MDU Resources Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children, grandchildren and spouses of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic determined to be a protected category under applicable state law.
Applicants to the MDU Resources Group Employees’ Scholarship Program must:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Twenty-eight (28) awards are for undergraduate study, and two (2) awards are for graduate study. If the two graduate study awards cannot be awarded, they may be given to undergraduate students. Up to 20% of the awards may go to grandchildren.
Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Per IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47, the employment eligibility requirement does not apply to previous recipients.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
All applicants will be notified in late July.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of MDU Resources Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of MDU Resources Foundation. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 18, 2021 3:00 pm CT.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.