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    ND Career and Technical Education Scholarship

    Offered by North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $500 - $750

    Grade level

    College Underclassmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    June 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a North Dakota resident who has graduated from a high school in ND or a bordering state? Further, are you currently pursuing post-secondary studies in a technical or career program in North Dakota? If so, you may be eligible for the ND Career and Technical Education Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards between $500 and $750 to North Dakota residents attending an eligible (see full list of eligible universities under “Eligibility Information”), in-state, technical or career-oriented post-secondary program. To be eligible, applicants must also have completed the required high school course requirements, have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA, and received a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT or a score of at least “5” on each of 3 WorkKeys assessments. If you’re a North Dakota resident pursuing a technical or career-oriented education at an eligible, in-state school, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

    The North Dakota State Superintendent of Public Instruction works to transform education in North Dakota by fostering a culture of success. Superintendent Kirsten Baesler drafts and communicates state education policy, and provides advice and assistance for school districts in interpreting and complying with state and federal laws and regulations that affect public education. The superintendent’s duties include oversight of elementary and secondary education, school approval, development of content standards, and assessments of student progress. The superintendent regulates the credentialing of administrators, counselors, and other education specialists. She is in charge of implementing a uniform system for accounting, budgeting, and reporting of school district data, and for publishing annual reports on school finance and employee compensation.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Underclassmen

    Minimum GPA

    3

    State

    North Dakota

    University

    RASMUSSEN COLLEGE - FARGO, DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY, MAYVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY, MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV - FARGO, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY, TRINITY BIBLE COLLEGE & GRADUATE SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN, UNIVERSITY OF MARY, JOSEF'S SCHOOL OF HAIR, SKIN & BODY, HAIR ACADEMY (THE), LYNNES WELDING TRAINING, SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY (THE), BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE, DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU, LAKE REGION STATE COLLEGE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE CLG OF SCIENCE, NUETA HIDATSA SAHNISH COLLEGE, SITTING BULL COLLEGE, TURTLE MTN CMNTY COLG-FIN AID OFC, UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE, WILLISTON STATE COLLEGE

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must have (1) graduated from a high school in North Dakota or a bordering state, (2) completed the course requirements outlined on the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction website, and (3) received at least a 24 on the ACT or a score of at least “5” on each of 3 WorkKeys assessments to include Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy, and Applied Math.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must either submit their ACT or WorkKeys assessment score.

    Academic transcript

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact North Dakota Department of Public Instruction at 701-328-2244.

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the ND Career and Technical Education Scholarship is renewable.

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