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.

Apply for the Bakken U Scholarship

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 DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application.

Download the How to Apply sheet and submit to

Presidential Scholarship Awards

The Presidential Scholarship Award will waive $1600 per year, split between two semesters. Cabinet will set exact award amounts each year. Applicants must meet a cumulative GPA requirement of 3.25 for freshman OR minimum standardized test score of ACT 22, SAT 1100, TOEFL 71, IELTS 6.0, Writeplacer 5 OR cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 for transfer students.

This waiver cannot be combined with the DSU Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Scholarship, but may be combined with other forms of institutional waivers and DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarships.

The Presidential Scholarship Award is renewable with consecutive and continued enrollment and must earn a minimum of 24 credits in the academic year with a 3.0 GPA. It is renewable for up to four years for first-time freshmen and three years for transfer students.

View a full list of bachelor’s degree admission requirements

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.

Apply for our Staff Senate Scholarship

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.