Outside Scholarships

NDACO SCHOLARSHIP

The NDACo scholarship program was created in 1998 to assist county families afford college. Children and grandchildren of county officials and employees are eligible to apply.

To apply you must fill out the online application and provide the required materials. Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Deadline: June 8, 2018

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BIGSUN SCHOLARSHIP

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

To apply you must submit a short essay answering three questions. The scholarship award amount is $500.

Deadline: June 19, 2018

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NDACo SCHOLARSHIP

The NDACo scholarship program was created in 1998 to assist county families afford college. Children and grandchildren of county officials and employees are eligible to apply.

To apply you must fill out the online application and provide the required materials. Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Deadline: June 8, 2018

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BigSun Scholarship

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

To apply you must submit a short essay answering three questions. The scholarship award amount is $500.

Deadline: June 19, 2018

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VARSITY TUTORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

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P.E.O. PROGRAM FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION (PCE)

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and find it necessary to resume studies. Applicants must have a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills.

The maximum grant award is $3,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs and available funds. This is a one-time award.

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Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.

To apply, please submit an online application and provide all required documents electronically.

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NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Nursing students are eligible to receive funding for their training in exchange for working at least two-years at an eligible NURSE Corps facility upon graduation.

Eligible Disciplines: Accepted or enrolled in a nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States; Graduate Level Nurse Practitioner, AND, BSN Graduate Degree, Diploma School of Nursing, RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP.

Service Commitment: 2-year minimum service commitment for 1-2 years of scholarship support, 1-year additional service commitment per scholarship year for full-time status students who need scholarship support for more than 2 years, full time status: minimum of 32 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year, 26 hours providing clinical services to patients.

Funding for: Tuition, Required Fees, Monthly Support stipend, other reasonable educational costs. Application Requirements: US Citizen.

Website: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

Students pursuing a career in primary health care are eligible to receive funding for their education in exchange for practicing in rural, urban, and frontier communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure.

Eligible Disciplines: Enrolled or accepted in the following primary health care disciplines in an eligible degree program in a U.S. state or territory: PCP, Dentist, FNP, CNM, PA.

Service Commitment: 1-YR service commitment per scholarship year or partial scholarship year; 2-year minimum and 4-year maximum.

Financial Benefits: Funding for a maximum of 4 years: Tuition, Required fees, Reasonable educational costs, monthly support stipend.

Tax Liability: Only stipend is taxable.

Application Requirements: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

Web Site: NHSC.hrsa.gov/scholarships

Mandan Education Association Scholarship

One Scholarship is given for $500.00.

Eligibility: Any Mandan High School graduate who will be enrolled as a junior or senior in college for the 2018-2019 school year and is planning on entering the field of education.

Requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • Sign the Information Disclosure Waiver
  • Obtain two letters of reference or recommendation from instructors, advisors, or other professionals from your college or university. These letters should be confidential and mailed separately from the application form.

Deadline: April 3, 2018

Send Applications to: Kris Brashears, Custer Elementary School, 205 8th Street NE, Mandan, ND 58554

National Founder's Undergraduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Founder's Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current U.S. undergraduate student earning their bachelor's degree in business, with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to undergraduate education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience in entrepreneurship to [email protected].

Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID
  • GPA (minimum 3.0 in bachelor's degree studies)
  • Expected Graduation Date

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in entrepreneurship.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 6, 2018 and the award will be announced on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Please feel free to direct questions to [email protected].

The Department of North Dakota AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships

AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships

Applicants are able to apply for both the National AMVETS Scholarships, as well as the North Dakota AMVETS Scholarships using the same application.

The Department of North Dakota AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring two $500 scholarships for 2018. There are three types of scholarships that applicant's can apply for:

  1. College Support Scholarship - For graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited college/university.
  2. Auxiliary Scholarship - For someone in at least their 2nd year of undergraduate study at an accredited college/university.
  3. Career Start Scholarship - For Ladies Auxiliary members who are re-entering the workforce with at least one semester/quarter at an accredited technical college, business college, or a college/university.

