North Dakota Academic Scholarship and North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship

All you need to know about the ND Academic and the ND CTE Scholarship.

Requirements-

ND Academic Scholarship Eligibility Requirements (NDCC 15.1-21-02.5)

1. North Dakota resident student

2. Graduate from a high school in North Dakota, or from a public high school in a bordering state according to provisions set forth in ND Century Code 15.1-29, or from a nonpublic high school in a bordering state while residing with a custodial parent in this state (NDCC 15.1-21-02.6) or completes a program of home education supervised in accordance with ND Century Code 15.1-23

3. Complete the following course requirements: a. 4 units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature, composition, and speech b. 3 units of mathematics, including 1 unit of algebra II, 1 unit of mathematics for which algebra II is a prerequisite, and 1 unit of any other math which may include computer science c. 3 units of science, consisting of 1 unit of biology AND 1 unit of chemistry and 1 unit of physics, OR 1 unit of physical science and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other science d. 3 units of social studies, including 1 unit of US history, 1 unit of problems of democracy OR ½ unit of US government AND ½ unit of economics, and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other social studies e. 1 unit of physical education OR ½ unit of physical education and ½ unit of health f. 2 units of the same foreign language; the same Native American language; American Sign Language; 2 units of a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education and approved by the superintendent of public instruction; or 3 units from an Educational Pathway consisting of 1 unit of Teaching Profession, 1 unit of Educational Methodology, and 1 unit to be selected from the following: DC Psychology, AP Psychology, Child Development, Peer-to-Peer Leadership, or Child-Related Careers g. 1 unit selected from foreign languages; Native American languages; American Sign Language; fine arts; or career and technical education h. Any 5 additional units

4. Fulfill any 1 unit requirement set forth above by means of an advanced placement course and examination, OR ½ unit requirement set forth above by means of a dual credit course, OR 1 unit requirement set forth above by means of an early entrance college course from a college which has a physical presence in North Dakota

5 a. Obtain a grade of at least a “C” in each unit or ½ unit in all courses enrolled and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) for all courses enrolled; OR b. Obtain a grade of at least a “C” in each unit or ½ unit and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) based ONLY on the 22-units defined in sections 3 and 4 above

6. Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT

ND Career and Technical Education Scholarship Eligibility Requirements (NDCC 15.1-21-02.4)

1. North Dakota resident student

2. Graduate from a high school in North Dakota, or from a public high school in a bordering state according to provisions set forth in ND Century Code 15.1-29, or from a nonpublic high school in a bordering state while residing with a custodial parent in this state (NDCC 15.1-21-02.6) or completes a program of home education supervised in accordance with ND Century Code 15.1-23

3. Complete the following course requirements: a. 4 units of English language arts from a sequence that includes literature, composition, and speech b. 3 units of mathematics, including 1 unit of algebra II and 2 units of any other mathematics, which may include one unit of computer science c. 3 units of science, consisting of 1 unit of biology AND 1 unit of chemistry and 1 unit of physics, OR 1 unit of physical science and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other science d. 3 units of social studies, including 1 unit of US history, 1 unit of problems of democracy OR ½ unit of US government AND ½ unit of economics, and 1 unit or two ½ units of any other social studies e. 1 unit of physical education OR ½ unit of physical education and ½ unit of health f. 1 unit selected from foreign languages; Native American languages; American Sign Language; fine arts; or career and technical education g. 2 units of a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education and approved by the superintendent of public instruction; or 3 units from an Educational Pathway consisting of 1 unit of Teaching Profession, 1 unit of Educational Methodology, and 1 unit to be selected from the following: DC Psychology, AP Psychology, Child Development, Peer-to-Peer Leadership, or Child-Related Careers h. Any 5 additional units, 2 of which must be in the area of career and technical education

4 a. Obtain a grade of at least a “C” in each unit or ½ unit in all courses enrolled and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) for all courses enrolled; OR b. Obtain a grade of at least a “C” in each unit or ½ unit and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale (non-weighted grading scale) based ONLY on the 22-units defined in section 3 above

5. Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT or a score of at least “5” on each of 3 WorkKeys assessments to include Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy, and Applied Math Note: Students who are eligible for the ND Career and Technical Education Scholarship due to level scores earned on the WorkKeys assessments must send a copy of their WorkKeys Skill Report to the ND Department of Public Instruction. For questions regarding the requirements of the North Dakota Academic or Career and Technical Education Scholarship, contact Jim Upgren at (701) 328-2244.