There are plenty of grants and other financial assistance available for college students in North Dakota.If you plan to be a teacher, then there is money available for college in North Dakota from the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program. This program was designed to promote having good science and math teachers in North Dakota high schools. Preparing college students to become teachers via their undergraduate degree and helping them get there with financial help is the goal of the scholarship program.
The Noyce STEM Scholars program covers almost all the tuition and fees to North Dakota State University for students in dual majors leading to teacher certification. You must commit to teach two years in a school district that needs math and science teachers, for each year that you received a Noyce Scholarship. You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. For more information about the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, you may contact: Dr. Lisa M. Montplaisir, Robert Noyce Project Director; Department of Biological Sciences; North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND 58108-6050; Email:email@example.com; Phone: (701) 231-6155; Fax: (701) 231-7149; or you may contact: Ruth Ann Faulkner, Center Coordinator; Center for Science and Mathematics Education; Family Life Center 314A; North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND 58108-6050; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (701) 231-6357; Fax: (701) 231-5924.
You can get a need-based North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) of up to $1,500 per year by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The North Dakota SSIG hands out about 8,500 grants to North Dakota residents who are seeking a first time undergraduate degree at any of North Dakota’s public, private, or tribal colleges. You must enroll full-time in college in North Dakota, and you must be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the USA in addition to being a North Dakota resident. For more information about the North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant, contact the director of financial aid by telephone at: (701) 328-4114.
America Indian students in North Dakota may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 per academic year through the North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program. Each year around 175 American Indian students in North Dakota are awarded this scholarship which is based on merit and educational financial need. Eligibility requirements for this scholarship are: 1) You have to be a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe and a resident of North Dakota; 2) You need to have been admitted to a college or university in North Dakota; 3) You need to be enrolled full-time; 4) You must have a GPA of 2.0 or above. Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from the North Dakota University System Office. For more information about this scholarship, contact the Coordinator of Multicultural Education at the telephone: (701)224-2497; Mailing address: BSC Horizon Building, 1815 Schaeffer St, Bismarck ND 58501.
North Dakota School Grants in 2012
North Dakota grants can make going to a college, university or technical institution an easier feat because it makes it more affordable for the average person. If you are adding up the money you have to go to college or to send your child to college and you are coming up short then research available grants in the state. Grants come with eligibility requirements but do not have to be repaid. That is one of the greatest benefits of grants. Let us take a look at the 2011 grants available in the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota Department of Transportation Engineering Grant
If you are studying civil or constitution engineering technology then this grant is for you. The North Dakota Department of Transportation Engineering Grant is an educational grant that is given out to students who have completed one year of study at a post secondary institution in North Dakota. Those who are approved for this grant money must be willing to work for the North Dakota Department of Transportation for a specified length of time.
North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program
North Dakota residents attending an approved college or university in the state are eligible to apply for the North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program. Applicants must be enrolled in a program of study that is nine months long or longer. The grant money can be used during the freshman year, the sophomore year, the junior year or the senior year.
North Dakota Educational Assistance for Dependents of Veterans
If you are the spouse, widower or dependent child of a veteran who was rendered totally disabled as a result of service to his or her country you qualify for this grant program. The same can be said if your spouse or parent was killed in action. The North Dakota Educational Assistance for Dependents of Veterans can help those in these types of family situations to have the money required to attend a post secondary institution in the state. Please note that to qualify for this degree veteran parents must have been born in North Dakota and must have lived in the state until they joined the Armed Forces.
In summary, from all the varied types of school grants and other financial aid available to North Dakota students; there are many sources of financial aid available to choose from to meet your college needs.