• Scholarship Opportunities

    Use this listing as a resource for potential scholarships.  The specific scholarship criteria and deadlines listed below are based on information from the previous school year and are subject to change.  As scholarship notifications are received this listing is updated and also posted on the Scholarship Update page - with latest info (criteria, websites, and deadlines, etc). 

     Please keep in mind this does not represent an all-inclusive list of scholarships.

    • Don’t forget to inquire about institutional scholarships at the schools you are considering. 
    • Religious groups, civic groups, fraternal organizations, and employers may be additional sources of scholarships.  Students are also encouraged to involve parents in their search. 
    • Try free scholarship searches online at sites like fastweb.comcappex.com, or meritaid.com

     

    Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.

     

     


     

    ACT Student Champion Award

    Award recognizes one student in each state who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.  Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Deadline: December 31

     

    AES Engineering Scholarship
    This $500 award is available to high school seniors motivated to furthering their education. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay to a question posted on their web site: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: October 6


    Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
    The A & F Scholarships worth $1,000 are available to juniors and seniors with the desire and ambition to succeed. To apply you must write an essay in response to the topic found at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: June 14


    Aid Association For Lutherans Scholarships
    AAL is a membership organization and only members are eligible to apply for the AAL scholarship. Applications are sent to the homes of each eligible member. Applications can also be requested at the local AAL district representative office.


    American Cancer Society Childhood Cancer Survivor College Scholarship Program
    The Great West Division of the ACS awards $2,500 renewable scholarships to young cancer survivors. Apply at www.cancer.org/myacs/greatwest/programsandservices/childhood-cancer-survivor-college-scholarship-program. Deadline: February 22


    American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program
    The scholarship is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue college degrees in the chemical sciences. ACS will award scholarships worth up to $5,000 per year. Apply at www.chemistry.org/scholars. Deadline: March 1

     

    America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships

    More than $500,000 will be awarded to students interested in Ag Careers.  Go to AmericasFarmers.com for more info and official rules.  Apply at FFA.org/scholarships.  Deadline: February 6



    American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest
    National essay contest with a total of ten $2,000 scholarships. Contest details, essay requirements and the application process can be found at www.afsascholarship.org. Deadline: April 1


    American Indian College Fund/Hilton Family Diversity Scholarship
    Scholarship awards of up to $2,500 for American Indian students entering tribal colleges. Must have a GPA of at least 3.0, financial need, and demonstrated leadership, service, and commitment to the American Indian community. Visit www.collegefund.org for more information. Deadline: May 31

     

    AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships

    Students can apply for multiple scholarships including a ND Department Scholarship (2) as well as a national scholarship.  Must be son, daughter, step-child, grandchild, or step-grandchild of current member of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.  For more info on state scholarship, contact Shirley White at 701-237-4122.  The applications and criteria can be found at www.amvetsaux.orgDeadline: April 25

     

    American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                   The  American Legion Auxiliary Department of ND sponsors scholarships for nursing students as well as students seeking a degree in the field of their choice.  Several national level scholarships are also awarded. Deadlines: Vary

     

    America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships

    More than $500,000 will be awarded to students interested in Ag Careers.  Go to AmericasFarmers.com for more info and official rules.  Apply at FFA.org/scholarshipsDeadline: February 6



    Anthony Monroe Memorial Scholarship
    Established in memory of Anthony Monroe, a 2002 graduate of BHS who was killed while serving in Iraq. Applicants must be entering into a Multi-Media program or course of study (ex: TV production, photo journalism, broadcast journalism, media arts, etc) and demonstrate financial need. Deadline: May 1

     

    Applebee’s Apple Award Scholarship

    Community members, educators and parents are invited to nominate outstanding students for the Apple Award.  Nominations are open for the first three weeks of each month at http://applecorecommunity.com/.  The top nominees will be posted to the website for that final week and the public is invited to vote for the Apple Award Student of the Month for their city.  Monthly winners will then compete for one of three $1,000 scholarships at the end of the school year.



    Deadlines and specific criteria are from the previous school year and are subject to change! Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.




