School of Education Scholarships

If a scholarship application does not specify a mailing address for submission, please email completed applications to education@northern.edu. If you have questions, please call the School of Education at 605-626-2415 or stop by Gerber 115. For more scholarship opportunities, visit Outside Scholarships.

Millicent Atkins Elementary Education Scholarship (Updated format for new, incoming fall 2022 students!)

Must be a full-time (12 credits or more) student majoring in elementary education (not currently available for incoming transfer or reentry students). Recipients must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year. The scholarship is canceled if a student transfers to another institution or changes majors. Eligible students will also be awarded a WolfPACT Scholarship, in addition to Millicent Atkins funds.

Atkins Scholarship Award Amounts
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total
Incoming freshmen with high school GPA 3.75+ and ACT 28+ $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $12,000
Incoming freshmen with high school GPA 3.30+ and ACT 20+ $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $6,000
Incoming freshmen with high school GPA <=3.29 and ACT <=19 or no ACT $500 $500 $500 $500 $2,000

 

Daniel Wold Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be attending Northern, with preference given to students from Watford City, Ellendale or Carrington, N.D., or from Roncalli High School, Aberdeen, S.D.; preference also given to students majoring in school counseling, secondary education, elementary education or special education. Requires online application, essay, high school transcript with GPA and ACT score and a recommendation letter. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Aberdeen Area Retired Teachers Association Annual Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be an elementary or secondary education major who has been admitted to the teacher education program and completed a minimum of 80 semester hours of coursework. One $250 scholarship.

 

Bob Lehr Memorial Scholarship (Education)

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a graduate student born and raised in South Dakota who is seeking a master’s degree in educational administration. Minimum GPA 3.0. One $200 scholarship.

 

Clara Leap Graham Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a student seeking a master’s degree in guidance and counseling with a minimum GPA 3.0 in undergraduate program and/or the first year of master’s program. One $2,000 scholarship.

 

Colleen Yunker Elementary Education Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Must be a second year elementary education major. Minimum GPA 3.0. Five $2,850 scholarships.

 

Doreen Thomas Kayl Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a South Dakota female nontraditional student majoring in elementary education. Primary consideration given to a graduate of Deuel, Hand or Spink counties with secondary consideration given to a S.D. resident. Minimum GPA 3.0. One $275 scholarship.

 

Dr. Wanda Coffield Hisel Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours. Priority is given to students who attended high school in South Dakota. The award will be for teacher education only, and is not to replace a pre-existing academic award. Two $250 scholarships.

 

Durheim Special Education Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant will have a declared special education major with preference given to applicants from the Ellendale, N.D., or Frederick, S.D., areas. One $1,350 scholarship.

 

Glenna Schauer Fouberg Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a junior or senior majoring in secondary education with an interest in working with at-risk youth. Minimum GPA 2.5. One $1,300 scholarship.

 

Janice Jirouch Counselor Education

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be pursuing a master's degree in counselor education. One $700 scholarship.

 

Jason Lillebo Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicants must be men majoring in elementary education. Minimum GPA 3.5. One $550 scholarship.

 

Orley & Bernice Gederos Educational Leadership Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a student majoring in teacher education or business with a minimum B+ GPA. Must have financial need and write an essay on “How will you be involved in your community as a leader of tomorrow?” A copy of the recipient's essay will be sent to the scholarship donor. One $875 scholarship.

 

Patricia Venoy (Schumacher) Kurle Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Priority is given to juniors majoring in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement. Minimum GPA 3.0. One $1,375 scholarship.

 

Pettigrew Annual Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a junior or senior with a major in elementary or secondary education with an interest in working with students with disabilities; or a math or music major with an interest in teaching secondary or K-12 education. One $950 scholarship.

 

S.D. Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a critical needs field (see application), be a U.S. citizen with a 2.8 GPA and agree in writing to stay in South Dakota and teach in that field for five years. Requires application, essay, transcript (college and high school) and ACT score. Award amounts vary.  

 

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Deadline: Applications will be available in spring 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be a female junior and/or senior accepted into Northern's teacher education program. Two $1,000 scholarships.

 

All NSU Scholarships