ND Career Builders

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This scholarship program was established by the 2019 Legislative Assembly under the Skilled Workforce Student Scholarship Program (N.D.C.C. 15-10-38.2). The intent of the program is to encourage students to seek educational opportunities in high-need and emerging occupations within the state.


  • Admitted to a qualifying program
  • Total eligibility not to exceed $17,000 for tuition, fees, books and supplies only
  • Institution must have “matching” private sector dollars
  • Payment by NDUS made to institution on a semester, quarter or term basis
  • Must maintain 2.5 cumulative college GPA or other academic progress
  • Students who withdraw (voluntarily or involuntarily) from a program prior to completion will have to repay funds

Scholarship Award Agreement

Student has legal obligation to live and work (in a high need or emerging occupation) in ND for at least 3 years following degree completion or will be required to repay funds received.  

Application Process

  • Student must apply for the scholarship with their institution.
  • Institutions must have private sector matching dollars for the student.

  • Institution provides verification of program acceptance, cost analysis and verification of matching funds to NDUS, along with the application.

  • Final eligibility determined by NDUS based on completed application and availability of funds.  


Contact the North Dakota University System at 701-328-2906 or email ndfinaid@ndus.edu.

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