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Teton Promise

The Williston State College Foundation has supported students in their pursuit of education for over fifty years. With over $1 million in scholarships to award annually, they have made certain that students at WSC receive an affordable, quality education. This fall the foundation has a new and exciting scholarship to offer to regional students - The Teton Promise.

So what's new and different about this Teton Promise scholarship?
The Teton Promise scholarship, which will be awarded to 100 area students entering in the 2014 Fall term, will pay half a student's tuition over the course of the next two years. Its award is based on a few simple criteria and is specifically designed to promote student success and completion. (Please see the Terms and Conditions.)

How much money will the Teton Promise award me?
The Teton Promise is awarded over the course of four consecutive semesters. Each semester, the award amount is different based on research that tells us where students are most likely to need incentive to continue. At the end of those four semesters, the total amount awarded will have covered approximately half of the average cost of tuition at WSC.

·    Fall 2014 Semester, $600
·    Spring 2015 Semester, $500
·    Fall 2015 Semester, $750
·    Spring 2016 Semester, $1500

How do I know if I qualify for the Teton Promise?
If you can answer "yes" to the following three questions, you qualify:

·    I am a 2014 high school graduate? (This includes high school diplomas and G.E.D.'s as approved by the North Dakota Department of Instruction.) 
·    I graduated from one of the following counties: Williams (ND), Mckenzie (ND), Mountrail (ND), Burke (ND), Divide (ND), or Richland (MT)?
·   My cumulative high school GPA was a 2.0 or higher?

Once I know I qualify, what do I need to do to receive the Teton Promise?
To receive this award, there are only a few more steps you need to complete:

1.  Fill out and submit an Admission Application to Williston State College. (Must enter in fall or summer 2014 term.)

2.  Once your application is received and processed, you will be sent a letter with a specific web address. This web address will take you to the Teton Promise Application. Fill out this application and send to

3.  Once your Teton Promise application has been submitted, please make sure to complete your admission file/checklist. Once all items on your checklist have been completed, you will be notified within a week if you have received the award or are on the waitlist. To see the progress on your admission file, please log in to your Campus Connection account. For other questions regarding your admission file, please call 701.774.4220.

If I get put on the waitlist, what does that mean?
The Teton Promise will only be awarded to 100 students. Within the 100 awarded, only so many are made available to each county. If you are waitlisted, it means that all the scholarships allotted for your particular county have already been claimed. However, there is still a possibility that you may receive the Teton Promise if a student who had been previously awarded the scholarship declines to take advantage of their award or fails to enroll in classes by August 15th. At that time, the scholarship would go to the next person on the waitlist. Waitlisted applicants will be notified via phone by August 18th if they have received the Teton Promise. 

Once I have been notified that I've received the Teton Promise, do I have to do anything else?
Yes, we have formulated a set of Terms and Conditions that have been carefully crafted to ensure success and completion of your educational pathway.

Once awarded, are there any ways in which I could lose my Teton Promise scholarship?
Yes, the Terms and Conditions are very specific and meant to be followed in order to improve success rates.

Infractions that could result in loss of scholarship are as follows, but are not limited to:
1.  Not enrolling in 15 or more credits each semester.
2.  Not successfully completing 15 or more credits each semester.
3.  Not taking and/or successfully completing the required Math and English courses.
4.  Not maintaining a 2.0 institutional GPA or better
5.  Taking a semester off

What if I have more questions, or need some assistance?
For more information, please click, call, email, or stop by:

·    Frequently Asked Questions
·    701.774.4220

WSC's Admissions Office, Stevens Hall, Rm 179, 1410 University Ave, Williston