Sioux Scholarship

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be an enrolled member of a Sioux (Lakota, Nakota, Dakota) Tribe, with preference to students enrolled at Spirit Lake or Standing Rock.
  • Provide a certificate of tribal enrollment or proof of descent.
  • Be admitted to UND as a new incoming freshman or transfer student for the upcoming Fall semester and plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each semester)
  • To be eligible for consideration, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for upcoming academic year that opened October 1st. You can apply online at

Selection Criteria

  • Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Service
  • Leadership

Amount and Duration of Award

  • Variable; will be determined by the student’s unmet need on the financial aid award package.
  • 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. Transfer students will have a prorated offer.

Renewal Criteria

  • Be enrolled in 12 or more credits on the official date to add/drop classes each semester and complete 24 credits each academic year
  • Maintain a 2.50 institutional GPA
  • Meet with an academic advisor at least once each fall and spring semester.
  • Meet with a Multicultural Programs & Services (MPS) advisor two times each fall and spring semester.

Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file by the scholarship deadline. Have you completed the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year?
  2. What tribe are you affiliated with?
  3. Please upload proof of Tribal Affiliation
  4. I am applying as:
  5. Essay Question: Please describe what you have learned from your community service and leadership activities. (500 words or less)
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