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.

 

ZipRecruiter Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a legal resident of the U.S. or District of Columbia, 18 or older and be a student enrolled in high school or college in the U.S. Requires online submission and essay. One $3,000 scholarship.

 

2018 Volunteer Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled full time for the 2018-19 academic year, in good standing and show outstanding community volunteer involvement. Requires online application, reference, and essay. One $1,500 scholarship.

 

Spolin Law Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition and Scholarship

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires online application form, essay and transcript or proof of enrollment. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Technology Scholarship - Lighthouse Technologies

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be in good academic standing with a 2.5 GPA or higher and are currently enrolled or set to attend during the fall of 2018. Requires online application and essay. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Big Sun Scholarship

Deadline: June 19, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a student athlete in capacity of participation and currently attending college or a high school senior. Requires essay and online submission. One $500 scholarship.

 

2018 Colwell Law Group Single Parent Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Summary: Applicant must either be a child of a single parent or a single parent themselves, U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. with a 3.0 GPA who will be attending college fall 2018. Requires one application, current transcript and essay. One $2,000 scholarship.

 

2018 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Summary: Applicant must be a current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Requires online application and essay. One $5,000 scholarship.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.