The North Dakota Academic Scholarship and the North Dakota Career & Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship were created during the 2009 legislative session. These Scholarships are worth $6,000 and are aimed at increasing high school rigor and retaining college students in North Dakota. For more information, contact the Office of School Approval & Opportunity at (701) 328-2244 or (701) 328-2597.
The new North Dakota Scholarship was created during the 2021 Legislative session to replace the Academic and CTE Scholarships. Starting with the graduating class of 2025, students must use the North Dakota Scholarship requirements. The purpose of the new North Dakota scholarship is to align scholarship requirements to the Choice Ready initiative. The new requirements align to Choice Ready, but will be more rigorous than what is required for Choice Ready.