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NDSCS STEM Scholars Program offers scholarships up to $10,000

Posted on 3/28/2013

The North Dakota State College of Science STEM Scholars Program offers three types of scholarships up to $10,000 for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math related programs. Funded by a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant, the STEM Scholars Program began in the fall of 2012 and plans to award approximately 180 scholarships over the next five years.

The three categories of scholarships available are: Standard, Opportunity and Incentive, and Transfer. Up to 25 Standard Scholarships, 15 Opportunity and Incentive Scholarships, and seven Transfer Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students each academic year. For more information about these scholarships, visit

Criteria for eligibility varies slightly for each specific scholarship; however, applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, refugee alien or permanent resident alien,

  • Must be enrolled full time in one of the following NDSCS programs: Biotechnology, Computer Information Systems (Computer Programming, Computer and Network Support, or Web Developer), Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Microelectronics Technology, Nanoscience Technology, Precision Machining Technology, Liberal Arts (Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science),

  • Must demonstrate financial need,

  • Must hold a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or better and a score of 22-24 or higher on the ACT    

  • For more detailed information about scholarship requirements, visit

    The priority deadline for all 2013-2014 STEM scholarships is Monday, April 1, 2013 - though applications will be accepted until the start of the Fall 2013 semester, depending on funds.

    For more information about the NDSCS STEM Scholars Program, contact Jeff Watne, director of NDSCS STEM Scholars Program, at 701-671-2311 or


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