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Here are a few suggestions to help you in your scholarship search.

  • · Start early
  • · Always ask for recommendations two weeks in advance
  • · Type your applications
  • · Apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible
  • · Make a copy of essays, information and recommendations
  • · Keep a file of all scholarship information
  • · Sell yourself (include volunteer work, church activities, jobs etc.) 
     
  • Scholarships, Opportunities, Etc....

    2017 - 2018 Scholarships, opportunities and other available program information.

    Scholarships, opportunities, and other programming information I receive will be available here and posted as I received the information.  Please contact me if you have any questions, I am happy to offer assistance with applications, seek additional information, etc.  Paper copies of applications are available on the second floor of the high school in magazine racks outside the school counselor's office.

     

    62.  ATTENTION CURRENT LHS SENIORS - $150 The JT Carlson Education Scholarship is to be awarded each year to an outstanding senior boy or girl interested in education.  Please submit an application that describes how and why you meet the criteria for this scholarship.  Please return the submission to Faye Brosy Nelson.  Deadline:  May 10, 2018  Earlier is preferred. 

     

    61.  Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program:  Receive up to $2,500 to pursue career or technical education.  To be eligible for the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical scholarship program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:   Have completed high school or earned high school equivalency credential by Spring 2018.  Be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2018 that will lead to employment.  Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution.  Demonstrate financial need - applicants must be Pell Grant eligible.  Be under the age of 30.  Be a US citizen.  Application opens March 15.  To apply online please visit   application.horatioalger.org

     

    60.  Students are now able to apply for the North Dakota Academic and CTE Scholarship through the Educational Portal. Students can access the Educational Portal by logging into Powerschool, and then clicking on the applications link in the upper right-hand corner and selecting the Educational Portal. Instructions on how to use the Educational Portal are also available on the website. In addition, students can use the Educational Portal to monitor their progress towards the Academic and CTE Scholarship. You can also access the Educational Portal by visiting https://edportal.nd.gov/home

     

    59. Contact:  Heather Austin, Executive Director

    Address:  P.O. Box 3237 Bismarck, ND 58502

    Email: heather@tfnd.org

    Phone: 701-527-2811

    Website: www.tfnd.org

     

    Tobacco Free North Dakota announces its first annual Video Essay Scholarship Contest for all ND High School seniors.  TFND is a statewide non-profit that advocates for policies to prevent youth initiation to tobacco and nicotine products with the goal of creating North Dakota’s first tobacco free generation.  We hope this scholarship contest encourages youth to youth education and advocacy, while providing TFND an opportunity to recognize and reward those efforts. 

     

    Tobacco Free ND Video Essay Scholarship Contest

     

    Here’s how it works!

    1. Create a 1–3 minute YouTube video based on one of these Tobacco Free ND topics.The True Cost of Tobacco/Nicotine
    • How Does Tobacco/Nicotine Affect Me/How Would Tobacco Affect Me?
    • Why I stay Tobacco/Nicotine Free!

       

    1. Email your YouTube video entry by April 15, 2018 to heather@tfnd.org. A committee will select the top five videos, which will then be displayed at www.tfnd.org and voted on by the public May 1-11, 2018. (Tell your friends to vote!) The winner will be announced May 18, 2018.

     

    1. The winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship!  TFND will present the prize and take photos with the winner prior to the end of the school year.

     

    Requirements/Guidelines:

    • Must be a ND high school senior who will be attending college in fall 2018.
    • Create a short 1–3 minute YouTube video relating to Tobacco. (Please introduce yourself in the video)
    • The Tobacco Free North Dakota Board and/or judging committee has the right to disqualify videos deemed unacceptable or inappropriate.
    • Deadline for submission: April 15, 2018.
    • Video participants agree and authorize TFND, or anyone authorized by TFND, the use of any and all images that have been taken of the participant and/or friends/family without compensation to the participant. Participants agree that the TFND may use such videos with or without the participant’s name for any lawful purpose, including purposes of publicity, illustration, advertising and web content.
    • Emailing your submission acts as your signature to agreement to the terms and conditions of this contest.
    • The winning video becomes the property of TFND. In order to receive the scholarship, the winner will submit the video file.

       

      Send all Questions and Entries by April 15, 2018 to:  Heather Austin, heather@tfnd.org

       

      The mission of Tobacco Free North Dakota is to improve and protect the public health of all North Dakotans by reducing the serious health and economic consequences of tobacco use, the state’s number one cause of preventable disease and death.

       

     

    58.  I'm pleased to announce the City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any High School senior nationwide, and we would like to invite your students to apply.  Our Deadline:  July 31, 2018

    Award Amount:
    $1000

    Application:

    http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

    Would you consider adding this scholarship to your scholarship page to help spread the word around to your current students? If so, please add our scholarship application which is located at the URL just above. Here you can see our other eligibility requirements and also any other pertinent information on our website at that link address.

    I look forward to hearing back from you on this scholarship and having your students apply!

    Thank you again for your time and have a great day!

    Tyler Owens 

     

    57.  CHS Funded Scholarship awarding one (1) three hundred and fifty dollar ($350) scholarship to each of the following high schools:  Cando, Dakota Prairie, Devils Lake, Edinburg, Edmore, Fordville-Lankin, Lakota, Langdon, Leeds, Minnewaukan, Munich, Park River, Starkweather, Walhalla.  Seniors and or parents must be patrons of CHS.  Seniors of CHS employees are eligible to apply.  Additional Scholarships are available and given at large.  The applications are available outside the school counselors office and from Mrs. Faye Nelson.  Deadline:  May 1. 

     

    56.  Farmhouse Scholarship at NDSU - Six scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded for tuition to incoming male freshman.  The scholarship form is available outside the school counselors office or from Mrs. Faye Nelson.  Deadline:  April 15, 2018.

     

    55.  Alerus Financial Linda Redmann Scholarship Trust - This trust is to provide scholarships for high school students from the counties of Nelson, Walsh, Pembina and Cavalier Counties in North Dakota to be used to attend post-secondary education of any sort.  Two (2) scholarships will be provided annually per county for tuition and books.  The application is available outside the school counselors office in the magazine racks or are available from Mrs. Faye Nelson.  Deadline:  April 15, 2018

     

    54.  Our next online CNA course has been scheduled!  Please forward to interested parties or appropriate staff as necessary. 

    Attached is a sample of the course syllabus, as well as a TB testing guide.  Please review these documents, as we have made some policy changes.  Organizations sponsoring participants are responsible for ensuring their participants receive the class schedule, syllabus and TB testing information prior to attending class so they are adequately informed of the course information and requirements.  A basic understanding of computers and regular internet access is needed for optimal success in the course.  The cost is $825.  Books are included in the price, as well as the state test fee for all successful completers.

     

    CNA Online Course Schedule:

     

    Dates

    Times

    Location

    April 16 – May 20

     

    ONLINE

    May 12, 13

    8 am - 5 pm

    Lake Region State College, Devils Lake

    May 19, 20

    6:30 am - 3 pm

    Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake

     

    Course Prerequisites (see attachments for details):

     

    • A current negative Mantoux (TB) test, or if positive, a clear chest x-ray is required to attend clinical in a skilled care facility
    • Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended if attending class during the Nov 1 – Mar 1 timeframe

     

    For more information, or to register, go to https://trainnd.lrsc.edu or call 662-1578.  Please pass on this information to any interested parties.

     

    Thank you and have a great weekend!

     

    Amanda Zeien

    Administrative Assistant, TrainND Northeast

    Lake Region State College

    701-662-1578 (Direct Phone)

    1-800-443-1313 x 1578 (Toll Free)

     

    Website: www.lrsc.edu/workforce

     

    53. They are offering scholarships for Middle school through high school age students to attend the International Music Camp at the Peace Gardens. I (Mrs. Paukert)  attended the camp when I was in Junior High and High School and I can't say enough about how the experience helped me to grow as a musician.  At that time they did not offer sessions in piano, guitar or composition, but now they do.   

    The piano camp is the 4th session:  July 8 - July 14 for ages 10 through adult

    The guitar camp is also the 4th session:  July 8- July 14 for students in grades 6-12

    Composition sessions for grades 9-12 is held during Session 3 (July 1-7)

     

    The piano camp includes daily classes in ensemble performance, musicianship and music history as well as an evening piano seminar.  The week ends with a solo recital.  Two half hour private lessons are included in the fees. You can sign up for an additional set of two lessons for an extra charge. Please let me know if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

     

    Amy Jo Paukert 

     

    To all Music Teachers, Parents, and Students,

     

    This is some information for those students who may be interested in attending

    International Music Camp this summer.

     

    The Camp starts taking applications now for this summer's sessions, so students

    can sign up early to get into the session they want. 

     

    For more information on the program of study that you would like to attend, go to

    internationalmusiccamp.com. The Minot office phone number is 701-838-8472.

    Students who attend Devils Lake Schools and those who take lessons from an

    instructor who belongs to the Devils Lake Music Club are all eligible to apply

    for some scholarship money to use toward the fee for Camp. All students who

    apply will receive one scholarship per year. The amount for this scholarship will

    be different every year, depending on how much money the Music Club has to give

    out. Those students whose parents have Otter Tail Power Company electric service

    can also apply to Otter Tail for scholarship money. Go to ottco.com for information

    on these scholarships.

