Scholarships for Education

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Our generous donors have created endowments and scholarships assisting students in pursuing their Dickinson State University degree. Our single scholarship form will apply students to any of the scholarships which they qualify for, not including Merit or Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program.

The scholarships will be categorized by department. After the application deadline, February 1, 2017, the departments will receive their applications. The departments choose a deserving applicant to receive the scholarship. These scholarships are then confirmed by the DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarship Committee, the committee will then notify the scholarship awardees. Students that are selected to receive a scholarship must be able to prove GPA and department with an official transcript. The scholarship application will open November 15, 2016.

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Agriculture and Technical Studies.


LeROY (BUD) PERRY AGRICULTURAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be an outstanding rodeo student-athlete (male or female) at Dickinson State

 

P.O.S. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be an Agriculture and Technical Studies major
  • Enjoy the Western Way of Life
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student from an agricultural based family

 

PLAINS AG ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Major is Agriculture and Technical Studies
  • This scholarship may be renewed each year the student maintains the requirements set by DSU for the Merit Based Scholarship programs

 

RON & JUDY BOCK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

    • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
    • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
    • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
    • Scholarship designated for a Junior, and renewable for the Senior year
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Scholarship given on a (2) two year rotating basis to a Student who is a major in Agriculture & Technical Studies then to a Nursing Major

LAUDIE J AND MILDRED SADOWSKY SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Agriculture & Technical Studies at Dickinson State University

STANG ANNUAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Major in the Department of Agricultural

LES & DAWN OLSON ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for a Junior, and renewable for the Senior year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship will be given on a two year rotating basis between the following departments: Agriculture & Technical Studies and Teacher Education

Business Management


THE DAKOTA COMMUNITY BANK SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for an incoming student to Dickinson State University, either a Freshman or a Transfer
  • GPA of 3.5 overall
  • Student must be a major in Business, Accounting or Finance at Dickinson State University

American Bank Center Scholarship

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Business at Dickinson State University

Fine and Performing Arts


THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS BEETHOVEN SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

 

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS PATRONS SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

 

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a participant in any major or any minor associated with the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

 

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS SHAKESPEARE SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

 

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS VAN GOGH SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

Health and Physical Education


ARLAN HOFLAND SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Preference given to a student(s) who is a major in Health & Physical Education (HPE)
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • Preference given to a DSU Football player(s)

 

BEN C. FRANK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be considered a good role-model for the youth of Dickinson
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a Business or Exercise Science major
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student who participates in multiple sports at DSU

 

THE ORTON FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Student(s) must be a HPE major or minor
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 cumulative
  • Preference given to transfer student(s)
  • Scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains the minimum GPA requirement

 

TYLER PLUMMER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Four-year degree seeking student
  • Enjoy the Western Way of Life
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student who participates in Wrestling

Language and Literature


There are currently no scholarships specific to students in the Language and Literature Department, please find potential scholarships in the TRHLP or General sections located below.

 

Math and Computer Science


ESTHER & CARL LARSON

To be eligible, a student must:

Natural Sciences


PHYSICAL SCIENCE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in a Natural Sciences degree program
  • Have a 3.0 overall GPA, with 3.5 preferred
  • Be of Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification: Physical Sciences (e.g., Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Composite Science Education, Environmental Science, or other physical science programs that may be developed in the future).

ROBERT AND BETTY JO TODD ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be of Sophomore or Junior Status
  • Be a Science major

Preference area for student qualification: To a Regional Student

 

Nursing


GEORGE & INA FEREBEE ANNUAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time female student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Nursing at Dickinson State University

 

LUCILLE LAW ENDOWMENT FOR NURSING

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Must be pursuing a Nursing degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a resident of North Dakota
  • Priority is given to nursing students who are planning a degree in geriatric care and who is an employee of St. Lukes Nursing Home

 

SARAH JOY CURRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Preference given to a student involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to a Junior or a senior
  • Renewable for a second year if student meets criteria

Social Sciences


SPSC # 398 SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a Social Science major with an emphasis on Criminal Justice
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification:

  • Preference given to a student who have/had family members serve in law enforcement

Teacher Education


CHARLES & HAZEL SCOTT SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a Major in Education at Dickinson State University

 

GEORGE & INA FEREBEE ANNUAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time female student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Education at Dickinson State University

 

SLOPE AREA RETIRED TEACHER ASSOCIATION (SARTA) SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be a senior who will continue in Education
  • Have a good teaching personality and be dedicated, trustworthy, reliable, a good prospective teacher, and interested in children

 

TRAVIS HAAKEDAHL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Preference given to a student majoring in Elementary Education
  • Participate in Rodeo
  • Preference shall be given to a new female student; secondary preference to a new male student

 

MARY DOLYNIUK RODAKOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Preference given to a Math Education major or minor who has completed their second year of study
  • Preference given to non-traditional student exhibiting need and willingness to be given an opportunity

 

PAY IT FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University or DSU-Bismarck
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be an Elementary Education major or Secondary Education major
  • Complete a short essay on their understanding & belief in the Pay It Forward movement
  • Be encouraged to “Pay It Forward” by assisting three other people during their lifetime by taking personal responsibility to make something positive happen

 

TOM JENSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Must be a student majoring in Education at DSU

 

BETH SELLE MUSIC EDUCATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To Be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be of Junior or Senior status
  • Be a Music Education Major

Preference area for student qualification:

  • For a student from North Dakota, Montana, or South Dakota

 

LES & DAWN OLSON ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for a Junior, and renewable for the Senior year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship will be given on a two year rotating basis between the following departments: Agriculture & Technical Studies and Teacher Education

 

Theodore Roosevelt

Honors and Leadership Program 


The Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program (TRHLP) is a group of diverse and involved students on campus who also excel in the classroom. Scholars in the TRHLP will learn to lead groups in collaborative decision-making and problem solving, how to succeed in a diverse and rapidly changing workplace, and practical skill for 21st century leaders.

