North Dakota State University (NDSU) is now offering a NEW scholarship opportunity for students who have been admitted and enrolled in an early-entry class at NDSU. The NDSU Early-Entry Scholarship awards students with a $200 renewable scholarship to assist in paying for tuition, books, and other early-entry, course-related expenses.
Dr. Stacy Duffield, director of the Office of Teaching and Learning said of the scholarship, "Often there are talented students who would participate in early entry or dual credit, but their parents or guardians simply cannot afford the tuition. Since early-entry and dual credit classes are not eligible for traditional financial aid, the goal of this scholarship is to lessen the financial barriers that may hold those students back in their education. This upfront assistance will benefit students who are in need of more challenging coursework but are unable to afford the full early-entry tuition."
This scholarship is renewable each semester within the academic year. Individuals who apply for a fall start date will receive this scholarship for spring and summer semesters as well. Individuals who apply in spring or summer will receive a scholarship as funds are available.
To be considered for the NDSU Early-Entry Scholarship, please submit your scholarship application by one of the listed deadlines. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.
- Fall Semester: July 31
- Spring Semester: December 15
- Summer Deadline: May 1
Scholarship recipients will be notified 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester. The scholarship application can be found at https://bit.ly/NDSUEarlyEntryScholarship23.
NDSU’s Early-Entry Program allows high-school students to take courses at NDSU while completing their high-school diploma. Early-entry classes can be applied as dual credit with high school approval.
Early-entry courses are a convenient and cost-effective way for high-school students to continue learning in a subject area that is of interest, take courses to continue their education and maintain good study habits during the summer or their last semester of school, and to get a head start on their degree program.
For more information about this scholarship or to view early-entry course options go to https://www.ndsu.edu/dce/k12_students/early_entry/.