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Scholarship Updates

Last Updated - 1-15-17

Juniors and Seniors

Rotary Four-Way Test Essay Contest
Essays of 500 to 1,000 words may treat any subject of interest to the student, specific or general, but must include
the principles of the Four-Way Test (explained on student guidelines). One local winner receives $150 and advances to regional and district competition to compete for an additional cash prizes. Stop in the counseling office for more information and an application. Deadline: February 23


Seniors Only


Bank of ND Real DEAL Scholarship
Every month, October through March, eight seniors from across ND will be awarded a $500 Real DEAL scholarship. In April, these 48 students will have the opportunity to compete for one - $3,000 scholarship. Applicants must plan to attend a ND college, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and 3 or more extracurricular activities to be eligible. To apply visit www.bnd.nd.gov. Deadline: February 28 (apply now for more chances to win)


Bismarck Kiwanis Club Scholarship
Individual one-time scholarships of $1,000 are given to three local seniors who plan to enroll in an institution of higher learning in North Dakota. Criteria used includes: scholastic record and ACT/SAT scores; future plans, school activity record and personal qualities that indicate potential success in college; good citizenship and service involvement; and financial need. Stop in counseling office for application. Deadline: March 1


Bismarck Rotary Club
The Bismarck Rotary club awards six one-thousand dollar scholarships-one to a graduating senior from each local high school. Criteria includes: scholastic record, co-curricular and community involvement and leadership qualities. Application available at the Rotary website: www.bismarckrotary.com . Deadline: March 15


Bismarck State College Foundation Scholarship
Awards from $1,000 to $2,000 per year for qualifying students in academic, performing arts, visual arts, journalism and certain technical and energy programs at BSC. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0 have a great chance of earning a scholarship! Complete application at www.bismarckstate.edu/scholarships. Priority deadline for the $2,000 scholarships is January 1st, applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline for the $1,000 scholarships.


Centennial PTO Shelley Stumpf Memorial Scholarship
Two seniors who attended Centennial for a minimum of one year will receive $300. The committee will consider the following criteria: school and community involvement, academic standing, and an essay. Applicants should visit the PTO page at www.centennial.bismarckschools.org to download an application. Deadline: February 17


Chevy Scholarship Program
West Dakota Chevy Dealers invite nominations for outstanding juniors and seniors to compete for a $5,000 scholarship - five other finalist will receive $500 awards. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by family, friends, parents or teachers. Nominators fill out basic information including community involvement, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work. Get details at www.facebook.com/wdchevy. Deadline: March 9


Elks Legacy Awards
Four-year $4,000 awards for children or grandchildren of an Elk in good standing. Applicant should exhibit core values of knowledge, charity, community and integrity. Also judged on ACT/SAT scores, transcript, application and essay. Available online only at www.elks.org/enf/elksscholars. Deadline: February 3


Farm Credit Services of ND Scholarships in Agriculture
Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who plan to enroll in college this fall. The recipient may be from an actively farming/ranching family OR planning to pursue an agricultural career. Apply at www.farmcreditmandan.com or www.farmcreditnd.com. Deadline: March 1


First Community Credit Union Scholarship
Both multi-year (renewable) and single year scholarships of $1000 will be awarded to FCCU members or children of FCCU members. Criteria includes GPA, test scores, extra-curricular activities and essay. Go to www.myfccu.com. Deadline: March 17


Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
The Freedom Alliance honors our military heroes by granting scholarships for dependent sons or daughters of US soldiers who were permanently disabled or killed while serving their country. Apply at www.FAScholarship.com.


North Dakota Association of Counties/Institute of Local Government Scholarship Fund
Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending a ND university, college, or vocational/technical certification program. Eligible candidates must be child or grandchild of a county employee or county official. Stop in counseling office for application. Deadline: June 2


North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association
Three $1,000 scholarships to the NDSU College of Agriculture are available to incoming freshmen. Applicants and/or guardian must be member of their respective county Crop (Ag) Improvement Association. Available at: www.ndcropimprovement.org. Deadline: February 15


North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship
College-bound seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA and whose families are members of Farmers Union may apply for this scholarship. The field of study is not limited to agri-business, farm operation or production agriculture but should relate to/benefit rural America. Find this and more Farmers Union sponsored scholarships at the following website: www.ndfu.org/youth/scholarships. Deadline: January 31


ND Rural Water Systems Association Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship
Up to $8,000 will be awarded to child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official OR student must be enrolled or planning to enroll in BSC's Water and Wastewater Technology program. Find application at www.ndrw.org. Deadline: April 28


Robert Miller Elementary School PTO Scholarship
A one-time $500 scholarship to a former Miller Elementary student graduating in 2017. Must have attended Miller for at least one year and a have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Essay required. Deadline: March 1






Notes
*Copies of scholarship updates are available in the counseling office
*If no website is listed, applications are available in the counseling office
*Try www.fastweb.com, www.scholarshiphelp.org, www.cappex.com or www.mystudentloanonline.nd.gov for more scholarship information and free scholarship searches. Beware of scholarship scams - do not pay for a scholarship search
*Go to www.meritaid.com to find merit scholarships from specific colleges/universities


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