Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are awarded to student athletes on a case by case basis. To be considered for an athletic scholarship, fill out a recruitment form for each individual sport at

Bakken U Scholarships

Dickinson State University participates in the North Dakota University System Bakken U education initiative. Dickinson State University offers a variety of certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs available on-campus and on-line. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, explore the opportunities available at Dickinson State University.

Part of the North Dakota University System, Dickinson State is one of 5 colleges and universities that participates in the Bakken U education initiative. Whether you work directly in an energy related field, or you are seeking to strengthen your professional skills, there is a program at Dickinson State University that can help you achieve your goals.

To apply click here.

DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarships

The DSU Heritage Foundation is investing in future generation by awarding scholarships. The foundation supports the university by acknowledging and rewarding academic and extracurricular excellence as well as supporting scholarly and creative activities.

To be considered for a DSU Heritage Foundation Scholarship please fill out a form HERE 

External Scholarship List

There are numerous scholarships available to DSU students outside of those mentioned above. This is by no means a comprehensive listing but a list of those scholarship opportunities sent to us by third parties.

View external scholarship list

Fine and Performing Arts Awards

Available for students who decide to major in Fine and Performing Arts. The recipient of this award is expected to assist in recruitment and promotion of the Performing and Fine Arts Department. To be eligible you must be accepted to DSU, be enrolled full time (12 hours per semester), maintain good academic standing, and remain in good financial standing to renew this award. 

New Students
New students are to complete the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application. Download the How to Apply New Students sheet and submit to

Returning Students
Returning students are to complete the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application and talk with their faculty Adviser.

International Students
International students are encouraged to complete the International Programs Questionnaire as well as the DSU Heritage Foundation scholarship application for the Awards Committee.

Download the How to apply for International Students sheet and submit to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. 

Merit based scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded based on a review of student’s previous academic performance.

Click here for individual scholarship requirements

Merit scholarships are awarded based on available funds. Priority is given to completed applications, submitted with all required documentation, in the order in which they are received.

These cannot be combined with the Theodore Roosevelt honors Leadership Program Scholarship or other merit scholarships. Eligibility is based on official final transcripts.

Staff Senate Scholarship

The Dickinson State University Staff Senate Scholarship was founded in 2007 and is intended to help a student who is a spouse or dependent of a DSU staff member pay for books, mandatory fees, or any self-supporting programs while pursuing an education at DSU. This scholarship will be in addition to the DSU Employee Spouse and Dependent Tuition Waiver Request which covers only tuition.

Click here to the Staff Senate Scholarship form.

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Program Scholarship

Dickinson State University's Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program is a student-driven program which allows participants to maximize opportunities being learned in the classroom while instilling participative decision making and collaborative problem solving techniques with intellectual rigor and character development. 

For more information visit the TR Leadership program webpage.