Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are awarded to student-athletes on a case by case basis. To be considered, fill out a recruitment form for each sport at

Bakken U Scholarships

DSU is one of five colleges and universities in the North Dakota University System that participates in the Bakken U education initiative. This initiative is open to those working directly in an energy-related field or those seeking to strengthen their professional skills. DSU offers many certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs available on campus and online. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, explore the opportunities available at DSU.

To apply click here.

DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarships

The DSU Heritage Foundation is investing in future generations by awarding scholarships. The Foundation supports the University by rewarding academic and extracurricular excellence as well as supporting scholarly and creative activities.

To be considered for a DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarship please fill out a form HERE 

External Scholarship List

There are many scholarships available to DSU students outside of those mentioned here. Although it is not comprehensive, the list below includes scholarships sent to DSU by third parties.

View external scholarship list

Fine and Performing Arts Awards

These scholarships are available to students majoring in a Fine and Performing Arts field. The recipient of this award is expected to assist in recruitment and promotion of the department. To be eligible, you must be accepted to DSU and be enrolled full time (12 hours per semester). You must also maintain good academic and financial standing.

New Students
New students must complete the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application. Download the How to Apply New Students sheet and submit to

Returning Students
Returning students must complete the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application and talk with their faculty advisor.

International Students
International students are encouraged to complete the International Programs Questionnaire as well as the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application.

Download the How to apply for International Students sheet and submit to

Merit Based Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded based on a student’s previous academic performance.

Click here for individual scholarship requirements.

Merit scholarships are awarded based on available funds. Priority is given to completed applications, submitted with all required documentation, in the order in which they are received.

These cannot be combined with the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program Scholarship or other merit scholarships. Eligibility is based on official final transcripts.

Staff Senate Scholarship

The DSU Staff Senate Scholarship is intended to financially support a student who is a spouse or dependent of a DSU staff member. This scholarship will be awarded in addition to the DSU Employee Spouse and Dependent Tuition Waiver Request which covers only tuition.

Click here to the Staff Senate Scholarship form.

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Program Scholarship

DSU's Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program is a student-driven program which allows participants to maximize their time in the classroom. Students hone decision-making and problem-solving techniques with intellectual rigor and character development. 

For more information visit the TR Leadership program webpage.