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Hometown Pride Scholarship for Local Educators

Our original Hometown Pride Scholarship was focused solely on the high school graduates within the region. Beginning Spring 2023, we are excited to include K-12 educators within the Hometown Pride Region who enroll in a certificate, master’s or specialist program at Minot State.  K-12 educators include all employees in a school who are qualified for graduate school admission. 



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Terms and Conditions

In order to be eligible for the Hometown Pride Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Educator from a school within the Hometown Pride Region counties.
    • Counties: Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Burke, Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Foster, Golden Valley, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Pierce, Ramsey, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Stark, Towner, Ward, Wells, and Williams.
    • Educators include all K-12 employees who are qualified for graduate school admission.
    • To receive the award, please submit a letter of confirmation from your principal or superintendent confirming your employment at the K-12 institution,
      • New applicants, upload the letter with your application
      • Completed applicants or admitted students, send the letter to graduate@minotstateu.edu.
  • Admitted to Minot State University Graduate School for the Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 semester and enrolled in a certificate, master’s or specialist program at Minot State.

Eligible full-time admitted students must do the following to receive their $1,000 Hometown Pride Scholarship in two $500 increments during the first two semesters of attendance:

  • Be enrolled in nine or more Minot State credits (full-time courseload) by the end of the 100% refund period for the 16-week semester (Financial Aid census date).
    • Collaborative classes are not eligible in the nine-credit enrollment minimum and do not count as completed credits for the award.

Eligible part-time admitted students must do the following to receive their $500 Hometown Pride Scholarship.

  • Be enrolled in at least three Minot State credits (part-time courseload) by the end of the 100% refund period for the 16-week semester (Financial Aid census date).
    • Collaborative classes are not eligible in the three-credit enrollment minimum and do not count as completed credits for the award.

The Hometown Pride scholarship will be applied to your account on top of any other waivers, scholarships, or aid you are receiving up to the cost of attendance.

Eligible students will receive their scholarship regardless of when they applied and were notified of admission to the Minot State Graduate School.