Scholarship

Scholarship List by Deadline

  •  2019-2020

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

     

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    ND Dollars for Scholars-opens in Jan 2020

     

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    Bank of ND Planning Center 

     

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    Click HERE  for more info

     

     

    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

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    North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association

    The North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association sponsors the following scholarships:

    • Three $1000 scholarships available to incoming freshmen.
    • Three $1000 scholarships available to undergraduates (excluding freshmen).
    Eligibility
    • Applicant shall be a resident of the state of North Dakota and attend a North Dakota School.
    • Applicant and/or guardian shall be a member of their respective county Crop (Ag) Improvement Association.
    • Applicant shall be a full-time student (12 credits or more).

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is Feb. 15, 2020

     

     

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    WinField United and the Land O’Lakes Foundation are proud to support students in an impactful way. $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually for this purpose. The Careers in Agriculture Scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future. 

     The applicant must be:

    • a high school senior, college freshman, or a college sophomore
    • pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop production, or a closely related field
    • not a dependent of anyone employed by WinField United or Land O’Lakes, Inc.
    • not a previous recipient of any scholarship administered by the Land O’Lakes Foundation

    Click HERE for application 

    Deadline is Feb. 28, 2020

     

    North Dakota Conservation District Employees Association

    Conservation Studies Scholarship

    The North Dakota Conservation District Employees Association (NDCDEA) established a scholarship for high school and college students interested in pursuing conservation education. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who are residents of North Dakota and intend to or are currently pursuing an agricultural/natural resource management/environmental or related field at a two or four-year university in the state of North Dakota. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000.00. Interested applicants are required to complete the application form and compose an essay of no more than 500 words on the topic chosen by the NDCDEA. Applicants will need to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and be a full-time student. Scholarship will be paid after the President of the Association receives the previous semester transcript. The $1000.00 will be sent to the school of attendance unless the recipient is a graduating college senior, in which the scholarship monies will be paid directly to the recipient. If the scholarship winner does not maintain the 2.5 GPA, the second-place qualifier will be awarded the $1000.00.

    See Mrs. Lindseth for scholarship form

    Applications and essays must be mailed by February 28th, 2020.

    2020 Conservation Studies Scholarship Topic:

    "Most of society today is far removed from the natural world. What are some ways that conservationists can best habilitate enviromental concerns to the general public?"

     

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    Eagles Aerie 2192 Scholarship 

    Valley City Eagles Aerie 2192 is opening up applications for scholarships to be awarded to area graduating high school seniors that plan on furthering their education by attending a college or tech school during the 2020-2021 school year. Scholarships will be no less than $300. Applicant's parents do not need to be members of Eagles Aerie 2192 for scholarship consideration.

    There is also one additional scholarship available to an area girl who is willing to represent Aerie 2192 as "Miss Eagles Aerie 2192 2020". She must be willing to represent the Aerie at area parades when the Aerie float is used, Eagles Aerie Family Picnic, and the 2020 Awards Banquet.  Applicants for this award must have a parent or grandparent who is a member of Aerie 2192 or Aerie 2192 Auxiliary.

    See Mrs. Lindseth for application.  

    Deadline is Feb. 29, 2020 

     

    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

     

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    North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarships

    Several scholarships are available for 4-H and former 4-H members. Youth may apply for more than one scholarship using the same application by checking the blank next to the scholarship(s) for which they wish to be considered on the first page of the application form. If an applicant has won a specific scholarship in a previous year, the applicant no longer is eligible for that scholarship. If a youth has applied for a North Dakota 4-H scholarship in previous years, the applicant must submit an updated application and narrative each year. To apply click HERE for application and eligibility for North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarships. Certain scholarships may have additional special eligibility or selection requirementsDeadline is March 1, 2020. 

    Eleanor R. Schulz Memorial Scholarship: $300 award to a North Dakota 4-H member or former member and first-year student at NDSU. 

    North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarship in memory of Erwin and Nora Klusmann and John Norgaard: $350 award to a present or former North Dakota 4-H member. 

    Rosevold Memorial Scholarship: a $400 award to a North Dakota 4-H member or former member enrolled in a North Dakota post-secondary school in the fall of the current year. 

    Jerome Striegel Memorial Scholarship: a $150 award to a North Dakota 4-H member selected as an alternate to National 4-H Congress or National 4-H Conference Farm and Ranch Guide. A $500 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member entering a North Dakota college or university as a freshman; selection based on academic potential and 4-H participation. 

    John DeKrey Jr. and Hannah DeKrey Scholarship: $750 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member entering a North Dakota university or college as a freshman; preference given to applicants from Kidder County 

    Kelci Jo Willson Memorial Award: $500 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member who is entering or continuing their education at a vocational school, technical school, college or university. 

    Steve E. and Mary M. Tuhy Scholarship: $500 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member entering or continuing education at a North Dakota vocational school, technical school, college or university; preference to applicants from, in following order, McHenry, Cass, Dunn, Stark, Mercer and Ward counties; a 4-H member receiving a previous scholarship through the North Dakota 4-H Foundation is not eligible for this scholarship. 

     

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    ND Stockman’s Foundation Scholarships 

    North Dakota students who are interested in the state's beef industry have several scholarship opportunities available to them through the North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation. A student may apply for more than one scholarship, but separate applications must be submittedAll Scholarships deadlines are March 1, 2020 

    North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Legacy Scholarship 

    $500 scholarships available for a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior with any major. Click HERE for application. 

