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Transfer Student Scholarships

NDSU is pleased to recognize transfer students who have demonstrated high academic achievement at the collegiate level. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen with a Social Security Number or a permanent resident, and have 24 transferable, graded credits. You are encouraged to apply for NDSU scholarships if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 from each institution previously attended.

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. 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.

Applications are reviewed based on your academic record as well as your answers to questions on the application.

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.

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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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 8:41:31 AM