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North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program

Amount: Between $500-$2,000 per year;
Awards per Year: 150-175;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: American Indian HS Seniors and Undergrads
Student Attends School In: North Dakota
Other Comments: The North Dakota Indian Scholarship assists American Indian students in obtaining a college education by providing scholarships. Please visit the website listed for eligibility requirements and additional information.
Contact: Please visit the website below to download an application.
Website:
www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/


North Dakota Scholars Program

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: 25-30;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Student Attends School In: North Dakota
Other Comments: The North Dakota Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship, provides approximately 25-30 new freshmen scholarships to North Dakota’s best and brightest high school graduates to encourage them to remain in North Dakota to obtain their post-secondary training. Please visit the website listed for eligibility requirements and additional information.
Contact: Persons interested in applying for the Scholars Scholarship or who may have any questions about the program are invited to contact the Director of Financial Aid via e-mailor by telephone (701) 328-4114.
Website:
www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/

ND State Student Incentive Grant Program

Amount: $600;
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, Undergrads
Student Attends School In: North Dakota
Other Comments: The SSIG program, also known as the State Grant program, provides need-based grants for North Dakota college students. Please visit the website listed for eligibility requirements and additional information.
Contact: Persons interested in applying for the State Grant Program or who may have any questions about the program are invited to contact the Director of Financial Aid via e-mail or by telephone (701) 328-4114. In addition students will need to fill out the Federal FAFSA form. You may obtain a copy of the application from your HS guidance counselor’s office, local library or via the online FAFSA website.
Website:
www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/

Tuition Waivers Available at NDUS Institutions

Amount: Tuition Waiver;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, Adult Learners, Undergrads, Grad students
Student Attends School In: North Dakota
Other Comments: Senior citizens, peace officers, and fire fighters are just some of the groups of students who are eligible for tuition or other fees to be waived for some programs if certain conditions are met. Please visit the website listed for eligibility requirements and additional information.
Contact: Persons interested in the above waivers should contact the North Dakota University System institution where they applied for admission to receive more detailed information about the waiver application and eligibility.
Website:
www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/

Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

Amount: $1,000 a year for three years;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Undergrads, Grad students
Student Attends School In: North Dakota
Other Comments: The intent of the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program is to reduce a student’s loan indebtedness for individuals teaching in North Dakota at grade levels and/or in content areas identified by the Department of Public Instruction as having a teacher shortage. Please visit the website listed for eligibility requirements and additional information.
Contact: Please visit the website below to download an application.
Website:
www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/

Technology Occupations Student Loan Program

Amount: $1,000 a year for three years;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Undergrads, Grad students
Student Attends School In: North Dakota
Other Comments: The intent of the Technology Occupation Student Loan Program is to reduce student loan indebtedness for individuals who have graduated in a technology related field, completed an internship with a business located in North Dakota, and been employed in a technology occupation in North Dakota for one year. Please visit the website listed for eligibility requirements and additional information.
Contact: Please visit the website below to download an application.
Website:
www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/grants-scholarships/

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