2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Undergraduate Award Program

In addition to the large variety of scholarships, Minot State University offers a variety of Award Programs. Application is made by submitting the MSU Undergraduate Scholarship Application.

Disclaimer: Award programs are subject to change without notice and subject to the affordability and the availability of funds.

The Financial Aid Office has the right to adjust any and all awards based on information received after the initial awards were made, the availability of funds, or changes to federal, state, or institutional policies and regulations.

Great Plains Exceptional Scholar Award

This award is designed for new freshmen students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and community leadership.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 3.65 HS GPA and 30+ ACT Comp Score
  • Live on campus for the 1st year
  • Enrolled in Honors Program
  • Enrolled in 15 or more credits of on campus courses
  • Be actively engaged in one or more of the 60 clubs or organizations on campus
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship

Great Plains Transfer Scholar Awards

Eligibility requirements:

  • 3.5 Transfer GPA
  • Completion of minimum of 24 and no more than 70
  • transferable semester hours of earned credit.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits of on campus courses.
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship

Distinctive & Engaged Scholars Award

This award is designed to recognize exemplary student performance in the classroom and in the community.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 3.5 GPA for United States citizens/
  • 85% for Canadian residents
  • 18+ ACT
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits of on campus courses.
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship

Service for the Common Good Award

This award is designed to recognize exemplary student performance in the classroom and in the community.

Eligibility requirement:

  • 3.0 GPA for United States citizens
  • 75% for Canadian citizens
  • 18+ ACT
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits of on campus courses.
  • U.S. or Canadian citizenship

Diversity Tuition Waiver

Undergraduate new freshmen with a high school GPA of 2.25 and first-time transfer students with less than 75 credits and a transfer GPA of 2.25 are eligible for this award.

Resident          50% of actual tuition charged
Contiguous      25% of actual tuition charged
Non-Resident  10% of actual tuition charged
WUE                10% of actual tuition charged

Students must be enrolled full-time and be a US Citizen. Waiver applies only to the on-campus credits and off campus face-to-face credits. To be eligible for renewal, students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year (fall/spring semesters) and maintain at least a 2.25 GPA.

Addiction Studies

George Shipley Addiction Studies Scholarship — Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in addiction studies with preference in counseling area.  Financial need will be considered. 

Athletic

Aufforth/Marean/Coleman Scholarship — Established in honor of Allan R. Aufforth, Ora ‘’Bud’’ Marean, and James W. Coleman. Student must be enrolled full-time, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater, and participate in MSU’s intercollegiate athletic programs. Financial need is considered, with preference given to students from the Glenburn and Kenmare, ND areas.

Beaver Booster Athletic Scholarship — Established to support the athletic program at MSU. Scholarships are awarded by coaches and Athletic Department to athletes based on athletic ability.

Bert Leidholt Athletic Scholarship — Established in honor of Bert Leidholt, who was a MSU faculty member and coach. Student must be a MSU student-athlete with preference given to a football offensive lineman.

Clyde A. “Stretch” Nelson Scholarship — Established by family members and friends in memory of Clyde A. “Stretch” Nelson. This scholarship is awarded by the Athletic Department Scholarship Committee to a full-time MSU student playing basketball on the MSU team.

Cole Altringer Scholarship — Established in 2010 by Jay and Dyanne Altringer in memory of their son, Cole. Awarded to a regularly enrolled full-time student-athlete participating in the MSU varsity soccer program. Preference will be given to student-athletes from Minot. Recipients must possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater. Entering freshman are eligible if they meet the athletic eligibility requirements for their ACT score, high school GPA, or class rank.

Douglas G. Lockrem Memorial Scholarship — Established by the Lockrem Family in memory of Doug G. Lockrem. Scholarship is awarded to student athletes from ND or surrounding states or provinces, who are good citizens and are involved in community activities.

Douglas J. Jaeger Memorial Basketball Scholarship  Established by Douglas J. Jaeger, who was a graduate of MSU and a member of the men’s basketball team from 1973-1977.  This scholarship will be awarded to a men’s basketball player from a ND High School.

George Kaczor Athletic Scholarship — Given to one or more athletes competing on the football team. Award is based on need and athletic ability. George Kaczor was a former student and member of the Beaver football squad and member of the Board of Regents.

George Mellem Athletic Scholarship — Awarded annually in memory of George Mellem, long time supporter of MSU athletics.

Hank Hettwer Scholarship — Established in 2011 by friends, former athletes, and students of Hank Hettwer. Hettwer was an MSU football and wrestling coach. This scholarship is awarded to an MSU wrestling student-athlete.

Herb Parker-Parker Men Scholarship — Established to support an athletic student.

Jerome “Wheaties” Peterson Memorial Scholarship — Established by friends of “Wheaties” Peterson in his memory.

Jerry Meyer Scholarship — Established by Mavis Meyer and family in memory of her husband, Jerry.  Scholarship is awarded to a full-time MSU student on the men's basketball team.  Preference will be given to students from ND.

Jim Thorpe Memorial Scholarship — Available to any race, color or creed, with preference given to Native American student-athletes. Student-athletes must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 or greater. Character, morals, and leadership ability are considered. Preference is given to track and field or cross-country athletes, but is open to all sports. The recipients must write a letter of acceptance upon notification of the award. Recipients must have an understanding of life and contributions of Jim Thorpe. In the event a student-athlete meeting the criteria is unavailable, the funds will be held until such a student-athlete is identified.

Ken Becker Athletic Scholarship — Established by former student athletes, colleagues and friends in memory of Ken Becker. Scholarships will be awarded based on athletic ability.

Kevin and Leisa Harmon Scholarship — Established in 2009 by Kevin and Leisa Harmon. Scholarships will be awarded through the MSU Athletic Department with preference given to student-athletes participating in the wrestling program.

L.M. “Bud” Funk Memorial Athletic Scholarship — Established by Archie Funk in memory of L.M. “Bud” Funk.

Larry Fiedler Scholarship — Established in 1998 by family and friends in his memory. Recipients must be regularly enrolled as a full-time MSU undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior students who are playing MSU women’s volleyball.  Recipients must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater.

M&S Concessions Athletic Scholarship — Award is open to all MSU student-athletes.

Maynard and Jeanne Sandberg Scholarship — Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. Preference given to a Bishop Ryan High School graduates who are also an athlete. Recipients may be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship throughout the senior year.

McNally Family Scholarship — Established by Pat and Arlene McNally for the benefit of MSU student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Merle “Willie” Becker Memorial Scholarship — Established by friends of “Willie” Becker in his memory.

MSU Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship — Established to support the athletic program at MSU.

Robert Deardurff Scholarship — In August of 1999, the Robert Deardurff family established a scholarship in his memory. Recipients must be regularly enrolled as full-time MSU undergraduate junior or seniors who have some involvement with a varsity athletic program, i.e., athletic trainer, statistician, or student manager. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater and be a ND resident. In the event a student meeting the criteria is unavailable, the funds will be held until such a student is identified.

Rod and Happy Romine Scholarship — Established in 2013 by Rod Romine.  Recipients must be MSU athletes.

Rotary Club of Minot Scholarship — Established by the Minot Rotary Club for the benefit of MSU student-athletes. The scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are not freshman or graduate students. Preference will be given to student-athletes who may have participated in Interact in high school, but who are actively involved in the MSU Rotary Club.

Vence Elgie Athletic Scholarship — Established by the family of Vence Elgie, an MSU football coach. Award is open to all MSU student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Scholarship is open to all academic majors with preference given to a football student-athlete.

