Scholarship

Scholarship List by Deadline

  • 2020-2021

    North Dakota college-specific scholarships

     

    North Dakota grants and scholarships (check for deadines)

     

     

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    EduMed Medical and HealthCare Scholarships

    Far too many students have the grades and the drive to earn a college degree, but far too few have the money to make it happen. EduMed is helping students in medical and health education with four need-based college scholarships to start 2021. Each scholarship will give $500 to the winning student in their respective category, which will be paid to the school at which they’re enrolled. Edumed has 50 of the top available scholarships across 7 different healthcare fields including dental, nursing, medical assisting, and healthcare leadership

    Click HERE for website and scholarship oppourtunities

    OCTOBER DEADLINES

      

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    2020-2021 Horatio Alger State Scholarship

    State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. 

    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    Click HERE for application and more details

    Deadline: October 25, 2020

     

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     2020-2021 Horatio Alger Career and Tech

    The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
    • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
    • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
    • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Be under the age of 30
    • Be a United States citizen

    Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

    Click HERE for application and more details

    The CTE application will remain open on a rolling basis until all scholarships are awarded. 

     

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    2020 Horatio Alger National Scholarship

    As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

    To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    Click HERE for application and more details

    Deadline: October 25, 2020

     

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    2020-2021 VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

    Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

    Click HERE for application and more details.

    Deadline: October 31, 2020

     

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    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

    Click HERE for application and more details

    Deadline: October 31, 2020

     

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    The Alert Scholarship

    You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

    Click HERE for eligibility requirements and Essay information

    Deadline: On going-no deadline

     

    NOVEMBER DEADLINES

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    Valley Bone & Joint Clinic Scholar-Athlete of the Month (November-January)

    The Scholar-Athlete of the Month program recognizes exceptional student athletes who are performing well in the classroom and on the field. Each month, one senior high school athlete will be chosen as the Valley Bone & Joint Clinic Scholar-Athlete of the Month and awarded $500 to acknowledge their academic and athletic commitment.

    CRITERIA: The following criteria will be used in selecting recipients:

    1. The applicant is a senior athlete who has earned a varsity letter in a sport.
    2. The applicant lives in eastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota.
    3. The applicant has a 3.5 GPA or higher.
    4. Funds must be used for educational expenses.
    5. Upon notification as a winner, a parent/guardian must sign a waiver acknowledging the release of the winner’s name and photo to social media as well as media outlets for recognition.

    Applications will be reviewed in three rounds. The application periods are November-January and February-March. The award can only be given to an applicant once. Each winner will be notified by mail upon being chosen as the Valley Bone & Joint Clinic Scholar-Athlete of the Month.

    Click HERE for application

      

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    ND Farmers Union Alan Bergman Scholarship Fund

    Each year, scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union Torchbearers. In the fall, applications are sent from the state office directly to ALL ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFYING TORCHBEARERS. Applicant Requirements: Must be receiving Torchbearer award at the upcoming Farmers Union State Convention Must have at least 2.50 grade point average. Application will be sent directly to the eligible candidates.

    Click HERE for details

    Deadline: November 6, 2020

     

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    Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Open to any student grades 5-12 who has shown significant leadership and has made a difference volunteering over the past year. One high school and one middle school student in each of the 50 states will win $1000 awards and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. with a parent or guardian to take place in spring 2021. Click HERE for more details.

    Deadline is November 10, 2020

     

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    2021 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Fargo Elks Lodge 260 

    Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. $500 award. College students are not eligible to apply. Male and female students compete separately.

    Click HERE for application. 

    Deadline is November 15, 2020 

     

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    Hagan Scholarship Foundation 

    The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship for high achieving, self-motivated students in need of financial assistance to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Over three hundred new scholarships will be awarded in April 2021.

    Click HERE for application details and eligibility list.

    Deadline is November 15, 2020 

     

    DECEMBER DEADLINES

    JANUARY DEADLINES

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    2021 North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship

    The North Dakota Corn Growers Association will award 10 – $1,000 scholarships in 2021, which typically includes a recipient from each of the organization’s seven districts and three at-large recipients.

    In order to be eligible for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association scholarship, students must submit: a completed application, career plans, at least two letters of recommendation from non-family members, a resume and a copy of their most recent transcript. High school seniors and post secondary students are eligible to apply.

    Applicants are required to be a member of a North Dakota Corn Growers Association. Student memberships are available for high school and post secondary students for $10. CLick HERE for application and additional information

    Deadline is January 11, 2021

    FEBRUARY DEADLINES

    MARCH DEADLINES

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    AgCountry Farm Credit Services Scholarship  

    AgCountry Farm Credit Services is offering scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2021. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each.

    Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR must be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agribusiness.

    Applicants must be residents of a county served by AgCountry in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

    Selection is based on academic aptitude, vocational promise, personal attributes, leadership and financial need. Children of AgCountry FCS employees and Board Members are not eligible to apply.

    Click HERE for application

    Application Deadline is March 1st, 2021

     APRIL DEADLINES

    American Legion

    Edward O. Nesheim Memorial Scholarship

    The Edward O. Nesheim Memorial Scholarship was created by his daughter, Sonja Adahl, in 2008 to honor the memory of her late father. The Scholarship may be used at any post secondary institution of higher education in North Dakota granting Associate or higher degrees. Recipients of the Nesheim Scholarship may apply for renewal upon satisfactory completion of the previous academic year with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

    Eligibility requirements:

    1. Must be a legal resident of North Dakota and a direct descendent (child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of a U.S. veteran who served honorably. Proof of service and lineage are required.

    2. Must have maintained a secondary school GPA of 2.75 or higher.

    3. Must be pursuing a degree in some phase of Agriculture, Human Nutrition, or Medicine (Medical Dr, PA, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy or Chiropractic.

    4. Must be a High School senior or a previous Nesheim Scholarship recipient now attending an institution of higher education.

    Click HERE for application and additional information

    Deadline is April 1, 2021

     

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    American Legion Riders Legacy Scholarship 

    The District #8 American Legion Riders are offering up to ten scholarships of $1,000 each to North Dakota students. The number of awarded scholarships will depend on the number of applications received prior to the deadline of April 30, 2021.

    To be eligible for the scholarship:

    • North Dakota resident
    • students must be a son, daughter, or spouse of a veteran
    • Planning on continuing their education beyond high school 

    *Completing the essay will increase your scholarship chances

    Click HERE for application and additional information

    Deadline is April 30, 2021