Ralph Engelstad Late Bloomer Scholarship

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be admitted to UND as an incoming freshman student for the 2020-21 academic year and plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 15 credit hours each semester)
  • Have a 2.5 minimum high school GPA
  • Have a 23-28 composite ACT score or equivalent SAT score
  • Have declared one of the following academic majors: business, economics, engineering, computer technology & related studies, accounting, medicine, nursing, mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated possession of character
  • Demonstrated desire to contribute to society as a citizen
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Demonstrated intellectual capacity to achieve

Amount and Duration of Award

  • Variable depending on the number of eligible applicants. Minimum award of $2,500.
  • The award is renewable. A student may receive a maximum of eight semesters of funding for undergraduate work leading to a first bachelor’s degree.
  • Students are not eligible to receive the Late-Bloomer and Academic Achievement or Merit scholarship

Renewal Criteria

  • Completion of at least 10 hours of service or civic engagement each semester. Notifications due May 1st
  • Complete 15 credit hours each semester
  • Good academic standing (as defined by UND and Major department/college)
  • Maintain a major in one of the selected areas indicated in the eligibility requirements

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Essay Question: Please describe what you have learned from your community service and leadership activities. (500 words or less)
  2. Please fill in the names and email addresses of 2 people who are familiar with your extra-curricular and leadership activities that can recommend you for this scholarship. Their submissions will be confidential.
    • Recommender 1
    • Recommender 2
  3. Have you applied for admission to UND and submitted all required documents to the UND Admissions Office, including high school and college (dual credit) transcripts?
  4. Honors or Awards (Complete the remaining questions if you did not answer them on the General Application, or if you have additional information you would like to add.)
    • 1. Description of Honor or Award
    • 2. Date Received
  5. Community Service Information: List service activities you have participated in as a volunteer, beginning with the most recent. If none, please use the space provided to explain why you have been unable to perform community service.
    • 1. Activity/Organizations
    • 2. Your Role/Position Held
    • 3. From (mm/yy)
    • 4. To (mm/yy)
    • 5. Hours per Week
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