A scholarship program is now available for a select group of students enrolled in a North Dakota institution of higher education.

The scholarship, called the Dual-Credit Tuition Scholarship, is for students who have taken a qualifying dual-credit course from a North Dakota University System institution while enrolled in a North Dakota high school. Students who meet the eligibility criteria must complete an application with NDUS and provide supporting documentation. The scholarship provides up to $750 that can be used for tuition.

Lisa Johnson, NDUS vice chancellor of academic and student affairs, said the scholarship provides a financial incentive for college students who have already completed dual credit in high school.

“We are grateful for the support of the North Dakota legislature to provide financial assistance to reward North Dakota students who have taken dual credit educational opportunities during their high school career,” Johnson said. “Dual credit plays an important role in helping the state meet educational attainment goals and particularly helps those students who choose to pursue a college degree among their choices of college, career, or military preparation.”

The scholarship will be available throughout the academic year. 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 school fees. The scholarship may be used for enrollment at any North Dakota state public, private, tribal or proprietary institution.

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More information about the scholarship, including eligibility requirements, can be found at https://tiny.ndus.edu/dualcrschol.

Johnson said approximately 4,000 students were enrolled in a dual credit course this fall. Dual credit courses can aid in the overall cost of attaining a higher education degree after high school.