     

    During the month of April, I will have application forms out to the teachers, so that

    students can apply.

     

    52.  NSA Scholarship, the National Sunflower Association is seeking applicants for the Curtis Stern Memorial Scholarship.  Scholarship funds assist students who study in the field of agriculture with a special emphasis on sunflower production, promotion or research.  Application deadline is April 1, 2018.  $4,600 is available for the scholarship this year.  Preference will be given to students who are in their last two years of undergraduate studies or in graduate level studies and have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0=A scale.  Applications can be submitted online at North Dakota Community Foundation Website:  ndcf.net/receive/scholarships/stern.html  Contact Tina Mittelsteadt at tinam@sunflowernsa.com for information and/or questions.

     

    51.  Know Your State Competition - Two students have the opportunity to each win $1,000 cash prize by:  achieving a high score on the preliminary test administered online at your school, being one of two high scorers on the final exam which includes multiple choice and essay questions at Bismarck State College.  Additional cash awards will be given to two students at each of the second, third and fourth place levels.  Deadline for registering students in March 7, 2018.  Registration link is available at http://bit.ly/18KnowYourState/

     

    50.  Health Services Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

    The Nelson County Health Services Foundation is now accepting applications for two scholarships to assist people who are pursuing careers in nursing and other medical fields.  The deadline for applying for the Mavis Naas and Nancy Sigette Scholarships is April 16th, 2018.  For application guidelines, contact the NCHSF office at 322-4328 or email nchsf@gondtc.com.  Send your resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to the NCHS Foundation Office, P.O. Box 506, McVille, ND 58254.  Preference is given to graduates of Nelson County schools and residents of Nelson County.

     

    49.  Paul Hoghaug Scholarship Trust Fund #0955 - This scholarship form is available from Faye Nelson and is also located outside her office in the designated scholarship area.  Deadline:  March 23, 2018.

     

    48.  Thanks for offering to share this with the wider ND counselor community!  We have 2 $1500 scholarships to give – last year we didn’t receive any applicants – broke my heart.  Would love to be able to help a young girl pursue her dreams in the STEM field!

    Please feel free to share with any other groups that you feel make sense as well!  We’d love to see applications start rolling in!

     

    Women @ Microsoft

    The Hoppers Scholarship provides financial support for higher education to female students who are pursuing a degree in a technology related field. You can make an impact by:

    Sharing the Hoppers Scholarship application with young women in your network that will be or are currently attending a MN, ND, or SD college or university, and are studying in a STEM related field – accepting applicants for 2018 awards now! 

     

    Deadline is April 15, 2018

     

    Have a wonderful weekend!

     

    Tanya Beutler

    Sr Partner Development Manager

    Office: (701) 492-9808

    Mobile: (701) 403-9131

    tbeutler@microsoft.com

     

     

    47.  Bank of North Dakota Real DEAL Scholarship will close in three weeks! That means your students have a limited window of time to submit their scholarship applicants for the final drawing of the year. Remember, winners will have a chance to compete for an additional $3,000 scholarship!

     

    The final day to apply is February 28th and the final drawing for eight $500 scholarships will take place in early March. Below is a reminder of the criteria:

     

    • 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Involvement in three school or community activities
    • Must be attending a ND college after high school. We still encourage ALL students to apply. It’s better to get a scholarship and turn it down, than not get one and wish you’d applied if your plans change.

     

    Please encourage your students to apply if they haven’t already! https://bnd.nd.gov/scholarship/

     

    46.  REMINDER:  FRS Youth Tour, Washington, DC:  June 2-6, 2018.  ALL EXPENSES PAID by Polar

     

    Students 16 or 17 years of age “At the Time of the Tour” DEADLINE:  Thursday, March 1, 2018  (postmarked by) See Mrs. Faye Nelson for the application.  Polar will sponsor two students from our service territory to win this trip.  I’m sincerely hoping you have students who are planning to apply for this great opportunity! 

     

    45.  The 39th Annual Expanding Your Horizons conference is Saturday, April 7, 2018.  This is a day to empower women in 7th, 8th and 9th grade.  Conference goals include increasing young women's interest in STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Foster awareness of career opportunities for women in science and mathematics related fields, provide students an opportunity to meet and form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations, and alleviate isolation of young women who are interested in science and mathematics.  Specific information is available at:  https://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/csme/PDFs/EYH12282017.pdf

     

    44.  North Dakota Dollars for Scholars (NDDFS) scholarship applications are now open.  The application deadline for all NDDFS scholarships is April 1.  Please note that local deadlines may be different.  Additional scholarship details and the online application are available at www.northdakota.dollarsforscholars.org.  To apply, students must create or update a profile in the online student center.  This profile allows students to be matched to scholarships based on their personal information.  Students will also be able to use this profile to find future opportunities from their local chapter as well as NDDFS and the national organization.   

     

    North Dakota Dollars for Scholars accepts scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students.  Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 will be awarded to use for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Applicants must be from a North Dakota community with an active Dollars for Scholars chapter to qualify.  Students from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship offerings cover a variety of categories including vocational/technical schools, military family, community service and continuing college students. Scholarships sponsored by professional associations are also available to college students in specific majors, including: accounting, advertising, agricultural economics, banking, business, chiropractic, communications, computer and information technology sciences, economics, education, finance, graphic arts, journalism and nutrition.

     

    Please note, you do not have to provide financial information for any of our scholarships. You also do not have to provide a reference.

     

    Amanda Woidyla and I have done two Facebook Lives that may be helpful to you, you can find them in the Video section on Bank of North Dakota’s Facebook page.  Video Info:

    1/10/18: Creating your Dollars for Scholars profile

    1/23/18: Searching and applying for scholarships on Dollars for Scholars website

     

    Please contact me if you have questions.

     

    Best Regards,

    Staci

     

    Staci Holzheimer

    State Director

    North Dakota Dollars for Scholars

    1200 Memorial Highway | Bismarck, ND 58504

    P: 701.239.7313  | T: 800.472.2166

    E: statedirector@nddfs.org

     

     

    43.  Apply to win $10,000 in scholarships, Deadline:  May 21, 2018.  Application info at: INFO.ALSFORMALWEAR.COM/SCHOLARSHIPS  See Mrs. Faye Nelson for a Free Tux Certificate

     

    42.  All junior boys apply now for Boys state at NDBOYSSTATE.ORG  June 10-15, 2018 on the campus of North Dakota State College of Science.  "A week that changed my life." 

     

    41.  Up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high schools who meet eligibility requirements, check out - https://www.mrenergy.com/services/scholalrships  Deadline is March 15. Missouri River Energy Services Scholarship Program.

     

    40. Subject: Guenthner Scholarship Application now OPEN Please remember to encourage your graduating CTE high school seniors to apply for the Reuben T. Guenthner CTE Scholarship.  Along with the eligibility requirements, the application description/instructions are located here:

    https://www.nd.gov/cte/students/RTGScholarship.html

    This link includes:  the online application link (which they need to complete) AND

    the correct email address (not mine) to which they should send a scan of the Transcript AND 3 letters of recommendation

    Everything will now be submitted electronically only and by April 1, 2018, the DEADLINE.

     

    Michael Netzloff,

    Curriculum and Standards Specialist

    North Dakota Career and Technical Education

    State Capitol Building, 15th Floor

    600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270

    Bismarck, ND  58505

    Telephone:  1-701-328-3187

    Email:  mnetzloff@nd.gov

     

    39.  Erin Lacina from NESC provided us with this scholarship information.  Check out this website.  https://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/

     

    38.  Graduating seniors have the opportunity to receive thousands of dollars in college scholarships from First Community Credit Unions, thanks to their Education Foundation.  There are 13 multi-year scholarships available for colleges in which FCCU has branch locations.  The value of each scholarship is $1,000 per year for up to four years.  Find out more at   myFCCU.com/scholarships  Visit myFCCU.com/scholarships  for full details and to fill out an application.  Deadline to submit is March 16, 2018.

     

     

    37.  Attention Seniors:  The Associated General Contractors of North Dakota has scholarships available for High School Seniors pursuing a career in the exciting and rewarding field of Construction.  These scholarships are for the 2018-2019 school year.  North Dakota State University www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/cme/programs.html  Bismarck State College www.bismarckstate.com/academics/  North Dakota State College of Science www.ndscs.nodak.edu/academics/  Due April 27, 2018.

     

    36.  Check out the North Dakota Farmers Union website for multiple scholarships.  www.ndfu.org/youth/scholarships/  Deadlines are approaching soon for some of the scholarships. 

     

    35.  Dickinson State University would like to invite students to the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.  This opportunity allows students to follow a curriculum leading to a Leadership Minor and provides $3,000 in financial support to Dickinson State University.  Feel free to learn more about Dickinson State University and TRHLP at www.dickinsonstate.edu/trhlp.

     

    34.  Expanding Your Horizons 39th Annual Conference will happen Saturday, April 7, 2018.  This opportunity is for girls in grades 7, 8 and 9.  Conference goals include increasing women's interest in STEM, foster awareness of career opportunities in science and math related fields, provide students with opportunities to meet and form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations, and to alleviate isolation of young women who are interested in science and math.  Cost $10.  Registration is February 16.  Visit with Faye Nelson if you are interested or would like more information. 