    Army Emergency Relief - James Ursano Scholarship Fund
    Awards primarily based on need for dependent children of Army soldiers on active duty, retired or deceased. Applicants must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Download at www.aerhq.org. Deadline: May 1


    Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Find application at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/. Deadline: June 1


    Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
    This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ for more information. Deadline: June 1


    Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
    This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a college education in nursing. Visit this link http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com for more information. Deadline: August 31



    Associated General Contractors of North Dakota Scholarships
    Scholarships worth $1,500 for students planning to enroll in Construction Management or Construction Engineering at NDSU and $750 awards for those in construction related careers at BSC or NDSCS in Wahpeton. Download at www.agcnd.orgDeadline: April 26



    AXA Achievement Scholarship
    For seniors who are active in the community, have led a project that benefits others, and overcome personal challenges. Awards of $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000 -  a winner in every state. Go to www.axa.com/achievers  to learn more and download an application - only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Deadline: December 14


    B. Davis Scholarship
    A $1,000 scholarship open to juniors and seniors who submit a 1,000 word essay on topic found at www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarship.htm. Deadline: May 23


    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 have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and 3 or more extracurricular activities to be eligible. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.  To apply visit www.bnd.nd.gov. Deadline: February 28

     

    Baron and Budd Attorneys Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships

    Awards of $2,500 for top video (2-3 minutes) and top essay (800-1,250 words) addressing how cancer has impacted your life (can be any kind of cancer).  Deadline: July 16



    Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship Program
    More than 160 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to children of full-time employees of Basin and its subsidiaries, and the children of member-cooperative employees and consumers. Deadline: February 15


    BCC Foundation Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship
    The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation (BCCF) will award two $1000 scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing through a Bismarck college. Find at www.bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com. Deadline: April 19

     

    Benjamin Berg Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship fund was stablished to honor the memory of Benjamin Berg, a 2016 CHS graduate. Preference will be given to seniors who participated in baseball at CHS and have a GPA of 3.5 or above. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship
    The BBB will award two $2,500 and two $1,000 scholarships to students who personify all the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. Application includes essay of 1,000 words or less or short video. Available online at www.thefirstbbb.org/scholarship. Deadline: September 22


    BigSun Athletic Organization Scholarship
    A $500 scholarship is awarded by BigSun Athletics to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. Complete essay in response to question found on their website: www.bigsunathletics.com. Deadline: June 20


    Bismarck Dollars for Scholars
    Scholarships of $500 will be given to successful applicants from the Bismarck area who plan to further their education. At least two of the scholarships will be awarded to seniors who plan to attend a vocational-technical school. Online at: www.bismarck.dollarsforscholars.org. Deadline: February 28


    Bismarck Eagles Auxiliary BSC/University of Mary Scholarship
    The Eagles Auxiliary provides a $500 scholarship to a student attending BSC or UMary. Financial need is given more importance than scholastic average. Deadline: April 15


    Bismarck Kiwanis Club Servant Leader Scholarship
    Individual one-time scholarships of $1,000 are given to four local seniors who plan to enroll in an institution of higher learning in North Dakota. Criteria 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. Deadline: March 1

     

    Bismarck-Mandan Mayors’ Committee for People with Disabilities

    Up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students wishing to pursue post-secondary education.  Any student with a qualifying disability is eligible to apply.  Deadline:  April 26



    Bismarck Masonic Foundation Scholarship
    Five scholarship awards are given to Bismarck seniors who plan to attend college in ND. Criteria includes academic record, future plans, an essay and school, church, & community involvement. Deadline: April 15


    Bismarck Public Schools Scholarship
    One senior from each public high school - BHS and CHS - will be selected. Selection will be based on academic achievement, need & school performance indicating probable success in higher education. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarships. Deadline: April 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.  Deadline: March 15

    Bismarck State College Foundation Scholarships

    Awards from $500 to $2,000 per year for qualifying students in academic, energy,  performing arts, visual arts,  journalism and certain technical programs at BSC.  Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0 have a good chance of earning a scholarship!  Find a complete listing and applications at https://bismarckstate.edu/alumnifoundation/foundation/scholarships/Priority Deadline:  January 1



    Deadlines and specific criteria are from the previous school year and are subject to change! Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.



