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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. 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.
  • Transcripts and test scores received after the February 1 deadline will not be considered for scholarships.
  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen with a Social Security Number or a permanent resident.

The scholarship application is provided through AcademicWorks. 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 from AcademicWorks if you are selected for a scholarship or need to provide additional information for a scholarship opportunity. If you are required to submit a letter of recommendation for a scholarship, you are asked to provide an e-mail address of a reference. To ensure proper e-mail delivery, please add to spam filters. AcademicWorks supports the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Internet Explorer Versions 10 and 11.

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

Applications are reviewed based on your academic record as well as your answers to questions on the application. Some scholarships require essays, letters of recommendation and/or other documents. We recommend typing your essays in a word processing program to take advantage of spell checking. Once you are done, just copy and paste your text into the application.

Various awards are available. 

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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
Page manager: Office of Admission

Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2015 9:04:52 AM