$100 Scholarships

Each year one student from each active SNDU chapter is eligible to receive a $100 scholarship from the NDU. A check is presented to the chosen SNDU member at the Representative Assembly held in October.

$500 NDEA Foundation Scholarship

The NDU Foundation awards a $500 scholarship to an outstanding student who is preparing for a career in education. The winner is selected by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Application forms must be submitted by March 15 and include:

  • A copy of the applicant's college transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation; at least one coming from an educator
  • An essay of 300-500 words on the applicant's goals, strengths and weaknesses.

To be eligible a student must be registered full time in a teacher education program, has maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average and maintains membership in the NEA student program.

$500 Minority Scholarship

To encourage and assist minorities to enter the profession of teaching, one $500 scholarship is awarded annually upon the recommendation of the NDEA's Minority Affairs Commission. The applicant must be a minority undergraduate student in good standing enrolled in a ND teacher education program. The dollar amount will be forwarded to the institution in which the recipient is enrolled to defer the usual expenses for the semester following the award. Applications must be postmarked by March 15 and include a college transcript, one letter of recommendation from a college professor and one personal letter outlining your goals, interests, need, and reasons for pursuing a career in teaching. Application forms are available on the NDEA website www.nea.org.

Contact Information

Dr. Heather Kvilvang
Office Location: McFarland 327D
Office Phone: (701)845-7199
E-mail: heather.kvilvang@vcsu.edu

Dr. Cindy Zahn
Office Location: McFarland 429
Office Phone: (701)845-7191
E-mail: cindy.zahn@vcsu.edu

To join SNDU:
Visit Student Enrollment/Renewal, enrollment occurs through the National Education Association website.