    Bismarck State College - Chesak Family Scholarship
    This $1000 scholarship is available to new students at BSC in one of the following programs: Geographic Information Systems Tech; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Mechanical Maintenance Technology; Medical Laboratory Sciences; Web Page Development & Design. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Apply at: www.bismarckstate.edu/scholarships. Deadline: April 30

     

    Bismarck Tribune Teen of the Week

    The Bismarck Tribune, along with MDU Resources, will honor one high school senior each week.  At the end of the school year, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student.  All around students, who excel in the classroom, extra-curriculars, the workplace, and in the community are encouraged to apply.


    Burger King Scholars Program

    Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (2.5 min), work experience, co-curricular activities and community service. Apply at http://burgerkingscholars.com/Deadline:  December 15


    Capital Credit Union Scholarship 
    Capital Credit Union is offering scholarships for seniors who are members (or their parents are members) of CCU and will be attending college in ND. The scholarship application is available at www.capcu.org in January of each year and specific details and deadline information is included at that time.

     

    Capital Credit Union AVID Scholar Award

     The Capital Credit Union AVID Scholar Award was established in 2019. Capital Credit Union takes pride in educating their members and making them wiser consumers of financial services, as well as enhancing financial literacy and education in the communities they serve. They recognize the AVID program as an excellent way to prepare students for college, careers and life. Applicants must have 3.2 weighted cumulative GPA, 3 years of AVID, including senior year and 1 credit of an AP course and exam; or 1/2 credit of a dual credit course. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    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: March 15


    Century High School Staff Scholarship
    A graduating senior who attended CHS for at least three semesters will receive a one-time award of $500. Criteria: financial need, academic standing, and school & community activities. Deadline: March 15



    Chris Traeholt Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship will assist a student from Century High School who is planning to enroll in the engineering department at North Dakota State University. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Coca-Cola Scholars Program
    150 well-rounded seniors who are active in their school and community and balance extra-curricular activities with strong academic performances will be named "Coca-Cola Scholars" and awarded $20,000 scholarships. The application can be found at the Coca-Cola web site at http://www.coca-colascholars.org. Deadline: October 31


    Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program
    One hundred awards of $1,500 will be presented to seniors whose families are engaged in production agriculture and plan to pursue a career in agriculture. Minimum ACT composite score of 18 required. Download applications at www.monsanto.com, or www.nafb.com. Deadline: February 15 

     

    Coteau Properties Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                  High school seniors with a 2.5 gpa or higher and planning to pursue an A.A.S. degree in Diesel, Electrical, or Welding Technology are eligible . Deadline: March 31

     

    Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Scholarship

    Ten $500 scholarships will be awarded. Recipients must be members of a credit union in North Dakota, and must exemplify “people helping people” through volunteering, community service, and leadership. Visit the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas website to access the scholarship information and application.  Deadline:  March 30



    Dakota Stage/Shade Tree Scholarship Award
    Seniors who are alumni of Shade Tree Players or Dakota Stage Ltd. are eligible to apply for this $500 award. Requirements include one-page essay, theatrical resume, 2 letters of reference, and 20 hours of community service. Download application at www.dakotastageltd.com. Deadline: March 1

     

    Danie Thomssen Memorial Scholarship

    Created to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Danie Thomssen, who was a vibrant and active part of the band program at CHS (Class of 2016) and later at NDSU. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to one senior in the CHS Band program. The recipient will be selected by the band directors and must demonstrate a strong sense dedication to the band program, leadership in the classroom, self-discipline in their practice, and a high level of musical excellence.  Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1

     

    Diane Sigl Schlosser Scholarship

    Established in 2017 by her family and friends to honor Diane’s love for teaching and commitment in helping students discover and pursue their passions  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students that demonstrate the qualities of compassion, perseverance, and a willingness to help make a difference in the lives of those around them. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1



    Dixon Wightman Scholarship
    This $1,000 award was established to honor longtime teacher and coach Dixon Wightman. The award will be made to a BPS track and field athlete who generally exhibits solid moral character and strong academic performance. Preference will be given to a CHS shot put, discus, or javelin thrower. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1

     

    Ducks Unlimited National Scholarship Program

    Ducks Unlimited (DU) will award 61 college scholarships (ranging from $500 to $10,000) to graduating seniors who are members of DU. Volunteers who have shown an exceptional level of commitment to wetlands conservation are encouraged to apply. Students must have GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadline: January 15

