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Scholarships

Valley City State University offers the top scholarship program among all public universities in North Dakota. Scholarships are a fantastic way to help leverage the cost of a quality education from VCSU, and we encourage all students to apply for any aid they qualify for. You must be an on-campus VCSU student to receive scholarships.

Freshman scholarships are based on each student’s cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores.

President’s Scholarships
$4,000 per year for four years ($16,000)

Leadership Scholarship
$3,500 per year for four years ($14,000)

Clock Tower Award
$3,000 per year for two years ($6,000)

Footbridge Award
$1,500 for your first year ($1,500)

*Students who do not qualify for ND, MN, MSEP, or WUE tuition rates are considered non-resident students and do not qualify for the scholarships listed above.

Non-resident/international students may qualify for a STARS waiver, see below.

STARS Waiver
$1,000 per year for five years ($5,000)
Applies to students paying non-resident and international tuition.
First-year students need to have a 3.25 GPA OR a minimum 23 ACT/1130 SAT score

Transfer scholarships are based on a cumulative college GPA.

Innovative Award
$2,500 for your first year ($2,500)
Minimum 3.5 GPA

Difference Maker Award
$1,500 for your first year ($1,500)
Minimum 3.0 GPA

*Students who do not qualify for ND, MN, MSEP, or WUE tuition rates are considered non-resident students and do not qualify for the scholarships listed above.

Non-resident/international students may qualify for a STARS waiver, see below.

STARS Waiver
$1,000 per year for five years ($5,000)
Applies to students paying non-resident and international tuition.
First-year students need to have a 3.25 GPA OR a minimum 23 ACT/1130 SAT score
Transfer students need a 3.25 GPA or higher

Take part in any scholarship opportunities available in your community or high school. These scholarships can greatly offset the cost of a quality education from VCSU.

Also available are scholarships from the North Dakota University System (NDUS). Research all NDUS scholarship opportunities to learn which ones you may qualify for.

The 2018 tables are now the only official concordance tables between the ACT and the SAT. These new tables replace the concordance tables that were released in 2016.

Review the tables below to convert your SAT score to ACT score values.

College Board 2018 Concordance Tables

Scholarship Estimator