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Freshmen Scholarships

North Dakota State University is proud of the number of academically talented students who enter the university each year. Students applying for admission for fall 2018 are encouraged to review the award opportunities below. 

Guaranteed Awards
  • Students who have submitted all required application materials and meet required scholarship criteria as of the February 1, 2018 deadline are guaranteed one of the following awards at the time of admission.
ACT/SAT Scores (SAT=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math)Cumulative
HS GPA (unweighted)
Freshman Award 
32+ ACT or 1450+ SAT
(or 1400+*)
3.5+ GPA$12,000
($3,000/year for a maximum of four years)
29-31 ACT or 1350-1440 SAT 
(or 1290-1390*)
3.5+ GPA$10,000 
($2,500/year for a maximum of four years)
25-28 ACT or 1200-1340 SAT 
(or 1130-1280*)
3.5+ GPA$6,000 
($1,500/year for a maximum of four years)

* Required score for students who took the SAT prior to March 5, 2016.

Additional Named Scholarships
  • Students scoring a 24 or higher on the ACT (SAT equivalent of 1160 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math combined score) who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA (unweighted) are encouraged to apply for additional named scholarships.
  • Click on the scholarship application graphic below for a full listing of scholarships available at NDSU. You must be admitted to apply for these scholarships, but you may review the criteria prior to application.
  • Click below to access the scholarship application. The deadline for consideration is February 1, 2018

There are many scholarships available. Follow this link to apply now.

Not all Colleges and/or Departments utilize the online scholarship application. Be sure to check with your College and/or Department for additional scholarship application instructions.

Scholarship opportunities have varying deadlines and may also rely on FAFSA information for need-based awards. Be sure to submit all applications early to allow for optimal consideration. You may receive e-mails if you are selected for a scholarship or need to provide additional information for a scholarship opportunity. The NDSU scholarship application supports the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
Campus address: Ceres Hall 114
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2832 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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