     

    Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship                                                                                                                                    Four $1,500 scholarships for students (2 male, 2 female) planning to attend a ND college or university. Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, students whose families have taken an active role in state water resources management and students studying water-related fields.  Deadline: April 1



    Education is Freedom (EIF) Scholarship
    EIF is a new national foundation that provides scholarships ranging from $500 - $5,000 to ‘B' average students whose families cannot afford tuition and whose grades do not qualify them for traditional scholarships. Get more information, scholarship criteria and applications at www.educationisfreedom.org. Deadline: May 31


    Elks Emergency Educational Grant
    Renewable one-year grants of up to $4000 for child of Elks who are deceased or totally incapacitated. Visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars for details or email scholarship@elks.org to request application.


    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 at www.elks.org/enf/elksscholars. Deadline: February 1


    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    Local winners (3 male, 3 female) receive from $400-$800. Five hundred national winners receive a minimum of $4,000. Must be a U.S. citizens, do not have to be related to an Elks member. Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Available at www.elks.org/scholars. Deadline: November 15

     

    EngTech Scholarship

    Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 to students accepted into an accredited engineering program or architectural program in North Dakota.  Deadline:  February 28


    Farm Credit Services of ND Scholarships in Agriculture
    Ten scholarships worth $1000 each will be awarded to seniors who plan to enroll in college this fall. The recipient must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR planning to pursue an agricultural career. Selection is based on academic record, personal attributes, vocational promise, leadership, and financial need. Apply at www.farmcreditmandan.com or www.farmcreditnd.com. Deadline: March 1


    Farmers Union Co-op House Scholarship
    For students with at least a 2.5 GPA planning to attend NDSU and are Farmers Union members, relatives of past Co-op House members or member of a cooperative. Financial need, ACT scores, and personal references are also considered. Website: www.ndfu.org/youtheducation/scholarships.asp. Deadline: March 15


    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: Third Friday of March

     

    Flavorful Futures Scholarship

    Sparkling Ice is awarding five scholarships of $5,000 that celebrate students' individuality, creativity and communication of future goals.  Apply at flavorfulfutures.com.  Deadline: February 15  



    Deadlines and specific criteria are from the previous school year and are subject to change! Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.



    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.


    Gene L. Kouba Memorial Scholarship
    Adam Klein Chapter #3, Disabled American Veterans offers this scholarship worth up to $1,000 for veterans of the US Armed Forces, spouses and children of veterans. Deadline: March 15


    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. They're looking for students with leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 per student. Apply online at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline: January 4

     

    Hess College & Career Scholarship

    Five scholarships ($2,000)will be awarded to students on a competitive basis to Bismarck Public Schools graduates who plan to attend college with a major in oil & gas, engineering, or medical fields in the Summer or Fall semesters 2019 or Spring semester 2020. Students must attend a North Dakota post-secondary school. Students seeking post-secondary school training in emergency medical response, training for firefighting and/or state fire school will also be eligible for an award. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Highland Acres Elementary Scholarship
    Students who attended Highland Acres for a minimum of three years are eligible for this $500 award.  Deadline: May 8

     

    Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

    Scholarships available to seniors planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree who have financial need, are involved in co-curricular and community activities and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.orgDeadline:  October 25



    Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarships
    Scholarships (up to $2,500) available to seniors seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary school. For students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance. Apply online at application.horatioalger.org. Deadline: June 15


    Horizon Financial Bank Scholarship
    The employees of Horizon Financial Bank are offering one $300 scholarship to a senior from  Bismarck. The applicant and/or parent must be a customer of the bank. A link to the scholarship application is available on the Promotions page of the bank's website - www.horizonfinancialbank.com.  Deadline: May 1


    Horizon Middle School Staff Scholarship
    One-time scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to graduating seniors who attended Horizon Middle School for at least two full years. Recipients will be chosen based on character, need, accomplishments, and goals. Available online at www.horizon.bismarckschools.org/horizon/counseling/. Deadline: April 3


    HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
    HotelsCheap is offering $1,500 need-based scholarships to reward students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. Go to www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship to apply. Deadline: October 15


