School of Education Scholarships

If a scholarship application does not specify a mailing address for submission, please email completed applications to the School of Education education@northern.edu. If you have questions, please contact Raelynn Zens located in H.P Gerber Building 115, by phone 605-626-2415 or by email raelynn.zens@northern.edu. For additional scholarship opportunities, visit Outside Scholarships.

 

 

S.D. Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021

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.  

 

Glenna Schauer Fouberg Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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 $1,200 scholarship.

 

Orley & Bernice Gederos Educational Leadership Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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 addressing: “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 $800 scholarship.

 

Doreen Thomas Kayl Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

Summary: Applicant must be a South Dakota female non-traditional 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 $150 scholarship.

 

Patricia Venoy (Schumacher) Kurle Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

Summary: Priority is given to juniors majoring in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement. Minimum GPA 3.0. One $1,350 scholarship.

 

Jason Lillebo Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

Summary: Applicants must be men majoring in elementary education. Minimum GPA 3.5. One $500 scholarship.

 

Aberdeen Area Retired Teachers Association Annual Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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 $225 scholarship.

 

Dr. Wanda Coffield Hisel Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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.

 

Bob Lehr Memorial Scholarship (Education)

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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

 

Janice Jirouch Counselor Education

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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

 

Clara Leap Graham Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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

 

Colleen Yunker Elementary Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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

 

Durheim Special Education Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

Summary: Applicant will have a declared Special Education major with preference given to applicants from Ellendale, ND or Frederick, SD area. One $950 scholarship.

 

Pettigrew Annual Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2021

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 Math or Music major with an interest in teaching Secondary or K-12 education. One $950 scholarship.

 

Dakotas AER Scholarship Program

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2020. 2021 deadline TBA

Summary: Completion of one semester in an approved program in visual impairment or orientation and mobility. Required letters of recommendation and evidence of financial need. Minimum GPA 3.0. One $500 scholarship. 

  

Daniel Wold Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021. 2022 deadline TBA

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 majors 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.

 

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