Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants don’t have to be paid back, making them the best way to pay for college. It pays to look and apply for as many as possible. The College Planning Center is here to help you find them and craft winning applications to get them.

Scholarships and grants video
Scholarships and grants are free money for college. Scholarship applications are like masterpieces in art class; they take time and effort to be eye c…
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Class of 2017: Apply today for a Real DEAL Scholarship
It is time to apply for the Real DEAL Scholarship! If you are a North Dakota high school senior and plan to attend a North Dakota college next year, a…
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North Dakota Dollars for Scholars accepting scholarship applications
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students. A total of $100,00…
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Get prepared with Crash Course
Crash Course is a free event for parents, students and educators to get ready for college, discover job opportunities and learn how to pay for school.…
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Don't pay for what you already know: Test out!
If your college finances are tight or you would like to graduate early, every credit-hour counts. What if you could skip classes on things you already…
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Military opportunities
Whether you’re a veteran, active duty or planning on joining the military, both the federal government and other organizations offer financial aid t…
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Native American Opportunities
Whyapplynd.nd.gov has college planning resources specifically geared toward Native American students and their parents or guardians. The site provides…
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How to spot a scholarship scam
It pays to look around for as many scholarships as possible. After all, they’re essentially free money! But you need to be careful. If you find a sc…
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Oct
5
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Oct 5 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Oct
14
Sat
all-day HS Seniors: Schedule Senior pict...
HS Seniors: Schedule Senior pict...
Oct 14 all-day
Schedule your senior pictures if they aren’t done yet!
Nov
9
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Nov 9 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Dec
7
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Dec 7 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Jan
1
Mon
all-day ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
ND Dollars for Scholars scholars...
Jan 1 all-day
Students, you are invited to apply for scholarships between January 1 and April 1 each year. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $15,000. Visit the News & Events section to see which scholarships may help[...]
Jan
4
Thu
all-day $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
$500 BND Real DEAL scholarships ...
Jan 4 all-day
High school seniors fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships today. The first 1,000 applicants receive a Real DEAL T-shirt. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general[...]
Jan
7
Sun
all-day HS Seniors: Completed tax inform...
HS Seniors: Completed tax inform...
Jan 7 all-day
Try to get taxes done as early as possible so you can complete the FAFSA. For more information on preparing for the FAFSA visit, BND’s College Planning Center.
Feb
3
Sat
all-day HS Seniors: Prepare your invitat...
HS Seniors: Prepare your invitat...
Feb 3 all-day
Work on the invitation list for the graduation party. Some families coordinate their parties to share location and expenses.
Feb
28
Wed
all-day Deadline reminder: $500 BND Real...
Deadline reminder: $500 BND Real...
Feb 28 all-day
High school seniors February 28, 2015 (today) is the deadline to fill out an application for a chance to win one of 48 $500 BND Real DEAL scholarships. Scholarship requirements, guidelines and general information are[...]