The applications and criteria can be found at the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary website. The North Dakota Department is using the same online forms and eligibility requirements posted for the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary scholarships.

Application Due Date: April 15, 2018

Individuals applying for the North Dakota Department scholarships should complete and mail the application requirements to the following address:

Shirley White
Department Scholarship Officer
3643 21st St. S
Fargo, ND 58104

The Bismarck-Mandan Mayors’ Committee for People with Disabilities Scholarship

The committee will be awarding (4) scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 to students in Bismarck-Mandan area to persons with disabilities pursuing post-secondary education. A former applicant can re-apply if they are (1) maintaining 12 hours per semester, (2) complete and send in the application, and by (3) explaining to the committee how will reapplying for this scholarship help reach your career/educational goals.

Deadline: May 7, 2018

Email the completed application to [email protected] (title of email: SCHOLARSHIP)
Contact Mary Robinson at 222-3636 or 3111 East Broadway Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501.

Card Rates Financial Future Scholarship

CardRates.com is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry.

Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Deadline: July 31, 2018

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Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.

To apply, please submit an online application and provide all required documents electronically.

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BigSun Scholarship

Applicants must be:

  • Student Athletes
  • Students Athletes may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach, or official
  • High School Senior or be attending a post-secondary institute
  • Involved currently in some sport at the institution or in the community

Deadline: June 19, 2018

Amount of Award: $500.00

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Nursing students are eligible to receive funding for their training in exchange for working at least two-years at an eligible NURSE Corps facility upon graduation.

Eligible Disciplines: Accepted or enrolled in a nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States; Graduate Level Nurse Practitioner, AND, BSN Graduate Degree, Diploma School of Nursing, RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP.

Service Commitment: 2-year minimum service commitment for 1-2 years of scholarship support, 1-year additional service commitment per scholarship year for full-time status students who need scholarship support for more than 2 years, full time status: minimum of 32 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year, 26 hours providing clinical services to patients.

Funding for: Tuition, Required Fees, Monthly Support stipend, other reasonable educational costs. Application Requirements: US Citizen.

Website: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship

National Founder's Graduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm's National Founder's Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current U.S. graduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The award will be paid directly to the student, and can be used for any expenses related to education, including but not limited to tuition, room, board, books, or commuting expenses.

Candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience in entrepreneurship to [email protected].

Cover letters should also include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street, City, State & Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • University Name & City, State
  • Student ID
  • GPA (minimum 3.0 in graduate studies)
  • Expected Graduation Date

Candidates are encouraged to submit, along with their letter, any documents demonstrating their interest in entrepreneurship.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 6, 2018 and the award will be announced on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Please feel free to direct questions to [email protected].

ND Indian Scholarship

Who is eligible: Undergraduate or graduate North Dakota residents who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian Tribe.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000 per year.

To apply, applicants should mail or fax a scholarship application for consideration.

Deadline: July 15, 2018

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AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available. Job and internship information is also posted on the website. Amount varies. 

Deadline: Varies

Interested applicants can find out more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.collegefund.org 

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Amount awarded Undergraduate: up to $2000.00 per year, Graduate: typically $1,000-$2,000 per year

Applicants must be:

  • Native American
  • Enrolled full-time in post-secondary institution 
  • GPA of 2.5 or above

Interested applicants can find out more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/pageserver?pagename=aief_index 

AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER (AIGC)

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled Full-Time in a graduate program: Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Degree Program

Amount varies. 

Deadline: June 1st 

Interested applicants can find out more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.aigc.com/02scholarships/scholarships.htm

AMERICAN INDIAN HERTIAGE FOUNDATION-OUTSTANDING INDIAN

Annually awarded scholarship for outstanding Native American youth interested postsecondary education. Amount varies Average award is $1000.00.

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.abetterchance.org

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION-MISS INDIAN U.S.A.

Annual competition for young Native American women. Award is for 2 years and includes full scholarship to nationally known university up to $15,000 per year. 

