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 Scholarships — awarded through departments or other academic units in the college to students enrolled in their specific academic programs.
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.
Application procedures for entering freshmen:
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.
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.
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.
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