North Dakota Academic Scholarship

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Application Deadline

June 7

Awarded By:

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered each year may vary and is dependent on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funding available. In the 2012-2013 academic year (the most recent year for which data is available), there were 2,013 scholarships given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must attend an accredited public or private postsecondary institution in North Dakota. A list of the institutions accepting this scholarship is available in the Scholarship Brochure on the DPI website.
  2. Must be a graduating high school senior at the time of application.
  3. Must enroll full time.
  4. Must graduate from a high school in North Dakota or from an eligible high school in a bordering state.
  5. Must be a North Dakota resident.
  6. Must have an ACT score of 24 or higher.
  7. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must also obtain a grade of 'C' or higher on any required courses.
  8. This award is for U.S. students.
  9. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to North Dakota high school students who are planning to enroll full-time in an accredited higher education institution in North Dakota. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 24 or higher.

Application requirements for the North Dakota Academic Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • ACT score
Additional Information: Each student must meet the following criteria: complete the required high school curriculum (details in the "Scholarship Brochure" posted on the DPI website); and complete one unit of an AP course and exam, or 1/2 credit of a dual credit course. Notification of award will be sent to students by June 30 at which time students must log in to the   application site and either accept or defer the scholarship.  

Award Amount: The total value of the scholarship is $6,000, with total annual payments of $1,500 ($750 per semester or $500 per quarter). Scholarships are automatically renewed provided the student is enrolled full time (12 hours the first two terms and 15 hours each term thereafter) and maintains a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,395.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, June 7

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, June 7

Applications are available online at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website. To apply, the student must create a login and password to register an account with the DPI online scholarship application system. All correspondence for the scholarship process will occur via email. Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning Jan. 4 and must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Michele Burian
Address: 600 E. Blvd. Ave. Dept. 201 Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440

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