Real DEAL Scholarship

Are you the Real DEAL?

In 2017, Mariah Vetter of Century High School in Bismarck was the Real DEAL when she received $3,500 in scholarship funds from Bank of North Dakota. In addition, 47 other students received $500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Check out a video of Mariah receiving the great news on our Facebook page.

Are you a North Dakota high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is involved in your school or community and planning to attend a ND college? You may be the next Real DEAL and need to let us know by applying!

Forty-eight high school seniors will be selected to each receive a $500 scholarship. Eight recipients are drawn each month, October – March. Those 48 recipients will be given an opportunity to compete for an additional $3,000 by completing another round of questions in April 2018.

This scholarship is unique, because the earlier you enter – the more likely you are to win. You only need to enter one time. And, even better, if you are one of the first 1,000 entries, you’ll receive a popular BND T-shirt. You’ll appreciate the quick application process, so get started right away.


When scholarships, grants, savings and federal student loans don’t meet the entire cost of college, BND has a student loan. Learn more.