Student Programs

Expanding knowledge and opportunities beyond the classroom.

Undergraduate Students

Mancur Olson Scholars

The Mancur Olson Scholars program, named after North Dakota native and NDSU alum Mancur Olson, is a semester-long interdisciplinary learning and scholarship program.

Each semester, we host reading groups for students to explore a topic through books and peer discussion. This program is open to all NDSU undergraduate students who meet the eligibility requirements. Reading groups enhance the university experience by helping students explore important ideas, engage in civil discussion, and develop scholarly skills. Participants each receive a $500 scholarship. 

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Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop

The Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop invites internationally-renowned scholars from universities across the country to present research and engage in discussion with the NDSU community.

The workshop features seminar presentations every other Friday from 10-11 a.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall. All are welcome to attend. Students of any major, undergraduate or graduate, can register for the 1-credit course BUSN 491/690. Enrolled students will meet weekly to attend workshop presentations and participate in group discussions.

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Sheila and Robert Challey Institute Scholarship

The Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth provides an avenue for students to learn about the foundations of human progress and the policies and solutions that enhance economic opportunity and human flourishing.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students from any discipline. Eligible students must demonstrate an interest in studying economic opportunity and flourishing and actively pursue a 9-credit certificate in private enterprise. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000, and students may receive the scholarship for up to two years.

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Graduate Students

Applied Economics Ph.D.

The NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics offers a doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Applied Economics that is outcomes-based.

The program leverages NDSU's strengths in applied risk analysis and institutions while maintaining flexibility for a variety of student specializations. Graduate assistantships and stipends are awarded on a competitive basis. 

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New Institutional Social Science Certificate

The New Institutional Social Science graduate certificate program explores a multidisciplinary perspective on the study of institutions and how they affect and are affected by society.  

A New Institutional Social Science certificate expands the graduate student experience and opens up job opportunities by exposing students to diverse tools and ideas surrounding institutions and policies. The certificate program is open to any student enrolled in an NDSU Graduate School program (masters or doctoral).

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Mancur Olson Graduate Fellowship

The Challey Institute sponsors the Mancur Olson Graduate Fellowship for NDSU graduate students.

The Mancur Olson Graduate Fellowship aims to engage students in critical thinking, inquiry, and discussion surrounding issues of economic opportunity and flourishing. The program provides a stipend to Ph.D. students from any discipline to pursue study in these areas at NDSU.

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Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop

The Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop invites internationally-renowned scholars from universities across the country to present research and engage in discussion with the NDSU community.

The workshop features seminar presentations every other Friday from 10-11 a.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall. All are welcome to attend. Students of any major, undergraduate or graduate, can register for the 1-credit course BUSN 491/690. Enrolled students will meet weekly to attend workshop presentations and participate in group discussions.

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