Outside Scholarships


Northern does not endorse any of the below businesses, organizations, or scholarships. This information is provided as a service. Please contact the NSU Financial Aid Office for more information.

 

 

NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 19, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a sophomore U.S. citizen with 3.0 GPA and majoring in a discipline including but not limited to oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that supports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Scholarship provides assistance up to two years  (up to $9,500 per year) and a 10- week, full-time paid summer internship ($700/week) at a NOAA facility.

 

SDRA's Jerry Wheeler Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Summary: Applicant must have either graduated from a South Dakota high school, earned a high school equivalency (such as a GED) in S.D. or plan to attend college in S.D. Applicant must be enrolled in a retail-related field of study (see application for list of eligible programs), completed 24 credits and be enrolled in at least 12 credits for the fall 2018 semester. Several scholarships from $500 to $1,600.

 

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be pursuing a degree/certification in specific areas of agriculture. Can also pursue non-agricultural majors in human nutrition, communications, sales, marketing, public relations, journalism, statistics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, welding or diesel mechanics. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Requires online application and two farmer endorsements. 352 $1,500 scholarships.

 

ANA Annual Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Summary: Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; enrolled/taken 15 credits in business related course work and enrolled full time. Graduate students must have a bachelor degree and be registered full time in their graduate program. Requires essay, resume, and proof of both current GPA and business courses taken. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Creative Mind Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be an aspiring artist who is currently enrolled. Requires an original piece created by applicant, photo(s) with essay and an online submission. One $1,500 scholarship.

 

KNR Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, accepted or currently enrolled at a university within the U.S., and demonstrate good character/high initiative and a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires an application, transcript, and recommendation letter. One $5,000 scholarship. 

 

POET Never Satisfied Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled for the 2018 fall semester. No major or GPA requirement. Requires online application and essay. Ten $5,000 scholarships.

 

Yankton College Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be seeking a bachelor's degree as a full-time student with a connection to Yankton College (family relationship to an alumnus, former faculty/staff or a family friend, teacher, pastor etc. with a connection to Yankton College). Requires application, official high school transcript/college transcript, personal statement, leadership statement and two letters of reference.  Multiple $1,000 scholarships.

 

Northern Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a member-system consumer/cooperative or dependent of a member, currently enrolled or planned to be enrolled full-time in a graduate or undergraduate program. Requires application, essay, transcripts, ACT scores (if incoming freshman) and applicant appraisal. One $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship.

 

Adventographer Travel Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled full time. Requires original photo and an essay. One $1,500 scholarship.

 

The Krist Law Firm, P.C. National Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, accepted or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires application form, transcript, letter of recommendation from teacher/faculty member, essay and a personal statement. One $10,000 scholarship.

 

HumberSport's Internet Marketing Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled the current year of the scholarship program in the U.S. or Canada. Requires essay and proof of enrollment. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

2018 Straight North STEM Scholarship

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in STEM field of study. Requires online application, college transcript and a biography. One $1,000 scholarship and two $250 scholarships.

 

Gracey Holistic Health Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be an incoming freshman, current undergraduate or graduate student who is a legal resident of either the United States or Canada. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5, online application and an essay. One $500 scholarship.

 

Clean this Carpet Scholarship

Deadline: Aug. 20, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be currently pursuing a degree. Requires online submission with proof of enrollment, essay, CV/resume and relevant course work. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Simply SUP Boards Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. or Canada, enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program with proof of enrollment, and be attending an accredited college in the U.S. when scholarship is awarded. Requires application, essay and posting to social media. One $500 scholarship.

 

 

 

South Dakota Board of Regents Scholarships

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline: See website

Summary: Applicants must be South Dakota students who attended an eligible higher education institution in South Dakota. Requires composite ACT score of 24 or higher, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and completion of the high school course requirements commonly known as the Regents Scholar curriculum. Guaranteed to all students who qualify, $6,500 over four years.

 

Marlin R. Scarborough Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a junior and attending a S.D. public institution at the time funding is received, with a 3.5 GPA. Requires application and essay. One $1,500 scholarship.

 

Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a high school senior planning on a degree in agriculture, natural resources or a related field, resident of South Dakota or North Dakota and an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation is located in South Dakota or North Dakota. Requires application, two letters of recommendation, official high school transcript and verification of tribal enrollment. One $500 scholarship.

 

Annis I. Fowler/Kaden Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a first-time entering freshman with a 3.0 high school GPA, intending to major in elementary education. Requires application, essay, two letters of recommendation, official high school transcript and ACT scores. One $1,000 scholarship.