University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Minnesota Vikings $10,000 scholarship to UND enters final month

Deserving students interested in pursuing a degree at a regional leader in higher education have a unique opportunity through a new partnership between the Minnesota Vikings and UND to receive a $10,000 “Vikings + UND Scholarship.”

The scholarship is available for an incoming freshman in 2013. The winner will be selected from applicants based on their high school GPA and standardized test scores, as well as a 1,000-word personal statement highlighting their career goals and achievements, their ability to overcome adversity and what the opportunity to study at UND would mean to their future. Applications will be accepted at through Dec. 15. The scholarship winner and family will be in attendance for Vikings-Packers game at Mall of America Field on Dec. 30 and will receive the scholarship during pre-game activities.

“The Vikings have a strong fan base that overlaps with alumni, friends and prospective students of The University of North Dakota,” said Steve LaCroix, Vikings vice president of sales and marketing/chief marketing officer. “We hope this scholarship will give another student a head start on their career goals.”

“We are honored that the Vikings are sponsoring a scholarship at The University of North Dakota,” said President Robert O. Kelley. “This is a great opportunity for a future UND student. In these difficult economic times, scholarships play a significant role in getting a college education. Therefore, we applaud the Vikings organizations for being so committed to promoting the value of higher education. We are confident that UND will provide this scholarship recipient with a tremendous foundation and many opportunities for a bright future.”

For more information, contact Jeff Anderson, director of corporate communications, Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC, at

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