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Graduate School

Tuition Awards, Grants, Assistantships, and Scholarships

The Graduate School and specific graduate programs offer students a number of ways to seek financial assistance for their graduate education.

Tuition Awards

Tuition Awards
Graduate students may apply for Graduate Awards and scholarships by submitting the Graduate Scholarship Application or the Graduate Diversity Award application by the priority deadline of February 15.

Graduate Awards
A limited number of Graduate Awards are awarded to graduate students as a reduction in tuition. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Enroll in six or more on campus course credits
  • Be fully admitted to a Minot State University graduate program
  • Submit the Graduate Scholarship Application and be recommended by their department
  • Applications will be accepted through June 1 with priority given to applications received by February 15

Cultural Diversity Awards
Cultural Diversity Awards may be granted to North Dakota resident students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds. The award may be renewed from year to year. Applicants must:

  • Enroll in six or more on campus course credits
  • Be fully admitted to a Minot State University graduate program
  • Submit the Graduate School Cultural Diversity Tuition Award Application to the Financial Aid Office and ensure that the student's ethnic background matches the applicant's admission application information
  • Applications will be accepted through June 1 with priority given to applications received by February 15

Grants

Math and Science Grant Funding opportunities: The Division of Science and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have obtained a grant (funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Title II, Part B, Math and Science Partnership Grant from the ND Department of Public Instruction) to fund professional development opportunities and graduate coursework for K-12 math and science teachers.

Assistantships

The MSU Graduate School offers many graduate teaching and research assistantships each year. Assistantships are available through the various academic programs, and students interesting in applying for an assistantship should submit the Graduate School Assistantship Application(pdf) at least one semester prior to the semester they wish to be awarded that assistantship.

To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be

  • Fully admitted in an MSU graduate program
  • Enrolled full-time (9 semester hour in the fall/spring; 6 semester hours in the summer) or working on their final thesis or project
  • In good academic standing
  • Selected by the program faculty for a specific assignment and be approved by the graduate dean

Scholarships

To be considered for any of the following scholarships, please complete the Graduate School Scholarship Application. Most scholarships are awarded prior to the fall semester; priority is given to applications received by June 1.

Communication Disorders-Speech Language Pathology Scholarships: To be considered for any of these scholarships, complete the Graduate School Scholarship Application form.

  • North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Scholarships: Available to graduate and undergraduate students of a least junior status majoring in communication disorders.
  • Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship: Established by the Minot Sertoma Club to aid students in hearing and speech. One scholarship is awarded each year to a student in education of the deaf and one to a student speech pathology, both on the basis of scholarship and need.
  • Hearing and Training Center: Scholarship for graduate students in Communication Disorders minimum GPA is 3.5.
  • Edna Gilbert: Scholarship available for anyone majoring in Communication Disorders.

Special Education Scholarships: To be considered for any of these scholarships, complete the Graduate School Scholarship Application form.

  • Elsie May Deeter Hearing Impaired Scholarship: Established by Elsie May Deeter, who spent her entire teaching career working with the hearing impaired. It is for the benefit of hearing impaired students or those students studying to be a teacher for the hearing impaired.
  • Florence Lake Scholarship: Established by Florence Lake, a leader in education of the hearing-impaired children who was instrumental in establishing the program at Minot State University. This annual scholarship is awarded to students in education of the deaf on the basis of academic achievement and financial needs.
  • Frances V. Leach Scholarship: Established by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, North Dakota, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, to encourage and support special education. Priority is given to a graduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in learning disabilities. If no graduate student applies, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in special education.