Wes Luther Athletic Scholarship — Established to support a student involved in athletics.

Wiley Wilson Athletic Scholarship — Established by friends of Wiley Wilson, an MSU track and field and cross country coach. Award is based on athletic ability with an emphasis in track and field and cross country.

Zach Anderson Wrestling Scholarship — Established by Rory and Toni Anderson in memory of their son, Zach. Scholarships are awarded to student-athletes participating in the MSU wrestling program with preference given to residents of western ND or eastern MT.

Biology

Randy and Pat Burckhard Scholarship — Established by Randy and Pat Burckhard for biology majors who aspire to pursue a health related field such as chiropractic or dentistry.  Scholarship is awarded on a quadrennial basis.

Business

Aas Family Scholarship — Established by Lynn Aas and David and Kathy Aas for the benefit of full-time CoB students working towards a bachelor's degree with a major offered under the CoB. Recipients must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours as well as have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Preference will be given to a students involved in a University-approved service organization, Greek organization or Student Government.  Recipients may be awarded scholarship more than once.

Accounting Scholarship — Awarded to a junior or senior accounting major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Adelaide and Eleanor Johnson Scholarship — Established by the Johnson Family to honor Adelaide Johnson and Eleanor Johnson, both spending most of their careers in education. Adelaide spent most of her professional career at MSU retiring in 1987. Awarded bi-annually to business students enrolled full-time in the CoB as undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. Preference given to business education majors. Recipients including transfer students must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA or greater.

Ben and Theresa Wald Scholarship — Established by Theresa Wald for the benefit of full-time CoB undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior students. Recipients must be residents of ND and possess a 2.5 GPA. Entering freshman are eligible if they meet the athletic eligibility requirements for their ACT score, high school GPA, or class rank. A position paper on business ethics, not to exceed three pages, must be provided for review.

Burt and Gwen Traub College of Business Scholarship — Established by Burt and Gwen Traub for the benefit of full-time ND residents who are undergraduate junior or seniors majoring in finance.  Recipients must have a minimum CoB GPA of 3.0.  Preference given to active members of either the Mu Sigma Tau fraternity or the Phi Beta Lambda organization. 

Chris and Denise Lindbo Scholarship — Established by the Lindbos for the benefit of students demonstrating financial need.  Preference will be given to students in the CoB as well as to students from single parent families.

College of Business Scholarship — Awarded to a business major with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Dale D. Atwood Scholarship — Established to honor Dale Atwood who served as Dean of the CoB from 1962 until 1991. Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students in the CoB, with preference given to an athlete in one of MSU’s NAIA programs or the sports affiliation at that point in time.

David and Dolly Gowan Scholarship — Established by the Gowans in 2007. Awarded annually to full-time CoB undergraduate students. Preference given to athletes in one of MSU’s NAIA programs. Recipients must possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater. 

Don L. Barber Memorial Scholarship — Awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in business or a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Management program.

Doris A. Slaaten Scholarship — Provides awards based on academic performance and financial need and is open to all CoB majors.

Dr. Richard Schlapman Scholarship — Established in 2005 in memory of Dr. Richard Schlapman, a long-time faculty member in the finance area. Recipients must be regularly enrolled as full-time CoB undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior students. Preference given to finance majors. Recipients, including transfer students, must possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater.

Dr. Richard C. Walker Scholarship — Awarded to a full-time students majoring in accounting.

E. James McIntyre Scholarship — Awarded to full-time students in the CoB who have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA . Preference may be given to students who are participating in MSU athletics.

F. Bruce and Diane Walker Scholarship — Established by F. Bruce and Diane Walker for the benefit of full-time CoB students.  Bruce, a 1966 MSU graduate and Diane, a 1984 MSU graduate are both successful realtors, developers, business owners and entrepreneurs in the Minot area.

Integrity Viking Funds Business Scholarship — Established by Integrity Viking Funds for the benefit of CoB students. Award is based on financial need with partial consideration given to GPA. Preference is given to students with an interest in accounting or finance.

J. Bernard Busse Memorial Scholarship — Established in memory of J. Bernard Busse, a long-time faculty member. His service exemplified the highest quality in every respect. Awarded to full-time CoB undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior students. Preference given to athletes. Recipients must possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater.

Jan Barlow College of Business Scholarship — Established by Jan Barlow for the benefit of CoB students.  Jan graduated from MSU in 1961 with a degree in elementary and business education.

Janis Ann Dislevy Trust Scholarship — Established in 2004. Recipients must be regularly enrolled as full-time MSU junior or senior students majoring in Finance or graduate students in the Masters of Science in Management program with a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA (emphasis on financial planning). Priority given to Butte and McLean County area residents or ND natives. Recipients may receive scholarship for more than one semester.

John and Leslie Coughlin Scholarship — Established by John and Leslie Coughlin. John is president of Coughlin Construction and Development, and Leslie is a 2001 MSU graduate. Awarded to full-time CoB undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior students. Recipients must possess a 2.5 GPA or greater.

Lee Badertscher Memorial Scholarship — Awarded annually and requires a 3.5 cumulative GPA, major in a four-year business program, and classification as a full-time junior or senior.

Luther and Diann (Witham) Hanson Scholarship — Established by Luther and Diann Hanson for the benefit of MSU's CoB students.  Recipients must be CoB management majors with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Preference will be given to students who have/will participate in a study abroad program.

Magic City Networking Business Leaders Scholarship — Established by the Magic City Networking Group.  This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior student in the College of Business.  Recipient will be expected to attend at least one Magic City Networking meeting each semester.

Marv and Barb Semrau Scholarship — Established by Marv and Barb Semrau.  This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student from the College of Business.  Preference will be given to a student interested in marketing.

Mary Buchwitz/Quandt Scholarship  Established by Mary Quandt for the benefit of foster care children who are "aging out of care".  Preference will be given to Minot residents.  A 2.5 GPA or greater is preferred.  Scholarship may be renewed annually up to four years.

Mel Hoover and Spencer Hoover Business Scholarship  Established by Mel Hoover and Spencer Hoover for the benefit of regularly enrolled CoB undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior students.  Financial need will be considered.

MSIS Scholarship — Established by Dr. Lorraine Willoughby for the benefit of a MSIS graduate student enrolled in at least six credits with a 3.0 or greater GPA.

Ove Jorgensen Scholarship — Awarded to outstanding business students on the basis of academic performance and leadership. The requirements include a 3.5 GPA, full-time status, pursuit of a four-year business program, 24 credits in residence, and classification as a sophomore or above.

Pat and Mary Kay Jones Scholarship — Established in 2008 by Pat and Mary Kay Jones. Awarded to full-time CoB undergraduate students. Preference given to residents of Ward County, ND. Recipients must possess a 2.5 GPA with financial aid determined by FAFSA or like determination.

Pearl Stusrud Memorial Scholarship — Awarded annually to students pursuing the B.S. degree in accounting. Additional requirements include a 3.0 cumulative GPA, a 3.5 GPA in the major, and classification as a sophomore or above. Selection is based on academic performance, leadership, and extracurricular activities.

Randy and Pat Burckhard Scholarship — Established by Randy and Pat Burckhard. This scholarship is awarded to business administration majors on an quadrennial basis.

Richard L. Muus Business Scholarship — Awarded annually to full-time MSU CoB students who are residents of ND.

