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Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Program

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. Colleges of Agriculture around the country frequently have excellent scholarship programs because our alumni and the industries we support understand the value of investing in students.

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 that 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.

The scholarships and awards listed in this booklet are divided into two categories:

College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources General Scholarships awarded to students enrolled in the college, regardless of their major program of study.

Program Scholarshipsawarded through departments or other academic units in the college to students enrolled in their specific academic programs.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to be considered for a College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources 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 semester(s) during which the scholarships are disbursed. Scholarships with a value equal to, or in excess of, $900 will be split with half disbursed at the beginning of fall semester and the remaining amount disbursed at the beginning of spring semester. Scholarships with a value less than $900 will be disbursed at the beginning of fall semester. If a student is awarded a scholarship that is split between the semesters but is only enrolled as a full-time student during one of the semesters, the student will be awarded half of the scholarship during the semester in which he/she is enrolled as a full-time student. Students who do not sustain enrollment in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources through the semester in which the funds are disbursed 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. These qualifications are listed with the scholarships in this booklet.

How do I apply?

Application procedures for entering freshmen:

To apply for a College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources General Scholarship – Submit the NDSU scholarship application, complete your admission and declare a major in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources by February 1. You will then be considered for all the scholarships for which you are eligible. Apply online at https://www.ndsu.edu/admission/scholarships and follow the links for freshman scholarships.

Application procedures for transfer students:

Application procedures for current NDSU students:

Beginning December 1, 2016, scholarship applications for current students in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources are being accepted through March 1, 2017.

To complete the online scholarship application, please use the following link https://www.ndsu.edu/onestop/finaid/scholarships/ and click on the "apply now" button. Sign in using your blackboard credentials. Click on "complete your general application" at the top of the page.

In order to see information on scholarships specific to the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources or your department, use the show filters button.

For general information, you can refer to the Online Scholarship Application Video Instructions found on the scholarship home page.

There are External Scholarship Opportunities administered outside of NDSU that are listed on the scholarship home page. These are scholarships that have separate application procedures. Follow instructions that are specific to these scholarships. They may also have their own deadlines.

Be sure to observe the criteria and deadline for each scholarship.  It is the student's responsibility to submit the application and respond to all additional information requested.

How are the recipients selected?

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 College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources 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.

Are other scholarships available?

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 also may be eligible for regional and national scholarships and awards.

Where can I get additional information?

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
Email: ndsu.coa-dean@ndsu.edu
Website: www.ag.ndsu.edu/academics

For more information about the university, campus tours or application procedures, contact the

Office of Admission
NDSU Dept. 5230
Ceres 114
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND  58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-8643 or
Toll-free: 800-488-NDSU
Email ndsu.admission@ndsu.edu
Website: www.ndsu.edu/admission

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