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 a 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.

NDSCS Foundation Sponsorship Matching Grant

This new, time limited, grant opportunity matches any upfront education costs paid by an employer, on behalf of the student, up to $2,500.00.

Requirement for Eligibility:

  • New sponsorship, academic year only
  • Aggregate maximum match of $2,500 per student
  • Students enrolled in any CTE program or seeking full-time, permanent employment after graduating from NDSCS
  • Covers upfront education costs
    ·  Only funds paid directly to the NDSCS Foundation on behalf of the student will be matched
  • Priority to full-time student
  • Excludes sole proprietorships
  • Student must maintain Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher

Funds/checks must be paid directly to the NDSCS Foundation, 800 Sixth Street North, Wahpeton, ND 58076.

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.careerservices@ndscs.edu or 701-671-3000 for more information.

Sponsorship Brochure for Students

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.careerservices@ndscs.edu or 701-671-3000 for more information. 

Sponsorship Brochure for Employees