Robert and Ilze Sando Scholarship — Established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sando, retired Dean of the MSU CoB. Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students in the CoB with preference given to business education majors who are athletes in one of MSU’s NAIA programs or sports affiliation at that point in time.

Robert Torgerson Scholarship — Recipients must be regularly enrolled full-time MSU CoB students.

Roger Mergenthal Scholarship — Established by Roger Mergenthal to support the education of full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior business education majors in the CoB.

Severson Entrepreneurship Scholarship — Established by Clint Severson and Conni Ahart.  This scholarship will be awarded to a College of Business junior or rising senior who demonstrates he/she is an active Entrepreneurship Club member.  A 3.0 or greater GPA is preferred.

Stephanie J. and Richard L. Strom Scholarship — Established by the Stroms and awarded to full-time students with a 3.25 or greater college cumulative GPA.  Recipients must be ND residents and be involved in campus organizations and activities.  Leadership rolls, community and campus volunteer work will be considered.

Yvonne Schultz Scholarship — Awarded to College of Business students.

Communications Disorders

Edna Gilbert Scholarship — Scholarship available for any major in communication disorders.

Hearing and Training Center Scholarship — Scholarship available to graduate students in the communication disorders program. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.

Lunday Scholarship — Named after Audrey Lunday, professor emeritus, who taught speech-language pathology for 39 years at MSU. Recipients must be first-year graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and a single parent, male or female, or from a country other than the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Scholarship — Established by the North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Association for the benefit of graduate and undergraduate students of at least junior-level status majoring in communication disorders. Selection shall be based on academic performance, clinical promise, and participation and personal involvement in the advancement of the profession.

Sertoma Club of Minot Scholarship — Established by the Minot Sertoma Club to aid students in hearing and speech given on the basis of scholarship and need.

Susan Haanstra Elsom Memorial Scholarship — Established by friends and family of Susan Haanstra Elsom in her memory. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students majoring in communication disorders or speech language pathology.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Scholarship — Scholarship available to criminal justice majors.

Dan Draovich Scholarship — Award available to criminal justice majors in their junior or senior year at MSU.  Recipients must be ND residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA and pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Involvement in professional organizations as well as involvement in off-campus volunteer activities is required.  Two references from professors and one general reference is requested along with a short essay explaining how their career will assist in domestic violence problems.

Gary Holum Scholarship — Established by the Minot Kiwanis Club in memory of Judge Gary Holum, a long time member of the Minot Kiwanis Club who epitomized the attributes of serving others, especially the youth of the Minot community.  Scholarship will benefit students majoring in criminal justice at MSU.  Preference will be given to current or former members of The Key Club - a youth service club sponsored by Kiwanis.  

Education

Adelaide and Eleanor Johnson Scholarship — Established by the Johnson family to honor Adelaide Johnson and Eleanor Johnson, both spending most of their careers in education. Eleanor was an elementary teacher until her retirement in 1983. Awarded bi-annually to an elementary education student. Recipient must be enrolled as a declared/approved full-time elementary education undergraduate, sophomore, junior or senior student. Recipient must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA or greater.

Bernadine H. Kunkel Endowed Scholarship — Established by Bernadine H. Kunkel.  Awarded to full-time students studying to be teachers. Recipients must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Don and Joyce Anderson Scholarship — Established by Don and Joyce Anderson for the benefit of students majoring in physical education.  Don and Joyce graduated from MSU in 1959 both with Physical Education degrees.

Edith Carpenter Rose Scholarship — Awarded to an education major with junior or senior status who plans to teach in ND. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and possess good interpersonal skills. The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation on fitness for teaching from a member of the faculty, and prepare a typewritten article entitled “Why I Want to Teach.”

Elementary Education Scholarship — Awarded to an undergraduate elementary education major with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Glenn Bonness Scholarship — The Glenn Bonness Scholarship was established in May 1999. No less than 50% of available monies will be directed to students enrolled in the university teacher education program. Recipients must be an enrolled full-time MSU undergraduate first-year students (freshman), sophomore, junior or seniors. The scholarship may be renewed dependent on the student’s continuance in the university curriculum and maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given to students eligible to receive financial aid.

Helen Gaheen Myhra Scholarship — Initiated by Thomas J. Myhra and established by family members in memory of Helen Gaheen Myhra, one of 99 students in the first class (1913) of Minot Normal School (now Minot State University).  Recipients must be enrolled as full-time elementary education majors; must have achieved a rank of junior or senior, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, and be a resident of ND.

John F. and Veronica Grimes Scholarship — Established by Veronica Grimes for the benefit of students attending MSU. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time elementary education majors; must have achieved a rank of junior or senior, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, and be a resident of ND.

John Henry and Josephine Marie Huesers Memorial Scholarship — Established by Howard Huesers in memory of his parents, John and Josephine Huesers. Awarded to students from Ward County, ND, with an interest in teaching. Financial aid is considered.

Judith Howard and Peter Hugret Educational Scholarship — Awarded to an elementary education student who is of sophomore, junior or senior status.  A 3.0 or greater GPA is required.

Margaret Ann Brooks Memorial Scholarship — Established by Dr. Fred O. Brooks in 2007. Awarded to female students admitted to the teacher education program preparing to teach secondary education. Preference given to natural science majors and graduates of Bishop Ryan High School.

Naomi E. Adams Scholarship — Established in August 1995 in memory of Naomi E. Adams whose personal commitment to education and fond memories of her years at the State Normal School in 1929 prompted her endowment. Recipients of this scholarship must be students of education and plan to teach after graduation.

Nels T. and Oline Blikre Scholarship — Awarded to students who are residents of Mountrail County, ND, possess an interest in nursing or teaching and demonstrates financial need.

Ole and Sarah Joraanstad Scholarship — This scholarship was established by Harold O. and Loretta Joraanstad for the benefit of junior or senior education majors with a 3.5 GPA. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students. Financial need is also considered.

Olga Peterson Minot Model Alumni Association Scholarship — Established by the Minot Model Alumni Association in memory of Olga Peterson who taught English at Minot Model High School from 1932-39. 

Physical Education Academic Scholarship — Awarded to a physical education majors with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Q Elementary Education Scholarship — Established by John Quie whose connection to MSU began with his mother, Lorraine, who earned her elementary education degree in 1960.  Recipients must be of sophomore, junior or senior status majoring in elementary education.  Preference will be given to students from a moderate income family.

Randy and Pat Burckhard Scholarship — Established by Randy and Pat Burckhard for the benefit of elementary education majors.  Scholarship is awarded on a quadrennial basis.

Sandra (Koolmo) Dilland Scholarship - Established by Gerald Dilland in memory of his wife, Sandra, a 1970 MSU alum.  Recipients must be regularly enrolled full-time MSU education majors with preference given to elementary education majors.  Preference will be given to Tioga residents as well as to students who have a 2.75 or greater GPA. 

Wihelmina Thompson Scholarship — Awarded to education students demonstrating academic achievement.

Honors

Philip and Barbara Fallis Scholarship — Established by family members and friends in memory of Philip and Barbara Fallis. This scholarship is awarded by the Honors Society program student advisory board in conjunction with the Director of the Honors Society Program to junior or senior students who are active members of the Honors Society Program working towards a full four-year honor degree.

Humanities

Division of Humanities Scholarship — Scholarship fund are raised from contributions of the division’s faculty members. Applicants must be majoring in the division of humanities and must have an outstanding academic record. The award is applied to the student’s tuition over two semesters during the academic year.

Freshman Theatre Arts Award — Scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who are declared communication arts majors and who actively participate in forensics or theatre activities.