     

    33.  North Dakota Leadership Seminar - Calling Lakota High School sophomores, if you are interested in a free opportunity to develop leadership through team building activities, learn about government through Mock Legislative Sessions, Constitutional Debates, learn from a Young Professional Panel, participate in volunteer projects and hear wonderful keynote speakers.  If that's you than ND Leadership Seminar is for you.  Abbey and Britney have participated and really enjoyed this opportunity.  Deadline is April 2, 2018.  See Faye Nelson if you are interested in attending. 

     

    32. The High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots was created to support high school students ages 16 and up who are serious about learning how to fly drones commercially, and to support the use of drones to further the interest of high school students in STEM subjects.
     
    Scholarship recipients receive free access to Drone Pilot Ground School (usual cost is $299), an in-depth test prep course for the FAA’s “Part 107” certification exam to be a commercial drone pilot. The first 100 recipients will have their FAA exam fee of $150 covered, for a total value of approximately $450. Learn more about the scholarship and application process
    here. 
    https://www.dronepilotgroundschool.com/scholarship/ 

     

    31.  LAKE REGION WOMEN IN AG SCHOLARSHIP

    1. This application is for the Women’s Ag Night Scholarship.  Two (2) scholarships, each for $1,000, will be offered in 2018.
    2. Eligible applicants are a:

    - Woman

    - Currently residing in or graduated from a high school in Ramsey,       

    - Benson, Eddy, Pierce, Nelson, Cavalier and Towner counties.

    - Entering or enrolled in a ND college

    - In an Agricultural or related field

    - For either an Undergrad or Graduate Degree

     

    1. Return the completed application AND a one (1) page biography including career goals and involvement in school and community organizations to:

       

                            Ramsey County Soil Conservation District

                            706 8th Ave. SE Ste. 2

                            Devils Lake, ND 58301

                                          Attn: Breanna

     

    1. Application deadline is March 15. Each of the two scholarships is for $1,000 and will be paid to the college you are attending.  All applicants will be notified of the judges’ selection by June 1st.  Award winners will be invited to and must attend the next Women in Ag event.  The 2018 event will be held in July on a date yet to be determined..

     

    1.   Scholarship applications will be judged on:

     

                           -   Presentation including grammar, spelling, neatness and syntax

                            -  Response to questions on application form

                            -  Biography, including career goals

                            -  Involvement in school organizations

                            -  Involvement in community organizations

     

    1. If you choose to attend LRSC, a $250 Bucks for Books will also be awarded to you by LRSC.

    30.  The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association provides (3) three scholarships to the NDSU College of Agriculture for incoming freshmen.  The amount of the scholarships is $1000 each.  Deadline is February 15.  The information is also available on the NDCISA Web Page at www.ndcropimporvement.com.

     

    29.  The North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) is offering a scholarship opportunity for students who have a parent or grandparent employed by a county in North Dakota. This includes elected county officials, appointed officials, full-time employees, and permanent part-time employees. Six scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is June 8, 2018. Use this link to access the scholarship information and application.

     

    28.  Often students are seeking ideas for volunteering opportunities, this website may help generate ideas pertinent to our community and regions. I might suggest that your student use this website to come up with a list of agencies and organizations to contact that fit their interests: http://www.volunteerbisman.com/

     

    27.  Every year the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation supports outstanding employees through the Tjaden Educational Assistance Program.  This summer, between 20 & 25 employees will be awarded college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 for their outstanding work and leadership.  Job applications which leads to scholarship opportunities are available at www.medora.co/employment

     

    26.  Merle Rainsberry Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is in honor of Merle Rainsberry, longtime member and friend of the Tri-County Snowdusters.  This scholarship will be given to a Lakota High School graduate that is pursuing a college or tech school education.  Every senior will receive a copy of the application.  Additional applications are available from Faye Brosy Nelson.

     

    25.  The North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association is offering a scholarship opportunity up to $8,000.  Qualifying students must be:  a child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official member or must be enrolled or planning to enroll in BSC's Water & Wastewater Technology program.  Student must have successfully completed at least two Water and Wastewater Technology courses within the program and earned a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) over the term; and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester they are seeking a scholarship.  Application deadline is April 28, 2018.  Mrs. Nelson has further information and the paper application is available as well. 

     

    24. My name is Cathy and I would like to tell you about a new scholarship opportunity that I think your high school seniors would appreciate. The Helping Hands Scholarship is a nationwide program offered to high school seniors and college undergrads that are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. This is a one-time $500 scholarship awarded in August 2018. The application process is super easy as students are not required to write an essay but instead make a video recording of themselves answering the following questions: 

     

    Question 1 – What career are you pursuing in healthcare and why?

    Question 2 – What inspired you to get into healthcare?

    Question 3 – Where do you see yourself in 10 years career wise?

    Question 4 – Why do you think you deserve to win the Helping Hands Scholarship?

     

    I think this is a great opportunity for students to reflect on why they chose to go pursue a career in healthcare as well as to inspire other students to consider healthcare as a career option. Please take a look at the link below if you're interested in sharing with your students. 

     

    https://www.findcnaclasses.com/scholarship/2017-2018/

     

    Thanks, 

    Cathy Weber

     

    23. 

    You can help grow the next generation of ag leaders today!

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students can apply for a $1,500 scholarship now through February 1, with farmers able to endorse applications through February 8.
     
    For graduating students, there are nearly 60,000 job openings in agriculture* – but many aren’t aware of the diverse opportunities. So, we’re asking farmers like you to help spread the word about this great scholarship by:

    • Forwarding this opportunity to a student in your community (non-FFA members may apply)
    • Following the America’s Farmers Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and sharing our posts

    Learn more at GrowAgLeaders.com and see the official rules here.
     

     

    22. Notre Dame opportunity for sophomores and juniors - Pre-College Programs at the University of Notre Dame is looking for curious and ambitious students from North Dakota! We offer two domestic programs and two study abroad programs. 

     

    Do you have any students who are interested in broadening their world by participating in a college course during the summer? Not only will they receive valuable knowledge about a particular topic and a college credit but they will also receive an experience of a lifetime.

     

    You should have received a letter from me with several postcards to distribute to any interested students. If you need additional postcards or if you have questions, please let me know.

     

    Also, please also share the above link with your students. If you, or if any of your students or parents, have any questions, do not hesitate to share my email with them. 

     

    Best regards,

    Angie

     

    --

    Angie Yugo

    Associate Director

    Office of Pre-College Programs

    574-631-9381

    574-631-8964 fax

     

    21.  Seniors in high school across North Dakota and Western Minnesota now have the opportunity to take home a $1,000 scholarship through the Apple Award competition presented by Applebee's.  The contest kicks off on November 1, 2017 and will run through May 2018.  Monthly winners will be announced and all the monthly winners will have a chance to win one of three $1,000 scholarships at the end of the school year.  applecorecommunity.com  More information is available from Chelsea.g@results-unlimited.com and Faye Brosy Nelson.

     

    20.  I have linked two websites below explaining the National Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship program.  This program is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States.  The National Elks is the second leading scholarship organization next to the Federal Government for Post-Secondary Education in the US.   Students receive awards from Local Lodges that are for one year and also the top students compete at the State and National level for more significant awards.  You currently fall in the region served by the Devils Lake Elks Lodge #1216.  The local awards that will be offered by the Devils Lake Elk’s Lodge #1216 are outlined below after the link to the website that contains the downloadable applications for the scholarships.  Some of you are familiar with the program and have had past winners of these awards and others may not know as much about them.  I have placed the website links below for your convenience.  We judge the applications we receive at the Devils Lake Lodge just before Christmas and notify the winners prior to Christmas.  For the Most Valuable Student contest the parents do not need to be Elks members.  For the Legacy award a parent or grandparent would need to be an Elk member in good standing. 

     

    Most Valuable Student: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm   Devils Lake Elks Lodge will award $1500 to the top male and female student applicant, $500 to 2nd and 3rd place male and female applicant.  These six student applicants will then be forwarded on to the State Competition. (Due Nov. 27, 2017)

     

    Legacy Award: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm  This is an online only application process for Elk’s members children or grandchildren.  (Due February 2, 2018)

     

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I can be reached by email or you can call me at 701-230-9567.  Have a great day!!

     

    Sincerely

    Randall R Fixen

    Scholarship Chair

    Devils Lake Elk’s Lodge #1216

    randy.fixen@lrsc.edu

     

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    19.  One application for seven (7) scholarships.  Polar communications is proud to be able to offer scholarship programs for high school seniors whose parent or guardian is a Polar customer of voice or broadband.  Application deadline due to Polar by February 2018.  The application is available at www.thinkpolar.com  The scholarship link is listed under the "Community" heading.  NOTE:  Transcripts need to include 1st semester of senior year.  (7-semesters)  www.thinkpolar.com/scholarships

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    18.  Bismarck State College is preparing for their 2017 Fall Open House event scheduled for October 20th from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the NECE building.  This will be a great opportunity for students to meet with BSC staff & faculty, complete an application and tour campus.  Students can register for this event online at bismarckstate.edu/openhouse.