    Intel Science Talent Search Awards and Scholarships
    For talented seniors pursuing careers in science, math, engineering, and medicine. Entry guidelines are available at www.societyforscience.org. Deadline: November 20

     

    Jane Ellis Scholarship

    Any senior girl from the Bismarck /Mandan area is eligible for this $500 award offered by P.E.O Chapter H of Mandan.  Criteria includes: scholastic achievement, financial need, school and community involvement and character.  Deadline: April 20


    Jeannette Myhre Elementary School PTO Scholarship
    Seniors who attended Myhre for a minimum of three years are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship. Criteria includes academic standing and school & community involvement. Deadline: May 2


    Jeff Burgess Memorial Scholarship
    The Lignite Energy Council established this scholarship to assist a graduating senior from Bismarck planning to pursue a science-related career. Applicants must have minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate self-motivation, respect for others, honesty, and dependability.  Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Jim and Barbara Blaine Scholarship
    Applicants must have attended CHS for 2 of 3 high school years. Preference will be given to students who are descendants of present and former Century High School Staff. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Other criteria includes a balance of academic achievement and co-curricular activities. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1



    Kathy Eggmann Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship will assist a graduating senior from Century High School who is active in Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). The award is based on need and ability. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    LendEDU Scholarship
    LendEdu, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance, is offering two $1,000 scholarships. Applicants need to answer this essay question in 750 words or less: How do you plan to responsibly utilize scholarships, financial aid, student loans, or other things to pay for college? Go to https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/. Deadline: April 15

     

    Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                              Lockheed Martin is awarding 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each.  Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.  Deadline: March 12



    McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
    Available to seniors who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by owning and operating their own businesses while in high school. Award of up to $10,000 per year for four years. Apply online at www.mckelveyfoundation.org. Deadline: January 25


    Minnesota-Dakotas District Kiwanis Educational Foundation Scholarship Grant
    CHS can nominate three seniors for a one-time scholarship of $950 to be used in higher education institutions located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Superior, WS. Awards are based on scholastic ability, need & seriousness of purpose. Deadline: January 10

     

    Myhre Family Scholarship

    The teachers, staff and administrators of Myhre Elementary will award two $1000 scholarships to students who attended Jeannette Myhre School for a minimum of two years.  Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1

     

    National Center For Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations In Computing

    The NCWIT honors women in grades 9-12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Various prizes, including cash, computing resources, gadgets, swag and more.  Learn more and apply at www.aspirations.org/participate/high-schoolDeadline: November 6


    National Farmers Union Foundation Scholarships
    The Hubert Seymour Scholarship offers a $2,000 award for a senior continuing his/her education for any area of study. A one-page essay is required. Deadline: April 1. The Stanley Moore Scholarship awards several $1,000 scholarships to Farmers Union members. Deadline: April 1. For information or an application for either of these scholarships, go to: www.nfu.org/about/education/scholarships/.


    National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Awards
    Minimum of 100 scholarships ranging in value from $1,000-$10,000 to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit/initiative. Criteria also includes academic record, extracurricular activities, leadership activities, and essay content. Available online at www.NFIB.com/YEA. Deadline: December 18


    National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program
    High school seniors who have MS or a parent with MS are eligible for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. The Upper Midwest Chapter granted 90 scholarships last year to help college bound students touched by MS. Available online at www.nationalmssociety.org or tinyurl.com/MSScholarshipProgram. Deadline: January 15

     

    Neil Souther Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                            This scholarship was established to honor Neil Souther, who taught Latin, French, and English in Bismarck for over 35 years.  Preference will be given to a student who has a strong interest in a foreign language, with preference given to the language of Latin. Apply at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1



    North Dakota Academic Scholarship/North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship
    Scholarships of $750 per semester or $1,500 per year for students attending college in ND and meeting the criteria outlined at www.dpi.state.nd.us/resource/act/act.shtm. Deadline: June 1



    Deadlines and specific criteria are from the previous school year and are subject to change! Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.

