North Dakota boasts of awe inspiring landscapes and beautiful mountains. Students aren’t just taking in the scenery, in North Dakota, though. They are trying to pay for college as well. Scholarships are very often the only way that some students will be able to afford to pay for their college educations. In the state of North Dakota, there are certainly students who need scholarships. Student loans only pay for a limited amount of the cost, and freshmen receive less than upperclassmen. This means that to get to the point that students are eligible for more in federal student loans, which they must manage to pay for the first two years first. This can create quite a conundrum without scholarships. Very often, students will find that different states will offer scholarships that are not offered to students or residents in any other state. In the state of North Dakota this is true like it is for anywhere else.
Students in North Dakota can apply for the AXA Community Scholarship. This scholarship will pay $2000 for students who can describe an outstanding achievement that is non-academic, or a project that is school related, in the community, or in the workplace. This achievement could be something like an extended period of time in which many hours of community service were completed. It could be the leader of a local SADD chapter. It could be anything that demonstrates a contribution to the school, the community, or the workplace.
The North Dakota Scholars Program is also available to students in the state. Students eligible for this scholarship must be North Dakota residents and Native Americans or Eskimos. They must have a 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in an undergraduate program. High school students are not eligible. This is an award for students who have tribal membership certified. The award amounts range from $600 to $900, and it must be used at a school in North Dakota. Students must also demonstrate financial need.