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New Scholarship Available to ND Students

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Dakota College at Bottineau is excited to share the news about a new scholarship available to North Dakota students who have taken a dual credit course from a North Dakota University System (NDUS) institution, during high school.

The NDUS will award the Dual-Credit Tuition Scholarship throughout the academic year. Scholarship award amounts may be up to $750. The maximum payment will be no more than 50% of the cost of the dual-credit courses, and will be limited to the cost of tuition and fees for the semester, quarter or term the scholarship applies. This scholarship may be used for post-secondary enrollment at any ND state public, private, tribal or proprietary institution. Payments will generally be issued to the student’s institution the following semester, quarter, or term enrolled after application.

The high school dual credit course can aid in the overall cost of attaining a higher education degree after high school. Dakota College at Bottineau is one of the eleven higher education institutions in the NDUS. Fall 2021, Dakota College is working with 46 high schools in North Dakota with 513 students enrolled taking 811 courses. This is a mix of online, on campus, ITV, and at their high school with a high school instructor. Director of DCB Distance Education, Kayla O’Toole shares, “We are so excited and appreciative of the new scholarship through NDUS. The financial assistance rewards ND students who have added dual credit to their high school career.”  Overall, North Dakota has approximately 4,000 students enrolled in a dual credit course this fall.

Currently enrolled college students who are in one of the NDUS higher education institutions must complete at least one semester of classes at the institution. Students must meet the eligibility criteria, complete an application with the NDUS, and provide all supporting documentation. More information about the scholarship application for dual credit can be found at