Harold and Verna Aleshire Scholarship — Awarded to upperclass MSU students majoring in drama. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Art) — Scholarship awarded to incoming freshman who intend to major in art, transfers or already enrolled majors. The scholarship will be determined by a spring competition to which the student will be invited to submit portfolios. Awarded to students who have completed 8 credits of art coursework and have a 3.25 GPA in their major.

Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Theatre) — Scholarships are awarded to theatre majors who have completed their first year and are actively involved in theatre activities. Recipients must have at least a 3.50 GPA in their major.

Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Literature) — Scholarships are awarded to English majors who have completed at least 12 credits of English coursework and have at least a 3.50 GPA.

Helen Hoar Memorial French Scholarship — Established in memory of Helen Hoar by her sisters Marianne Howard and Kay McNeil and her friend Margaret Dixon. This award is given annually to outstanding students in French.

Myrtle Nordwick Canata Endowed Scholarship — Established in 1993 through the estate of Myrtle Nordwick Canata, a 1930 MSU graduate. The scholarship is awarded to English students demonstrating financial need.

Vadell Family Scholarship  Established by Aisha Vadell.  This scholarship will be awarded to a broadcasting major.

Math and Computer Science

Agnes and Ray Ladendorf Scholarship — Established by Thomas Ladendorf in memory of his parents Agnes and Ray Ladendorf.  Agnes was a long time member of the MSU mathematics faculty. This scholarship is awarded to full-time students pursuing a degree in math, computer science, science, and/or education. Recipients must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and be graduates of Des Lacs-Burlington, Berthold or Bowbells High School.

Blaine B. Kuist Memorial Scholarship — Established by family and friends in memory of Blaine B. Kuist, for sophomores, juniors or seniors who show outstanding academic achievement in science or mathematics. Financial need is considered.

Erma Fahlgren Scholarship Established by Stephen and Leann Hayton.  Recipient of this scholarship must be a female, full-time student majoring in math, science or computer science. 

Frank and Olga Bauman Scholarship — Awarded to full-time math or science education majors who are of junior or senior status.

Gordon R. Olson Applied Math Scholarship — Established by Gordon R. Olson, retired professor of math and computer science at MSU.  This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student pursing a degree in math or other degree which significantly utilizes math.  To be considered for this scholarship, potential recipients must write and submit an article to the Department of Math and Computer Science, suitable for publication, relating how math can be applied to solving a real world problem(s).

Integrity Viking Funds Computer Science Scholarship — Award based on financial need.  Partial consideration will be given to recipients GPA.

Mary Buchwitz/Quandt Scholarship — Established by Mary Quandt for the benefit of foster care children who are "aging out of care".  Preference will be given to Minot residents.  A 2.5 GPA or greater is preferred.  Scholarship may be renewed annually up to four years.

Math and Computer Science Scholarship Awarded to students who plan to major in mathematics or computer science, have strength of course background in mathematics and/or computer science. The scholarship is also based on information received from references and the quality of the GPA in mathematics/computer science.

Robert L. Holmen Scholarship — Established by colleagues and former students of Dr. Holmen in recognition of his significant contributions to mathematics education.

Xcel Energy Scholarship — Awarded to math, science, or energy economics students. Recipients must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Geology

Huldah Winsted Geology and Geography Scholarship — Awarded each year to outstanding MSU geology and/or geography students with a 3.0 GPA or greater. 

Music

Amstutz/Sundet Woodwinds Scholarship — Established by the Minot Symphony Association in honor of the late Dr. Kenneth Amstutz and the late Dr. Gerald Sundet.  Recipients must play a woodwind instrument.  Strongest consideration shall be given to incoming freshman demonstrating financial need, although scholarship awards may also be based on merit.

Bert Skakoon Music Scholarship — Awarded to a string student.

Bert Skakoon String Scholarship — Established by the Minot Symphony Association and awarded to outstanding MSU students who plays in the Minot Symphony Orchestra.  Recipients must play a string instrument.  Strongest consideration will be given to incoming freshman with preference given to students having financial need, although scholarship awards may also be based on merit.

Dorothy Van Sickle Music Scholarship — Established by Dorothy Van Sickle in 2016.  Recipients must be music majors with preference given to students interested in organ or piano.

Dr. Ira Paul Schwarz Scholarship — Established in 2008. Awarded by the MSU music scholarship committee.

Dr. Joseph M. and Jackie Hegstad Scholarship — Established in 2008 by the Minot Heritage Singers, Voices of Note, and Dr. Joseph and Jackie Hegstad. Preference is given to full-time MSU music students that are full-time participants in an MSU choral/vocal ensemble. A major or minor in music is not required. .

Evelyn Sampson Music Scholarship — Awarded to piano students demonstrating exceptional performance accomplishments as determined by the recital committee.

Francis Leach-Blanche Lynch Memorial Scholarship — Established through contributions by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, ND, and Tulsa, OK. One scholarship is available each year to an outstanding junior for the senior year in vocal or instrumental music. Recipients of this scholarship must be music majors.

Gary Stenehjem Organ Scholarship — Dedicated to the memory of Gary Stenehjem an MSU alumnus, whose entire life revolved around music as an educator and professional performer. Scholarship is awarded to a student who is studying with an MSU organ faculty member and has a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Gay Gidley King Scholarship — Established in January 1994 in memory of Gay Gidley King. Student must be a piano student. This scholarship is based on the students ability and financial need.

Gwenlyn Lawlar Scholarship — Established by Gwenlyn Lawlar Marsh who is a graduate of MSU with degrees in elementary education and music.  This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student from ND who is an instrumental music major in piano or organ.

Harvey and Arlone Twyman Scholarship — Awarded to music majors.

Jeanne M. Sandberg Music Scholarship — Established by Maynard Sandberg in memory of his wife, Jeanne.  Recipients must be regularly enrolled full-time MSU undergraduate students and be active MSU athletic pep band or marching band members.  Preference given to graduates of Bishop Ryan High School.  Recipients must possess a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.  Recipients may be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship through their senior year.

John and Ann Jermiason Scholarship  Established by John and Ann Jermiason.  Both John and Ann are graduates of MSU.  Recipients of this scholarship must be a full-time music major.

John and Patricia Strohm Music Scholarship — Established in January 1995 in memory of John Strohm, professor emeritus of music. John Strohm was at MSU for 35 years in various capacities.  Students must be enrolled full-time as a music major, possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and preferably be a student of vocal music. Students studying a musical instrument may also be considered.

Kenneth and DeVera Bowles Voice Scholarship — Recipients must be participating in MSU's concert choir and complete one semester of music theory.  Recipients must enroll in private voice lessons coinciding with the choir participation.

Lyle C. Hanson Scholarship — Established through the estate of Lyle C. Hanson to provide scholarships to students in music education.

Lynne and Jon Rumney Scholarship — Established by Donald and Carolyn Andrews in honor of Dr. Jon, Lynne and Danica Rumney's dedication to MSU's music program.  Scholarship will be awarded to students who participate in the Dakota Chamber Music.

Mary Lou Soukup Excellence in Music Education Scholarship – Recipients of this scholarship should be a full-time students pursuing a degree in music.  Preference will be given to ND students who maintain a 3.0 or great GPA. 

Mike Berg Memorial Scholarship — Recipients must participate in band and jazz ensembles for the entire year. Recipients are determined by the judge at the MSU Jazz Festival.

