2020 Northern State Scholarships

Northern State net price is at $14,738.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Northern State University. Northern State awards an average of $24,399.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, Northern State students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Aberdeen, then those costs could be even higher.

85% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $5,074.00. Furthermore, 38% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $5,639.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Northern State University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by Northern State while others are open to Northern State students, though not exclusive to Northern State University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Northern State University students?

There are 12 scholarships totaling $15,844.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 12 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Northern State University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Northern State University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Northern State University study abroad scholarships, Northern State University transfer scholarships, and Northern State University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for Northern State study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward Northern State study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to Northern State transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Northern State University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. Northern State transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for Northern State transfer scholarships.

Are these Northern State scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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President's Meritorious Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University

Applicant must have an ACT score of 28 or above. Essay, letters of recommendation, and interview are required.

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$4,744.00 February 13 Apply Now

Hatterscheidt Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University

Applicant must be a resident of South Dakota, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and show financial need.

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$1,500.00 April 30 Apply Now

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Sponsor by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Location 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200, Boulder, CO

Applicant must be a resident of a participating state, attend a participating institution, and fulfill any necessary school requirements. Recipient pays 150% of in-state tuition instead of non-resident tuition.

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- October 15 Apply Now

Leadership Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location SD

Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and activities as demonstrated by personal recommendations.

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$350.00 August 15 Apply Now

South Dakota State Tuition Assistance

Sponsor by South Dakota National Guard

Applicant must be a resident of South Dakota who is a member of the South Dakota National Guard and attends a state-supported institution.

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- None Apply Now

Northern Wolf PACT Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location SD

Applicant must have a minimum ACT score of 21 or above in order to be considered. A complete admission application, application fee, high school transcript and ACT must be received by March 1 for priority consideration.

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$2,500.00 March 1 (priority) Apply Now

Music Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location Music Department

Audition required.

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$1,000.00 March 1 (priority) Apply Now

Athletic Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location Barnett Center

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- March 1 (priority) Apply Now

International Business Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location School of Business

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$1,000.00 March 1 (priority) Apply Now

Art Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location Music Department

Applicant must submit a portfolio.

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$2,000.00 March 1 (priority) Apply Now

Transfer Scholarship

Sponsor by Northern State University Location SD

Applicant must be a transfer from another school and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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$500.00 August 13 Apply Now

SDRA Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program

Sponsor by South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) Location 320 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD

Applicant must be enrolled in or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a retail-related course of study at a vocational technical school, college or university, or other trade school in South Dakota in the fall of the application year.

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$2,250.00 April 20 Apply Now