Gary and Connie Tharaldson Scholarship (2006)
Great VCSU supporters for many years, Gary and Connie Tharaldson provided two gifts in 2006 totaling $1,000,000 for scholarships and other needs of the university. New student scholarship values range from $1000 to $5000 and are available to first time freshmen and transfers whose residency is North Dakota. Criteria for selection are based on GPA and ACT results. Students with less than a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and an ACT less than 18 may be eligible for $1000. Students with a 2.75 or higher or an 18 or higher on the ACT may be eligible for $1500. Those with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher or an ACT of 23 or higher may be eligible for $2500. And finally, students with a 3.50 or higher and an ACT of 25 or higher may receive $2500 per year for two years.