     


    North Dakota Association of the Blind Scholarships
    The Emma Skogen Scholarship is a $1,000 award to one student who is visually impaired and in need of financial assistance that plans to attend a vocational or trade school. Three additional scholarships are awarded to students attending four-year institutions. Go to www.ndab.org to learn more. Deadline: March 15

     

    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.  Download at https://www.ndaco.org/Deadline: June 7


    North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship
    Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of current ND Corn Growers Association members. Criteria used includes activity participation and transcript information. For more info, go to www.ndcorn.org. Deadline: January 4


    North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Organization
    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. Website: www.ndcropimprovement.org. Deadline: February 15

     

    ND Dollars For Scholars Dr. Fradkin Community Service/Volunteer Scholarship
    $1,000 scholarships are available to seniors who excel in community service. Get applications and more info at www.northdakota.dollarsforscholars.orgDeadline: April 1

     

    ND Dollars for Scholars JoAnn Link Hetzel Vocational/Technical/Trade School Scholarship
    Scholarships awarded to seniors planning to attend vocational, technical or trade schools. Students pursuing mechanics, electrical, welding, surveying will receive preference.  Get applications and more info at www.northdakota.dollarsforscholars.orgDeadline: April 1



    ND Dollars for Scholars Military Scholarship
    Fourteen $1,000 awards to dependents of members of a ND military unit/installation. Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Get applications and more info at www.northdakota.dollarsforscholars.org. Deadline: April 1



    North Dakota Farm Bureau Future of Ag Scholarship
    This $500 scholarship will recognize academic achievements as well as leadership skills of high school seniors enrolled in any agricultural college. Application available at www.ndfb.org/edusafe. Deadline: April 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: ndfu.org/youth/scholarships/. Deadline: January 31



    North Dakota Jaycee Senate Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship
    The ND Jaycee Senate awards four scholarships worth $300 each. The scholarships are dedicated to the memory of Lisa Burdolski, a child of a Jaycee who died as a result of a car accident. Two primary award winners and two alternate winner will be selected. Primary winners are then eligible to compete nationally for $1000 scholarships from the US JCI Senate Foundation. Applications can be found online at http://nd.usjcisenate.org/. Deadline: January 11

     

    North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition Money Sense Scholarship                                                                                                                                   The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is providing a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who submits a video (financial topics on website) and receives the most votes.  Students can get more info and details for submitting the YouTube video at http://www.ndjumpstart.org/Deadline:  November 30

     

    North Dakota Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest

    Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 for students attending post-secondary school.  Complete an online essay of 550 words or less describing academic or career goals. Go to:  http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.  Deadline:  January 15

     

    North Dakota Propane Gas Association Scholarship

    Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students whose parents are supplied by a ND Propane Gas Association Marketer member and who intend to enroll in a ND college in the fall.  Learn more at: www.ndpropane.org.  Deadline: March 20



    ND Rural Water Systems Association Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship
    Up to $8,000 will be awarded to children or grandchildren of current city/rural water system employees or elected city/rural water system officials OR to students enrolled or planning to enroll in BSC's Water and Wastewater Technology program. Go to www.ndrw.org.  Deadline: April 28


    North Dakota Scholars Program
    Recognizes outstanding students for scholastic achievement as measured by ACT score and academic record. Only ACT scores earned prior to senior year are considered. Top scholars who enroll in a ND college or university will be awarded an in-state tuition scholarship. Funding is available for approximately 30-40 new students each year. There is no application.


    North Dakota School Counselor Association Scholarship
    A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one ND student. Complete essay: "My career path and who/what helped me make my decisions". Find application at: www.ndsca.org/scholarship-application.cfm.  Deadline: December 20

     

    NDSU Freshmen Opportunity Scholarship

    The donor of the award is anonymous but has made it clear that academics do not factor in the award, which covers ½ in-state tuition ($3,951) at NDSU.  The award is intended for a 1st Generation College Student and in the words of the donor “Students do not need to have the best academic credentials. Rather the recipient should have demonstrated financial need and some “grit” to them, and have overcome personal hardship in their personal lives.” Deadline: February 1


    North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Scholarships
    The NDSF offers seven $500 collegiate scholarships to members (or children of members) of the Stockmen's Association. Get more information and applications at www.ndstockmen.org. Deadline: March 1


    Northridge Elementary August Ritter Memorial PTO Scholarship
    A $750 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who attended Northridge Elementary for at least one year. This scholarship is not based solely on academics. Visit the PTO page at www.northridge.bismarckschools.org.  Deadline: March 29


