Scholarships

Scholarships for Education

Our generous donors have created endowments and scholarships to assist students in pursuing their Dickinson State University degree. Our single scholarship form will link students to the scholarships they qualify for, not including Merit or Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program.

The scholarships will be categorized by department. After the application priority deadline, February 1, 2018, the departments will receive their applications. The departments choose a deserving applicant to receive the scholarship. These scholarships are then confirmed by the DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarship Committee, the committee will then notify the scholarship awardees. Students that are selected to receive a scholarship must be able to prove GPA and department with an official transcript. 

 

Agriculture and Technical Studies.

LeROY (BUD) PERRY AGRICULTURAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be an outstanding rodeo student-athlete (male or female) at Dickinson State

P.O.S. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be an Agriculture and Technical Studies major
  • Enjoy the Western Way of Life
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student from an agricultural based family

PLAINS AG ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Major is Agriculture and Technical Studies
  • This scholarship may be renewed each year the student maintains the requirements set by DSU for the Merit Based Scholarship programs

RON & JUDY BOCK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for a Junior, and renewable for the Senior year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship given on a (2) two year rotating basis to a Student who is a major in Agriculture & Technical Studies then to a Nursing Major

LAUDIE J AND MILDRED SADOWSKY SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Agriculture & Technical Studies at Dickinson State University

STANG ANNUAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Major in the Department of Agricultural

LES & DAWN OLSON ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for a Junior, and renewable for the Senior year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship will be given on a two year rotating basis between the following departments: Agriculture & Technical Studies and Teacher Education

Business Management

THE DAKOTA COMMUNITY BANK SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for an incoming student to Dickinson State University, either a Freshman or a Transfer
  • GPA of 3.5 overall
  • Student must be a major in Business, Accounting or Finance at Dickinson State University

AMERICAN BANK CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Junior or Senior Status Be a Major in Business at Dickinson State University

Fine and Performing Arts

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS BEETHOVEN SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall
BETH SELLE MUSIC EDUCATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
 

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be of Junior or Senior status
  • Be a Music Education Major

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS PATRONS SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a participant in any major or any minor associated with the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS SHAKESPEARE SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

THE SOCIETY FOR FINE & PERFORMING ARTS VAN GOGH SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a student who is or will be enrolled full time at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in the Fine & Performing Arts
  • Have a minimum 2.25 overall GPA

 

Health and Physical Education

ARLAN HOFLAND SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Preference given to a student(s) who is a major in Health & Physical Education (HPE)
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • Preference given to a DSU Football player(s)

BEN C. FRANK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be considered a good role-model for the youth of Dickinson
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a Business or Exercise Science major
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student who participates in multiple sports at DSU

THE ORTON FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Student(s) must be a HPE major or minor
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 cumulative
  • Preference given to transfer student(s)
  • Scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains the minimum GPA requirement

TYLER PLUMMER ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Four-year degree seeking student
  • Enjoy the Western Way of Life
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student who participates in Wrestling

Language and Literature

There are currently no scholarships specific to students in the Language and Literature Department, please find potential scholarships in the TRHLP or General sections located below.

Math and Computer Science

ESTHER & CARL LARSON

To be eligible, a student must: 

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in Math or Computer Science  
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

 

Natural Sciences

PHYSICAL SCIENCE ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a major in a Natural Sciences degree program
  • Have a 3.0 overall GPA, with 3.5 preferred
  • Be of Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification: Physical Sciences (e.g., Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Composite Science Education, Environmental Science, or other physical science programs that may be developed in the future).

ROBERT AND BETTY JO TODD ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be of Sophomore or Junior Status
  • Be a Science major

Preference area for student qualification: To a Regional Student

Nursing

GEORGE & INA FEREBEE ANNUAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time female student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Nursing at Dickinson State University

LUCILLE LAW ENDOWMENT FOR NURSING

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Must be pursuing a Nursing degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a resident of North Dakota
  • Priority is given to nursing students who are planning a degree in geriatric care and who is an employee of St. Lukes Nursing Home

SARAH JOY CURRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Preference given to a student involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to a Junior or a senior
  • Renewable for a second year if student meets criteria

Rodeo

LeROY (BUD) PERRY AGRICULTURAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be an outstanding rodeo student-athlete (male or female) at Dickinson State

P.O.S. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be an Agriculture and Technical Studies major
  • Enjoy the Western Way of Life
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student from an agricultural based family

PLAINS AG ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Major is Agriculture and Technical Studies
  • This scholarship may be renewed each year the student maintains the requirements set by DSU for the Merit Based Scholarship programs

NODAK SPORTSMAN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability

CLEAR CREEK PLUMBING & HEATING RODEO SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Participate in Rodeo 

SAINT ANTHONY CLUB RODEO SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Participate in Rodeo

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & TECHNICAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Be considered a good role-model for the youth of Dickinson
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability, and skill in the field
  • Be a major in Agriculture & Technical Studies

 

Social Sciences

SPSC # 398 SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be a Social Science major with an emphasis on Criminal Justice
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification:

  • Preference given to a student who have/had family members serve in law enforcement