Minot Symphony Association Scholarship — Presented to outstanding woodwind, brass, percussion, or orchestral string students at MSU. Awards are based on performance ability and recipients must perform with the Minot Symphony Orchestra at all rehearsals and concerts.

Minot Symphony League Scholarship — Established by the Minot Symphony Association for the benefit of MSU students playing in the Minot Symphony Orchestra.   Strongest consideration shall be given to incoming freshman.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need, although scholarship awards may also be based on merit. 

Music Division Scholarship — Scholarship requires participation in choral and instrumental activities.

Northwest International Music Festival Scholarship — Scholarship requires participation in choral and instrumental activities.

Ralph Wallin Keyboard Scholarship — Scholarship for qualified students in piano or organ. Recipients must be keyboard majors and study with a member of the keyboard faculty.

Robert O. “Red” Wuttke Scholarship — Established from the estate of “Red” Wuttke to be awarded to music majors. Mr. Wuttke bequeathed his entire estate in December 1996, to MSU for music scholarships.

Ruth Schell Overholser Fellowship — Established for the benefit of graduate students pursuing the study of music. Students must be enrolled as graduate students in the MSU Division of Music, demonstrate financial need, and academic achievement and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Ruth Schell Overholser Scholarship — Established by J. Spencer and Ruth Schell Overholser, this scholarship is awarded to students who are at least sophomores, ND residents and enrolled as a full-time bachelor’s degree candidates in the MSU Division of Music.  A cumulative 3.0 GPA is required and financial need and musical talent will be considered.

Sally Thomas Violin Scholarship — Awarded to violin students who are majoring or minoring in music, preferably freshman who perform with the Minot Symphony Orchestra.

Stockman Sisters Music Scholarship — Established by Genevieve Stockman for her daughters, Aimee, Sarah and Elizabeth.  Recipients must be vocal music students either major or minor.  A 2.5 or greater GPA is required. Financial need will be considered.

Nursing

Betsy Nokleby Scholarship — Established by the Student Association in honor of Betsy Nokleby who served as college nurse for 26 years. Recipients must be nursing student who are second semester juniors or first semester seniors.  Full or part-time students are eligible. 

Betty Jean Halvorson Nursing Scholarship — Established by Betty's sister, Charlotte Thiemecke Flloyd.  Betty taught nursing at Minot State from 1980 -1999.  Awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and have a broad perspective of nursing.  Recipients should also demonstrate leadership qualities and be ethically and morally strong.

Clarence M. Kringlee Nursing Scholarship Trust Fund This scholarship will be awarded to students who are nursing majors or have an interest in a medical field.  Preference will be given to first and second year students from ND who indicate a sincere intention of working in the healthcare field in ND.

Dean’s Award-Fabricius-Steinle Scholarship — Available to one or more students who have benefited nursing or made a lasting, positive effect on nursing by: 1. displaying innovation, creativity, or leadership; 2. communicating an idea or raising a question; or 3. implementing a project. Students are recommended by the faculty.

Department of Nursing Alumni Scholarship — Scholarships awarded to benefit students in the nursing program. An essay is required.

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Pross Scholarship — Established by Nicole and Kathryn Keen in memory of Elizabeth Pross, a nurse and nurse educator for over 30 years. Awarded to female nursing students who have displayed evidence of community service during a previous semester (minimum of 10 hours). An essay explaining how they have or plan to implement the caring theory or nursing to improve the quality of nursing is required.

Dr. Richard E. Dormont, MD, Nursing Scholarship — Established in memory of Dr. Richard E. Dormont, a legendary Minot pediatrician for 57 years. Students must be from northwestern ND, enrolled in the nursing program, and have an interest in pediatrics. Financial need is considered along with an excellent scholastic record and a history of involvement and achievement that benefits the community.

Emma L. Misner Nursing Scholarship — Established by Don and Deb Wahus and Elisabeth D. Wahus Davison in honor of Emma Misner who grew up near Grassy Butte, ND. Awarded to two junior year nursing majors who are ND residents.  A one page essays answering the question, “What is the most important quality of a nurse and why?” is required.

Evelyn R. Nielsen Scholarship — Established by family and friends in memory of Evelyn Nielsen. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate nursing majors who demonstrate active leadership to the nursing organization, nursing professionals or the community. Recipients must possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA and may be awarded the scholarship more than one time.

Francis Svee Scholarship — Established by Harvey Svee of Lansford, and awarded by the Department of Nursing to junior students excelling in psycho-social aspects of nursing.

Grace Fisher Nursing Scholarship  Grace Fisher is a life-long resident of Minot and earned a BA in History from Minot State University in 1959.  This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student in Nursing or other health related field.

Gunnar Solberg Scholarship — Recipients must be nursing students who are of junior status and demonstrate financial need.

Halvor and Orma Nesheim Nursing Scholarship — Established in 2008 by the family of Halvor and Orma Nesheim. Awarded annually by the Department of Nursing to students maintaining a 3.0 or greater GPA and are residents of Mountrail or Ward County, ND. Preference given to students intending to stay in ND following graduation.

Hazel B. Berve Trust Scholarship — This scholarship was established by Hazel B. Berve in appreciation of her husband's male nurses who attended to him during his illness prior to his death. It is awarded to male students from ND or MN to help defray the last two years of educational expenses.

Helen Chatfield Shurr Scholarship — Scholarship honors a pioneer registered nurse who was a member of the first graduation class of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1911. Preference is given to a RN or LPN pursuing a BSN degree. Requirements include being a ND resident, GPA of 3.0, planned enrollment in 4-6 credits of nursing courses, eligibility for 400 level nursing courses, and completion of at least 38 credits in nursing courses.

Janice Smith Nursing Scholarship — Established in Janice's memory by her husband, C. Milton Smith. Recipients must be regularly enrolled, full-time nursing students.

Jim and Karen Jensen Nursing Scholarship  Established by Jim and Karen Jensen for the benefit of nursing students.

Joan Love Christianson Nursing Scholarship — This scholarship was established by the family of Joan Love Christianson. It is awarded to students enrolled full-time in the nursing program. Recipients must maintain at least the minimum academic standards.

Keith and Elema Cunningham Scholarship — Established by Elsie Cunningham in memory of her husband, Keith, and his first wife, Elema. Scholarship is awarded to nursing students with consideration given to financial need.

Leona R. Rubbelke Memorial Scholarship — The Leona R. Rubbelke scholarship fund was established as outlined in her last will and testament. Scholarships are awarded in the health services area.

Lois Bellet Williams Nursing Scholarship — Established by Dennis and Diane Bellet, brother and sister-in-law of Lois Bellet Williams, and Kenneth Williams, son of Lois Bellet Williams, to honor Lois Bellet Williams. Preference is given to applicants who are from Williams, McKenzie, Burke, or Divide counties in ND.

Loretta F. Holub Nursing Scholarship — Established by Loren Holub in honor of his mother Loretta, a “Heritage Nurse,” one that has worked in nursing more than 40 years. Students must be enrolled in the nursing program. Financial need is considered.

Maloney Educational Trust Scholarship — Established from the estate of Mable and Ethel Maloney and awarded to ND residents on the basis of financial need, academic excellence, character, and citizenship. At least one-half of the awards are made to students enrolled in the nursing, medical technology, and radiologic technology curriculums at MSU.

Margaret Bruce Scholarship — Established to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the MSU nursing program who have shown good character, citizenships, and academic promise, and who are from northwestern ND. Awarded to those who have demonstrated financial need.