     

    North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Junior Scholarship 

    $500 scholarships available for sophomores majoring in animal science, range science, pre-vet, agribusiness, AG communications, farm and ranch management or another beef-related major. Click HERE for application. 

     

    North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Endowment Scholarship 

    $500 scholarship available for a high school senior, a college freshman, sophomore or junior majoring or intending to major in animal science, range science, pre-vet, agribusiness, ag communications, farm and ranch management, or another beef-related major. Click HERE for application. 

     

    North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Jack and Vander Reich Memorial Endowment Scholarship 

    $750 scholarship available for a high school senior planning to major in an agriculturally related discipline at any accredited college or university. Click HERE for application. 

     

    The North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship 

    $750 scholarship available to students who are or who will be studying an agriculturally related career at any accredited college or university. Preference will be given to students who have completed their bachelor degree and who are pursuing a graduate education or professional school (i.e. veterinary or law school). 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

     

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    Steele County Soil Conservation District Scholarship

    $500 scholarship awarded to a high school senior with residence in Steele County attending an Ag related field in college.

    See Mrs. Lindseth for application

    Deadline is March 1, 2020

     

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    North Dakota United 

    Scholarships are available to North Dakota United members, including Student NDU and NDU-retired members, as well as the dependents of all members. Application deadline is March 1, 2020. Click HERE for application and details of scholarship. 

    NDU Member/Dependent:  Available to an active member or dependent of an NDU active member who is pursuing post-secondary education in any field of study including vocational, associate or bachelor degree program. Multiple individual $750 scholarships may be awarded each year. 

    NDU Education Scholarship: Available to a student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in education. Multiple individual $750 scholarships may be awarded each year. 

    Bill Oban Special Education Scholarship: Available to an outstanding undergraduate student who is preparing for a career in special education.  This scholarship was established by his family, in memory of Bill Oban a long-time special education teacher and administrator, legislator and Association member.  The endowment will fund one scholarship of at least $500 annually. 

    Mary Cripps Special Education:  Available to either an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing initial or advanced training in special education. Initial funding was provided by the family and friends of Mary Cripps, a Grand Forks Special Education teacher.  The endowment will fund one scholarship of at least $500 annually. 

    Ron & Ann Anstrom Scholarship program to assist individual English, Math or Science Instructors:  The purpose is to assist individual English, math or science instructors to improve their qualifications by attending summer school or engaging in graduate level courses during the regular academic year, online courses or extension courses that are part of a graduate program. The Anstrom endowment was funded by Decker Anstrom to honor the work his parents, Ron and Ann, did as public school teachers.   The amount and number of awards will depend on the earnings of the endowment fund

    NDU Foundation Ethnic Minority Scholarship will be awarded to a minority preparing to teach.  At least two $750 scholarships will be awarded annually.  The Foundation will give special consideration to a student attending a tribal college.  Funding for this scholarship comes from a special grant from North Dakota United. 

    Cindy and Gary Rath Education Scholarship is available to an NDU student member or a North Dakota resident who is a student NEA/AFT member in another state who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in education. A preference will be given to a student attending Dickinson State University or Valley City State University. Multiple individual $500 scholarships may be awarded each year. The funding for this scholarship comes from an endowment created at the time of Cindy’s death to honor the role of education in the professional careers of Cindy and Gary Rath.

    Horace Mann ND Agents Graduate Education Scholarship program has been established to assist individual NDU members improve their qualifications by attending summer school or engaging in graduate level course during the regular academic year, online courses or extension courses that are part of a graduate program. This scholarship is funded by Horace Mann in recognition of NDU members working in the public schools and public service in North Dakota. The amount and number of awards will depend on the funds available each year.

    Halstenson Family Music Scholarship Fund is available to a NDU member who possesses a current license to teach music in a North Dakota public school and is pursuing a graduate degree in music. While the individual is pursuing a graduate degree, the award may be used to participate in credit or noncredit educational opportunities to improve his/her K-12 music content knowledge and teaching skills. These opportunities are not required to be part of the master’s degree course content, but an experience that would certainly enhance the teacher’s skills, knowledge, and abilities. lndividuals must have at least one year of full-time teaching experience and indicate a desire to continue teaching music in North Dakota to be considered for this scholarship. The amount and number of awards shall be determined by the Foundation Board each year.

     

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    ND Rural Water Systems Association: Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship

    CRITERIA: Child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official (water system must be a current member of ND Rural Water Systems Association). OR  Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in Bismarck State College’s Water and Wastewater Technology program.

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is March 31, 2020

     

    April Scholarship Deadlines

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    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, 2020

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    CHESTER Entrepreneur Scholarship

    • Incoming freshman or enrolled in any accredited university, college, or trade school
    • 500-1,000 word essay.

    Click HERE for essay scholarship information

    Deadline is April 30, 2020

    May Scholarship Deadlines

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    Law Firm Marketing Scholarship (Optimize My Firm)

    • 500 word essay explaining how you would market a personal injury law firm.
    • Applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or University in 2020
    • Open to seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Click HERE for application and additional information

    Deadline is May 15, 2020

    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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    *Most University scholarship deadlines are in December

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