Ralph Engelstad Late Bloomer Scholarship

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be admitted to UND as an incoming freshman student for the 2024-25 academic year and plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each semester).
  • Have a 2.5 minimum high school GPA.
  • 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 $5,000.
  • 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 Presidential, Academic Achievement, or Merit scholarship.
  • This scholarship is typically awarded to 3-5 incoming freshmen per year.

Renewal Criteria

  • Enroll in 12 or more credits by the official date to add/drop a course each semester and complete 24 credits each academic year (not including summer)
  • Maintain good academic standing (as defined by UND and Major department/college)
  • Complete at least 10 hours of service or civic engagement each semester (documentation must be submitted to onestop@UND.edu) Notifications due May 1st
  • 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 name and email address of someone who is familiar with your extra-curricular and leadership activities that can recommend you for this scholarship. Their submissions will be confidential.