Mark Ronde Memorial Scholarship — Established by relatives and friends of Mark Ronde. Preference is given to an RN returning to school for a BSN degree. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required and financial need will be considered.

Minot Moose Lodge Scholarship — Established by the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 822, Minot, from interest generated from the Moose Lodge No. 822 Educational Trust Fund. Scholarships are awarded to MSU students pursuing nursing, radiologic technology, medical technology, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, or pre-pharmacy who are ND residents. Financial need, academic performance, character, and citizenship are considered.

Nels T. and Oline Blikre Scholarship — Awarded to students who are residents of Mountrail County, ND, posses an interest in nursing or teaching and demonstrate financial need.

Otto R. and Irene E. Johnson Scholarship — Scholarships honoring Irene Ella Johnson who dedicated her life to her family. Preference is given to older than average (over age 24), “caring” nursing students who have successfully completed the first clinical course (NURS 256). A cumulative 3.0 GPA required.

Patrick Kelly Muus Memorial Nursing Scholarship — Established by Richard and Bernie Muus in memory of their son, a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Recipients must be full-time MSU students enrolled in the College of Education and Health Sciences, be a ND resident, and planning to advance to a career as a CRNA.

Patty Lou Pietsch Trzpuc Memorial Scholarship — Established for the benefit of the top MSU nursing student. Awarded to a fourth year nursing major during the junior year of the nursing program to be used during the senior year. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student.

Randy and Pat Burckhard Scholarship — Established by Randy and Pat Burckhard for the benefit of nursing students.  Scholarship is awarded on a quadrennial basis.

Roger Drobash Nursing Education Scholarship — Awarded to a relative of a current or former member of either Trench Rat Dugout No. 436 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 4.

Tracy Petersen Snyder Scholarship — Established by the parents and husband of Tracy Petersen Snyder in her memory to benefit a junior or senior nursing student. The award will be given to students who demonstrate scholastic excellence and display attributes of being dedicated students of professional nursing.

 William N. "Skip" Shirley Memorial Scholarship — Established by Dr. Steve and Jennifer Shirley in memory of Dr. Shirley's father.  Recipients must be graduates of a ND high school.

Yvonne Falstad Hoover Nursing Scholarship — Established by Mel and Yvonne Hoover for the benefit of nursing students. Financial need will be considered.

Psychology

Dr. Richard Sheldon Psychology and Addiction Counseling Scholarship — Awarded to students majoring in either psychology or addiction studies.

Science

Agnes and Ray Ladendorf Scholarship — Recipients must be regularly enrolled as full-time MSU freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior students pursuing a degree in math, computer science, science, or education with a 2.5 or greater GPA. Students must also be graduates of Des Lacs-Burlington, Berthold, or Bowbells High School.

Betty Iljana Scholarship — Established by Betty Iljana for the benefit of science majors.

Blaine B. Kuist Memorial Scholarship — Established by family and friends in memory of Blaine B. Kuist, for sophomores, juniors, or seniors who display outstanding academic achievement in science or mathematics. Financial need is considered.

Clinton and Adlyn Morgan Scholarship — Established by Dr. Rose Morgan in memory of her parents. Applicants must be majoring in medical technology or biology with the intent of entering a health related profession.

Cyril Moore Scholarship — Awarded to students pursuing a major in the division of science. This scholarship was named in honor of Cyril Moore who was a professor of chemistry from 1943–1964 and served as chair of the Division of Science and Math from 1958-1964.

Division of Science Scholarship — Awarded to science majors with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Erma Fahlgren Scholarship  Established by Stephen and Leann Hayton.  Recipient of this scholarship must be a female, full-time student majoring in math, science or computer science. 

Frank and Olga Bauman Scholarship — Awarded to full-time education majors in math or science who are junior or seniors.

Glenn Bonness Scholarship — Recipients must be full-time MSU undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or seniors enrolled in the science program.

Huldah Winsted Geology and Geography Scholarship — Awarded to an outstanding geology or geography student with a 3.0 or greater GPA.

J. Spencer Overholser Scholarship — Awarded to sophomore or higher students of the natural sciences, preference in chemistry.

Kevin and Merri Jo Connole Scholarship — Established by Kevin and Merri Jo Connole in 2013 for the benefit of MSU radiologic technology majors.  Preference will be given to junior or senior students.  

Mary Buchwitz/Quandt Scholarship — Established by Mary Quandt for the benefit of foster care children who are "aging out of care".  Preference will be given to Minot residents.  A 2.5 GPA or greater is preferred. Scholarship may be renewed annually up to four years.

Ruth and Charles Hoffman Botanical Scholarship — Established by the Northwest Association of Horticulture for full-time students who are majoring in biology and/or who demonstrate an interest in botany/horticulture. Recipients must possess a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Recipients may receive the award for multiple consecutive years providing that all eligibility criteria are maintained. Recipients will also receive an honorary membership in the Northwest Association of Horticulture and will be encouraged to participate in the association’s activities.

Xcel Energy Scholarship — Awarded to math, science, or energy economics students. Recipients must be of sophomore, junior, or senior status with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Social Science

Dr. N.M. Lillehaugen History Scholarship — Awarded to junior or senior history majors.  Award based on academic performance and promise.  A 3.0 GPA is required.

Frances Bane Crockett Scholarship — Established by H. Paul Crockett in memory of his wife, Frances Bane Crockett. Scholarship is available to older than average (over 24 years) students with at least a 2.0 GPA.  Students must be majoring in social science or general college studies. Financial need is also a consideration.

Paul Morrison Scholarship — Awarded to junior or seniors who are majoring in economics, history, social science or sociology.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Social Science Division Scholarship — Awarded to a social science student with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Virginia P. George Scholarship — Established through the estate of Virginia P. George, a life-long social studies educator. Awarded to social science students with a GPA no greater than 3.0.

Social Work

Jim Wahlberg Social Work Scholarship — Established in memory of longtime faculty member and social work chair, James Wahlberg. Awarded to students who have been admitted to the social work program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in completed core social work classes.

Kay Erickson Memorial Scholarship — Established by the family of Kay Erickson, a life-long western ND resident, for the benefit of female, junior or senior social work students with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Recipients proving financial need will be given preference.

Sarah Martinsen Student Social Work Organization Scholarship — Awarded to any on-campus or distance education students with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Full-time or part-time students enrolled in at least six credits are eligible. Preference given to members of the Student Social Work Organization.  

Special Education

Bane-Sather Scholarship — Established by H. Paul Crockett and Frances Bane Crockett in memory of his wife’s father, Walter James Bane, and his mother, Mary Elva Sather. Applicants must be a full-time, older than average student maintaining a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship is awarded to a student in education of the deaf.

Elsie May Deeter Hearing Impaired Scholarship — Established by Elsie May Deeter, who spent her entire teaching career working with the hearing impaired. It is for the benefit of hearing impaired students or those students studying to be a teacher for the hearing impaired. Awarded to graduate students in deaf education requiring approval from the Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences.

Florence Lake Scholarship — Established by Florence Lake, a leader in the education of the hearing-impaired children who was instrumental in establishing the program at MSU. Scholarship is awarded to students in education of the deaf on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Frances V. Leach Scholarship — Established by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, ND, and Tulsa, OK, to encourage and support special education. Priority is given to graduate students from Towner or McHenry County majoring in learning disabilities. If no graduate students apply, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate students from Towner or McHenry County majoring in special education.

Hooterville Flion Lions Edwin R. Hovrud Memorial Scholarship — Established by the Hooterville Flion Lions in memory of Lion Edwin Hovrud. Awarded to junior or seniors in the special education program.

