The respective college and/or department typically makes decisions for the following scholarships. The minimum qualifications vary and may include strong academic achievement in high school or outstanding talent, skill, strong interest and/or background in a given area. Please note special application procedures may apply and the varying deadlines. The Office of Admission will supply the Freshman Scholarship Application to the departments that use this common application. (The 2015-2016 application will be available in October.)
Air Force and Army ROTC Scholarships
Eligibility: Various scholarships are available from both the Air Force and Army ROTC. To request a separate application for these scholarships, please contact the Air Force ROTC at 701-231-8186 and the Army ROTC at 701-231-7575.
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
Amount: $750 (non-renewable)
Eligibility: Several first-year scholarships are available to incoming freshmen who have high academic achievement and high ACT or SAT scores. Students must submit the Freshman Scholarship Application and declare a major in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources by March 1. Students declaring a major in agricultural economics or agribusiness also should request a separate scholarship application from the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at 701-231-7441.
Frank Bain Freshman Presidential Scholarships
Eligibility: NDSU Presidential and Presidential Honor Scholarship recipients are eligible. The award is disbursed at $1,000 per semester for one year, provided the recipient remains in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Performing Arts Scholarships
Eligibility: The Chally School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts award scholarships to talented and academically competitive students who are majors in the performing arts departments. More information is available online from the School of Music and Visual Arts. A limited number of scholarships are available for upper-class non-majors from music.
Eligibility: The Department of Communication offers a variety of named scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students planning to major in one of the department’s majors. Please visit the department website (www.ndsu.edu/communication/scholarships) to learn more about scholarship opportunities and to download an application form. The deadline to apply for scholarships from the Department of Communication is April 1.
History, Philosophy, & Religious Studies Department
Eligibility: For history majors at NDSU, a scholarship is available for students who demonstrate strong academic achievement in high school and a commitment to history. The application requires applicants to submit a high school history paper. Deadline is March 15. Only admitted students are considered. Contact the department at email@example.com for more details.
Eligibility: Awarded to freshmen and current music majors. The Robert and Sheila Challey Scholarship Endowment Fund is committed to attracting and sustaining the finest music students in the region. Through these awards, the Challey family is committed to an ever-increasing standard of high quality for music at NDSU.
College of Business
Mildred Larson Business Presidential Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 (4 years of eligibility)
Eligibility: Awarded to entering freshmen in the College of Business who demonstrate exemplary academic records as well as high ACT or SAT scores. Students must submit the Freshman Scholarship Application by February 1, and declare a major in the College of Business. The Mildred Larson Business Presidential Scholarship is disbursed $1,500 per year ($750 per semester) over four consecutive years of study at NDSU. Students must remain in the College of Business and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
College of Engineering
Walter B. & Helene Booth Presidential Scholarship
Amount: $2,500 (four years of eligibility; one scholarship available)
Eligibility: Awarded to an incoming freshman in the field of engineering who demonstrates an exemplary academic record as well as a high ACT or SAT score. Students must declare a major in engineering and submit the Freshman Scholarship Application by February 1. The scholarship is disbursed $2,500 per year ($1,250 per semester) over four consecutive years of undergraduate study and requires the recipient to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Lorren and Thelma Levorsen Scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to incoming freshmen in the field of engineering who demonstrate financial need. Students must be a resident of Minnesota or North Dakota with strong preference given to students from Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Eligibility: Awarded to incoming freshmen in the College of Engineering who display strong academic achievement and have high ACT or SAT scores. Students must submit the Freshman Scholarship Application and declare a major in the College of Engineering by February 1.
Amy and William R. Layne Scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to incoming freshmen and returning NDSU students in an engineering program. Recipients must be from Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Dilworth, Glyndon, Felton or Barnesville area with demonstrated financial need. Requirements and procedures can be found at areafoundation.org/index.php/scholarships.
College of Human Development and Education
Eligibility: The College of Human Development and Education awards 20 scholarships to first-year students; some are available for up to four years. Scholarships are available in the following majors: apparel, retail merchandising and design; chemistry education; elementary education; exercise science; dietetics; family and consumer sciences education; health education; hospitality and tourism management; human development and family science; interior design; physical education; retail management; social work; and sport management. For more information, contact Nancy Gress, director of student services and advancement, at 701-231-8216 or firstname.lastname@example.org for application information or go to www.ndsu.edu/hde/scholarships.
College of Science and Mathematics
Eligibility: Scholarships are available to students declaring a major in chemistry, biochemistry, psychology or zoology. Students must submit the Freshmen Scholarship Application to the Office of Admission by February 1.
Coatings and Polymeric Materials Scholarships
Eligibility: Scholarships are available to freshman students who declare a minor in coatings and polymeric materials. Please consult the website of the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials for information about the scholarships and the application process: https://www.ndsu.edu/cpm/undergraduate/scholarships/
Eligibility: The Department of Mathematics has established the Pythagoras Award for incoming freshmen interested in studying mathematics. Up to ten awards, in the amount of $250-$300, are granted to outstanding full-time students declaring a major of mathematics. Students can complete the application online at http://math.ndsu.nodak.edu/scholarships/pyth_app.shtml.