September 18, 2016

North Dakota State University USA Academic & Cultural Sharing Scholarship for International Undergraduate Students

Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (Bachelors)
Provider: North Dakota State University
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
North Dakota State University (NDSU) offers the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship to all degree-seeking undergraduate international students who qualify for admission at North Dakota State University.

This NDSU scholarship program enables successful applicants to receive a percentage tuition waiver of the Non-Resident Base Tuition rate, whose value is determined for each academic year.

Prospective international undergraduate student applicants must qualify for admission at NDSU, hold F-1 student status, and continue on a semesterly basis to uphold the necessary academic and cultural sharing requirements.

North Dakota State University Academic & Cultural Sharing Scholarship

Eligibility
Requirements:
  • Hold (or will hold) valid F-1 student status (with a valid I-20). Students eligible for tuition rates other than Non-Resident are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Maintain a 2.50/4.0 or higher cumulative GPA (grade point average) after each semester
  • Register and maintain at least 12 undergraduate credits each semester
  • Complete 10 hours of qualified cultural sharing each semester (see examples under 'Qualified Hours' on official website). Students graduating in May or December of each year are required to submit 10 hours for that semester to remain eligible to keep the scholarship for that term.
  • You have never been found to be in violation of the NDSU Student Code of Conduct
  • Timely report your service hours to the Office of International Student & Study Abroad Services (ISSAS) no later than the last day of final examinations each semester
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT as stated in 'Eligibility' above)

Participating Institutions
North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, North Dakota. USA

Fields of study
Scholarship is awarded for studying all the subjects offered by the university

Number of awards
Not specified by the sponsor

Sponsorship duration
Once awarded, scholarships are renewable as long as the NDSU student maintains the following requirements:
  • Attend the entire International Student Orientation during your first semester at NDSU.
  • Attend a scholarship informational session at the beginning of each semester.
  • Hold F-1 student status (with a valid I-20).
  • Maintain a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA (grade point average) after each semester.
  • Register and maintain at least 12 undergraduate credits each semester.
  • Complete 10 hours of qualified cultural sharing or volunteer services each semester. (See examples of qualified services at the bottom of the official scholarship webpage.) Students graduating in May or December of each year are required to submit 10 hours for that semester to remain eligible to keep the scholarship for that term.
  • You have never been found to be in violation of the NDSU Student Code of Conduct
  • Timely report your service hours to the Office of International Programs by the last day of each fall and spring semester.
Scholarship benefits
The Academic & Cultural Sharing Scholarship offers international undergraduate students the ability to receive a tuition waiver of 50% of the Non-Resident Base Tuition rate, currently a savings of about $9,028 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Method of Application
Prospective international undergraduate students are invited to apply for the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship by completing the application. The application will be reviewed as soon as it is received and a decision will be made after you have been regularly admitted to NDSU.

Prospective candidates may begin their applications by accessing the official application page here, however, it is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and guide on how to apply.

DEADLINES:
Eligible term(s) are Fall (August start) and Spring (January start) each year. The deadline is June 1 or November 1 for students applying from outside the U.S. and July 1 or December 1 for students currently applying from a school inside the U.S. The deadline date for students outside USA to apply are 1 November, 2016 (for January 2017 start class) or 1 June, 2017 (for August 2017 start class)


PLEASE NOTE:
Given the nature of the scholarship, recipients are expected to share their cultures with U.S. students, faculty, staff and members of the community in activities that are both academically and culturally beneficial. This will enable people to increase their knowledge of the cultures and countries where the scholarship recipients come from and gain a better sense of the global society. In turn, the recipients gain a better understanding of themselves and of American culture. Examples of qualified services for reporting hours can be found on the official scholarship webpage under the 'Qualified Hours' link.

North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University (NDSU), is a public university in Fargo, in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The institution was founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as a land-grant institution. NDSU is part of the North Dakota University System.

Application Deadline: 1 Nov 2016 || 1 Jun 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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