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For the second year in a row, Brown County Fair-goers will have a chance to win money to attend Northern State University.


Northern is giving away $7,000 in scholarships for fall 2019. That’s seven $1,000 scholarships, or one for each day of the fair, which runs Aug. 13-19 at the Brown County Fairgrounds.


“Last year’s scholarship giveaway drew a lot of interest, and we’re looking forward to going back to the Brown County Fair again this year,” said Dr. Jeremy Reed, vice president of enrollment management and student affairs. “We have even more exciting projects to talk about, with so much positive momentum on campus, and we can’t wait to visit with high school students and their families and assist them with any questions they have about their college search.”  


For a chance to win a scholarship, stop by Northern’s booth at the fair and fill out an NSU Learn More card. Northern will be set up in booth 00L, located just inside the Expo doors. The booth will have a different theme each day:


  •        Wednesday, Aug. 15: Fine Arts Day
  •        Thursday, Aug. 16: School of Education Day (kids day at the fair)
  •        Friday, Aug. 17: High School Dual Credit Day
  •        Saturday, Aug. 18: Athletics Day
  •        Sunday, Aug. 19: Alumni Day


Promotional items and giveaways will be available throughout the week.


Scholarships are for the fall 2019 semester at Northern State University. Full-time, degree-seeking fall 2019 freshmen, transfer, graduate and online/distance students are eligible.


The scholarship drawing will be held Aug. 31, 2018. Seven winners will be randomly selected and announced via NSU social media.


For more information, contact NSU Admissions at 1-800-678-5330 or For complete details on the scholarship giveaway, visit NSU’s Brown County Fair Scholarships webpage.