NSU to offer scholarship to High School Dual Credit students

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University is offering a brand new scholarship to high school students taking dual credit courses through NSU.

Starting in fall 2021, the NSU Dual Credit Scholarship will be available to any new freshman who has taken dual credit courses from Northern. In addition, this scholarship can be awarded on top of the WolfPACT, the largest guaranteed scholarship in the region.

There’s no need to apply. Students who took one to eight credits through High School Dual Credit (including E-Learning dual credit) or the Rising Scholars Program will automatically receive $500 over two years when they enroll at Northern; those who took nine or more credits will receive $1,000 over two years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA as an undergraduate student at Northern in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

“We know that affordability is a huge priority for families, and we’re happy to make this new scholarship available,” said NSU President Dr. Tim Downs. “We thank the NSU Foundation for continuing to find ways to make college more affordable for students in South Dakota.”

For more information about Northern’s Dual Credit Scholarship, visit NSU High School Programs or contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or dualcredit@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.