ND Academic/CTE Scholarship

  • The North Dakota state legislature passed legislation establishing two scholarship programs. Any resident student who graduates from high school and meets the criteria is eligible to apply for a North Dakota Academic Scholarship or a North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship in the amount of $750 per semester, or $500 per quarter, for a total annual payment of $1500.

    Eligibility for initial and subsequent disbursements are based on full-time* enrollment at an accredited higher education institution in North Dakota (both public and private), maintenance of a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and progression toward degree completion**.  Eligibility criteria is reviewed each semester.  Students may be eligible for up to $6,000 within six academic school years (do not have to be consecutive) after graduation for undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

    *For purposes of North Dakota scholarship eligibility under this section, "full-time" has the same meaning as the term is defined by the institution the student is attending.

    **For the purpose of North Dakota scholarship eligibility under this section, "progress toward degree completion" means earning the following minimum number of credits after each semester or quarter term disbursement to qualify for the subsequent disbursement:

         (1) Twenty-four credits after disbursement two;

         (2) Thirty-nine credits after disbursement three;

         (3) Fifty-four credits after disbursement four;

         (4) Sixty-nine credits after disbursement five;

         (5) Eighty-four credits after disbursement six; and

         (6) Ninety-nine credits after disbursement seven.  

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    ND Academic Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    • Graduate from high school in North Dakota
    • Obtain a grade of at least a C in each course required for the diploma and scholarship and earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0).
    • Course requirements:      
      • 1 credit of Algebra II
      • 1 credit of mathematics for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
      • 2 credits of same foreign language, Native American language or sign language; or career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education and appproved by the superintendent of public instruction
      • 1 credit of foreign language, Native American language, sign language, fine arts, or career and technical education  
      • 1 credit of an AP course and completion of the AP exam in that course, or either 1/2 credit or 1 credit in a dual credit course.   
    • Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT no later than the February ACT test date of your senior year. 
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    ND Career and Technical Education Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    • Graduate from high school in North Dakota
    • Obtain a grade of at least a C in each course required for the diploma and scholarship and earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0).
    • Course requirements:
      • 1 credit of Algebra II
      • 2 credits of a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education
      • 1 credit of foreign language, Native American language, sign language, fine arts, or Career and Technical Education
      • 2 additional credits in the area of Career and Technical Education
    • Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT no later than the February ACT test date of your senior year or score at least 5 on each of the three WorkKeys assessments (Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy & Applied Mathematics). See your Career Advisor, Laura Sturn, for WorkKeys testing dates, times and locations. More information can be found at the bottom of the Workkeys website. Workkeys Assessment Information
    • Students who are eligible for the Career and Technical Education Scholarship due to scores earned on the WorKeys assessments, must also send a copy of their score reports to the ND Department of Public Instruction, 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND, 58505-0440 or fax to: ND Academic or CTE Scholarship Program (701)328-0201.