- Scholarship Program
- Am I eligible?
- How do I apply?
- How are the recipients selected?
- Are other scholarships available?
- Where can I get additional information?
The College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources at North Dakota State University provides one of the best college-based scholarship programs in the Upper Midwest.
Scholarships range from $100 to $3,000 per year. Some students receive one or more scholarships every year of their college career, depending on the student’s academic performance. The college selectively matches several of its scholarships for gifted incoming freshmen with scholarships administered by the Office of Admission.
Funds for scholarships are provided by individuals, companies, foundations and organizations who are aware of the commitment a student must make to complete a college education. They established these scholarships to encourage students who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources to pursue academic excellence. Scholarship recipients and donors are recognized at a luncheon held on campus each year.
General Scholarships — awarded to students enrolled in the college, regardless of their major program of study.
Program Scholarships — awarded through departments or other academic units in the college to students enrolled in their specific academic programs.
You are eligible to be considered for a CAFSNR scholarship if you are classified as a student in the college according to the Office of Registration and Records. Eligibility and awards are contingent on sustained enrollment in the college as a full-time student in good standing through the one-year scholarship period (academic year). Students who do not sustain enrollment in the college through the scholarship period may be asked to return all or part of their scholarship. Most scholarships are awarded based on scholastic merit, not financial need. Some scholarships have specific eligibility qualifications.
Application procedures for entering freshmen:
To apply for a College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources (CAFSNR) General Scholarship – Submit the NDSU Freshman Scholarship Application, complete your admission to NDSU and declare a major in CAFSNR by February 1. You will then be considered for all the College General Scholarships for which you are eligible. Application forms are available from the NDSU Office of Admission or online at www.ndsu.edu/admission/cost_tuition/scholarships.
Application procedures for transfer students:
To apply for a CAFSNR General Scholarship - Submit the NDSU Transfer Student Scholarship Application, complete your admission to NDSU and declare a major in CAFSNR prior to April 1 for fall semester. You will then be considered for all the College General Scholarships for which you are eligible. Application forms are available from the NDSU Office of Admission or online at www.ndsu.edu/admission/cost_tuition/scholarships.
Application procedures for entering freshmen and transfer students:
To apply for a Program Scholarship - First, submit the NDSU Freshman Scholarship Application or the NDSU Transfer Student Scholarship Application, complete your admission to NDSU and declare a major in CAFSNR. Second, because special application procedures and deadlines apply for some program scholarships, it is also a good idea to contact the department or academic unit that offers your intended program. For a list of addresses and phone numbers, contact the CAFSNR Dean’s Office.
Application procedures for current NDSU students:
To apply for a CAFSNR General Scholarship - If you are properly enrolled in CAFSNR you will automatically be considered for all general scholarships in the college.
To apply for a Program Scholarship - Check the application procedures and deadlines with your adviser in the department or academic unit offering the scholarship.
If you are transferring to CAFSNR from another college at NDSU, contact the Dean’s Office for details.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on criteria established by donors for each scholarship. Most incoming freshman scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of scholastic achievement and ACT scores. Current and transfer students are awarded scholarships primarily on the basis of academic performance.
The CAFSNR Scholarship Committee selects recipients for the general scholarships. Recipients are notified in late April or early May. If a scholarship is declined, a new recipient is chosen from a list of alternates. Program scholarships are awarded through selection procedures established by the individual departments or academic units.
If you are a high school student, check with your counselor for information regarding additional scholarships that may be available to you through civic organizations, foundations, professional organizations and corporations. Once enrolled at NDSU, you may also be eligible for regional and national scholarships and awards.
For scholarship information, contact the
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
NDSU Dept. 2200
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-8790
Fax: (701) 231-8520
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