Scholarship List by Deadline

  •  2018-2019

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    Scholar of the Month

    PURPOSE: 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.

    AMOUNT: The Scholar-Athlete of the Month award recipients are awarded five hundred ($500) dollars.

    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



    Bank of ND Real Deal Scholarship

    Are you a North Dakota high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is involved in your school or community and planning to attend a ND college? You may be the next Real DEAL and need to let us know by applying! Forty-eight high school seniors will be selected to each receive a $500 scholarship. Eight recipients are drawn each month, October – March. Those 48 recipients will be given an opportunity to compete for an additional $3,000 by completing another round of questions in April 2019.

    This scholarship is unique, because the earlier you enter – the more likely you are to win. You only need to enter one time. And, even better, if you are one of the first 1,000 entries, you’ll receive a popular BND T-shirt. You’ll appreciate the quick application process, so get started right away. Click HERE for application. 



    Money Sense Contest

    Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in North Dakota planning to enroll in college. Students must create a YouTube video relating to a Money Sense topic. See website HERE for details. Award amount is $1000. Deadline is November 17, 2018


    A Celebration of Woman and Their Music Award

    Annual scholarship awarded to one or more local high school senior female artists to go toward continuing her education. Applicants must be female high school students with a passion for the arts who are attending school within 200 miles of Fargo. Students must submit the application, written essays, a letter of recommendation and 2-4 work samples. Click HERE for application and HERE for additional information. Early Bird Deadline November 19, 2018


    2018 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, 2017


    December 2018

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    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. Deadline December 6, 2018

    Applicants to the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities must:

    • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
    • Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

    Click HERE for application and more information


    NHS Scholarship

    Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

    2018–19 Application Process

    • October 1—NHS Scholarship application process opens. NHS advisers will distribute to senior members in good standing. 
    • December 7—Deadline for student applications
    • December 14—Deadline for recommendations

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    Submit an essay (500 words or less) describing your career plan and who/what helped you with your decision. Also must include 1 letter of recommendation. Click HERE for application and additional information. Deadline is Dec. 18, 2018

    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students. Award includes $500 scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

     logo One Earth Award

    The One Earth Award, underwritten by an anonymous donor, provides four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, pressing issues of climate change with $1,000 scholarships. The 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submissions! You can creat an account and upload your work. During the online submission process, opt in for consideration by responding to the One Earth Award prompt. Click HERE to apply.


    The ESA Foundation Award for Video Game Design

    About this Special Achievement Award: The ESA Foundation Award for Video Game Design, provides two students who exhibit excellence in video game design with $1,000 scholarships. Types of work that qualify for video game design: Works are original playable games or conceptual designs of playable games that make use of gameplay and digital media (e.g., visual art, sound design, digital storytelling, etc.).

    How to Apply: All submissions to the Video Game Design category will be considered. Click HERE to apply.


    January 2019

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    2019 North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship

    The North Dakota Corn Growers Association will awarded 10 – $1,000 scholarships in 2019, 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. 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. Completed applications must be postmarked by January 4, 2019.

    Click HERE for application

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    Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship

    The North Dakota Jaycee Senate announces the 8th 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.

    Contact person:
    North Dakota Jaycee Senate Scholarship
    Angie Jelinek #60570
    1372 32nd St S #7
    Fargo, ND 58103

    To download application click HERE

    Application MUST be postmarked no later than January 11,2019.


    February 2019

    March 2019


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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 2019. 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.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. Deadline is March 1, 2019

    Click HERE for application 


    Children’s of Warrior National President’s Scholarship

    Three $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually per geographic division, for a total of 15 scholarships. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. See application for complete list of dates. Click HERE for application or Mrs. Lindseth for details. Deadline is March 1, 2019



     Candidates for this award shall be/shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary, held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years (2016, 2017 and 2018) and must be a paid member for the current (2019) membership year. Applicants must be of good character and have grades which meet entrance requirements at the institution of their choice. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must present the completed application to her local American Legion Auxiliary unit president ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2019

    April 2019


    ND Dollars for Scholars scholarship 

    Students, you are invited to apply for the ND Dollars for Scholars scholarships between January 1 and April 1 each year. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,500. Visit the News & Events section to see which scholarships may help you meet your education goals.  Click HERE for printable information on 2019 scholarships. Click  HERE for application home page and then click on the red login button to complete or update your profile. This one profile will match you to local, state and national scholarship opportunities.


    2018-2019 Past Presidents Parley Nursing Scholarship

    This scholarship application is due by April 20, 2019 and is paid out during the 2019-2020 academic year.  It is awarded to a worthy applicant that is pursuing a degree in the nursing field at a North Dakota school of nursing. Click HERE for application and further details. Applicants must be a graduate of a ND high School or the American Legion Auxiliary. 


    2018-2019 Past Presidents Parley-Grace Holmes, MD Nursing Scholarship

    The American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Grace Holmes, MD Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to worthy applicants pursuing RN or LPN training. The scholarship amount is $500. Scholarship funds will be paid by March 1, 2020 to the school of choice after the applicant can verify enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. Basis of Judging: Need 50%, Scholarship 30% and Character 20%. Click HERE for application and further details. Deadline is April 20, 2019


    Western Governors' Association Art Competition

    The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce its 4th Annual "Celebrate the West" regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The entry deadline is April 28, 2019. Students are welcome to submit artwork used for other contests or assignments. Students’ artwork will be returned, and shipping will be paid for by WGA. It is easy to enter- students only need to email a photograph of their artwork along with the entry form found on our website. Click HERE for website and additional info.


    May 2019


    2017-2018 ND American Legion Auxiliary Dept. of ND Education Program

    $300 scholarships will be paid to worthy applicants attending a college, university or trade school in North Dakota. Scholarship funds will be paid by March 1, 2020 to the school of choice after the applicant can verify enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.  Membership and/or affiliation with the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary is not required for scholarship selection. Need is an important factor in determining the recipient of the scholarship. Click HERE for application. See Mrs. Lindseth for further directions. Deadline is May 1, 2019

    June 2019


    Samsung American Legion Scholarship

    Every year, $300,000 in Samsung American Legion Scholarships are awarded to nearly 100 American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board. Applicants must be high school juniors who attend either American Legion Auxiliary Girls State or American Legion Boys State. Applicants must be direct descendants (i.e., child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service, and financial need. Click HERE for application. Deadline: Typically, applications are submitted to the program staff upon the participants’ arrival at American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

    July 2019

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    *Most deadlines are in December

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