    Pauline Paul Memorial Scholarship
    CHS seniors with a GPA of at least 2.5 are eligible. The selection committee will consider the student's volunteer community service activities, financial need and experience in dealing with cancer in the applicant's family, i.e. parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for Youth Volunteers
    CHS may nominate one student who has been engaged in volunteer activities in the last year. State winners receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May. National winners receive an additional $5,000 award. Available online at www.spirit.prudential.com. Deadline: November 6

    Quota International of Bismarck-Mandan Gloria T. Olson Scholarship

    A $250 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is hearing impaired OR entering a field of study which focuses on hearing or speech.  Contact Sue Solseth at nanasue0923@bis.midco.net or 400-5196 for more information.  Deadline: April 30


    Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship
    One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a ND senior who completed at least one career and technical education course in high school and plasn to enroll in a career and technical education program of two years or less at a North Dakota school. Apply at www.nd.gov/cte/students/RTGScholarship.html. Deadline: April 1

    Richard and Ileane Biwer Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                            Established in 2008 to assist a BPS graduate pursue their collegiate goals. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Road to Success Scholarship Program
    Sixty $1,000 scholarships awarded to seniors currently insured or dependents of those insured through a personal auto policy with Grinnel Mutual or Grinnell Select Insurance Company. Must have a 3.0 GPA and clean driving record. Visit www.grinnellmutual.com to complete online application. Deadline: March 15


    Robert Miller Elementary School PTO Scholarship
    A one-time $500 scholarship to a former Miller Elementary student. Must have attended Miller for at least one year and a have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Essay and recommendation also required. Deadline: April 29


    Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program
    The RMHC scholarship programs will award approximately $3 million to graduating high school seniors who dream of going to college, but may not have the finances necessary to realize the dream.  Visit www.rmhc.org for more information or apply today at https://aim.applyISTS.net/RMHC.  . Deadline: January 18


    Deadlines and specific criteria are from the previous school year and are subject to change! Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.



    Ross Loibl Memorial Scholarship
    Seniors who participated in varsity basketball are eligible for this $500 scholarship. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Other criteria includes the student's work experience, community service, other extra-curricular activities and financial need. Deadline: April 16


    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 $1,100. More information is available for download at http://www.clubrunner.ca/5580. Deadline: March 15

     

    Saint Joseph School Kas Greff Scholarship

    The Saint Joseph School PTO sponsors this $250 scholarship in memory of Kas Greff (Principal 1993-1997).  The applicant must be a have attended Saint Joseph School for at least 3 years and be a graduating senior of Century High School.  Deadline:  April 20


    Siemens Westinghouse Competition
    Rewards students for developing and demonstrating their talent for scientific research. Apply online at www.siemens-foundation.org for a chance to win prestige and thousands of valuable college scholarship dollars. Deadline: October 1


    Simle Middle School Parent Advisory Scholarship
    The Parent Advisory Council of Simle is offering four $250 college scholarships to graduating seniors who attended Simle for at least two semesters. Deadline: April 12

    Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women 

    A $1,000 for female high school seniors committed to maintaining personal wellness. All applicants must submit a 500 word essay which will be judged on originality, creativity and dedication to healthy lifestyle choices.  To apply, complete and submit the short online application at www.skincareox.com/scholarship/ by midnight PST on January 1st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th


    Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship Program
    An extensive variety of undesignated and university sponsored programs for those pursuing study in the engineering field. Available online at www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm. Deadline: January 15


    Solheim Elementary PTO Scholarship
    Two scholarships of $500 for seniors who attended Solheim Elementary School for at least two years. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and future plans. Available online at www.solheim.bismarckschools.org/solheim/pto-information. Deadline: April 15


    State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship
    Up to 50 recipients will receive a $2,500 reward. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 to 3.2, demonstrate financial need, be a US citizen, and plan to enroll as a full-time student at a two- or four-year college, or voc/technical school. Apply at www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/. Deadline: March 1 

     

    STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots

    Scholarship designed to support high school students ages 16 and up who are serious about learning how to fly drones commercially.  Recipients receive free access to an in-depth test prep course for the FAA’s “Part 107” certification exam to be a commercial drone pilot (usual cost is $299). The first 100 recipients will have their FAA exam fee of $150 covered, for a total value of approximately $450. Learn more about the scholarship and application process at https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/scholarship/.

