To be eligible for full admission into the NDSCS STEM Scholars program students must meet the following criteria, which meet the guidelines established by the National Science Foundation:
Be a United States citizen, national, refugee alien or permanent resident alien;
Be enrolled full time in one of the 12 eligible NDSCS STEM programs for each semester they receive a scholarship;
Amount of unmet financial need, as defined for undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education rules for need-based federal financial assistance;
Demonstrate academic talent with a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or better and a score of 24 or higher on the ACT for students enrolling in the Liberal Arts and Applied Science programs;
Demonstrate academic talent with a high school or college GPA of 3.0* or better and a score of 22 or higher on the ACT or scores of 5 on each of the three sections of the WorkKeys® assessment for students enrolling in the Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology, Electrical Technologyoptions, HVAC/R Technology, Information and Communications Technology options, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology, Precision Machining Technology or Welding Technology programs.
*The scholarship selection committee may select scholarship students with a high school or college GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 by identifying demonstrated academic promise, such as rising GPAs during high school or college, strong letters of recommendation or 3.0 grades in STEM courses.
Please submit applications and letters of reference to:
STEM Scholars Program
Financial Aid Office
800 North 6th Street
Wahpeton, ND 58076
Sample Financial Aid Package for a Resident NDSCS STEM Scholar Receiving a Standard Scholarship Award
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