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Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship
Application Terms: Fall,
Application Deadlines / Degree Dates:
Term Year Application Deadline Decision Date Degree Start Date Degree End Date
Spring 2016 11/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance/processing of this application and be able to complete Admitted/Processed requirements prior to the term's application deadline.
Application Details:
North Dakota State University is pleased to provide qualified international undergraduate students with the opportunity to apply for the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship. This scholarship offers international undergraduate students the ability to receive a tuition waiver of 50% of the Non-Resident Base Tuition rate. This is currently a savings of approximately $9,028 USD for the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship is available to all degree-seeking undergraduate international students who qualify for admission at North Dakota State University, complete the scholarship application and requirements, and hold F-1 student status.


  • Hold (or will hold) valid F-1 student status (with a valid I-20)
         *Students eligible for tuition rates other than Non-Resident are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Maintain a 2.50/4.0 or higher cumulative GPA (grade point average) after each semester
  • Register and maintain at least 12 undergraduate credits each semester
  • Complete 10 hours of qualified cultural sharing each semester (see examples under Qualified Hours)
         *Students graduating in May or December of each year are required to submit 10 hours for that semester to
           remain eligible to keep the scholarship for that term.
  • You have never been found to be in violation of the NDSU Student Code of Conduct
  • Timely report your service hours to the Office of International Student & Study Abroad Services (ISSAS)
          *no later than the last day of final examinations each semester

Because it is a privilege to receive a scholarship from a university, the ISSAS office must ensure that the students who receive the scholarship meet certain requirements in order to remain eligible, and that the recipients are good representatives of the NDSU community. Students who lose the scholarship for any of the above reasons are not eligible to receive the scholarship again. Unfortunately, no appeals are possible.

Please do NOT include the scholarship award as part of your funding when preparing your Financial Documentation and signing the Financial Certification Form If you are admitted to NDSU and are awarded a Scholarship, you will be notified by letter and your I-20 will reflect the amount of the award.

If you are awarded conditional admission to NDSU with participation in the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), and you meet the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship requirements, you will be conditionally awarded the scholarship. The condition of this award is based upon achieving the qualifying, intensive English placement score, during the on-campus test during orientation, which is required to enroll in one or more undergraduate academic courses. Conditional scholarship awards will not be listed on your I-20 until you are registered for one or more undergraduate classes.

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