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Transfer Student Scholarships

NDSU is pleased to recognize transfer students who have demonstrated high academic achievement at the collegiate level. You are encouraged to apply for NDSU scholarships if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from each institution previously attended. In addition, students must have 24 transferable, graded credits.

Although the scholarship selection process is quite competitive, all interested students are encouraged to complete the Transfer Scholarship Application or contact the appropriate department for consideration.

Students transferring to NDSU for the first time will be considered for a transfer scholarship if any of the following criteria are met:

  • High school graduates who have earned academic credit at a previous institution
  • Students who are in their first term at another institution (College GPA must be verifiable by a transcript no later than June 1 for students entering Fall Semester.)

NDSU Transfer Award
Eligibility: A limited number of scholarships are available to transfer students demonstrating high collegiate academic achievement. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from each institution previously attended. Preference will be given to students who have earned 24 or more transferable semester credits. Please remember that these minimum qualifications do not automatically qualify students for scholarships as the applicant pool varies from year to year.

NDSU Bookstore Textbook Scholarship
$1,000 (non-renewable)
Eligibility: Preference is given to students who show strong academic achievement, school involvement and community service. The NDSU Bookstore Scholarship covers up to $1,000 of textbooks for the student’s first year.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Scholarships are available to students from two-year institutions who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or above. Complete the Transfer Student Scholarship Application to be considered. High school students who are enrolled in Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO) or Dual Credit college courses are not eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa award.

Air Force and Army ROTC Scholarships
Amount: Variable
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 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Amount: Variable
Eligibility: Numerous Fine Arts Scholarships, including music, visual arts and theatre, are available. Deadlines for these scholarships vary. Students may apply online at, or contact the Division of Fine Arts at 701-231-7932 for more information. Please keep in mind that auditions may be required and that deadlines vary for these scholarships.

College of Science and Mathematics
Polymers Scholarship
Amount: $750-$3,500
Eligibility: Scholarships are available to transfer students who declare a minor in coatings and polymeric materials. Request a separate application from the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at 701-231-7633 by May 1, or complete the application online at

Agricultural Leadership Scholarship
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 (FFA, 4H, work, etc.). To apply online go to


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NDSU Dept. 2832
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108

All applications must be received or postmarked no later than April 1, 2015.

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-8643 / Fax: (701) 231-8802
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Last Updated: Monday, July 06, 2015 9:06:23 AM