Cost of Attendance

Tuition for the Architecture program is set by the University. More information can be found HERE.


Scholarships and Awards

Through the generosity of alumni, friends, and professional organizations, the Department of Architecture is able to award a number of scholarships and awards to its students.


NDSU Scholarships

Get more information on the types of scholarships we offer at NDSU and how you can apply for them

General NDSU Scholarship Information ⇒



Interior Design Scholarship

American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter Scholarship

Two scholarships of $250 will be awarded by the NDSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Applicants must be a member of the NDSU Student ASID Chapter (membership dues paid), receiving a major in Interior Design. Selection criteria is based on academic performance (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00), active involvement in the NDSU Student Chapter of ASID, and financial need. The recipients must be third- or fourth-year students enrolled in the Interior Design program taking a minimum of 12 graded credits at the time of award disbursement.

Additional ASID Scholarships ⇒


North Dakota Interior Design Scholarship

To be eligible, applicant must currently be in their third year in the NDSU Interior Design program at the time of applying. Applicant must also be an active NDID student member (membership dues paid). One student will receive $750 toward their fourth year in the Interior Design program at NDSU. The awarded amount will be given directly to the recipient at the beginning of the fourth year.


Cyrus Rugs Scholarship

Click here for the link to the application and eligibility details. 


Other Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship program →

Osher Reentry Scholarship →

Cultural Diversity Tuition Discount Program →




Architecture and Landscape Architecture Scholarships





AIA North Dakota Scholarship 

$1,000 each

Architecture, 3 awards

Award to defray the amount of tuition and fees for the next academic year of study. Based on need, professional promise, and academic ability, and a minimum of two years’ membership in AIAS. 

AIA Northern Minnesota Scholarship in Architecture


Architecture Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Albert Levering Drawing Prize


Architecture or Landscape Architecture drawings

Be properly enrolled as a full-time student in architecture or landscape architecture at North Dakota State University in the third or fourth year studios at the time of application and disbursement. Work submitted for the award may be in any medium appropriate for hand rendering and shall have been done in the eighteen months prior to submittal. Financial need or academic standing should not be a consideration.

Alpha Rho Chi Medal


Graduating Architecture student for leadership and professionalism

Berg Family Architecture Scholarship


Architecture Junior

Byron L. Berntson Memorial Scholarship


Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Awarded to a student who has a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Criteria include the student’s contribution to the spirit, life, prestige, and academic excellence of the NDSU Community

CHA Endowment


Architecture Junior or Senior


Dan and Ann Noble Endowed Scholarship


Architecture, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Dennis Colliton Memorial Thesis Award


Landscape Architecture Thesis

The award recipient shall be selected by the Department faculty with the criteria that the student’s design thesis demonstrates a culmination of design education-fully developed and realized from master planning through design development, detailing and documentation.

Diversity Architecture Scholarship


Architecture Students

The Diversity Architecture Scholarship is available to students from underrepresented groups who are majoring in Architecture, have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher and who demonstrate financial need as established by the office of financial aid and scholarships. 

Douglas D. Hanson Architecture Scholarship for Diversity 

$5000 (2)

Architecture or Landscape Architecture Students

The Douglas D. Hanson Architecture Scholarship is available to all students enrolled in Pre-Architecture or Pre-Landscape Architecture with a preference given to those who have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher and/or those who are from a underrepresented group such as African American or Native American 

EAPC Scholarship


Architecture, Junior year

Entering into the fourth year of the program and having obtained a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Gordon Olschlager Endowed Scholarship


Architecture or Landscape Architecture Junior or Senior

The Gordon Olschlager Scholarship is available to incoming third, fourth or fifth year students who are majoring in either Architecture or Landscape Architecture who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Students must also demonstrate a strong interest in architectural history, urban design, city planning or landscape design

Hanson/Zander Family Foundation Scholarship

$5,000 (4)

Architecture Sophomore

Harlyn Thompson Travel Scholarship Award


Architecture, Senior year


Henry Adams Medal



Awarded to the 5th year Architecture graduate with the highest grade point average.

Hugh L. McMath Scholarship


Architecture, Sophomore year

Awarded to a student in the Architecture Program

John Reynolds Klai II Endowed Scholarship for Architecture


Architecture or Landscape Architecture Senior year


Juergens Architecture Study Abroad Scholarships

Properly enrolled as a full-time student in Architecture and participating in a study abroad program.

Knute A. Henning Memorial Scholarship


Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Senior year

Awarded to a student who shows “most promise” in design in the fourth year as determined by the faculty

Kristi Hanson Study Abroad Scholarship (Term Abroad)


Architecture or Landscape Architecture, Senior Year


Landscape Architecture Hollingsworth Scholarship


Landscape Architecture Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Lechleiter Haarstad Architectural Traveling Scholarship

Be properly enrolled as a full-time student and pursuing an Architecture major while participating in any architecture class requiring travel. Preference to a female and students from underrepresented group as defined by the university.

LHB Architecture and Landscape Architecture Endowed Scholarship

JuniorBe properly enrolled as a full time junior in the major Architecture or Landscape Architecture. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Demonstrate financial need as established by the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Preference given to a student demonstrating skills in fostering collaborative relationships in research-based, regenerative design enhancing human and ecological wellness or a student from multicultural or underrepresented background as defined by the university and female.

Nebraska / Dakotas Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture


Landscape Architecture Students

ASLA chapter member for Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota.

Patrick Edward Germ Memorial Scholarship


Architecture, Sophomore year

Awarded to a student in the Architecture program, making satisfactory progress toward completion of degree and entering into the third year of the program.

Pavczik, Gustav Scholarship


Architecture Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Peter F. McKenzie Memorial Thesis Award


Architecture, Thesis

Provide support for the annual McKenzie Award for the outstanding architecture design thesis and finalists.

Ruthenbeck Architecture Scholarship


Architecture Junior, Senior

Available to students enrolled in Architecture in the incoming 3rd or 4th year student. GPA 3.0 or higher. 

Schlaht/O’Leary Graduate Scholarship


Architecture Senior

Studio Mentor Award 


Architecture or Landscape Architecture

Be properly enrolled at NDSU as a full-time student in architecture. The spirit and intent of this Award is to provide an annual award for a 5th year student in architecture or landscape architecture who is most instrumental in setting aside competition in order to help fellow students in studio. 

TKDA Architecture Scholarship


Architecture Junior or Senior

The TKDA Architecture scholarship is available to juniors or above who are pursuing a degree in Architecture and have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Toy Farmer - Fourth Year Scholarship


Landscape Architecture Students

Must be enrolled in Landscape Architecture Program; Must have Junior standing continuing into fourth-year of study in the program; Has demonstrated promise in the field of Landscape Architecture through excellence in design ability and/or graphic, written, and oral design presentation. for its continued success and advancement.

Troy Fountain | ESG Architecture & Design Memorial Scholarship

graduate studentProperly enrolled as a full or part-time graduate student in Architecture. Preference to a student who has demonstrated high technical skills in architecture and design with a student with interest in practicing architecture in the Midwest.

Wild-CRG Design-Build Scholarship


Architecture Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Zerr Berg Scholarship




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