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College of Engineering and Mines Scholarships
All Undergraduate College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) Scholarship Applications must be completed in the Scholarship Central program. The process is the same for all admitted undergraduate students including Incoming Freshman, Transfer, Distance, and Current undergraduate CEM Students.
To apply please visit https://und.edu/scholarship-central and use your UND user name and password to login*. Scholarship applications for Current, Incoming, and Transfer students are open from November 1, 2018-March 1, 2019.* Incoming Freshman & Transfer Students: Once you have been admitted to UND you will receive a letter with your UND login information that will allow you to access Scholarship Central. Transfer Students only: please email your unofficial transcript to email@example.com
Please upload your resume and unofficial transcript to your online application in addition to answering all of the questions to complete your application. Through this process you will automatically be considered for all CEM and UND sponsored scholarships that you may qualify for. Selected recipients will be notified before the end of the semester if they are the recipient of any CEM scholarships for the following academic year.
If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Klawon in the College of Engineering and Mines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.777.3390 or the Student Financial Aid Office at UND.scholarships@UND.edu or 701.777.6673.
In 2018 over $300,000 in scholarships were awarded by CEM and the individual engineering and geology departments. Many of these scholarships are merit or need based and are awarded to students making satisfactory progress in their degree who maintain a sufficient GPA (typically greater than a 3.0 GPA). Most CEM scholarships are only available to students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester, but some are also available to students taking fewer courses.
UND Scholarships sponsored outside of CEM are also available to students. More information on general UND scholarships is available here: http://und.edu/admissions/financial-aid/types-of-aid/undergrad-scholarships.cfm
Students are also encouraged to apply for External Scholarships awarded from regional companies, industries, and groups. These scholarships are listed later on this page and you must follow their instruction in order to apply for them.
General CEM Scholarships
Information about general College of Engineering and Mines Scholarships that are available to students within any department are listed below. These are scholarships awarded by CEM to students within any CEM degree. You can find more information about department specific Scholarships by looking on the individual department webpages.
Female Engineering Student Scholarship
This scholarship is available for incoming freshman females or a freshman female returning for a second year enrolled in an engineering discipline at UND. The intent of this scholarship is to recruit and retain female engineers with multiple $1000 to $2000 awards available to incoming freshman female students. This award repeats for the sophomore year if the recipient maintains a 2.5 college GPA and is making progress towards an engineering degree.
William F. and Inez L. McDonald Endowment Scholarship
The William F. and Inez L. McDonald Endowment is a $1 million dollar endowment that provides financial resources for students in an engineering or geology degree. To be eligible for a McDonald Scholarship students must be in good academic standing in a 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 $500 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.
Buckingham Family Endowment Freshman and New Transfer Electrical Engineering Scholarship
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.
Company Sponsored CEM Scholarships
Banner Engineering Scholarship
One $2,000 scholarship for a student of mechanical or electrical engineering. Banner Engineering is the sensor market leader with the broadest line of products and solutions in the nation. For more information, visit www.baneng.com.
Barr Engineering Scholarship
One $1500 scholarship for students of civil, waste water, structural, environmental, construction, or mechanical engineering. Barr Engineering Company is an employee owned consulting firm providing engineering and environmental services to industrial clients in power, mining, refining and manufacturing, and to attorneys, government agencies and natural-resource-management organizations. For more information, visit www.barr.com.
Boston Scientific Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship for a student of biomedical, chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering, or computer science. Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices who, for more than 25 years, has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine by providing a broad and deep portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services. For more information, visit www.bostonscientific.com.
GE Women's Network Engineering Scholarship
One $1,500 scholarship for a student of aerospace/aeronautical, electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering, or computer science.
External Scholarships For Engineering and Mines Students
Listed below are scholarships from companies, organizations, and industry groups that wish to promote their scholarship opportunities to students pursuing engineering or geology. These scholarships are not awarded by CEM and you must apply for them separately by following their instructions.
Whirlwind Steel Scholarship
Whirlwind is offering a $1000 scholarship to current and aspiring students in construction, engineering, and architecture-related fields. The scholarship is awarded prior to the start of each fall semester. For more details, please visit: https://www.whirlwindsteel.com/student-scholarship.
Deadline: each year the deadline is July 31
Other Sources of Financial Aid
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.