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Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

This page offers information about the Cultural Diversity Tuition Discount,  Ethnicity-Based Scholarships, and other scholarships or financial assistance for multicultural students.  We have also included lists of scholarships that have been available through various colleges at NDSU as a guide to what may be available to all students.

This information is not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather an idea of what help is out there.   Your academic department and the Bison Connection may be able to give you additional sources.

While applications for admission to most programs at NDSU can be submitted as late as one month prior to the beginning of each semester, the early filing of the admission application is especially important if you can apply for financial aid and housing. If you are interested in starting at NDSU for fall semester, we strongly recommend applying for admission as early as January. Application forms can be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Deferred payment of the admission application fee may be available. For more information, visit the NDSU admissions website by clicking HERE.

Cultural Diversity Tuition Discount

The Cultural Diversity Tuition Discount application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available.

The Cultural Diversity Tuition Discount (description) is administered by NDSU's Admissions Office. In general, however, all multicultural students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for the discount. Students must be fully admitted to NDSU, not under conditional nor under provisional status.  Applications for Fall of 2018 will be available this coming Fall.  All questions should be addressed to the NDSU Admissions Office. 

Click on this link Admissions Office or call Toll Free: 1-800-488-NDSU.  You may also contact Monica Sanchez, Admissions Counselor and Multicultural Recruitment Coordinator, at (701) 231-9581, or by email


All Nations Louis Stokes AMP

All Nations Louis Stokes Alliance for Minorities Program (ANSLAMP or  AMP) has partnered with the Office of Multicultural Programs at NDSU.  This program provides stipends for undergraduate multicultural students who are full-time enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. (Students in Health Sciences are not eligible for this program, unfortunately.)

ANSLAMP Scholar Benefits:

  • Eligible to receive a stipend
  • Opportunity to attend residential/pre-college academic summer programs with all expenses paid and a stipend
  • Opportunity to attend ANSLAMP conference or other professional STEM conferences with expenses paid

ANSLAMP Scholar Criteria:

  • Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Effective mentoring and tutoring skills
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 2.5 GPA or greater

Students should contact Jaclynn Davis Wallette in the Equity Diversity and Global Outreach Office (205 Old Main) if they meet the above criteria for an application:,  Telephone: (701) 231-7314.

Click here to check out the All Nations AMP website.

Study Abroad Diversity Scholarships

  • Study Abroad Scholarship
    Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with the AIFS Foundation, will offer twenty $1,000 scholarships for spring, summer and fall study abroad. Scholarships are only available for students studying, interning or volunteering abroad for credit on programs offered by partner organization. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native-American students are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Amount: $1,000 | Deadline: varies based on program | To Apply: Visit the DiversityAbroad website
  • Study Abroad Turkey Scholarship for Minority Students
    The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) in cooperation with Diversity Abroad are awarding grants per year in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 or $500 for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to a study abroad program in Turkey or Cyprus for a academic year, semester or summer. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Native-American students who have already applied and been accepted to participate in a study abroad program at a university tin Turkey or Cyprus through an American educational institution or study abroad provider.
    Amount: $500, $1,000 or $2,000| Deadline: varies based on time abroad | To Apply: Visit the Turkish Coalition of America website
  • Diversity Abroad / GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Scholarship
    Diversity Abroad has partnered with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and The Foundation for Asia Pacific Education to offer $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students to study in the Asia/Pacific region. Undergraduate students from any community colleges or four-year college, who will study abroad in the Asia/Pacific region during the summer, fall or spring and meet eligibility, are invited to apply. This scholarship specifically targets students who identify as one of the following: ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, physical disability, or first generation college student.
    Amount: $1,000 | Deadline: varies based on time abroad | To Apply: Visit the GlobaLinks Scholarship website

Additional Study Abroad scholarships (non-diversity based) can be found at the Office of International Programs' Study Abroad financial aid & scholarships page.

Interested in the Study Abroad program?
Study Abroad InfoSession
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
4:00 - 5:00 pm
MU 116 (Office of International Programs)

Scholarships Lists

The Office of Multicultural Programs also provides information on the following scholarships:

  • American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Helen Bergstrom Ernst Scholarship Fund
  • Higher Education Resource Organization for Students (H.E.R.O.S)
  • North Dakota Indian Education Association Scholarship
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe Higher Education Program
  • Higher Education Program
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Scholarship Program
  • White Earth Scholarship program

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Office of Multicultural Programs
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-1029
Campus address: Memorial Union 178
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave | Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept 5253 | PO Box 6050 | Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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