Student Sponsorship

Sponsorships are designed to assist students with the affordability of their college education and assist businesses with recruiting and retaining qualified employees for industries that are experiencing a workforce shortage.



What is a Student Sponsorship?

A student is considered "sponsored" when a company recruits or is matched with a prospective or current NDSCS student who shows potential and interest as a future employee of the company.

Employers typically form a contractual agreement with a student outlining the expectations and incentives for both parties. The student enrolls in an NDSCS academic program that will provide the education and training appropriate for the skills needed by the company in exchange for on-the-job training or employment later.

While there is no single model for sponsoring students, there are many common characteristics that have proven to be highly effective, such as:

  • Tuition reimbursement agreements/contracts;
  • Signing bonuses or incentive paybacks;
  • Tool purchasing agreements;
  • Guaranteed Cooperative Education experiences and/or internships;
  • Uniform/branded apparel.

Click here if you are interested in participating in an NDSCS Sponsorship.

Sponsorship brochure


Unlike loans, scholarships never have to be paid back. They are a great way to help pay for college. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Student Information

Benefits to Students

  • Affordable Education
    Some incentives could reduce costs associated with attending NDSCS. (For example: tuition, tool costs, etc.)
  • Secured Employment
    Guaranteed employment after graduation, pending agreement.
  • State-of-the-art Training
    Gain experience with the latest technology, equipment and techniques in your field.
  • Test Drive Your Career
    Obtain real-world work experience and knowledge to solidify your career goals.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us at ndscs.sponsorships@ndscs.edu or 701-671-2234 for more information.

Employer Information

Benefits to Employers

  • Attract Employees
    Your company’s ability to sponsor a student while at NDSCS, with guaranteed employment after graduation, could make all the difference in the student choosing your company over others.
  • Highly Skilled Employees
    Students are gaining experience on the latest technology and equipment while learning about techniques in their field.
  • Retain Quality Employees
    Educational sponsorship agreements can be set up to guarantee sponsored students will stay with your company for a certain time frame following graduation.
  • Become a Partner in Education
    Sponsorships provide an opportunity to become partners in the educational process and help train tomorrow’s workforce.
  • Possible Tax Incentives
    Student sponsorship costs may be tax-deductible or qualify for other incentives.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us at ndscs.sponsorships@ndscs.edu or 701-671-2234 for more information.