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Scholarships for Freshman, Returning Freshman, and New Transfer Students
The McDonald, Buckingham, and most other scholarships offered by the College of Engineering and Mines require recipients to be enrolled full-time at UND (12 credit hours). Individual departments may have additioal scholarship opportunities (apply through the General Engineering Scholarship application, below) or unique scholarship policies. Please check with individual departments for the most up-to-date informaton.
A new $1 million endowment is providing scholarships to undergraduate students in engineering at the University of North Dakota. The William F. and Inez L. McDonald Endowment provides financial resources for students in chemical, civil, electrical, geological and mechanical engineering, geology, and environmental geoscience. To be eligible for a McDonald Scholarship, students must be in good academic standing in an CEM major, be a new freshman, a new transfer student, or a freshman returning for a second year in a CEM major. Priority consideration will be given to students with financial need, as determined by the FAFSA and the UND financial aid. Applicants not meeting the financial need criteria or those who have not submitted a FAFSA form will be placed in a pool for consideration once all applicants with need have been identified. The value of the scholarships may vary between $250 and $1,250 per semester, and will be available to undergraduate students who have declared engineering, geology, or environmental geoscience as their degree program, are fully enrolled (min. 12 credit hours) and are following an approved curriculum. Initial awards are usually made in May.
The Buckingham Family Endowment was established by Robert P. Buckingham in honor of his brothers and relatives who have graduated from UND, as well as his father and grandfather, E.J. and George W. Buckingham. Initial awards will be made in the spring/summer, with early applications given preference.
The College of Engineering and Mines has numerous scholarships available to students in all majors offered in the UND College of Engineering and Mines. Scholarship applications are available here for download and in each office and need to be completed by March 1. Some scholarships require that the student has financial need. For those scholarships a FAFSA and UND financial aid application will need to be completed.
Other Sources of Financial Aid
(Please note: unless otherwise noted, CEM scholarships are only available to students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester.)
In addition to several scholarships offered by each engineering department, the following scholarships are available for qualifying engineering students. These scholarships are awarded annually in the spring. Applications for the engineering scholarships should be completed no later than March 1 of each year. UND also offers several scholarships to incoming and current students.
The North Dakota University System offers a variety of scholarships to North Dakota students.
College graduates employed for at least one year in science, technology, engineering or math-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for up to $6,000 in student loan forgiveness.