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The AFCEA Educational Foundation has six general categories of scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled and attending full-time at four-year colleges or universities in the United States. High school students are not eligible to apply.

American Chemical Society Scholarship
ACS sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology and teaching. The program's aim is to encourage diversity among applicants and build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and technology.

American Sugar Crystal Company Vocational Scholarship & Training Program
American Crystal Sugar Company is a great example of farmers and manufacturers working together to create the highest quality product enjoyed across the country and relied upon in consumers' favorites like sodas, candy bars and cereals.

American Crystal offers many different career options to explore, from technical roles overseeing manufacturing processes to administrative roles leading to factory teams or headquarters programs. The partnership with Bismarck State College helps prepare students for Boiler House Technician and Process Technician careers at our factories. Full scholarships, covering tuition, tools, books, and room/board costs, are awarded annually to students pursuing AAS degrees in Power Generation Technology and Process Technology.
American Water Works Association AWWA Scholarship
Awarding $500 for Water Operator training and education. Each recipient will receive a one-year AWWA Operator membership.

American Welding Society Foundation Scholarship
The AWS Foundation is dedicated to meeting the needs for education and research in the field of welding and related joining technologies.

Cobell Scholarship - Indigenous Education, Inc.
Providing elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college students through empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education. Deadline varies please visit

Dakota Indian Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship program is established for the further educational advancement of aspiring Native American students with priority given to those of Sioux heritage. Deadlines: August 1 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester.

DAV Adam Klein #3 - Gene L. Kouba Memorial Scholarship
Adam Klein #3, Disabled American Veterans is pleased to offer the Gene L. Kouba Memorial Scholarship program for the 2023-2023 school year.  The maximum amount of each scholarship is $1,000.00 for the school year.  
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

DSG (Dakota Supply Group) Education Connection Scholarship
The DSG Education Connection Fund is providing multiple scholarships to individuals who are pursuing an education and a career in the trade industries throughout DSG's service area.

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation Scholarship
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation is an educational, research, and charitable organization serving the metal forming and fabricating industry.

Farm and Ranch Depot Scholarship
Farm and Ranch Depot announces the 2023 Farm and Ranch Depot Scholarship Award Program. Under the Program, one (1) $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior that has been accepted to and enrolled in either a two-year or four-year college or university. This scholarship is intended for students that intend to major in agricultural, equine, or livestock-related studies. There will be one scholarship awarded. 
Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

First Community Credit Union Scholarship
This year FCCU will award nine $4,000 scholarships and six $2,000 scholarships, which are $1,000 per year.  In addition, a limited number of individual one-year scholarships will be available to any college, university, or trade school of the student's choice at the value of $1,000.
Application deadline: March 17, 2023

Helen Bergstrom Ernst Scholarship
The Helen Bergstrom  Ernst Scholarship Trust was established by the Will of Helen Bergstrom Ernst to further the education of students who are members of The Spirit Lake Tribe. Helen was born and raised in St. Paul, MN but became fascinated with the Lake Region when her brother Arthur Bergstrom moved to Devils Lake, ND in 1919 and founded Lake Chevrolet in 1923. When Helen came to visit her brother, she developed a deep and abiding love for the people of the Lake Region and especially for the members of the Spirit Lake Tribe. She admired the spirit of the people. As a result of her love, this scholarship trust was established. 
Applications will be accepted starting July 1st and the deadline is the last Friday of September of each year. 

Indian Health Service Scholarships
Three scholarships will be awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs.

Jamestown Chapter of United Sportsmen of North Dakota Scholarship
Jamestown Chapter of USND will be awarding (2) $1,000 scholarships for the 2023-20224 school year.  All applicants must be enrolled in a North Dakota College or University and have completed at least one year of study prior to the 2023-2024 school year.  Applicants must be pursuing a course of study in the Biological Sciences or a closely related field of study.  Nursing students are eligible.  Applicants must have completed a certified Hunter Safety Program. 
Application Deadline:  Mach 31, 2023 

Larks Community FUNd Scholarship
The Larks Community FUNd is awarding scholarships to high school seniors or those attending college who are interested in pursuing a career in the sports, events and entertainment field. We want to empower students to use FUN to make a DIFFERENCE as they learn and grow in these evolving industries.

Last Mile Education Fund (Cybersecurity and Information Technology BAS Students) Last Mile Education Fund collaborates with investors and partners to fill critical financial gaps for post-secondary students pursuing tech and engineering degrees. Awards are made available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are subject to review by the Last Mile Education Fund and our investment partners. Funding availability for Cybersecurity and Information Technology BAS students.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The scholarship foundation awards scholarships to active duty or reserve U.S. Marine or children of active duty or reserve U.S. Marine. Students who already have their first undergraduate degree, or are pursuing their second bachelor's degree, or attending graduate school of any kind, or attending Federal Reserve Academics are not eligible.

NCC Arthur S. Johnson Scholarship
For the thirty-eighth year, NCC is sponsoring this scholarship which was established in honor of previous manager, Art Johnson, who worked for NCC from 1951 to 1985. NCC will be awarding four (4) $1,000 scholarships in 2023. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and students in post-secondary institutions.
Application Deadline is March 17, 2023.

