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Students to be recognized for academic achievements

NDSU will recognize its top students during halftime of the Bison-Missouri State football game Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Fargodome.

More than 2,700 new Presidential Scholars, new National Merit Scholars and current dean’s list students are invited to join NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani, Provost Bruce Rafert and the deans from each college on the football field to be formally recognized for their academic achievements.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students who achieve excellence in their studies,” President Bresciani said. “They are academic leaders, and their talents and work ethic help set the tone for all the great things that happen on campus. They are a critical part of NDSU’s culture and success.”

NDSU Presidential Program Scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students who scored 29 or higher on the ACT or 1290 or higher on the SAT. Students also must earn a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA). Presidential Scholars receive $3,000 annually and Presidential Honor Scholars receive $2,500 annually for four consecutive years of study at NDSU. Both scholarships require students to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The NDSU National Merit Scholarship is awarded based on results of the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) and finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship competition. About 1.5 million students in more than 20,000 high schools take the PSAT, which serves as the initial screening of program entrants.  Less than 1 percent of the nation’s high school students are designated as semifinalists and only 2,600 U.S. high school seniors receive a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship. NDSU National Merit Scholars are awarded full-tuition for four consecutive years of study at NDSU. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 and complete at least 12 semester hours during the regular academic year or nine hours during summer school.

Students being recognized at Saturday’s football game can reserve a ticket at The ticket will be loaded on their student ID, which will be scanned at the student entrance on the south side of the Fargodome on game day. They should meet in the east lobby of the Fargodome when five minutes remain in the first half of the game. Students who only plan to participate in the halftime event should meet in the east lobby of the Fargodome at 7:30 p.m.


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Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013 8:33:23 AM