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    17.  Wednesday, November 8th, the University of Jamestown is hosting an Engineering Day event to help high school students learn more about the career field of Mechanical Engineering.  The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will be included.  If you would like to attend, please contact Ms. Emily Wolff at 701-252-3467, ext. 5562 of email Emily.wolff@uj.edu

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    16.  Please see Mrs. Faye Nelson for the following application form for the ND School Counseling Association Scholarship 2017-2018.  Last year a ton of applicants participated.  Thanks for promoting what we do!  Please note the VERY IMPORTANT details. 

     

    ·         Due Date: The envelope must be postmarked by December 18th, 2017.  Due to the number of applicants, I will stand firm on the due date.

     

    ·         Use the current application:  This will ensure that the information required, along with the address of where to submit the application  is

               correct.

     

    ·         NDSCA Membership:  The student’s school counselor MUST be a member for the student to be eligible. 

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    15.  The North Dakota Jaycee Senate announces the 8th Annual Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarships, a statewide scholarship competition for high school seniors.  The Lisa Burdolski Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Burdolski, a Jaycee child who passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. 

    Applicants will compete for four (4) scholarships of $300 each.  Two (2) primary award winners and two (2) alternate winners will be selected.  Scholarships are to be used at the winner's discretion at an institutional school of higher learning of the winner's choice.  Both primary state award winners are then eligible to compete nationally for $1,000 scholarships from the US JCI Senate Foundation competition in February 2018. 

     

    Applications are found on-line at http://nd.usjcisenate.org/

     

    Completed scholarship applications from the Class of 2018 High School seniors must be mailed and postmarked by January 15, 2018 to the following address:

     

    North Dakota Jaycee (JCI) Senate Scholarship

    1372 32nd St. S. #7

    Fargo, ND 58103

     

    Electronic submissions will not be considered.

    Please direct any questions to Angie Jelinek at the address listed above or my email at angiejelinek@hotmail.com

     

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    14.  NORTH DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST Please help us tell interested students about this ‘quick and easy’ essay contest! The Mensa Education and Research Foundation has a number of scholarship awards available to U.S. Citizens or legal residents who are enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of postsecondary education for the Fall/Spring 2018-2019 terms.  Scholarship winners will receive awards of $500 to $1,000 based on an online essay of 550 words or less describing their academic or career goals.  Over $130,000 was awarded last year.  We are guaranteed to have at least two scholarship winners from North Dakota each year.   Please note that the students must submit their applications online no later than January 15, 2018.  
    The 2018 North Dakota Mensa scholarship is open to all permanent North Dakota residents.
    Winners are selected based on these essays and Mensa Foundation judging criterion.  The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants.  Consideration is not given to grades, academic program, or financial need.  Mensa membership is not required, nor is it relevant. 
    Winners may apply the award towards undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional programs.  
    A panel of North Dakota Mensans will select the semi-finalists and send those essays to the Mensa Foundation for selection of the winners.  Grammar counts, as does essay organization and clarity of writing.  The Foundation also awards additional specialty scholarships, such as for veterinary or journalism students only.  One entry makes an applicant eligible for all the scholarships for which he or she qualifies.
    More information is available at http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.
     
    Maggie Kohls Scholarship Chairman North Dakota Mensa 4916 Ottawa St. #1 Bismarck ND 58503
     
    liberty@midco.net 701-751-4138
     

     

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    MTV’S “TRL” AND GET SCHOOLED TO AWARD $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

    IN FIRST EVER “TUITION REQUEST LIVE”

     

    Scholarship giveaway part of a larger Get Schooled campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early FAFSA completion to access financial aid

     

    New York, NY – September 25, 2017 –  MTV’s “TRL” has partnered with Get Schooled to honor its audience in a historic way with the first ever, “Tuition Request Live,” a week-long initiative to award five $20,000 scholarships to help students offset the costs of undergraduate or graduate education. “TRL” premieres on Monday, Oct 2nd at 3:30 p.m. ET.

     

    Beginning October 9th and throughout the week, celebrity guests from the worlds of music and pop culture will help MTV present scholarships to five deserving students, with one winning every day. The winners will be previously narrowed down from a pool of 15 finalists. Those 15 finalists will have posted Instagram stories telling MTV about themselves, their family and why they deserve a scholarship, in addition to answering a prompt in 250 words or less. The entry period is currently underway and closes on October 2nd. The entry form can be found on www.getschooled.com.

     

    Students must be 14-24 to enter the contest and answer one of the following prompts:

    1. What cause would get you into the streets and why?
    2. What would you risk your life for?
    3. If you could hang out with three people dead or alive who would they be and why
    4. How do you feel about your last name?
    5. How much does your neighborhood define who you are?
    6. What are your secret survival strategies?
    7. What event in your life pushed you out of your comfort zone?

     

    The scholarship giveaway will also raise awareness of the availability of the FAFSA beginning October 1.  According to the National College Access Network, 85% of all seniors who submit a FAFSA will receive some kind of financial aid.   92% of students from families making less than $50,000 a year receive grant money, which they do not have to make back.

     

    “Young people consistently cite figuring out how to pay for college as a top stressor”, said Marie Groark, Executive Director of Get Schooled.  “Tuition Request Live will address that stress for five winners, but even more importantly allow us to inform students about how to access a wide range of aid that is available for them so that they make the college decisions that best suits them.”

     

    Beginning with the launch of the contest, Get Schooled will offer:

     

    • Financial Aid Text Sessions:  Get Schooled will offer financial aid advice to prospective college students and their parents.  Students can text “college” to 335577 to have their questions answered.   A team of trained counselors will promptly answer text questions about  how to pay for college, how to fill out the form, and aid that might be available to them. 
    • Digital FAFSA Badge:  Get Schooled has developed a  digital badge that gives students guidance on how, when and why to complete a FAFSA.  Students who complete a badge can earn a Get Schooled college starter pack, including a Get Schooled notebook and pen.
    • Scholarship Assistance:  Get Schooled’s My College Dollars has more than 10,000 scholarships listed and is available to students at no cost.  Through a partnership with Scholarship Junkies, Get Schooled can also offer students 1:1 coaching on completing scholarship applications.
    • Shareable Content:  Get Schooled has developed several infographics that explain the FAFSA and helps students understand the process once their FAFSA has been completed.  Get Schooled and MTV will team up to share that content broadly through social and digital channels.

     

     

    About TRL

    TRL is a daily live show that will air from the network’s iconic Times Square studio and become the prime destination for youth culture and a meeting point for millions of fans. The show will integrate linear, social and digital elements and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests. With the linear property as its anchor, “TRL” is an always-on content engine for MTV, with the brand extending into multiple digital and social environments. Follow “TRL” on social media @TRL everywhere (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Musical.ly and Snapchat).

     

    About Get Schooled

    Get Schooled is a non-profit organization that directly engages and motivates students to graduate from high school and succeed in college. Get Schooled offers low income students a range of supports including  college advisor text help and digital content.  Get Schooled has developed a track record of success because it engages with young Americans using the media, technology, and popular culture that is an integral part of their lives. Get Schooled’s work is boosted by partners like Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information visit www.getschooled.com.

     

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    MTV Contacts:          

    Stephanie Perez / 212.846.6924 / stephanie.perez@mtvstaff.com

     

     

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    12.  If you are interested in the North Dakota Air National Guard, our contact is TSgt Shelly Fink, Fargo, ND 58102

    Shelly.J.Fink2.mil@mail.mil

    Office 701-451-2233      Cell Phone   701-500-0214

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    11.  The 56th Anniversary United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week will be held March 3-10, 2018.

    Each of the 104 student delegates will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship, in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital. The delegates will be immersed in Washington activities throughout the week, and all expenses for the week, including transportation, hotel and meals will be paid by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

    • Application
    • Brochure          

       

      Please send all applications to:

      Patricia A. Laubach

      State Coordinator 

      United States Senate Youth Program

      ND Department of Public Instruction

      Dept. 201

      600 E. Boulevard Avenue

      Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 Email: plaubach@nd.gov  Phone: 701-328-4525  Fax: 701-328-0205

    ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 16, 2017!

     

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    10.  Are you a North Dakota high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is involved in your school or community and planning to attend a ND college? You may be the next Real DEAL and need to let us know by applying!

    Forty-eight high school seniors will be selected to each receive a $500 scholarship. Eight recipients are drawn each month, October – March. Those 48 recipients will be given an opportunity to compete for an additional $3,000 by completing another round of questions in April 2018.

    This scholarship is unique, because the earlier you enter – the more likely you are to win. You only need to enter one time. And, even better, if you are one of the first 1,000 entries, you’ll receive a popular BND T-shirt. You’ll appreciate the quick application process, so get started right away.

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    9.  Since 2011, Tip Top Tux has awarded twenty-six area high-school seniors in the Mid-west region with college scholarships!  The recipients were chosen from thousands of applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their communities.  They will continue to award $10,000 in scholarships for 2018.  Application is available at https://www.ttuxprom.com/scholarships/  See Mrs. Nelson for one free Tuxedo or Suit Rental valued up to $159.95.  First come, first served.

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    8.  Better Business Bureau is offering Student of Integrity Scholarships for Minnesota and North Dakota high school students beginning their senior year. These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people, and will be awarded to students who demonstrate high character in their personal choices and actions.

     

    There are six scholarships available – one for $5,000, three for $2,500 and two for $1,000.

    Students are asked to write an essay that gives a personal example of how they were challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by the application of integrity and personal ethics. This must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of their high school transcript, a list of extracurricular activities and any post-secondary education plans.
    All entries must be received by Thursday, September 21, by 4:30pm.


