Scholarships

Learn about the different scholarships University of Jamestown offers, as well as resources to find outside scholarships.

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a type of financial aid that helps students pay for college. Scholarships do not need to be paid back, and they are typically awarded to students based on:

  • Merit, such as academic, artistic or athletic qualifications/talent
  • Interest in a particular field of study
  • Demographics, like where you live, your financial situation, or if you are a member of an underrepresented group

Types of Scholarships

Every full-time, undergraduate student at UJ receives institutional aid (a scholarship provided by UJ). Scholarships are given for several criteria including academics, athletics, performing arts, referrals, and club participation.

Here, we will give you a breakdown of institutional aid, as well as resources to find scholarships from outside sources.

North Dakota Scholarships

North Dakota Scholarships are available to ND residents who graduated from a ND or bordering state high school or approved ND home education program. Click one of the links below for more information.

Other Scholarships

Use the links below to search for other scholarships that may be available to you. Always use caution when searching for information on student scholarships and financial aid to avoid scams.

Activity Scholarship Policy

A student may lose their activity scholarship if s/he is cut from an activity due to disciplinary reasons. The Vice-President of Enrollment and the Athletic Director will review the activity scholarship status. Disciplinary issues will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The VPEM will contact the student and inform them of the scholarship decision.

The student will retain the full value of the activity scholarship if s/he:

  • discontinue participation in an activity for which s/he is receiving a scholarship
  • are cut from an activity by a coach/director/advisor
  • become injured and is forced to discontinue involvement in the activity for which the student is receiving a scholarship.
  • becomes ineligible to participate in an activity for which s/he is receiving an activity scholarship.

If a student discontinues involvement in an activity for reasons other than disciplinary reasons and retains the value of the activity award, the award will be renamed to indicate the student is not participating (NP) in that activity. (For example, a Football Scholarship will become Football Scholarship NP.)

If a student who is receiving an activity scholarship becomes enrolled part-time taking a minimum of six credits, the activity scholarship is awarded at 15% of their total tuition charge throughout the student’s enrollment at UJ.A student taking fewer than 6 credits would not receive an activity scholarship. This calculation applies only to scholarship for an activity in which the student is involved (athletics, band, choir, theatre, etc.). If the student is in more than one activity, s/he would receive a single activity award not to exceed 15% of the total tuition charge.

A student who graduates with their bachelor’s degree and has athletic eligibility may enroll in our Master of Arts in Leadership program and receive an athletic scholarship equal to 15% of the total tuition charge throughout the student’s enrollment in the MAL program. If the student is in more than one activity, s/he would receive a single activity award not to exceed 15% of the total tuition charge.

A student who is receiving an activity scholarship cannot also be paid work study funds for involvement of the same kind in that activity. (For example, a student receiving an athletic scholarship to be a student manager for that sport cannot also be paid work study funds for working with the same sport.)

Institutional Aid

Final scholarship and award numbers are prorated based on residence and meal-plan options, and are calculated upon acceptance to the University. Please visit with your <admissions counselor> for more information.

Academic scholarships ($6,000-$10,000) are based on GPA and are available to any student not already receiving an athletic scholarship (UJ is a non-stacking institution). There is no minimum GPA for a scholarship; if you are accepted to UJ, you’ll be receiving a scholarship.

Athletic scholarships (amount varies) are available and are based on coach discretion. If you are interested in receiving an athletics scholarship, fill out a recruit me form.  (*Please see the Activity Scholarship Policy below.)

The Mechanical Engineering scholarship ($13,000) is available to students who have a 3.0 or higher, with special consideration given to math and science grades.

Applicants with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a declared major of nursing qualify for a Nursing scholarship ($13,000/yr.).

Applicants with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a declared major of Pre-Physical Therapy qualify for a Physical Therapy scholarship ($13,000/yr.).

The Alumni Referral Scholarship ($250) is available to students officially referred by alumni of the University using the Alumni Referral Award form.

The Legacy Scholarship ($1,000) is available to students whose parent, grandparent, or sibling graduated from or is currently attending the University. Please notify your admissions counselor if you qualify.

The Mel Arnold: Chemistry Scholarship ($1,500-$3,000) is available to students majoring or minoring in a Chemistry with a GPA above 3.5 & ACT/SAT requirements. Learn more about eligibility requirements.

We offer Performing Arts scholarships to students who audition before arriving on campus their freshman year. These scholarships range up to $6,500.  If you would like to setup an audition, please contact Alicia.Bollingberg@uj.edu.

Wilson Scholarships includes four full-tuition scholarships to UJ and many $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible for a Wilson Scholarship, a freshman student must have a 3.5 GPA or a 24 ACT or SAT 1160. Application for this scholarship is automatic when you apply to UJ.

To be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, students must compete at a scholarship day competition  (held in Nov. & Jan.) which requires on-campus interviews and an essay.

More information can be found on the Wilson Scholarship page.

 

The Journey Scholarship (amount varies) is open to any student receiving an academic scholarship. These scholarships are based on an essay outlining a student’s extracurricular and community involvement as well as financial need.

An Esports Scholarship ($1,000-$3,000) may be awarded to a student on the Esports team. (*Please see the Activity Scholarship Policy below.) Contact your admissions counselor for application information.

A Shooting Sports Scholarship ($1,000-$3,000) may be awarded to a student on the Shooting Sports team. (*Please see the Activity Scholarship Policy below.) Contact your admissions counselor for application information.

The International Entrance Scholarship ($6,000-$10,000 annually) is for international students. Contact dgibson@uj.edu for more information.

The Nursing Transfer Scholarship ($13,000) requires a GPA of 3.2.

The Mechanical Engineering Transfer Scholarship ($13,000) requires a 3.0 average in all math and science courses. A minimum of 18 credits earned at a prior institution are also required.

Transfer Scholarships ($6,000-$10,000) are awarded based on a GPA of at least 2.0

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