale.

1,000/year (renewable for 1 additional year)

This $500 one time award is available to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at the time of scholarship awarding and have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or above. Students must complete the Transfer Student Scholarship Application to be considered. We estimate awarding this to 40 students each year, recognizing that not all two-year institutions participate in PTK.

Amount: Variable

Eligibility: Various scholarships are available from both the Air Force and Army ROTC. 

Request an application by contacting the Air Force ROTC at 701-231-8186 or the Army ROTC at 701-231- 7575.

Amount: Variable

Eligibility: Numerous scholarships are available from the Division of Performing Arts, including those in music, visual arts, and theatre. Please keep in mind that auditions may be required and that deadlines vary for these scholarships. 

Apply online or contact the Division of Performing Arts at 701-231-7932.

Coatings and Polymeric Materials Scholarships

Amount: $750-$3,500

Eligibility: Scholarships are available to transfer students who declare a minor in coatings and polymeric materials.

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Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Incoming freshmen and transfer students enrolled in any major may apply for this award sponsored by Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Selection is based on academics, extracurricular participation, and demonstrated leadership as they relate to agricultural activities (such as FFA, 4-H, work, and others).

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