Michelle Kincheloe Tollefson Scholarship — Established by Michelle Toffefson for the benefit of full-time students majoring in special education.  Preference will be given to special education majors who are pursuing a double major and/or minor in art, music, or pursuing early childhood education.   

Ruth E. Loucks Special Education Scholarship — Established by the late Ruth E. Loucks. Awarded annually to students in the special education program.

Sertoma Club of Minot Scholarship — Established by the Sertoma Club of Minot for the education of the deaf and speech and hearing students. Scholarships will be based on academic achievement and financial need with one award to a deaf education major and one award to audiology or speech-language pathology major. Students must be either junior, senior, or graduate students, and preference will be given to ND residents or U.S. citizens.

Special Education Scholarship — Awarded to graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

General Scholarships

Alumni Association Scholarship — Emphasis is given to children/grandchildren of MSU alumni, faculty, and/or staff (former or present) with consideration of academic performance. Scholarship awarded by Alumni Association committee. Separate application required.

American Association of University Women Scholarship (AAUW) — Available to all disciplines, this scholarship is awarded to a senior demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

Backes Family Scholarship — Established by Jon and Karla Backes, both MSU graduates for the benefit of MSU students.  Where possible, preference for the scholarship should be given to female students who are from ND and who are active in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and who display active and engaged positive leadership in student and community life.  Selected students should maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater, and should be full-time registered students.

Beverly G. and Ruth Blowers Scholarship — Established in memory of Beverly G. and Ruth Blowers and awarded to entering freshmen from the Makoti area who are graduates of North Shore High School. Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Blowers will be given priority. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Financial need, character, desire to obtain a degree, and citizenship will be considered.

Bobbie Williams Scholarship — Scholarship was established in memory of Bobbie Williams who attended Minot State Teachers College and is open to all areas of study.

Burger King Scholarship — Awarded to an employee or family member of an employee at a Minot Burger King. Recipient must have a 3.0 or greater GPA or ACT score over 24.

Charles A. Wiley Memorial Scholarship — Established in memory of Charles A. Wiley. The award is open to all majors and is based on academic achievement.

Dell M. Clarke Memorial Scholarship — Scholarship is in memory of Dell M. Clarke. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students who have lived in Ward County, ND for at least five years preceding date of application. Scholarship may be renewed dependent on the student’s maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given based on financial need.

Delta Epsilon Phi-Lucille Whitt Scholarship — Established to perpetuate the name and memory of Lucille Whitt and the Delta Epsilon Phi Sorority. Scholarship is awarded to full or part-time students who graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent. Recipients must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who are former members or direct descendants of a Delta Epsilon Phi alumna.

Diversity Tuition Waiver — Beginning in the fall of 1993 the State Board of Higher Education adopted a tuition waiver program to recruit, assist, and retain minority students.

Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Lura Scholarship — Established by Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Lura to provide one or two annual scholarships. Junior and senior students maintaining academic progress are eligible to apply. One scholarship is awarded to a male student and one is awarded to a female student. The award is open to all majors. Dr. Lura was President of MSU from 1956 to 1967.

Dr. Joel A. Davy Memorial Scholarship — This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Joel A. Davy in his memory. Dr. Davy was a long time administrator at MSU. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and may receive this scholarship for more than one semester.

E.R. Manning Scholarship — Available to all students who have demonstrated academic excellence and is open to all majors.

Edith L. Barrett Memorial Scholarship — Established in memory of Edith Barrett by her son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Marilyn J. Barrett. Scholarship is awarded to full-time students, with a priority given to students who graduated from Ellendale or Divide County High Schools, both in ND. The scholarship may be renewed dependent on the student’s maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.

Emma S. Brynjolfson and Grace W. Brynjolfson Scholarship — Established by a bequest from the estate of Grace W. Brynjolfson and awarded to full-time undergraduates. Scholarship may be renewed dependent on the student’s maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given based on financial need.

Frank and Peggy Linha Scholarship — Established by Frank and Peggy Linha, who found merit in learning and considered it a life-long endeavor. Scholarships will be awarded to students with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Galen Brown Scholarship — Established in memory of Galen Brown, former MSU faculty member, for general scholarships.

General David C. and Lois M. Jones Scholarship — Established by General David C. and Lois M. Jones. Scholarships will be awarded to students with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Gertrude M. “Tillie” Eck Scholarship — Awarded to MSU undergraduate students who show serious financial need, good character, and academic promise. Awards are restricted to students whose principal place of residence is one of the following ND counties: Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Ward, Wells, and Williams.

Gordon B. Olson Scholarship — Established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Gordon B. Olson for his 25 years of service as President of MSU. Awarded to full-time MSU students demonstrating academic achievement. Scholarships are available to students from all academic disciplines. No more than one scholarship may be awarded annually on the basis of athletics achievement or performance.

Grant and Ruth Norem Scholarship — Established by family members in memory of Grant(a long time MSU educator) and Ruth Norem. Scholarship is open to all junior or senior students who have achieved high academic excellence and demonstrate financial need.

Hazel McCulloch Scholarship — Established through the estate of Hazel McCulloch and donations by family and friends in her memory and awarded primarily on the basis of financial need to students with sound scholastic standing. Preference is given to Washburn, ND students. Miss McCulloch is remembered as an outstanding professor of history at MSU.

Howard Randall Scholarship — Established by family members in memory of Howard Randall, a former employee of MSU. Preference is given to students who are family members of faculty and staff employed by MSU.

Hugh Family Scholarship — Established by the late Thelma A. and Theodore Edward Hugh through the Hugh Family Trust with scholarship preference given to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.

James A. Sjol Memorial Scholarship — Established through the estate of James A. Sjol for the benefit of MSU students. Students must be residents of Mountrail County and of sophomore, junior, or senior status. A 2.75 GPA or above is required.

Jeffrey Ruland Scholarship — Established in Jeffrey's memory, a 2009 MSU graduate, by his parent's Scott and Trudy Ruland. Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of New Town, Stanley or Parshall High School.  Recipient must have a 3.0 or greater GPA and demonstrate financial need.  

Jerome Wrahlstad Scholarship — Award is open to all regularly enrolled full-time MSU students. Recipients may receive this scholarship for more than one semester by continuing to make satisfactory progress.

John and Ethel Score Scholarship — Scholarship is available to ND residents who are juniors or seniors at MSU. Eligibility is based on academic achievement without regard to subject area.

John and Lucille Decker Scholarship — Established in 2007 by the Deckers. Scholarship is awarded annually through the the Financial Aid office. Preferrence given to older than average students and members of the Key Club.

June E. (Steinke) Votaw Scholarship — Scholarship is in memory of June E. (Steinke) Votaw and is awarded to full-time undergraduate students. Scholarship may be renewed dependent on the student’s academic progress. Priority will be given based on financial need.

Kenneth G. and Francis L. Huso Scholarship — One half of award shall go to students who have graduated from Anamoose, Drake, Karlsruhe or Velva, ND schools. Based on financial need.

Kevin Michael Hill Scholarship — Established by Michael Hill in memory of his son, a former MSU student. Awarded to full-time MSU students of sophomore status, maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Lt. Col. Charles Drake Poole Scholarship — Established by Charles and Marilyn Wald in honor of her father, Lt. Col. Charles Drake Poole. Minot Bishop Ryan High School graduates are eligible for this award. 

