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McCready Scholarship Application

McCready Scholarship:
The endowment will provide scholarships for outstanding students. McCready Scholars will receive funding for tuition, academic fees, and required books (additional supplies are the responsibility of the student). This scholarship applies to courses required for the student’s academic program. If other awards specifically apply to tuition, fee, or book charges prior to the McCready scholarship, the McCready amount will be reduced to reflect this amount. The scholarship will be re-awarded annually for a maximum of four years of support to scholars who maintain a 3.5 GPA and make yearly progress toward their degree. Students in any academic discipline may qualify as McCready Scholars.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be first year students with a 3.95 cumulative un-weighted GPA OR 29 ACT/1350 SAT. The McCready Scholarship replaces your previous academic scholarship offer.

Instructions:
Please complete the form below to be considered for the McCready Scholarship. Although you may have someone proof your work, it is important that you be the individual completing this application and writing the essay. If you have any questions, email us at enrollment.services@vcsu.edu or call us at 701-845-7101. The application form, with attachments, must be submitted no later than Thursday, January 30, 2021.


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    Please enter a number from 0.00 to 4.00.
  • Attach the essay and two letters of recommendation at the bottom of the application form. Your essay should address:
    • Honors, Awards, and Extra-Curricular Activities and Organizations
      • Describe some of the accomplishments you have had in high school, such as academic awards and honors, extracurricular activities and awards, community service performed, and organization involvement.
    • Planned involvement at VCSU
      • In what activities and organizations do you plan to get involved in at Valley City State University?
      • After obtaining your bachelor’s degree from VCSU, what are your short term plans and long term career and life goals?
    • Career and Life Goals
      • After obtaining your bachelor’s degree from VCSU, what are your short term plans and long term career and life goals?
  • Upload your essay of type .doc or .docx
    Accepted file types: doc, docx.
  • Upload your recommendation letter 1 type .doc or .docx
    Accepted file types: doc, docx.
  • Upload your recommendation letter 2 type .doc or .docx
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