    The entry packet and further details are available at thefirstbbb.org/scholarship, and are also attached to this email.

     

    Please pass this information along to your high school seniors and encourage them to submit an application.

    The scholarships will be presented in conjunction with the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, which are given to companies that demonstrate ethics in their business practices. The BBB Torch Awards ceremony will take place on October 25, from 2:30-5:00pm, at U.S. Bank Stadium.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

    Mackenzie Kelley, Event Coordinator

    Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

    p: 651-695-2482

    f: 651-695-2487

    bbb.org Start With Trust®

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    7.  Since 1984 the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $125 million in college scholarships to deserving students.  In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award from $6,000 to $25,000.  ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income.)  Students may apply online August 1-October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

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    6.  North Dakota State College of Science, NDSCS, is hosting a health career day on October 5, 2017.  Discover over 12 health-related options, visit with employers about future health careers, tour classrooms and labs, participate in hands-on demonstrations.  Preregister at alliedhealthcareers@ndscs.edu.  Mrs. Nelson has more information if you are interested.  

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    5.  2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  Since 1995, Prudential has been recognizing young people for outstanding volunteer service.  Any student in grades 5-12 as of November 7, 2017 and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states and has engaged in volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2016 and completes an application by November 7, 2017 may apply for this award.  Complete applications online at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit

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    4. Thank you for registering to host a Career Discovery event at your school.  We have selected our 10 locations to host the Career Discovery ND events for 2017-2018.  While Lakota High School was not selected this year, I am offering you another way to receive the information.  Bank of ND has been conducting Facebook live events for a few months and they have gone over very well.  For the locations that will not be hosting a Career Discovery event in their community,  we will be having a Facebook live Career Discovery ND event on November 7th, from 7:00 – 8:00 CT.  All of the presenters that would typically be at a high school, will be presenting their information in a shortened amount of time. 

     

    Presenting agencies and topics are:

    The Department of Commerce - College and Job Choices

    CTE-Career Resource Network - Career Planning in 2017

    Department of Public Instruction - Scholarships

    Center for Technology and Business - Be Your Own Boss and Life after High School; and

    Bank of ND - Financial aid and completing the FAFSA.

     

    If you want to bring the families into your school, you could still do that and watch it together or you could promote it and encourage them to watch it from home.  It will also be recorded so it can be watched at any time.  We will provide additional information as we get closer to the date.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.   Thank you.

     

    Char Skjonsby

    College Planning Center Coordinator

    Bank of North Dakota

    PO Box 5509

    Bismarck ND 58506-5509

    701-328-5753

    cskjonsby@nd.gov

     

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    3.  Back to school time is upon us and for some of your students the end of high school is a few semesters away.  We have a scholarship through Coca-Cola that we would like to encourage your spectacular students that serve in their schools and community to apply and be recognized for all their hard work.  We want to ensure you are aware that the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars application is now open.  Please help us spread the word! The application process must be completed on-line through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation application portal (see the link below).   

    deadline to apply is 5 pm EST on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

     This is a $20,000 scholarship to current high school seniors who are leading and serving in their schools and communities.

     

    Click here for the application and to learn more about the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation scholarship:

    http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

     

    You may also contact the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation at scholars@coca-cola.com for more information.

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    2.  NDSU is holding a health professions degree career fair.  Talk to 50 plus local and regional and national employers, with a focus in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care and Sonography.  Meet College of Health Professions students, staff and faculty members.  Get career employment and internship information.  You may bring your parents or guardians.  Entrance is free and so is parking.  Sept. 7, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Fargodome.  More information is available at ndsu.edu/healthprofessions/career_fair_information

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    1.  Valley Bone and Joint Clinic is please to announce the continuation of a scholarship opportunity which recognizes student athletes who excel in athletics as well as academics.  High school senior varsity athletes may apply to be considered for a $500 Scholar-Athlete of the Month scholarship from Valley Bone & Joint Clinic.  Guidelines for consideration include:  Must be a senior athlete who has earned a varsity letter in a sport, has achieved at least a 3.5 GPA, must live in eastern North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota, funds must be used for educational expenses.  Upon notification as a winner, a parent/guardian must sign a waiver acknowledging the release of the winner's name and photo to media and social media outlets for recognition.  Students can apply online at www.vbjclinic.com/scholarship-application 

    Additional Scholarship Websites

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    Helpful Scholarship and College Search Sites

    www.rureadynnd.com
    www.fastweb.com
    www.brokescholar.com
    www.collegeboard.com
    www.collegenet.com/mach25
    www.wiredscholar.com
    www.collegescholarships.com

     www.ecampustours.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Debunking myths: The truth about scholarships

    You've probably heard a lot of misinformation about scholarships. Here are some common myths — and some of the truths behind those myths.

    Millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year.
    When you hear statistics like this, many times these numbers include money that could be spent by businesses on employees who are eligible for training programs.

    It is true that some scholarship programs have requirements that few people are able to meet. But the vast majority of programs have requirements that apply to a large part of the population.

    In addition, some scholarship programs aren't publicized effectively, so students may not apply because they aren't aware that they exist.

    Scholarship search services have high success rates.
    According to industry statistics, more than 90 percent of students who use fee-based search services receive only lists of scholarships. This doesn't mean that these services actually obtain funds on behalf of the students. College surveys have found that the actual percentage of students who receive scholarships because of such services is about one percent.

    So it all really depends on how you define "success." As a student seeking scholarships, you should define "success" as actually obtaining a scholarship, as compared to only obtaining information about a scholarship.

    It's not what you know, it's who you know.
    On very rare occasions, students may actually be given scholarships because they know someone. Most of the time, however, this is not the case. In fact, it happens so rarely that researchers don't include these situations in their findings.

    In most cases, students who apply for scholarships are evaluated based upon such factors as their knowledge, their academic and extracurricular achievements, and their potential for success in college.

    The more scholarships I receive, the less need-based financial aid I'll receive.
    There is some truth to this. When you apply for financial aid, you are required to report all scholarships (as well as other sources of funds) that you will use for your education. Scholarship funds may change the amount of "need" you have according to the federal government. As a result, you may receive less need-based financial aid than if you didn't have any scholarships. However, receiving a scholarship is more likely to reduce your reliance on loans.

    If your eligibility for financial aid is high enough, a scholarship may not affect your assistance. Each situation is different, and your guidance counselor or a financial aid counselor at a local college can explain this in more detail.

    Regardless of your situation, you should apply for federal financial aid as well as any scholarships you may be eligible for.

    Minorities have a better chance of receiving scholarships.
    Although there are some situations in which scholarships have been set aside for minorities, remember that each scholarship program has specific criteria. For example, some scholarships are offered only to students who play specific sports, or only to students who come from specific communities, or for students whose parents work for a specific company or belong to a specific organization.

    The truth is that there are scholarships available to almost anyone. Your task is to do a little bit of research to find those for which you are eligible.

    Source: TASFAA High School Workbook 2008-2009, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (www.tasfaa.org)

    High test scores and class rank are key to scholarships

    For many scholarship committees, your scores on the SAT and ACT exams along with your class rank are the main factors in evaluating your potential. Other factors that committees consider include achievement, extracurricular activities, work and volunteer history, and writing quality.

    Source: TASFAA High School Workbook 2008-2009, Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (www.tasfaa.org)

     

     

    To get more information on the SAT or SAT Subject Tests, access useful tools, or register, visit the College Board's Web site (www.collegeboard.com) or call (866) 756-7346.

    To get more information on the ACT, access useful tools, or register, visit the ACT Web site (www.act.org) or call (319) 337-1270.

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    2016-2017 Scholarships, Student Opportunities, Camps, etc.

    As I receive information about scholarships, programs and other information pertinent to students and their families I will post them on this site.  It is updated regularly.  I am available to help with any of the applications, answer questions, etc. You may also be interested in reviewing the scholarships from last year located below this year's postings.

     

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    The attached information is for any student who will be in grade nine through twelve for the 2017-2018 school year and who has an interest

    in exploring career choices and opportunities in the transportation industry. 

     

    In order to attend this summer program, students must have a GPA of 2.00 and complete the attached form.  The deadline for submitting the application is

    Friday, June 9, 2017.

     

    UND-NSTI Application 2017.pdf

     

    Any questions may be directed to daba.gedafa@engr.und.edu

    or 701-777-3976

     

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    This scholarship is in honor of Merle Rainsberry, longtime member and friend of the Tri-County Snowdusters.  This scholarship will be given to a Lakota High School graduate that is pursuing a college or technical school education.  The scholarship is $250 dollars.  Deadline:  May 5th.  The application is available outside the school counselor's office in the magazine racks.  The application is also available at this link:  Merle Rainsberry App 2017.pdf

     

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    Reading skills and speed reading programs, online this summer for preschool through high school.  Programs are offered through Bismarck State College, Continuing Education.  Programs are designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.  Tuition varies by program level.  Family discounts also apply.  For more information or to register call the Institute of Reading Development at 1-800-964-9974 Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

     

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    Alerus Financial, N.A. is Trustee of the Linda Redmann Scholarship Trust, which has been established to provide scholarships to students in Cavalier, Walsh, Nelson and Pembina counties.  The Trust reads as follows:  The trust is to provide scholarships for high school students from the counties of Nelson, Walsh, Pembina and Cavalier Counties in North Dakota to be used to attend post-secondary education of any sort.  Two (2) scholarships will be provided annually per county for tuition and books.  The applications need to be returned to Alerus, ATTN:  Claire Herland, PO Box 6001, Grand Forks, ND 58206-6001  Applications are available from Faye Nelson and also located outside her office in the magazine racks. 

