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

Scholarship Terms (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: April 1, 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.

Application

 

Aberdeen Area Retired Teachers Association Annual Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Bob Lehr Memorial Scholarship (Education)

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Clara Leap Graham Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Colleen Yunker Elementary Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2023

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

Application

 

Doreen Thomas Kayl Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Dr. Wanda Coffield Hisel Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Durheim Special Education Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Glenna Schauer Fouberg Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Janice Jirouch Counselor Education

Deadline: April 10, 2023

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

Application

 

Jason Lillebo Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2023

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

Application

 

Orley & Bernice Gederos Educational Leadership Endowment Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

Patricia Venoy (Schumacher) Kurle Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2023

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

Application

 

Pettigrew Annual Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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.

Application

 

S.D. Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 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.  

Application

 

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 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