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.

 

 

Marlin R. Scarborough Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a junior, attend a South Dakota public institution at the time funding is received, and have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Requires application and essay. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: March 3, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen in good academic standing pursuing an undergraduate degree and studying abroad/interning in a country with a 1 or 2 overall travel advisory. Applicant must be a dependent child of an active-duty military member during time of application, and be receiving financial aid. Requires creating an account online and verifying all criteria is met. One $5,000 scholarship.  

 

Sioux Falls Area Retired Teachers Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be entering their junior or senior year majoring in education, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, have participated in school or community affairs and demonstrate motivation toward and commitment to the teaching profession. Requires online application, essay, transcript and two recommendations. One $2,000 scholarship.

 

Fool Soldier Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a descendant of the Fool Soldiers, a group of Teton Lakota men who ransomed the freedom of two white women and six children from a band of Dakota Indians in 1862. Applicant must be able to prove ancestry and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Two $2,000 scholarships.

 

Bill Barlow “Second Chance” Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be an incoming freshman who is a graduate of an alternative school or Sioux Falls area public/private school, or a Sioux Falls-area resident who earned a GED. Applicants who graduate from a public/private school must have a cumulative GPA of no greater than 2.7. Requires online application, essay, application certification and two recommendation letters. Two $2,500 scholarships.

 

James B. and Vera A. Sadler Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a graduate of Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., be a junior or senior majoring in education, and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. Requires online application, essay, transcript and two recommendations. Four $7,500 scholarships.

 

Jim and Pat Croston Family Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a graduate a Sioux Falls, S.D., high school, be a junior or senior majoring in education, maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, show financial need, and demonstrate motivation toward and commitment to the teaching profession. Requires online application, essay, transcript and two recommendations. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Ralph and Doris Wallin Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a resident of Minnehaha or Lincoln County, S.D.; 25 or younger; and enrolling as a first-time student. Requires online application, transcript, essay and two letters of recommendation. Five $6,000 scholarships.

 

Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must live in or maintain residency in Lincoln or Minnehaha County (may attend school outside the area); be pursuing a degree in business; and be enrolled full time in a graduate or undergraduate program. Requires online application, essay and two recommendations. Four $3,000 scholarships.

 

Waneta Drake Miller Edmison Nontraditional Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be 24 years or older; a resident of Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner or McCook counties in South Dakota; have successfully completed a minimum of six credit hours in a degree-seeking program; and be enrolled in at least 12 credits each term. Requires online application, transcript, essay and a letter of recommendation. One $3,500 scholarship.

 

Hovland Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a person of Norwegian descent entering their junior year fall 2020 with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Requires online application, essay, proof of ancestry, transcript and two letters of recommendation. Two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded.

 

Howard Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 20, 2020

Summary: Applicants for the Howard Memorial Scholarship must be residents of Brown County OR plan to attend Northern State University regardless of where they live. Requires application, page one of the federal income tax return, and a transcript. Scholarships up to $1,000.

 

KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, accepted or currently enrolled at a university in the U.S., demonstrating good character/high initiative and a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Requires an application, transcript and recommendation letter. One $5,000 scholarship.

 

The Krist Law Firm, P.C., National Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2020

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 $5,000 scholarship.

 

Daniel Wold Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2020

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, essay and a recommendation letter. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Black Hills Home Builders Associations Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be enrolling/enrolled for the fall 2020 semester with preference given to a child/grandchild of an owner or employee of an association member of BHHBA and preference given to applicants with goals of employment in the home building industry. Requires application, cover letter, transcripts, 3 reference letters and statement of financial need. Two $1,000 scholarships.

 

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Summary: Applicants must enroll in a retail-related course of study in fall 2020 and intend to pursue a career in a retail-related field, and either have graduated from a South Dakota high school; have earned a GED in South Dakota; or plan to attend post-secondary school in South Dakota. Awards range from $500 to $3,000.

 

Financial Literacy Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, enrolled full time with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Requires online application, transcript, enrollment verification and essay. One $2,500 scholarship.

 

B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline: May 22, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be either currently enrolled or a high school junior/senior. Requires essay and online submission. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; demonstrate community service and strong academic performance; and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires transcript, application, essay and letter of recommendation. One $5,000 scholarship.

 

Duane Odland Scholarship

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a child of a Midwest Coast employee, independent contractor or driver for an MCT contractor who has completed one year of college and has a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Requires online application, essay, transcript and two letters of recommendation. One $1000 scholarship.

 

Veteran Hero Scholarship

Deadline: July 3, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a retired, honorably discharged or active duty service member of the U.S. military or a family member of such, currently enrolled full time with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires online application and essay. One $5,000 scholarship.

 

Rise up Generation Student Scholarship

Deadline: July 3, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be first in their family to attend college, enrolled full time with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires online application and essay. One $5,000 scholarship.

 

Avnet Law 2020 National Scholarship

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resided enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and demonstrate volunteerism or community service. Requires online application and essay. One $1,000 scholarship.

 

ANA Annual Scholarship

Deadline: Aug. 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be enrolled full time with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in and/or have taken 15 credits in business related course work.  Graduate students must have a bachelor's degree and be registered full time in their graduate program. Requires essay, resume and proof of current GPA and business courses taken. One $500 scholarship.

 

Swope, Rodante PA Scholarship

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be in good standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree. Requires cover letter, transcript essay and personal statement. One $2,500 scholarship.

 

Emery Redding Legal Studies Scholarship

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be pursuing a career in the legal field. Requires online application and essay. One $2,500 scholarship.

 

Shook and Stone Scholarship

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be pursuing a law degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Requires online application with essay or video submission. One $2,500 scholarship.

 

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

Summary: Applicant must be a U.S. resident enrolled full time with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Requires online application and essay. One $2,500 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.

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