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 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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all-day HS Seniors: Make graduation part...
HS Seniors: Make graduation part...
Apr 28 all-day
Decide what you will serve for the graduation party. There are usually many parties to attend so consider that when deciding what and how much you plan to serve.
all-day College SAVE Day
College SAVE Day
May 1 all-day
For more information on starting a 529 college savings plan visit the College SAVE website.
all-day HS Seniors: Graduation day is al...
HS Seniors: Graduation day is al...
May 19 all-day
Congratulations on your successes this past year. If you need college planning assistance remember to visit BND’s College Planning Center. One final reminder. Make sure the camera batteries are charged! You’ll be taking lots of[...]
all-day ND State Track @ MDU Resources Community Bowl
ND State Track @ MDU Resources Community Bowl
May 26 – May 27 all-day