North Dakota State University Campus Successes

February 25, 2015

Doosan and Bobcat Company gift, state match fund STEM scholarship program: Doosan and Bobcat Company donated $3 million to NDSU to fund a STEM-related scholarship program. The state of North Dakota will match the donation, adding $1.5 million – making the combined gift of $4.5 million the largest for a scholarship endowment in NDSU history. The endowment will distribute approximately $180,000 in scholarships per year.

Helmsley Trust, state match fund scholarships for American Indian public health program: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded NDSU’s Master of Public Health program $750,000 to create the first endowed scholarship fund in the nation for graduate students in American Indian public health. The state of North Dakota has provided an additional $375,000 through the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund.

Competition challenges graduate students to communicate the importance of their research: Allison Peltier, a doctoral student in advanced nursing practice, delivered the winning presentation in NDSU’s first Three Minute Thesis Competition. The objective was for students to quickly explain the goals and value their research in terms relevant to government officials, employers and funding organizations. Peltier presented “Addressing Cervical Cancer Disparities Among American Indian Women.”