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The NSU music scholarship program is one of the most attractive in the region. Based upon auditions, Northern State University awards the following scholarships:
  • $2500 — Janis Pearson Vocal Excellence Award
  • $1250 per year for 4 years — Excellence in Music Scholarships
  • $1400 — Hatterscheidt Scholarships
Music minors and talented non-music majors may also audition for scholarships. Last year, nearly 100 music scholarships were awarded to upperclassmen and freshmen.

2009 scholarship audition dates:
     • February 20, Johnson Fine Arts Center
     • February 21, Johnson Fine Arts Center

If you are unable to audition on those dates, please submit a recording by February 17. Videotapes are preferred. For complete information about music scholarships, contact the Music Department, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198, 605-626-2497 or print the NSU Music Scholarship Application and NSU Music Scholarship Reference Form.
Furthermore, NSU offers a 4-year guaranteed scholarship called the Northern Wolf PACT based upon ACT scores as follows:
  • $10,000 ($2,500 per year) — ACT 28+
  • $6,000 ($1,500 per year) — ACT 24–27
  • $4,000 ($1,000 per year) — ACT 21–23
The President's Meritorious Scholarship, $5000 per year for 4 years, will be awarded to five students. Applicants with an ACT score of 28 or above who apply by February 1 will be invited to campus for an interview for this prestigious award. See Northern Wolf PACT for details.
Finally, the full tuition and fees Dakota Corps Scholarship and the $5000 South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship are available to qualified S.D. high school graduates. Many more scholarships, grants and loans are available to students. Contact NSU Admissions, Dacotah Hall Room 101, 1200 South Jay Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198, (605) 626-2544, for complete information about these and other awards.


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