Scholarship

Scholarship List by Deadline

  •  2019-2020

    Additional Scholarships Sites:

    FM Area Foundation Scholarships-Great Resource!!! Check here often

    ND Dollars for Scholars-opens in Jan 2020

    Bank of ND Planning Center 

     

     

     

    October Scholarship Deadlines

     

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    Valley Bone & Joint Clinic Scholar-Athlete of the Month (August-October)

    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 August-October, 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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    AES Engineering Scholarship

    Purpose of Scholarships

    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

    Scholarship Criteria

    Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Amount of award: $500.00

    How to Apply

    Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

    When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

    Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

     

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    United States Senate Youth Program

    The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 58th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7 – 14, 2020.

    Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in meetings with the president and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

    For more information about the United States Senate Youth Program, please contact Melissa J. Artlip, Public Information Officer, NDDPI at (701) 328-3216. 

    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2019

     

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    Extreme Terrain’s Student Scholarships

    High school seniors who are planning to purse a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems can apply by submitting a 700-1500 word essay describing who you are and why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands.

    Click HERE to apply and details

     Deadline is October 15, 2019

     

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    Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarship

    Dr. Pepper is giving away more than $1,000,000 in tuition through its Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway, which seeks to help students across the country fund their education -- and pursue their dreams. Dr. Pepper will award 20 awards of $100,000 each. Click HERE for official rules and application instructions.

    Deadline: October 17, 2019

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    2019-2020 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 2020 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

    Deadline: October 25, 2019

    Click HERE for application and more details

     

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     2019-2020 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 2019
    • 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.

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

    Click HERE for application and more details

     

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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 2020 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

    Deadline: October 25, 2019

    Click HERE for application and more details

     

     

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    2019-20 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, “What Makes America Great”. 

    Deadline: October 31, 2019

    Click HERE for application and more details.

     

     

     

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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, 2019

     

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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 Scholarship Deadlines

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    2020 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 5, 2019 

     

    ND Farmers Union

    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.

    Deadline: November 6, 2019

     

    SchoolHouse Connection

    2019-2020 School House Connection Youth Scholarship Program 

    The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program; builds a stable peer and adult support network; and offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy. $2,000 award and trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included).

    Click HERE for details.

    Deadline is November 10, 2019 

     

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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 2020. Click HERE for more details.

    Deadline is November 15, 2019

     

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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 2020.

    Click HERE for application details and eligibility list.

    Deadline is November 15, 2019 

     

    December Scholarship Deadlines

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    Brockman Scholars Program

    The Brockman Scholarship is a merit-based full scholarship that covers five years of study on the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.

    The scholarship supports four years of undergraduate studies in an approved program of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), as well as the one-year MS Business graduate degree program at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.

    Aside from academic merit, we are seeking to attract students who can demonstrate high levels of constructive community engagement, and who exhibit the qualities of a good citizen. 

    It is imperative that applicants understand that they are applying for a scholarship that provides for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. It is a condition of being awarded the scholarship that the recipient will enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate , degree program.

    Deadline is December 1, 2019

    Click HERE for application and additioanl inofrmation

    January Scholarship 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 August-October, 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 Jaycee Senate

    The North Dakota Jaycee Senate announces the 10th Annual ND JCI Senate/Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarships, a statewide scholarship competition for high school seniors. The Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Burdolski, a Jaycee child who passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Applicants will compete for four scholarships of $300 each. Two primary award winners and two alternate winners will be selected. Scholarships are to be used at the winner’s discretion at an institution school of higher learning of the winners’ choice. Both primary state award winners are then eligible to compete nationally for $1000 scholarships from the US JCI Senate Foundation competition in February 2020.

    Click HERE for more information and application.

    Deadline is January 24, 2020.

    February Scholarship Deadlines

    March Scholarship Deadlines

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    Valley Bone & Joint Clinic Scholar-Athlete of the Month (February-March)

    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 August-October, 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

     

    Tip Top Tux Scholarship

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    Must be a high school senior and have applied to a college or university for admission in the fall of 2020.

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is March 1, 2020

     

    April Scholarship Deadlines

    May Scholarship Deadlines

    June Scholarship Deadlines

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    ND Career & Technical Education Scholarship

    The North Dakota Legislature created this $6000 scholarship to encourage and reward high school students for taking challenging coursework in preparation for attending a college or university in North Dakota. Scholarship candidates must be North Dakota resident high school seniors, have GPAs of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a “C” on any class required for the diploma, complete the required program of study (see high school counselor for details), and earn composite scores of 24 or higher on the ACT or three 5's on the WorkKeys assessments.

    Click HERE for more details

    Deadline: June 6, 2020

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    ND Academic Scholarship

    The North Dakota Legislature created this $6000 scholarship to encourage and reward high school students for taking challenging coursework in preparation for attending a college or university in North Dakota. Scholarship candidates must be North Dakota resident high school seniors, have GPAs of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a “C” on any class required for the diploma, complete the required program of study (see high school counselor for details), and earn composite scores of 24 or higher on the ACT.

     

    Click HERE for more details

    Deadline: June 6, 2020

     

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    American Muscle Automotive Scholarships

    Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay telling who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. Four scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major.

    Click HERE for application and details

    Deadline June 15, 2020

     

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    American Trucks Student Scholarship

    At AmericanTrucks we are passionate about our mission to serve the community that supports us. We've recognized a growing trend in the building trades industry. Educational programs are receiving a lot of attention from national leaders and it’s our goal to be involved in a meaningful way. With that in mind, we are pleased to offer four $2000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study. To aplly, write a 750-1500 word essay describing who you are and how you plan to use your education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to knowledge development.

    Click HERE for application and details

    Deadline June 15, 2020

     

     

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    Please click on college icon to link to their financial aid and scholarship opportunities

    *Most University scholarship deadlines are in December

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