Marie Torgerson Scholarship — Established by a bequest from the estate of Femando G. Torgerson in memory of his mother, Marie Torgerson. Recipients must clearly demonstrate competence notably and significantly beyond that of peers. Academic excellence, leadership qualities and financial need are considered.

Mary Ann Walizer Scholarship — Established by Ottis Walizer in memory of his wife, Mary Ann Walizer. Students must be enrolled as a full-time, female MSU students with a cumulative 3.5 GPA. Undergraduate juniors or seniors, graduate or transfer students are eligible. Preference is given to students involved in university activities with consideration given to financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Priority is given to students with demonstrated honesty, integrity, and charitable involvement in their community with consideration given to demonstrated leadership, progress towards the applicant’s degree, outside responsibilities, and communication skills.

Minot Model Alumni Association Scholarship — Established to perpetuate the name and memory of Minot Model High School. Applicants must be direct descendants of students who attended the high school on the MSU campus prior to its closing in 1968. The application deadline is April 15 with a separate application required.

Minot Quota Club Scholarship — Awarded to female students with sophomore through senior standing who are ND residents. Awards are based on academic excellence first and financial need as a secondary qualification. Preference is given to older than average students.

Minot State University Staff Senate Scholarship — Established to assist MSU staff members or their dependents in their educational pursuits at the university. Dependents would include spouses or unmarried children under the age of 24.

Minot Young Professionals Network Scholarship  Established by the Young Professionals Network of Minot.  Student must be either junior or senior status and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Montana Dakota Utilities Scholarship — Awarded to students from a community served by Montana Dakota Utilities who are sophomores majoring in engineering, business, or computer science. Selection criteria includes academic achievement, leadership and character, and financial need.

ND Texas Hold'em Poker Championship Scholarship — Established by the MSU Alumni Association and the Vegas Motel & Seven's Restaurant in memory of Curtis Langford, the 2006 champion of the annual New Year's Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament held at the Vegas Motel in Minot, ND. Recipients must be MSU students with preference given to business, marketing and management majors.  A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required. Recipients must commit to assist MSU and community events to gain valuable real world experience in marketing events in the Minot Area.

NDCPD Access Scholarship — Established to help students with significant disabilities attending MSU finance their college experience. Applications are available from the NDCPD and are awarded by the NDCPD Consumer Advisory Council scholarship committee.

Nell E. Boonzenny Sander Scholarship — Established by Nell Sander for the benefit of female MSU students who are ND residents and have financial need. A one-page essay describing what receiving the scholarship would mean along with a description of involvement with community service activities or volunteerism is required.

Nels and Edna Solheim Scholarship — Established through the Edna Soheim Estate. Scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating character, citizenship, and academic promise.

Norgaard-Jensen Scholarship — Recipients must be full-time students and be current ND residents.  Financial need must be demonstrated.  Preference will be given to students whose parent(s) is currently serving in any branch of the armed forces.

Orvald J. Bjerken Scholarship — Non-athletic scholarship awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.  Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in education and possess a 2.5 or greater GPA.  Preference is given to Minot Model Alumni.

Patricia (Trish) Hoeven Scholarship — Awarded to a full-time MSU student.

Plum Valley Women’s Scholarship — Established by the Minot Commission on the Status of Women, this scholarship will be awarded to female MSU students of at least sophomore standing, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Financial need is also a consideration.

R.J. Doebler Family Memorial Scholarship — Established in 1993 through the Marian E. Kiehn Estate in honor of the R.J. Doebler family. The scholarship is awarded to full-time students. Financial need and academic ability may be considered, but are not the sole criteria.

Ralph Hubbard Scholarship — Established through the estate of Ralph Hubbard, who taught biology at MSU for 10 years. Preference is given to Native American science education majors with financial need and a 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to become familiar with Ralph Hubbard’s biography, “A Man as Big as the West.”

Ray and Alice M. (Cooper) Hovey Memorial Scholarship — Established in 1992 by Dr. Richard Hovey in memory of his parents Ray and Alice M. (Cooper) Hovey. Alice graduated from MSU in 1930 with a B.A. in Social Science. The awards are based on academic achievement.

Ray and Ingeborg Atwood Memorial Scholarship — Established in 1983 through donations from the sons and daughters of Ray and Ingeborg Atwood who were early pioneers in Renville County. Awarded to sophomore, junior, or seniors on the basis of financial need and academic achievement, and is open to all majors. Recipients may be awarded this scholarship two times. Maintenance of 2.0 cumulative GPA is required to be considered for a second scholarship.

Richard and Sally Jenkins Scholarship — Established by Dick and Sally Jenkins, both career educators who worked for MSU. Recipients must be in their junior or senior year and active in student government. Recipients should demonstrate financial need determined by the Financial Aid Office.  Scholarship may be renewed more than once.

Robert and June Marsh Scholarship — The Robert and June Marsh Scholarship was established after Mrs. Marsh’s death in 1999. The university was able to establish the scholarship through the generosity of Mrs. Marsh’s estate, the proceeds of which were gifted to the university. Robert Marsh served for many years in the Air Force including World War II and finished his career there. A portion of his military memorabilia is on display in the Westlie Room. Mrs. Marsh was a former member of the Board of Regents and felt a close relationship with the university since she lived most of her life within blocks of the campus.  Award is open to all majors. 

Roger and Jeanette Christ Scholarship — Scholarships are awarded to regularly enrolled full-time MSU students. Scholarship may be renewed dependent on the student’s maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.

Teresa and Darrel Loftesnes - Lofty Goals Scholarship —  Established by Darrel and Teresa Loftesnes.  This scholarship will be awarded to a senior or graduate student.

The Brigadier General Jerome T. Hagen Retired Military Member Scholarship — Available to any active duty military, National Guard or Reserve members and their dependents. Priority given to full-time students with financial need. Recipients may receive scholarships more than once.

The Native American Scholarship — Recipients must be of Native American/American Indian ancestry (a verifiable minimum 1/4 tribal blood) and a MSU freshman and/or first year tribal college transfer student.  Scholarship is a one year non-renewable duration scholarship.  

Theodore and Nan Monson Scholarship — Established in February 1995 in memory of Theodore and Nan Monson who left no surviving children and chose to help higher education benefit many youth through their gift. Recipients are selected based on financial need.

Tom and Mary Probst Family Scholarship — Awarded to current ND residents residing West of Highway 3.  Preference is given to non-student-athletes. Recipient smust possess a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and be USA citizens.  Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students.  Financial need must be demonstrated. 

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Scholarship — Awarded to a student from the Verendrye Electric service area of ND, who demonstrates academic achievement. Award is open to all majors.

Westlie Scholarship — Students must demonstrate financial need, and possess a record of satisfactory academic progress are eligible. Award is open to all majors. Applicants must be residents of the NW quadrant of ND, which includes the counties of Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Sheridan, Ward, and Williams.

William Joseph Coming Hay Scholarship — Established by Eric Clausen in memory of Billy Joe Coming Hay. Awarded to outstanding Native American students from the Fort Berthold Reservation. Students must be full-time students, maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Wylie and Kathy Hammond Native American Scholarship — Established by Wylie and Kathy Hammond.  Wylie was the first MSU Native American Cultural Center director.  Kathy was a pastor of the United Campus Ministries on the MSU campus.  Collectively they provided MSU Native American students with the support services they needed to successfully meet their education goals.  Recipients must be of Native American/American Indian ancestry (a verifiable 1/4 tribal blood quantum) and be of freshman and/or first year tribal college transfer student status. Scholarship is a one year non-renewable duration scholarship.