     

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    CHS is giving four (4) five hundred dollar ($500) scholarships and two (2) one thousand ($1,000) scholarships.  These scholarships will be given at large, meaning ALL eligible applicants will have a chance to be chosen for these scholarships.  Applications will be reviewed and chosen anonymously by the board of directors.  To be returned to CHS Board of Directors, Attn:  Jerry Balsdon, 8931 115th Ave. NE, Osnabrock, ND 58269  Seniors and or parents must be patrons of CHS.  Seniors of the CHS employees are eligible to apply.  Applications are available from Faye Nelson and also located outside her office in the magazine racks. 

     

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    Camp Good Mourning - Kids and Teens Grief Camp  for more information about the camp contact Sue Mairs, Altru's Hospice Camp Coordinator at 701-780-5258 or smairs@altru.org  Register at www.altru.org/hospice   For ages 6-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. 

     

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    Passionate about learning?  Intellectually adventurous?  Find programs and peers who share your interests at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies.  Apply today spscs.stanford.edu/find-yourself

     

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    Hello,
    If you know of anyone in High school or College looking for a Seasonal Job this summer, we will have three job openings this summer. I’ve listed the job description below.  You must be 16 years of age.

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    The Ramsey County Soil Conservation District will be hiring up to three individuals to assist with our tree program from late April to the first part of July.  The work will include assisting with bagging our trees, tree planting, and fabric weed barrier program. Starting pay is $12.00/hour.

    Work will include:  Mechanical and hand planting of trees, staking rows, installation of fabric weed barrier, and bagging trees for customer orders. If possible, we prefer to work longer days to get the work completed as soon as possible.  Weather determines our schedule.  If it rains, there may be times we are unable to get into the field until conditions allow access of equipment. We typically can work in the shop on these days.

    Successful applicants must be physically fit; able to lift 75lbs and walk distances on rough terrain.  The work day can begin at 8 am or earlier and continue into the evening.  If weather permits, we may work Monday through Saturday.  Qualifications that improve your potential to be hired are experience driving tractors and maneuvering loaded trailers. Experience with farm work is a plus.

    If you are interested in applying for a position, please stop by the office to fill out an application. We anticipate having these positions begin in late April to early May, weather permitting. Qualified applicants will be contacted closer to that time to confirm a starting date.

    Thank you,

    Breanna DeMarais (Frelich) | District Manager
    Ramsey County Soil Conservation District
    706 8th Ave. SE Ste. 2
    Devils Lake, ND 58301
    701.662.4088 Ex. 3
    Breanna.DeMarais@nd.nacdnet


     

     

    #54======================================

    Once again, the ND Juvenile Court Association will be offering a $500 scholarship to one high school senior! The application deadline will be July 31, 2017 and the applications can be turned into me, Chase Breitbach, by mail (further instructions on the application and flyer). Please feel free to share the appropriate application with the school(s) you serve! I have also attached a flyer if you'd like to hand it with other scholarship opportunities! 

     

    Thank you for helping spread the word; the ND Juvenile Court Association appreciates it!

     

    Chase B. Breitbach  |  Juvenile Court Officer  |  51 3rd Street East, Suite 201  |  Dickinson, ND 58601

    Phone: 701.227.3172  |  Fax: 701.227.3155  |  cbreitbach@ndcourts.gov

     

     

    #53======================================

    My name is Pyper Barnes. I am the creator of a website called WeirdScholarships.net. I started the site a couple years ago while I was a student at the University of Alabama.

    Today, my website features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities. Most students forget about the many smaller awards. My site is dedicated to helping students find less competitive awards tailored to their personality, interests, and career goals.

    I would love it so much if you could share my website with your students and families on your website's guidance resources page and social media.

    For reference, the website is completely free to use and students are not required to provide any personal information.

    Thank you! :)

    Best,
    Pyper Barnes

    Founder of WeirdScholarships!

     

    #52=======================================

    NDSCS is a 2-year college with over 80 academic options to choose from.

    Enjoy the perks of a 4-year college and earn your degree for a fraction of the cost and in half the time.

    Hands-on learning on state-of-the-art equipment will give you an edge no matter where your future takes you.

    Industry partners provide opportunities for one-of-a-kind internships as part of your education.

    Job offers before graduation are the norm and your major means money.

    99% placement rate means you’ll be employed or continuing your education just months after graduation.

    *Job placement information taken from the 2016 NDSCS Placement Report

     

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    North Dakota:

    For complete schedule, transportation / lodging questions, and to register,

    please contact Monty Montenegro (below).

    11:30 a.m. Arrive NDSCS, Wahpeton, N.D.; Lunch; Campus Tour;

    Department Visits; Business / Dealerships!

    4:30 p.m. Depart NDSCS

    Minnesota:

    7:00 a.m. Motor Coach* Departs Minneapolis / Saint Paul, MN

    For complete schedule, and to register, please contact Jim Johnson (below).

    11:30 a.m. Arrive NDSCS, Wahpeton, N.D.; Lunch; Campus Tour;

    Department Visits; Business / Dealerships!

    4:30 p.m. Depart NDSCS

    * Motor coach service provided by Northfield Lines, Inc., Eagan, MN

     

    Questions | Registration? Please contact:

     

    Monty Montenegro, NDIDA / ADAND

    Career Development Program Manager

    701.566.3143

    monty@adand.com

    Jim Johnson, NDSCS

    NDSCS Enrollment Services - Minneapolis / St. Paul Office 612.816.9252 james.johnson.2@ndscs.edu

     

    800 6th Street North

    Wahpeton, ND 58076

    800.342.4325

     

     

    #51========================================

    Health Services Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

    The Nelson County Health Services Foundation is now accepting applications for two scholarships to assist people who are pursuing careers in nursing and other medical fields.  The deadline for applying for the Mavis Naas and Nancy Sigette Scholarships is April 17th, 2017.  For application guidelines, contact the NCHSF office at 322-4328 or email nchsf@gondtc.com.  Send your resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to the NCHS Foundation Office, P.O. Box 506, McVille, ND 58254.  Preference is given to graduates of Nelson County schools and residents of Nelson County. Applications are also available from Faye Nelson.

     

    Here is the link to our website where I posted the scholarship information as well.

    Thanks!

    Kari

     

    http://www.nelsoncountyhealthsystem.org/nchsf.html

     

     

    Kari Haugen

    Executive Director

    Nelson County Health Services Foundation

    PO Box 506

    McVille, ND  58254-0506

    701-322-4328 Ext. 225

    701-322-2250 Fax

     

     

    #50========================================

    The Ramsey National Bank and Trust Company is Trustee of the Paul Hoghaug Scholarship Trust, which each year awards college scholarships to students from the Devils Lake area.  Last year scholarships in the amount of $1,713.00 each were awarded to one student from Dakota Prairie, Edmore and North Star.  Deadline - March 27 by 5:00 p.m. in their office.  See Faye Nelson for the application.  Applications will be available in the magazine rack outside the school counselor's office.

     

    #49=========================================

    The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation (BCCF) is excited to announce the sixth annual BDD Foundation Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship.  This program provides scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to the field of oncology and are pursuing a degree through a Bismarck college.  Annually two $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to qualified individuals.  Priority deadline for this scholarship is April 28, 2017.  See Faye Nelson for the application.  Applications will also be available in the magazine rack outside the school counselor's office. 

     

    #48==========================================

    Hello High School Principals!

    The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary is pleased to announce an opportunity for rising juniors and seniors!  This July 17th-21st, we will be hosting the Business Challenge here on our campus.  This year's theme is "Be Brilliant" and we are looking for students with an interest in exploring business.  
     

    Please help us spread the word!!

    Students will:

    • Gain 1st hand experience as they navigate our interactive workshops and challenges
    • See how innovation and entrepreneurship are alive in our communities while engaging with local and state-wide business leaders
    • Collaborate with peers from around the state to make ideas a reality
    • Present business ideas and compete for prizes
    • Experience how non-profits thrive in the world of business
    • Hear how entrepreneurs move from idea to product
    • Give back to community through service
    • Explore North Dakota's roots in business
    • Learn how to cultivate that entrepreneurial spirit

     

    BE BRILLIANT and visit us on the web!

     

     

    For more information, please visit our website at umary.edu/businesschallenge
     
    We have also attached a printable flyer that can be posted in appropriate areas, forwarded or personally handed to students that should attend.

    Cost to attend for the week is $150, but students who register before April 15th with get an early bird discount!  Space is limited, please encourage to register early!

    Questions can be directed to the Gary Tharldson School of Business at (701)355-8029.
     

     

     

     

    #47===========================================

    Applications are due April 28, 2017.

