Various scholarships, loans available

Dates fast approaching for grant and loan applications

Posted Feb. 28, 2014

Medical scholarships, loans available

West River Health Services Foundation, in cooperation with West River Health Services, is please to sponsor the Academic Scholarship and Loan program for students pursing a medical career.

Academic scholarships are available to help with college funding. Academic loans are available for the final two years of study, and are designed to offset a substantial part of the cost of education in exchange for a commitment of professional practice at West River Health Services.

Scholarship applications and brochures are available online at

Applications are also available by contacting area high school principals, guidance counselors, or Cindy Marxen, Academic Scholarship Coordinator, West River Health Service Foundation, Hettinger, ND or call 701-567-6188.

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Application for scholarships is April 1. Application deadline for loans in June 15.


Non-competitive 4-year awards; all eligible seniors encouraged to apply for $6K

The application window for North Dakota Academic and Career & Technical Education scholarships will open Friday, Feb. 28, announced State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler. The scholarships are available to North Dakota residents who graduate from a North Dakota high school, a qualifying high school in an adjacent state, or complete a state-approved program of home education and meet the remaining academic and/or CTE requirements. Students must apply during the spring semester of their senior year of high school to be eligible.

“It is a non-competitive award—every student who meets the qualifications will receive a scholarship, up to the maximum funding available for the program,” Baesler said. “To date, there has always been sufficient funding to grant scholarships to every student who has applied.”

Scholarships provide up to $6,000 students may use for tuition, books, and other associated education expenses. Payments of $750 are made per semester or $500 per quarter, with annual payments not to exceed $1,500. Students who choose not to attend college or technical training right after high school may defer payment until time of attendance; funds remain available during the six years following high school graduation.

“All eligible students are encouraged to apply, regardless of their plans for furthering their educations,” Baesler said. “The scholarship can be deferred up to six years, so the funding will be there if they reconsider their choices to attend college or CTE training, or decide to come back to North Dakota to complete their degrees or certificates.”

Scholarships may be used at North Dakota public colleges and universities, and also at several private institutions including Jamestown College, Trinity Bible College, University of Mary, Sanford College of Nursing and Rasmussen College. Additional information and instructions are available on the ND DPI website:

• Informational brochure:

• Scholarship worksheet (fillable PDF):

• Application Directions for Students:

• Student Login page:


For more information, please contact Michele Burian, ND DPI Assistant Director, Teacher & School Effectiveness Unit, at (701) 328-2244 / Parents and