Scholarship

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

     

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    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. 

     

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    North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship

    Each year $500 scholarships are awarded to first-year or undergraduate students enrolled in a secondary educational facility. Applicants must be pursuing a career important to rural America, but not limited to agribusiness, farm operation or production agriculture.

    • High school seniors and college undergraduates are eligible to apply
    • Farmers Union membership required ($30 annual family membership)
    • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average during the last three years of schooling

    Click HERE for application and additional information. Deadline is Jan. 31, 2019

     

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    North Dakota Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Trip

    Write a winning Essay and win an all-expense paid trip of a lifetime to Washington DC

    To enter the 2019 essay-writing contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school.

    • You and your parents or guardian must be served by an electric cooperative in North Dakota. (Cass County, Nodak, Polar,etc)
    • Essay is not to exceed two, standard 8.5-inch by 11-inch typewritten, double-spaced pages on this topic: 

    Electric cooperatives are member-owned and controlled. As a future member-owner of your cooperative, describe ways that smart technologies and social media might be used to  communicate with young adults. How might they be used to increase awareness and interestin the many career opportunities with electric cooperatives?

    Click HERE for application and additional inofrmation

     

    February 2019 Deadlines

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    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

    The opportunities in agriculture are limitless. Grow Ag Leaders encourages high school seniors to college juniors to apply for a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education in ag-related fields of study. Application deadline is February 1, 2019. Click HERE for application and more information.

     

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    North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association Scholarship

    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

    Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2019

     

     

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    Polar Communication is proud to be able to offer scholarships programs for high school seniors whose parent or guardian is a Polar Communication customer of voice or broadband. Applications aar for high school seniors planning to attend an accrediated two-or four year college, university or vocational/trade school.

    John G. Walters Scholarship

    Five $1,000 scholarships will be issued to graduating high school seniors from our service area who plan to continue their education at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university or vocational-technical school. Parents or guardians must be Polar customers of voice or broadband Internet service.Apply for all seven scholarships with one application. Completed applications must be sent to Polar by February 15, 2019

    Polar Leadership Scholarship

    Polar Communications, in cooperation with its retired employees, offers the Polar Leadership Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to students who are involved in their school, serve their communities, achieve leadership roles in activities, functions or organizations, and strive to reach their highest potential. Other considerations include any work/internship experience outside of school. Applicants must be a senior in high school or freshman or sophomore in college and their parents or guardians must be Polar customers of voice or broadband Internet service.

    Foundation for Rural Service Named Scholarships

    FRS, along with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, promote, educate and advocate to the public rural telecommunications issues. Polar is proud to be a member of NTCA and supports FRS in this worthy endeavor.  If a graduating high school senior from our service area is selected for one of the FRS national scholarships ($2,000 each), Polar will contribute an additional $500, bringing the FRS award to $2,500. Parents or guardians must be Polar customers of voice or broadband Internet service.

    FRS also has the following named scholarships: Staurulakis Family Scholarships focusing on students who are majoring in math, science, engineering and medicine; TMS ScholarshipsEverett Kneece Scholarship, and Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarships. 

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    Valley City Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles 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 2019-20 school year. Scholarships will be no less than $250. 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 2019". She must be willing to represent the Aerie at area parades when the Aerie float is used, Eagles Aerie Family Picnic, and the 2019 Awards Banquet. The award for this honor will be no less than $350. Applicants for this award must have a parent who is a member of Aerie 2192 or Aerie 2192 Auxiliary. 

    Click HERE for applications.

    Deadline is February 28, 2019. 

    March 2019 Deadlines

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    North Dakota 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. 

    Deadline for all scholarship is March 1, 2019.

    Click HERE for applications. A student may apply for more than one scholarship, but separate applications must be submitted. 

     

    North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship

    $500 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).

     

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    ND 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.

    Eligibility requirements: 

    • Student must be a senior accepted at an accredited post-secondary school
    • Age 21 or youner as of Sept. 1 of the current 4-H year
    • A current or former ND 4-H member
    • A ND 4-H member for at least one year at the time they apply

    Deadline is March 1, 2019.

    Click HERE for scholarship applications

     

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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 

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    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

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    SPIRIT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS 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

     

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    2019 Dacotah Bank Scholarship 

    In a continuing effort to help students pursue their goals of a higher education, Dacotah Bank reminds students, parents and school counselors of their continuing scholarship opportunity at all Dacotah Banks. 

    Any high school senior in public, private or homeschooled setting may apply for this scholarship. The student or their immediate family must be a primary or secondary owner on a deposit account, a primary owner or co-borrower on a loan account, a primary owner of an insurance policy, or someone who has an agency agreement with the Trust and Wealth Management department.

    The applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 6, 2019. For more information, contact your local Dacotah Bank or email:salesandservice@dacotahbank.com.

    Click HERE for application

     

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    Co-op House Scholarship

    The Co-op House Scholarship is awarded to students planning to enroll as freshmen at North Dakota State University. Field of study is not a factor in eligibility.

    Click HERE for application and additional information

     

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    North Dakota Rural Water Systems - Patrick Denne Scholarship

    The North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association is pleased to announce an exciting change to their scholarship program. The NDRWSA Board of directors has voted to offer up to $9,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in Bismarck State College's Water & Wastewater Technology program or a 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). Click HERE for application. Deadline is March 31, 2019.

     

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    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.

     

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    Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour Scholarship

    Each year, one or two Hubert K. and JoAnn Seymour Scholarships will be awarded ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 total.Open to all graduating high school seniors who are continuing their education in either a two year or four year accredited college or university for any area of study. Must be a Farmers Union member. Award Criteria: Academic record of student. Social and community activities. Typed essay on the topic: Significance of rural values in America and on your life. Possible phone interview with finalists. Deadline is April 1, 2019   Click HERE for application and additional information.

     

    Stanley Moore Scholarship

    Each year, several $1,000 Stanley Moore National Scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union members enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university. Open to Farmers Union members and their children. High school seniors, college students or non---traditional students seeking funding to attend a two or four year accredited college or university or technical school for any area of study. Award Criteria: Recipients will be selected based on academic records, social and community activities and typed essay describing personal and professional goals, and involvement with Farmers UnionDeadline is April 1, 2019

    Click HERE for application and additional information.

     

     

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    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. 

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    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

     

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    Farmers Union Industries Foundation Stanley Moore Scholarship

    Each year, several $1,500 Stanley Moore FUI Foundation Regional Scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union members in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Money is to be used for tuition and books. Recipients will be selected based on academic records, social and community activities and typed essay describing personal and professional goals, and involvement with Farmers Union. All applications must be postmarked on or before April 22 to be considered. 

    Click HERE for application and additional information

     

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    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.

     

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    Stanley Moore FUI Foundation Regional Scholarship

    Each year, several $1,500 Stanley Moore FUI Foundation Regional Scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union members in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Money is to be used for tuition and books.

     

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    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

     

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    NDACo College Scholarship Fund

    The NDACo scholarship program was created in 1998 to assist county families afford college. Children and grandchildren of county officials and employees are eligible to apply. The scholarship fund is supported by corporate sponsors like Nationwide Retirement Solutions and county donors from across the state. A selection committee reviews all applications carefully, judging them on community service, personal/professional accomplishments and academics with the emphasis on leadership potential. Deadline is June 7, 2019. For more information and application click HERE.

     
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    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.

     

    Local College Scholarships

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

    *Most deadlines are in December

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