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ND Academic and Career and Technical Scholarship

North Dakota Academic and Career and Technical Scholarships $6,000 possible value.

North Dakota Academic Scholarships (Be sure to check deadlines for the current year, they may change from those listed here.)
The North Dakota Legislative Assembly created these scholarships to encourage and reward high school students for taking challenging coursework in preparation for attending an accredited North Dakota public, private or tribal college or university.

  • Amount: Total possible value is $6,000; $750 per semester. Scholarships are renewable for full-time students who maintain GPAs of 2.75 or higher. Full-time for this scholarship means enrollment in at least twelve credits during a student's first two semesters and enrollment in at least fifteen credits during each semester thereafter or enrollment in the equivalent number of credits.

  • Who is eligible: Scholarship candidates must be North Dakota high school seniors, have GPAs of 3.0 or higher, complete the required program of study (see high school counselor for details), and earn composite scores of 24 or higher on the ACT. For more information about the scholarships, go to the ACT/WorkKeys and Scholarships area on the DPI website.
  • How to apply: ACT or WorkKeys assessments must be taken. Application form is available on the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction website through June 5.

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North Dakota Career & Technical Education Scholarships
The North Dakota Legislature created these scholarships to encourage and reward high school students for taking challenging coursework in preparation for attending an accredited North Dakota public, private or tribal college or university.
  • Amount: Total possible value is $6,000; $750 per semester. Scholarships are renewable for full-time students who maintain a college GPAs of 2.75 or higher. Full-time for this scholarship means enrollment in at least twelve credits during a student's first two semesters and enrollment in at least fifteen credits during each semester thereafter or enrollment in the equilvalent number of credits.
  • Who is eligible: Scholarship candidates must be North Dakota high school seniors, have GPAs of 3.0 or higher, complete the required program of study (see high school counselor for details), and earn composite scores of 24 or higher on the ACT or three 5s on the WorkKeys assessments. For more information about the scholarships, go to the ACT/WorkKeys and Scholarships area on the DPI website.
  • How to apply: The last day for taking either the ACT or the WorkKeys for scholarship eligibility is the national ACT test date in February. Any ACT tests taken later than the deadline have no guarantee that the results will be back by the June 5 deadline. Any official results for the ACT tests taken after the February deadline must be sent to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) by the student.
  • Students must complete the application form posted on the DPI website by the deadline. The application period is generally March to early June. Questions on the application process should be directed to DPI