     

    Sunrise Elementary School PTO Scholarship

    The Sunrise PTO is offering a one-time $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who attended Sunrise for at least one year.  Available at the Sunrise Elementary PTO webpage in the spring.  Deadline: April 30



    Through the Looking Glass Scholarship
    Five separate $1,000 awards will be given to graduating seniors who have at least one parent with a disability. Download an application at www.lookingglass.org. Deadline: March 1


    Tom Sturdevant Scholarship
    This award is for a graduating senior athlete from CHS who plays above his potential and with "heart", is involved with year round training, and participates in either football or track. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Tri-Energy Cooperative Scholarship
    Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to patron members (or children of patron members) of Tri-Energy Cooperative. Patron members are those who have done at least $1,500 worth of business in current year. Criteria includes honors, extracurricular activities, community involvement, career objectives, academic record and an essay. Available online at www.trienergycoop.com. Deadline: April 15


    Tylenol Scholarship
    The makers of Tylenol will award ten $10,000 scholarships and 150 $1,000 scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields. Download at www.tylenolscholarship.com. Deadline: May 15


    Tyler Herman Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship was established by Jeff and Kelli Herman in loving memory of their son Tyler Herman. The primary purpose is to financially assist students from Bismarck/Mandan who have lost either a parent or sibling. Preference will be given to students who attend Century or Bismarck High Schools. Find at www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarshipsDeadline: April 1


    Unlimited Cellular Scholarship Program

    Graduating seniors with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or better are eligible for this $1,800 scholarship.  Deadline: November 30

     

    UND Scholarship Central

    UND's online scholarship database is home to more than 800 scholarship opportunities. Applying for UND scholarships is a simple, one application process. Students just fill out a quick and easy Scholarship Central application, and their profile will automatically be submitted to the appropriate scholarship committee(s) for consideration. Students must be admitted to UND and have claimed their accounts before they're able to complete the application. Typically most scholarships are awarded to current students for certain majors or activities, but all incoming students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline:  February 1

     

    USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship
    Awards of $1,500 to qualifying seniors with an adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less. Up to 50% of the awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic minority or have a documented physical disability. Download at www.usafunds.org. Deadline: February 15

     

    U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
    Recipients selected by random drawing for $1,000 scholarships from those who apply online at www.usbank.com/scholarship. Deadline: October 26


    U.S. Senate Youth Program
    Two ND students will be selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C. Here, they will be instructed on the role of the U.S. Senate in the federal government. All expenses are paid, and in addition, each delegate will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a junior or senior currently serving in an elected capacity (such as student council). Get more info at: www.ussenateyouth.org or www.dpi.state.nd.us and find application hereDeadline: October 15


    Wachter Middle School Parent Advisory Council Scholarship
    A one-time award of $500 for two students who completed at least four semesters at Wachter. Based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and future plans. Available on-line at www.wachter.bismarckschools.org under PAC section. Deadline: April 15

     

    Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

    Renewable scholarships of up to $2,500 for seniors with an identified disability and planning to enroll full- or half-time at an accredited two- or four-year college.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.  To learn more and apply, visit: scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarshipDeadline:  December 6

     

    Wendy’s High School Heisman

    Two seniors (one male, one female) from each state who excel in athletics, academics, and leadership receive $500 and chance to compete for more scholarship dollars.  Applicants must have at least a “B” average and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport.  National finalists attend Heisman Weekend in New York.  Apply at: WendysHeisman.comDeadline:  October 17

     

    West Dakota 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, teachers or coaches. Nominators fill out basic information including community involvement, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work. Get details at www.westdakota.chevyscholars.com. Deadline: March 4



    Zonta Club of Bismarck Scholarship
    The Zonta Club of Bismarck will award a $1,000 scholarship to a female student pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Deadline: March 22





    Deadlines and specific criteria are from the previous school year and are subject to change! Check out the “Scholarship Update” page regularly - this is where a list of current scholarships can be found.


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