     

    $750 Scholarships available at Bismarck State College in Construction Technology, Welding Technology and other Construction related Majors.  Program information available at www.bismarckstate.com/academics/ 

     

    $750 Scholarships available at North Dakota State College of Science in Construction Management Technology, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology, Building Construction Technology, Architectural Drafting & Estimating Technology, Diesel Technology, and Welding Technology.  Program information available at www.ndscs.nodak.edu/academics

     

    #46===========================================

     

    $1,500 Scholarships available at North Dakota State University in Construction Management and Construction Engineering.  Program information available at www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/cme/programs.html

     

    #45============================================

    Subject: Scholarship applications due April 1

     

    $100,000 in scholarships available to North Dakota students

     

    North Dakota students are encouraged to apply for North Dakota Dollars for Scholars scholarships totaling $100,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

     

    The scholarships, which range from $500 to $2,500, are available to North Dakota high school seniors and college students. To qualify, the students must be from communities with active Dollars for Scholars chapters.

     

    The application deadline for all North Dakota Dollars for Scholars scholarships is April 1. The online application and additional scholarship details can be found at northdakota.dollarsforscholars.org.

     

    To apply, students must create or update a profile in the online student center. This profile allows students to be matched to scholarships based on their personal information. Students will also be able to use this profile to find future opportunities from their local chapter, as well as North Dakota Dollars for Scholars and the national organization.

     

    Scholarship offerings cover a variety of categories, including vocational/technical schools, military family, community service and continuing college students. Scholarships sponsored by professional associations are also available to college students in specific majors listed below.

     

    ·         Accounting

    ·         Advertising

    ·         Agricultural economics

    ·         Banking

    ·         Business

    ·         Chiropractic

    ·         Communications

    ·         Computer and information technology sciences

    ·         Economics

    ·         Education

    ·         Finance

    ·         Graphic arts

    ·         Journalism

    ·         Nutrition

     

    Please note, local deadlines may be different. Also, no financial information or references are necessary for any North Dakota Dollars for Scholars scholarship.

     

    For more information, please contact North Dakota Dollars for Scholars Co-Directors Amanda Woidyla (awoidyla@nd.gov) or Staci Holzheimer (sholzheimer@nd.gov

     

     

    #44============================================

    There is a scholarship for students who either work at a locally/regionally -owned grocery store or have parents who are employed at one. I tried to attach the application to a note to send out on the listserv, but it is having problems and I haven't been able to get it fixed yet. In the mean time...... please go to our website to download the application for your students:

     

    http://www.edlinesites.net/files/_YYC1I_/5e65bd15d85cc0353745a49013852ec4/Richard_Bronson_Scholarship.pdf

     

    #43=============================================

    2017 Foundation for Rural Service Tour June 3-7, 2017.  This year marks the 23rd annual Youth Tour.  Plolar pays all expenses, including $50 spending money!  The student is flown to Washington, D.C. and met at the Reagan National Airport by FRS representatives.  This begins 4-days of activities, the purpose of the tour is to educate young people about telecommunications and the advantages of rural independent telephone companies. 

    #42=============================================

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, North Dakota State University will host the 38th annual “Expanding Your Horizons” conference for girls in 7th-9th grade.  The day will consist of hands-on workshops and activities led by area professionals, particularly in the fields of science and mathematics.  The girls will attend workshops without their parents or chaperones at North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Concordia College and Essentia Health.  We hope to spark the spirit within and trigger the imagination of our young women so that they might be encouraged to select courses in high school that can lead to opportunities for new and exciting careers in areas such as engineering, medicine, computer science, math, business and others.

     

    Please share these brochures with your administrators, teachers and counseling staff as well as students and their parent about attending this program.  The brochure is attached for you to distribute.  PLEASE NOTE THAT A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST SIGN THE REGISTRATION FORM!  Unsigned registrations cannot be accepted.  We must have the registration forms by FEBRUARY 18TH If any girl is substituted for another girl that cannot attend, she must bring a signed registration form with!  The registration fee must also accompany the registration form.

     

    The brochure describes the workshops.  Student are asked to list eight choices, and the workshops are either one or two hour workshops.  The most popular workshops fill quickly and sometimes workshops are cancelled before the conference, so the girls will be assigned to a similar workshop if their choices are filled.  Only two girls can be assigned to the same workshops, and their registration forms must be received together.  We ask that you stress to the girls that they must attend the workshops to which they are assigned because of enrollment limits are set by the workshop leaders!  If  your school is registering a group, please send their registration forms together and include a name, phone number and email address for the contact person in case I have any questions.  If there is a new contact for your school, please email me their name and email.

     

    If your school is bringing a bus, please email me to let me know if your bus and driver could be used to transport girls to off-campus workshops!  I will need the Bus Contact, Work Phone, Email Address and number of seats on bus (that seat 2 to seat).  We pay $75 for a large bus and driver and $50 for a smaller bus and driver.

     

    Please plan to participate in this year’s Expanding Your Horizons.   We can only accept a limited number of registrants and choice of workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis.  The registration deadline is February 18, 2017.

     

    Karen

     

    Karen Murie
    Expanding Your Horizons & Great Plains IDEA Campus Coordinator   /  Office of Teaching & Learning
    NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

     

     

    #41=============================================

    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

     

    Please remember to encourage your graduating CTE high school seniors to apply for the Reuben T. Guenthner CTE Scholarship.  Along with the eligibility requirements, the application description/instructions are located here:

     

    https://www.nd.gov/cte/students/RTGScholarship.html   

     

    This link includes:

    1. the online application link (which they need to complete) AND
    2. the email address to which they should send a scan of the Transcript AND 3 letters of recommendation

    Everything will now be submitted electronically only and by April 1, 2017, the DEADLINE.

     

    For those of you wishing to donate to the scholarship fund and continue supporting future generations of CTE students, please refer to the contribution form on the bottom of the above link.  It takes people like you to educate the students and continue adding to the fund, which both make our world a better place.  Thank you for all you do!

     

    If there are any questions, please contact me.

    Thank you,

     

    Michael Netzloff,

    Curriculum and Standards Specialist

    North Dakota Career and Technical Education

    State Capitol Building, 15th Floor

    600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270

    Bismarck, ND  58505

    Telephone:  1-701-328-3187

    Email:  mnetzloff@nd.gov

     

     

    #40=============================================

    The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is seeking youth to participate in opportunities to gain valuable work experience, learn responsibility, make lifelong friends and enjoy independence in a caring and friendly environment.  Every year the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation supports outstanding employees through the Tjaden Educational Assistance Program.  This summer, between 20 & 25 employees will be awarded college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 for their outstanding work and leadership.  All applications are found online at www.medora.com/employment

    #39==============================================

    Northern State University School of Fine Arts is proud to announce its very first 2017 Fine Arts Invitational Scholarship.  To apply visit https://northern.formstack.com/forms/music_scholarship.  The invitational will take place Feb. 17-18.

    #38==============================================

    All high school sophomores are eligible to apply for the North Dakota Leadership Seminar.  May 12-14 at the University of Jamestown.  Deadline - March 3, 2017.  www.ndleadership.net   Please let Faye Brosy Nelson know if you are interested so may recommend you from our school. 

    #37==============================================

    North Dakota Farmers Union offers 7 scholarships - Apply ASAP - Applications can be downloaded at www.ndfu.org/youth/scholarships

    1.  North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship - Deadline Jan 31.

    2.  Co-Op House Scholarship - March 15

    3.  Farmers Union Industries Foundation Stanley Moore Scholarship - April 22, 2017 www.nfu.org/education/scholarships

    4.  National Farmers Union Foundation Hubert Seymour Scholarship - March 13, 2017

    5.  Stanley Moore Scholarship - April 3, 2017

    6.  CHS Foundation - www.chsinc.com/stewardship/scholarships

     

    #36===============================================

    The North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association sponsors three $1,000 scholarships available to freshmen and three $1,000 scholarships available to undergraduates (excluding freshman).  Applicant shall be a resident of the state of North Dakota, applicant and/or guardian shall be a member of their respective county Crop (Ag) Improvement Association and applicant shall be a full-time student (12 credits or more).  Application Deadline:  February 15  Application and additional information is available at www.ndcropimprovement.org

    #35===============================================

    The 28th year for North Dakota Governor's Schools is quickly approaching.  Applications are accepted until March 1, 2017.  Information is available at www.ndsu.edu/govschool

    #34===============================================

    Governor Doug Burgum appointed Glenda Fauske from the Coalition for Conservation and Environmental Education to serve as North Dakota’s selection coordinator for the 2017 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from academic, governmental and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight outdoor trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

    The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants, so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation® allow delegates to participate in this "once in a lifetime" experience. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air travel are provided free of charge. Many alumni of the NYSC describe their experience as life-changing and giving them the confidence to achieve more than they thought possible.

    Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 14, and depart on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest. Application forms are available on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.org.

    Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1, 2017, by 6 p.m. CST.

    You may apply at http://apply.nysc.org.

    ###

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Glenda Fauske at (701) 228-5446 or Glenda.Fauske@ndsu.edu

     

    #33===============================================

    The ABC Ambassador Program has 350 companies employing 22,000 people in the commercial & industrial construction industry throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.  These companies seek a skilled workforce to better serve the communities in which they work.  ABC's Ambassadors are owners and project managers of construction companies in our area that can attend job fairs, speak to classes or have student job-shadows for a day.  This program can lead to full/part-time employment and internship opportunities.  For more information contact Tom Westlund, Director of Education for more information and to locate your ambassador  twestlund@mnabc.com  /  (952)941-8693  /  www.mnabc.com  /  www.byf.org

     

    #32================================================

    There is a scholarship application for students who are children or grandchildren of county employees or county officials.

