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Tribal Transportation Scholarship

The Tribal Transportation Scholarships recognize outstanding Native American students with an interest in transportation engineering, economics, or agriculture who are enrolled at North Dakota State University.

Scholarship Details

  • Scholarship amount: $2,000 per academic year
  • Number of scholarships: One per academic year
  • Solicitation for applicants: December through March 1 of each year
  • Deadline to submit application: March 1 of each year
  • Applications are collected through NDSU One Stop
  • Scholarship award: Fall and Spring Semester each academic year
  • Recognition of recipients: Fall Awards Banquet

Selection Criteria

  • Junior/Senior standing for the current academic year
  • Interest in transportation engineering, economics, or agriculture
  • Demonstrates academic performance
  • Exhibits involvement and leadership in school and/or community
  • U.S. citizen
  • A member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe (FRNAT)


Funding for the Tribal Transportation Scholarship is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium, a group of 8 universities lead by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU and funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers Program.

Scholarship Recipients


NDSPE Scholarships

Tribal members interested in a career in engineering who are attending the University of Mary, Bismarck State College, and United Tribes Technical College are eligible for scholarships from the ND Society of Professional Engineers Chapter 3 serving south central and southwestern North Dakota. To apply, contact the treasurer of Chapter 3 or the financial aid office at these colleges. Applications must be completed and emailed no later than February 11.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050