Teacher Education

CHARLES & HAZEL SCOTT SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthing, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be a junior or senior
  • Be pursuing a teaching profession
  • Have received provisional admission to the Teacher Education program
  • Have a 2.5 GPA in freshman and sophomore years and a 3.0 in junior year

GEORGE & INA FEREBEE ANNUAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time female student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a Major in Education at Dickinson State University

SLOPE AREA RETIRED TEACHER ASSOCIATION (SARTA) SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be a senior who will continue in Education
  • Have a good teaching personality and be dedicated, trustworthy, reliable, a good prospective teacher, and interested in children

TRAVIS HAAKEDAHL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Preference given to a student majoring in Elementary Education
  • Participate in Rodeo
  • Preference shall be given to a new female student; secondary preference to a new male student

MARY DOLYNIUK RODAKOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Preference given to a Math Education major or minor who has completed their second year of study
  • Preference given to non-traditional student exhibiting need and willingness to be given an opportunity

PAY IT FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University or DSU-Bismarck
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be an Elementary Education major or Secondary Education major
  • Complete a short essay on their understanding & belief in the Pay It Forward movement
  • Be encouraged to “Pay It Forward” by assisting three other people during their lifetime by taking personal responsibility to make something positive happen

TOM JENSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Must be a student majoring in Education at DSU

LES & DAWN OLSON ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Scholarship designated for a Junior, and renewable for the Senior year
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship will be given on a two year rotating basis between the following departments: Agriculture & Technical Studies and Teacher Education

Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program

The Theodore Roosevelt Honors and Leadership Program (TRHLP) is a group of diverse and involved students on campus who also excel in the classroom. Scholars in the TRHLP will learn to lead groups in collaborative decision-making and problem solving, how to succeed in a diverse and rapidly changing workplace, and practical skill for 21st century leaders.

To be eligible incoming freshman must:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in high school
  • ACT score of 26 or higher or SAT score of 1770 or higher

To be eligible current and transfer students must:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher

The TRHLP has several scholarships specific to the program, students must apply with the program. The TRHLP scholarship sponsors are listed below:

  • FISHER INDUSTIRES
  • DAKOTA COMMUNITY BANK & TRUST
  • STEFFES CORPORATION
  • FRED & KAY WERREMEYER
  • MDU RESOURCES FOUNDATION
  • GORDON & SIRI THOMAS
  • G&G GARBAGE
  • JEROME’S DISTRIBUTING INC
  • LES & DAWN OLSON
  • SANFORD HEALTH
  • SODEXO
  • WINN CONSTRUCTION
  • TOM & MARIE ARNOLD
  • QUALITY QUICK PRINT
  • DICKINSON READY MIX
  • KMM
  • STEVE & PATTI GOODALL
  • ENGEL-KESTING ESTATE
  • REGINA ROTH ESTATE
  • TRIPLE R MEMORIAL FUND

DSU Energizing Education Scholarship

The DSU Energizing Education Scholarship is offered to a deserving student from the energy profession. If you are selected as a finalist you will be contacted and asked to give more information about yourself as well as the one page essay. To find more information on the program visit BakkenU by clicking here.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Must be a person or a family member of a person, who has been impacted by the recent economic change in North Dakota
  • Must provide a work history to prove affiliation with an energy producing company
  • Complete a 1-page essay explaining why the scholarship is needed to attend school
  • Have a 2.25 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

Preference area for student qualification:

  • Given to a person from North Dakota or Eastern Montana

General

BUSTER BLUEHAWK SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Be the Buster Bluehawk mascot

BLUEHAWK CHEER LEADING SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Be a part of the Bluehawk’s cheer leading group

DALE & GLENICE HANSEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Open to all incoming, returning or transfer students
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • This scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains the set GPA requirement

DAN STANTON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA

Preference area for student qualification:

  • To a student from Eastern Montana

GENE & SHEILA FISHER SCHOLARSHIP AT DSU

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Have a 2.0 overall GPA
  • Have a family member who is employed with Fisher Industries
  • Scholarship is renewable each year if student completes proper applications and is verified by Fisher Industries

E.D. AND BESSIE CULVER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability and skill in the field
  • Be an incoming student that resides in a rural area
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a deserving student that has excelled in academics and extra-curricular activities while in High School

NON-TRAD SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be at least a half-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Show promise of leadership and academic ability
  • Be an active member of the Non-Trad Club of Dickinson State University

P.E.O. ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time female student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status
  • Be a graduate of a North Dakota High School

LOGO MAGIC ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving and of good moral character
  • Show promise of leadership, academic ability
  • Be an active member in a Campus Club or Organization such as but are not limited to: Ag Club, Homecoming Committee or Student Senate
  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Be of a Junior or Senior Status

HAWKS ARE UP SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY STUDENT SENATE

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • Be an active participant of a DSU Club or Organization
  • Be of Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status

THOMAS & RHONDA MITZEL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a full-time student(s) in good academic standing at Dickinson State University
  • Be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character
  • Open to all incoming, returning or transfer students
  • Student(s) must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • This scholarship is renewable each year the student maintains the set GPA requirement