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MDU Resources Group Employees' Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: June 8, 2022 3:00 pm CT

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:

  • Be children (natural, adopted or stepchild), grandchildren, or spouses of active, full-time employees of MDU Resources Group, Inc. or any of its affiliated organizations, who have been employed on a regular basis as defined by the respective employing company for a a minimum of one year as of the application deadline. Children or the spouse of a deceased employee are also eligible, provided the employee was an active, full-time employee on a regular basis as defined by the respective employee company for a minimum of one year at the time of his/her death.
  • Be students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school or online college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.


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.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, 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.

Payment of Scholarships

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:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 13, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

MDU Resources Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!