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BSC Academic Scholarship

Bismarck State College Foundation provides scholarships for students enrolled at BSC. These awards range from $500 to $2,000 each and are based upon academic achievement and credits enrolled in. Students must earn at least a 3.0-3.5 grade point average during fall semester to be eligible/continue these scholarships (see scholarship listing for exact criteria of each scholarship). Scholarships are available to both incoming freshman/transfer students and returning students.

Collaborative students must declare Bismarck State College as their home campus to be eligible for these scholarships. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America, national, refugee alien, or permanent resident alien at the time of application.

Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation is required from a teacher, employer or volunteer supervisor. The recommendation must include your name and may be emailed to or it may also be sent via postal mail to the BSC Foundation, PO Box 5587, Bismarck, ND 58506-5587.

Transcripts: You must mail or email a copy of your most current high school or collee transcript. The transcript does not need to be official, a copy of your transcript meets the requirements.
  • Email to:
  • Mail to: BSC Foundation, PO Box 5587, Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
Due to early application deadlines, we understand that high school transcripts will not include the current semester's grades. 

Priority Application Deadline
Priority deadline for the $2,000 scholarships is January 1st, applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline for the $500 to $1,000 scholarships. All applications must include a transcript and the recommendation and must be submitted to the BSC Foundation by the priority deadline for top consideration. Applications can be submitted up until August 1st. If submitting an application by mail, it must be addressed to: BSC Foundation, PO Box 5587, Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

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* Please indicate the type of scholarship you are applying for:  

If you selected Band, specify instrument:
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Personal Information:
* First Name:  
* Middle Name:  
* Last Name:  
* Date of Birth (00/00/0000):  
* Permanent Mailing Address:  
* City:  
* State:  
* Zip Code:  
* Phone:  
* Email Address:  
Student ID:
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Type "High School" in front of your high school activities and "College" in front of your college activities::
General Activities
Student Council:
Class Officer:
School Paper:
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Music Activities
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* List any honors or awards you have received. If none, list NONE::  
* List your community involvement. If none, list NONE:  
* Number of hours you are working per week:  
* Do you qualify for financial need based assistance:  

Additional Considerations
If any of the following factors apply to you, please explain briefly:
Past academic performance affecting GPA:
Health related:
Recent job loss:
Single Parent:
Academic Information:
* Are you currently attending BSC:  

* Have you applied for admission to BSC:  

* What is your intended course of study at BSC:  
* In accordance with federal guidelines, are you:  

* Do you have a relative(s) who is (are) a BSC alumnus:  

If yes to the above question, check all that apply:

Please name alumnus:
High School Education (This section to be completed by entering freshmen only.):
* High School Attended:  
High School City:
High School State:
Year of Graduation:
Class Rank:
Class Size:
GPA based on 4.0 scale:
Composite ACT score:
Recommendation Letter must be emailed or sent to:
BSC Foundation
PO Box 5587
Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
Please download/print the recommendation form or send a separate recommendation letter.

High School/College Transfer Transcripts must also be emailed or sent to the above addresses.
* By checking this box I agree to mail or email my recommendation and transcripts to the above address(es):  
* Signature: I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the information on this application is true. My signature on this application authorizes BSC to release any academic and financial aid information to the BSC Foundation necessary for scholarship consideration. Any scholarship committee may use this information to determine eligibility for a scholarship. I hereby authorize dissemination of scholarship application and awards information as considered necessary and appropriate by BSC and the BSC Foundation. * By checking this box you have created an electronic signature as legal as your handwritten signature:  

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