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The College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources at North Dakota State University provides one of the best college-based scholarship programs in the Upper Midwest. Colleges of Agriculture around the country frequently have excellent scholarship programs because our alumni and the industries we support understand the value of investing in students.

Scholarships range from $100 to $14,000 per year. Some students receive one or more scholarships every year of their college career, depending on the student’s academic performance. The college selectively matches several of its scholarships for gifted incoming freshmen with scholarships administered by the Office of Admission.

Scholarship recipients and donors are recognized at a luncheon held on campus each fall.



Awarded to students enrolled in the college, regardless of their major program of study.

The scholarships are available to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources. The recipients of these scholarships are selected by the college scholarship committee based on criteria established by donors for each scholarship. Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, but some also have other criteria. Check with the Dean’s Office (Morrill 315) for specific details about individual scholarships. Note: Scholarships and amounts may vary from year to year. 

General scholarships available


Awarded through departments or other academic units in the college to students enrolled in their specific academic program.

Many scholarships are available to students enrolled in specific academic programs. Recipients are selected upon the recommendation of the appropriate departmental scholarship committee. For additional information regarding the following scholarships, contact individual departments or program coordinators. (Contact the Dean’s Office if you need addresses and phone numbers).

NOTE: The lists of scholarships were accurate at the time of publishing. Information about any changes, including new or discontinued scholarships, is available from the Dean’s Office in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources..


The NDSU Academic Scholarship Application is a competitive online scholarship application for many of the scholarships offered at NDSU. Scholarships are available to all class levels (entering freshmen, transfer, undergraduate, graduate and professional). Applications are reviewed based on your academic record as well as your responses to the questions on the application. To be considered for need-based scholarships through your NDSU Academic Scholarship Application, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted no later than February 1, 2022. A FAFSA is not required to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

In order to apply or to be considered for a NDSU scholarship, students must be a continuing student or a new student for the academic year. If you are a new student, please make sure you have received an NDSU Student I.D. number and have activated your NDSU account with a valid email address before you attempt to apply. All scholarship applicants must use their NDSU log-in user name and password to access the scholarship application.

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