M. Bryce Fifield ACCESS Scholarship

NDCPD Access Scholarship Recipients 2020-2021

Elizabeth Romanick ($750)

Angus Ellingson ($750)

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) has established the ACCESS Scholarship. To help students with significant disabilities attending Minot State University finance their college experience.


The scholarship endowment is managed by the MSU Foundation. In turn, the NDCPD Consumer Advisory Council Scholarship Committee screens applications and awards the interest of the endowment as scholarships.




People with disabilities have the same goals, desires, and wishes as most people. They seek independence, meaningful involvement in their communities, a measure of affluence, and security. A college education can help them achieve these goals. Unfortunately, existing grants, loans, and scholarships often have many conditions attached to them that limit their usefulness for people who have significant disabilities.




The ACCESS Scholarship provides scholarships to students pursuing a wide range of educational experiences at Minot State University. Students in liberal arts, sciences, business, education and human services benefit from the fund.



As ACCESS Scholars pursue their education, they touch the lives of their peers, colleagues, and professors. In addition to expanding their own horizons, they bring disability issues into the mainstream of campus life and make discussions about quality of life and independence relevant for all college students.




Scholarship awards are generally made in June or July for use in the following academic year. Application packets are available from the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University. Alternate formats of the scholarship application materials are available upon request, or a printable version (pdf - 160kb).