North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

July 15

Awarded By

North Dakota University System

Award Amount

Award amount ranges from $800 to $2,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years providing the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Generally, there are 150 to 175 scholarships awarded.

Additional Information

Each year, award priority will be given to valedictorians, who are considered for the merit-based scholarship in the academic year directly following high school graduation, then to merit-based applicants, then to need-based applicants. Grade point averages will be ranked from highest to lowest for merit-based applicants. Grade point averages will not be rounded up. Demonstrated financial need will be ranked from highest need to lowest need for need-based applicants. Financial need will be determined based on the needs analysis provided by the financial aid office. The FAFSA is required to determine need. Any eligible applicant who is not offered an award but whose application was received by the deadline will be placed on a wait list for funds which may become available throughout the academic year. Applications received after July 15 will be considered only if all eligible applicants meeting the deadline are awarded and if funds remain. Late applications will be considered in date order received based on the priority funding selection Students participating in internships, student teaching, teaching assistance, or cooperative education programs may be eligible for a scholarship award only if participation in that program is required for the degree and only if tuition must be paid for the credits earned.

Deadline Info

Applications are available from the North Dakota University System (NDUS) website or by request. As part of the application, the student must submit the following materials: verification of tribal e ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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