NCC Kenneth Lund, Jr. Scholarship
For the twenty-first year, NCC is pleased to sponsor a technology scholarship. This scholarship was established in honor of previous General Manager Kenneth Lund, Jr., who worked for NCC from 1969 to 2003. NCC will be awarding two (2) $1,000 technology scholarships in 2023.  Preference will be given to students enrolled in a curriculum studying the telecommunications, information technology and/or computer technology field at an accredited technical school or a two or four-year college/university. However, all high school seniors and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply
Application Deadline is March 17, 2023. 

ND Academic and ND Career & Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship
These scholarships were created to encourage and reward high school students for taking challenging coursework in preparation for attending a college or university within North Dakota. The scholarships can be used at state-accredited public, private, tribal or proprietary institutions with a physical presence in the state.

ND Association of Counties (NDACo) Scholarship
As a non-profit association that provides services to county government, NDACo strongly believes in education and the future of North Dakota’s youth. That is why we created this scholarship fund through our education subsidiary, the Institute of Local Government. You will one day be the leaders of our communities, counties and state.
Application Deadline: May 26, 2023

ND Community Foundation Scholarships
Scholarships are listed geographically and alphabetically. Each scholarship has its own set of specific eligibility requirements, preferences, and priorities.

ND Dollars for Scholars
The vision of North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is to encourage postsecondary education attendance for all North Dakota students. North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is a statewide chapter providing scholarships to students from Dollars for Scholars communities. Each year the organization strives to award over $100,000 to deserving students.

ND Dual Credit Tuition
This scholarship rewards college students for taking dual-credit coursework as high school students.  To qualify, students must meet the eligibility criteria, complete an application with the ND University System (NDUS), and provide all supporting documentation.

ND Indian Scholarship
The North Dakota Indian scholarship program was established to provide scholarship awards to Indian students who qualify through an application procedure. The scholarship program provides awards to qualifying undergraduate or graduate students admitted to any institution of higher learning or state career and technical education program within the state. A student may qualify for an award by demonstrating academic merit, or by demonstrating financial need. Students can earn up to $2,000 in scholarship funding per year. Recipients must maintain GPAs of 2.0 or higher.

ND Petroleum Foundation Al Golden Scholarship
The Al Golden Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after ND oil pioneer and first member of the ND Petroleum Council's Hall of Fame Al Golden, was established to support students in the oil & gas industry.  Scholarship is open to full-time students who have 3.0 GPA or higher and are pursuing a post-secondary education at a North Dakota college or university in geology, engineering, science, processing plant technology, and other technical skills or trades related to energy development or processing. 
Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

ND Scholars
This program provides merit-based, full-tuition scholarships to qualifying North Dakota high school graduates who choose to earn undergraduate degrees in North Dakota. 

ND State Fair 2023 Graduating Class Scholarship
The North Dakota State Fair Foundation awards scholarships to North Dakota graduating high school seniors. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must; be a resident of North Dakota, have plans to enroll in an accredited post-secondary education institution or trade school, have exhibited and/or competed in 4-H and/or FFA at the North Dakota State Fair for a minimum of three years, and have been a member of 4-H or FFA for a minimum of four years.  
Application Deadline: June 13, 2023

ND State Fair Foundation 2023 Hess Scholarship
Hess Corporation, through the North Dakota State Fair Foundation, offers eight scholarships to high school seniors who are current members of either 4-H or FFA and are pursuing secondary education or training in a career related to or in support of the oil and gas industry. This program will include three $10,000 scholarships and five $2,000 scholarships for a total of $40,000 being given to North Dakota students.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

Northern States Caucus Scholarship
The Northern Caucus annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding students from colleges and universities across the Northern states. The deadline for students to apply is December 31, 2022. The award Date is January 2023. 

Nyal Brings Scholarship 
The scholarship program is established for the further educational advancements of aspiring Native American students with priority given to those of Sioux heritage.

PEO Scholarship
P.E.O. Sisterhood sponsors no less than six international philanthropies, or projects, designed to assist women with their educational goals.

PFund Foundation Scholarship 
PFund builds equity with LGBTQ+ communities across the upper Midwest by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving. PFund’s scholarship fund is used to provide scholarships to LGBTQ+ learners from the upper Midwest at all stages of their education.  Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. 
Scholarship Deadline: March 17, 2023

Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship
Sanford Health is accepting applications for five $5,000 scholarships awarded annually to veterans, Guard/Reserve members or active-duty military service members who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in their community.
Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022.

Scholarship America Scholarships
Scholarship America's mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make postsecondary success possible for all students.
SkillBuildND is a new program funded by the US Department of Labor to help prepare eligible participants for jobs in North Dakota's growing oil industry and building trade areas in which activity is expected to continue for years to come.

Standing Rock Tribal Scholarship
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Scholarship Program assists with financial aid for eligible enrolled members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeking certificates, associate & bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees to pursue individual careers and to contribute to the advancement of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Study Abroad Scholarships
The Go Overseas scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to study abroad programs.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

Veteran Volunteer Scholarship
One outstanding applicant will receive the top scholarship of $20,000 to help fund their education. Additional scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000. The scholarship is open to volunteers age 21 or younger who have contributed a minimum of 100 hours credited through DAV or DAV Auxiliary.