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Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications for current and incoming students are accepted beginning December 1 through March 1 annually for the English department. 

To complete the online scholarship application please use the following link: and click on the "apply now" button.  You will then be asked to log in using the same credentials that you use for blackboard. 

We hope you find the system easy to use.  For general information, you can also refer to the video on the scholarship information page 

 All external scholarships will also be listed on the same site so log in often to see if new opportunities have been added for you.

REMEMBER: Be sure to observe the criteria and deadline for each scholarship. It is the student's responsibility to submit the scholarship application and respond to all additional questions posed.

Scholarships & Fellowships

Assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships are available to qualifying graduate students and applicants. The following list contains links to a host of fellowship and scholarship grant opportunities available from NDSU and external grant sources.

NDSU Scholarship & Fellowship Grants

The Department of English annually awards several scholarships to graduate students based on academic achievement. To apply for NDSU Dept. of English scholarships, download the English Scholarship Application Form.

The English Department is pleased to announce the new RICHARD L. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP for graduate students. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing graduate student with a GPA 3.75 or above and a Program of Study on file. Preference is given to a student studying literature. 

The Rooney Scholarship goes to a deserving graduate student. Academic achievement and perseverance in the pursuit of a degree are equal considerations.

The annual Pamela O’Connor Memorial Scholarship is given for excellence in writing.

The Madeline S. Giddings Scholarship of $1,000 goes to an outstanding graduate student. The primary criterion for the scholarship is financial need and exemplary progress toward degree completion.

The English department also presents two awards each year: a Graduate Student Teaching Award and a Graduate Student Paper Award.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences awards a Graduate Teaching and Graduate Research Award each year. An English department GTA has won the teaching award each of the first 5 years these awards have been offered.

The Graduate School offers Presidential Doctoral Graduate Fellowships to new graduate students in doctoral programs. The awards are in the amount of $16,000/year plus a waiver of tuition. The fellowship is awarded for a period of four years (subject to annual review). See the Graduate School website for details.

Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
The Graduate School at NDSU offers a number of fellowships to support graduate students working to finish their dissertations. The deadline is typically in February.

See the NDSU Graduate School website for a complete list of available NDSU funding.

The NDSU Office of Admissions offers a limited number of Cultural Diversity Tuition Waivers for under-represented students (including graduate students) attending NDSU. 

External Fellowship & Scholarship Grant Opportunities

The American Association of University Women (AAUW):
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW offers 5 categories of fellowship and grants.

The NDSU Graduate school has a list of funding available from external sources.

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