To be eligible incoming freshman must:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in high school
  • ACT score of 26 or higher or SAT score of 1770 or higher

To be eligible current and transfer students must:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher

The TRHLP has several scholarships specific to the program, students must apply with the program. The TRHLP scholarship sponsors are listed below:

  • FISHER INDUSTIRES
  • DAKOTA COMMUNITY BANK 
  • STEFFES CORPORATION
  • FRED & KAY WERREMEYER 
  • MDU RESOURCES FOUNDATION
  • GORDON & SIRI THOMAS
  • G&G GARBAGE
  • JEROME’S DISTRIBUTING INC
  • LES & DAWN OLSON
  • SANFORD HEALTH
  • SODEXO
  • WINN CONSTRUCTION
  • TOM & MARIE ARNOLD
  • QUALITY QUICK PRINT

Merit Based Scholarships 


These scholarships will be awarded based on a review of student’s previous academic performance. Students automatically qualify if they are conditionally accepted or accepted to the university and meet the individual scholarship requirements. These scholarships are not awarded for the summer session and cannot be combined with the TRHLP or other merit scholarships. Students who receive a spouse or dependent tuition waiver are not eligible for merit based scholarships. The Merit Based  Scholarship programs and qualifications are as listed below:

 

CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Centennial Scholarship is for new first year, full time, degree-seeking students and starts at $2,200 the first year- divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements:

  • Domestic, First Year Student- minimum 3.5 cumulative  GPA and 24 ACT
  • International, First Year student- minimum 81 TOEFL
  • These test scores will qualify in place of the ACT or TOEFL- Minimum 1090 SAT, 520 SAT Writing, 7.5 IELTS, or 7 WritePlacer

Students are eligible for an additional $200 each year as long as they maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours per academic year at Dickinson State.

HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Heritage Scholarship is for new first year, full time, degree-seeking students and starts at $1,500 the first year- divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements:

  • Domestic, First Year Student- minimum 3.25 cumulative  GPA and 22 ACT
  • International, First Year student- minimum 76 TOEFL
  • These test scores will qualify in place of the ACT or TOEFL- Minimum 1020 SAT, 480 SAT Writing, 7 IELTS, or 6 WritePlacer

Students are eligible for an additional $200 each year as long as they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours per academic year at Dickinson State.

CORNERSTONE SCHOLARSHIP

The Cornerstone Scholarship is for new first year, full time, degree-seeking students and starts at $1,100 the first year- divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements:

  • Domestic, First Year Student- minimum 3.0 cumulative  GPA and 20 ACT
  • International, First Year student- minimum 71 TOEFL
  • These test scores will qualify in place of the ACT or TOEFL- Minimum 940 SAT, 440 SAT Writing, 6.5 IELTS, or 5 WritePlacer

Students are eligible for an additional $200 each year as long as they maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours per academic year at Dickinson State.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

The Transfer Scholarship is for full time, degree-seeking transfer students and starts at $1,100 the first year- divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements:

  • Transfer Students- minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA with 24 completed credit hours earned

Students are eligible for an additional $1,300 for the second year as long as they maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours per academic year at Dickinson State.

 

DSU Energizing Education Scholarship


The DSU Energizing Education Scholarship is offered to a deserving student from the energy profession. If you are selected as a finalist you will be contacted and asked to give more information about yourself as well as the one page essay. To find more information on the program visit BakkenU by clicking here.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Must be a person or a family member of a person, who has been impacted by the recent economic change in North Dakota
  • Must provide a work history to prove affiliation with an energy producing company
  • Complete a 1-page essay explaining why the scholarship is needed to attend school
  • Have a 2.25 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification:

  • Given to a person from North Dakota or Eastern Montana

General


BUSTER BLUEHAWK SCHOLARSHIP 

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Be the Buster Bluehawk mascot

BLUEHAWK CHEER LEADING SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Be a part of the Bluehawk’s cheer leading group

DALE & GLENICE HANSEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Open to all incoming, returning or transfer students
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • This scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains the set GPA requirement

 

DAN STANTON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student from Eastern Montana

GENE & SHEILA FISHER SCHOLARSHIP AT DSU

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Have a 2.0 overall GPA
  • Have a family member who is employed with Fisher Industries
  • Scholarship is renewable each year if student completes proper applications and is verified by Fisher Industries

 

E.D. AND BESSIE CULVER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be an incoming student that resides in a rural area
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a deserving student that has excelled in academics and extra-curricular activities while in High School

 

NON-TRAD SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be at least a half-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be an active member of the Non-Trad Club of Dickinson State University

 

P.E.O. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time female student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a graduate of a North Dakota High School

LOGO MAGIC ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability
  • Be an active member in a Campus Club or Organization such as but are not limited to: Ag Club, Homecoming Committee or Student Senate
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

HAWKS ARE UP SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY STUDENT SENATE

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • Be an active participant of a DSU Club or Organization
  • Be of Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status

 

THOMAS & RHONDA MITZEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Open to all incoming, returning or transfer students
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • This scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains the set GPA requirement