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    The North Dakota Association of Counties/ILG Scholarship

    Offered by North Dakota Association of Counties

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

    $2,000

    Grade level

    College Students

    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.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an undergraduate student at a college, university, or vocational/technical certification program within North Dakota? Further, are you the child or grandchild of a current North Dakota county employee or county official? If both apply, consider applying for The North Dakota Association of Counties/ILG Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 each to multiple college students in North Dakota who descend from ND county employees and county officials. To apply, interested students must submit (1) a personal statement about their academic goals and expectations, and (2) an essay that answers the question “How has your parent’s/grandparent’s experience in county government helped shape who you are?” If you have a parent or grandparent who has served as a North Dakota county official or employee, and you’re currently attending university within the state, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About North Dakota Association of Counties

    The North Dakota Association of Counties, since its creation in 1973, has been representing the needs of county government in legislative matters and acting as a liaison between counties. A number of programs designed to benefit counties are administered by NDACo. Working closely with Congress and the National Association of Counties, NDACo also alerts county officials to national developments that impact county government.

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    College Students

    State

    North Dakota

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be the child or grandchild of a current North Dakota county employee or county official.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Two 300-word essays

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letters of Recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact North Dakota Association of Counties at [email protected].

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