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.abetterchance.org

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION-GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded annually to financially needy Native American high school students who intend to pursue a secondary education. Amount varies. Average award is $1000.00

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.abetterchance.org

AMERICAN INDIAN SERVICES

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a University either full or part time
  • ¼ Native American Indian blood
  • Undergraduate with no more than 150 credits

Deadline: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.secure.mytechsupport.com/~ais/students_application.html 

ASSOCATION ON AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS

Applicants must be:

  • Full-time enrolled students 
  • From a Federally recognized tribe
  • At least ¼ Indian blood

Amount Varies.

Deadline: April to June preceding the current academic year.

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/aaia_scholarships.htm

CATCHING THE DREAM

Website offers information on the scholarship process for Native American students.

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.catchingthedream.org

CHEROKEE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Privately, tribally, and institutional funded scholarships. Amount varies.

Deadline: April 15th 

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.cherokeenationfoundation.org

COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES

The Colorado River Indian Tribes mission is to serve eligible CRIT Tribal members and provide them the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. 

Eligibility:

  • Be an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes
  • Be a high school graduate with a 2.25 GPA or earned a GED certificate with a 45% composite score. Graduate Students must have earned a Bachelors and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be admitted and enrolled at an accredited college/university.
  • Apply for all available funding sources (Pell, SSIG, etc)
  • Be pursuing a professional degree

Interested applicants can contact: 

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Mailing Address: 26600 Mohave Road Parker, AZ 85344

Physical Address: 13370 1st Ave Parker, AZ 85344

Office 928-669-5548 or 1-800-809-6207

Fax: 928-669-5570

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLTION AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Open to Native American high school graduates. One time $1000 award. 

Deadline: April 1st 

Eligibility:

  • Must have 2.75 GPA

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity at National Chairman, DAR American Indians Committee, PO BOX 78, Ashby, NE 69333.

ETHEL AND EMERY FAST SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is given to full-time enrolled Native American students who demonstrate financial need at undergraduate and graduate levels. Recipients must have completed first year of postsecondary studies successfully. Amount varies. 

Deadline: August 15th for Fall Semester and December 15th for Spring Semester. 

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity by contacting Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship, 12620 Rolling Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854. (301) 762-1102 phone and (301) 279-0201 fax.

HELEN BERGSTROM ERNST SCHOLARSHIP

The Helen Bergstrom Ernst was established by the Will of Helen Bergstrom Ernst to further the education of students who are members of The Spirit Lake Tribe. The Scholarship is awarded annually to financially needy Native American high school students who intend to pursue a secondary education. 

In order to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Student must be a member of the Spirit Lake Tribe
  • Student is required to carry 12 or more credits per term. 
  • Term and GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • One half will be awarded in the Fall Semester and the other half will be awarded in the Spring Semester. 

Deadline: September 29th.

Interested Students can visit www.spiritlakenation.com for more additional information.

MASSACHUSETTS INDIAN ASSOCIATION

Write to address below for application. Amount Varies. 

Deadline: See application.

Interested students can obtain an application in writing to 245 Rockland Road, Carlisle, MA 01741 or by phone at (978) 369-1235

P.E.O. PROGRAM FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION (PCE)

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and find it necessary to resume studies. Applicants must have a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills. The maximum grant award is $2,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs and available funds. This is a one-time award.

Eligibility: A women is eligible to apply for a grant from the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education if she:

  • is a citizen of the US or Canada;
  • is studying in the US or Canada;
  • has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life;
  • is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal; and
  • is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program

Interested applicants should contact Connie Morrison, Chapter AK Mandan Chair for Program for Continuing Education Scholarship, at [email protected] or Nancy Skaret at (701) 258-4703. Additional information can be found online at peointernational.org.

The Cobell Scholarship

Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.
Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate.

2018-2019 Cobell Scholarship Academic Year opportunity for Undergraduate and Graduate levels: December 15, 2017- March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM MST.

2018 Cobell Scholarship Summer opportunity: February 14, 2018 - May 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM MST.

2018 Cobell Summer Graduate Research Fellowship opportunity: September 1, 2017 - January 10, 2018 11:59 MST.

2018-2019 Cobell Scholarship Vocational opportunity: VARIES.

Visit http://cobellscholar.org/ or contact [email protected] for any and all inquiries.