    The student must be 17 to 22 years of age, and not have previously been awarded a NDACo scholarship.  See Mrs. Nelson for the application.

     

    Thank you for your interest in the North Dakota Association of Counties/Institute of Local Government Scholarship Fund. As a non-profit association that provides services to county government, NDACo strongly believes in education and the future of North Dakota’s youth. That is why we created this scholarshipo fund through our education subsidiary, the Institute of Local Government. You will one day be the leaders of our communities, counties and state.

    We sincerely hope you will consider the rewards of a career in public service, where you will gain the rewards of knowing your work helps to make our state a better place to live.

    Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. If chosen as a recipient, you will be invited to be recognized at the NDACo Annual Conference and Expo in Bismarck, October 9, 2017.

    Scholarships will be evaluated using a ranking system which considers several factors in the following order of priority:

    • Leadership, Volunteerism

    • Honors, Awards

    • Personal Statements

    • Academic Achievement

    On behalf of NDACo, ILG, and the many individual and corporate donors from across the state, I wish you the very best for your education and future career.

    Mark A. Johnson, CAE

    Executive Director

     

    #31================================================

    2017 Missouri River Energy Services scholarship for either college or vocational technical school programs commencing in the fall of 2017.  Any high school senior whose parents are electric customers of an MRES member utility are eligible to apply.  Five $1,000 scholarships for college-bound students will be awarded next spring.  The announcement and materials will be sent out in January with applications due sometime in mid-March.  In an effort to encourage students to choose a career in line work and to then seek employment with municipal utilities, MRES is also offering five $1,000 scholarships to qualified students taking the Electrical Line Worker Program.  This is for student entering the program at a designated program.  See Mrs. Nelson for the eligible  5 community colleges. 

     

    #30=================================================

    The Academic and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships are available to North Dakota students. These scholarships are non-competitive 4-year awards and all eligible seniors are encouraged to apply.
     
    The application window for the North Dakota Academic and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship will open January 2, 2017. The scholarship is available to North Dakota residents who graduate from a North Dakota high school, a qualifying high school in an adjacent state, or will complete a state-approved program of home education and meet the academic or CTE scholarships requirements. The scholarship information can be found online.

     

    #29=================================================

    Now Open: 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program 

    High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-ReaganFoundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to$40,000 total per recipientand supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Deadline:     January 15, 2017

    https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

     

    #28=====================================================

    NextStepU 

    Get a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship for college just by registering at NextStepU.com. No essay, no minimum GPA it's the easiest scholarship you'll apply for! Grades 9-12 can apply! Deadline: 12/31

    http://www.nextstepu.com/win-free-tuition/

     

    #27======================================================

    Dove Wants to Know What Kind of Teenage Girl Do You Have in Your Life

    Dove believes no girl should be held back from reaching her full potential, so Dove is giving away $30,000 in scholarships! Find out what kind of teenage girl you have in your life then nominate her for a chance to win a scholarship.

    Deadline: 12/31/16

    https://www.dailybreak.com/embed/dove-right-on-girls-2016-shoprite/EMBED

     

    #26========================================================

    Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships

    BCL is a charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit that unites beauty and wellness professionals and those they serve as it Elevates, Educates and Exposes the power of touch to transform careers, lives and communities. Their mission is to elevate the perception of the beauty industry as a viable and rewarding career choice. Through public events, educational outreach and partnership with   select philanthropies, Beauty Changes Lives showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.

    http://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships/

     

    #25================================================

    Dell Scholars

    Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition. Grit by overcoming personal challenges in your life related to your family, school or community Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree Well work with you to ensure you have the tools you need to complete college with a degree in hand. Become a Dell Scholar, and well help make sure you also become a college graduate.

    Deadline:January 15, 2017

    www.dellscholars.org

     

    #24=========================================================

    Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

    Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. How to apply:

    Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction.

    Deadline:January 30, 2017

     

    #23=================================================

    There's so much opportunity for students in agriculture!  In addition to farming, ag offers thousands of career choices in exciting fields like science, technology, business and engineering.  The USDA projects an average of nearly 60,000 annual job openings in ag over the next five years.  Now is the time for students to check out their options and consider this growing industry.

     

    That's why America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is again giving students the chance to earn a $1,500 scholarship in ag-related field of study, with more than a half-million dollars in scholarships available.  Here's how the program works:

     

    *Students apply November 15-February 17, 2017 at FFA.org/scholarships

    *Students must seek two farmer endorsements of their application by February 1

    *$528,000 in scholarships will be awarded, with winners announced in April-May 2017

    *Program is managed by the National FFA Scholarship Program, but applicants are not required to be FFA members

     

    Encourage students to take advantage of this amazing opportunity! 

     

    #22==================================================

    NDSU Information - The only date coming up that I want to make sure you know about is our guaranteed scholarship deadline of December 15th. To qualify for those, students have to meet both a GPA and ACT benchmark and have been accepted to NDSU by December 15th. That being said, it takes us about 3-4 weeks to process an app after we receive all of the materials. More info on those scholarships can be found here: https://www.ndsu.edu/admission/freshmen_scholarships/

     

    #21==================================================

    The North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association is a non-profit trade association located in Bismarck.  Our mission is to educated, lead and support our members in providing quality service to their customers.  We are please to announce an exciting change to our scholarship program.  The NDRWSA Board of Directors has voted to offer up to $8,000 in scholarships to students wgi are enrolled in Bismarck State College's Water and Wastewater Technology program or a child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system official (water system must be a current member of ND Rural Water Systems Association).  Preference will be given to North Dakota residents.  Call 800-349-6951 or e-mail ndrw@ndrw.org  and information available at www.ndrw.org

     

    #20==================================================

    Polar Communications is proud to be able to offer scholarship programs for high school seniors whose parent or guardian is a current subscriber of Polar.  As your local telecommunications service provider, we are a proud member of NTCA supporting FRS and it is our pleasure to offer these scholarship programs.  Applications for high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/trade school. 

     

    ONE APPLICATION - SIX (6) Scholarship Programs.

     

    Polar's John G. Walters Scholarship:  Awards 5 - $1,000 scholarships to local high school students.

    Polar's Leadership Scholarship:  1 - $2,000 scholarship awarded to a local student

    Foundation for Rural Service Scholarships (FRS):  $2,000 + $500 from Polar = $2,500 scholarship (1 per NTCA region).

     

    In Addition, three other programs through FTS Awarding:  Four $5,000 FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships (preference to students majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine).  Two $1,500 TMS Scholarships.  One $7,000 Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship.  Application deadline due to POLAR BY FEBRUARY 15, 2017. 

     

    www.thinkpolar.com

     

    #19==================================================

    America's Homecoming Queen and Leaders of Tomorrow Program

    www.americashomecomingqueen.com

    E-mail:  info@americashomecomingqueen.com

     

    #18==================================================

    It's an exciting time to be a Jimmie!  They recently added a new student engagement center that offers a great hang-out place for students.  Also, a new artificial turf field, located next to the Larson Center, was added to their campus as well as a new football and hockey locker rooms and wrestling rooms for men's and women's wrestling programs.  Construction is scheduled to be completed next August on the Harold Newman Arena, a new athletic and training facility to be located on campus.  See what it's like to be a Jimmie.... 2016-2017 Campus Visit Days

     

    For more information check out UJ.EDU/CAMPUSVISIT  or call 800-336-2554

     

    #17==================================================

    Dickinson State University would like to invite students to learn about the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.  They are looking for exemplary scholars and student leaders to join the community of TR Scholars.  This program provides financial support of $3,000 per year for up to four years.  As TR Scholars, students can lead with purpose through service learning experiences, mentoring, study tours and personal development opportunities.  Be part of a community of other like-minded scholars, study with outstanding faculty who will guide them through a series of honors courses, play an integral part in the world-renowned annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium at Dickinson State University and Interact with community leaders and mentors who will help them achieve their dreams.  Check out this website for more information www.dickinsonstate.edu/trhlp  Online applications are available. 

     

    #16==================================================

    It’s that time of year for the new Money Sen$e video contest!  The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is again providing a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who submits a video and receives the most votes.  I am providing you the link where students can read the details for submitting the YouTube video. Please help us spread the word!

     

    If you have any questions, please let me know.  This year’s contest ends November 18, 2016.

     

    http://www.ndjumpstart.org/

     

    Lance Hill

    ND Jump$tart Events Coordinator

    701-328-5619

    lrhill@nd.gov

     

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    The independent Farm Credit Services associations in North Dakota, headquartered in Mandan and Minot, are awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarships.  Ten scholarships for $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college this fall.  Four will be awarded in Mandan's association territory and six awarded in Minot's association territory.  The recipient may be from an actively farming or ranching family OR planning to pursue an agricultural career.  This means that seniors from farming or ranching families are eligible, regardless of their career intentions.  OR  seniors intending to pursue ag careers are eligible regardless of whether they have farm background.  In either case, scholarship are not awarded until the students show proof of enrollment in college.  Application deadline is March 1, 2017.  www.farmcreditmandan.com   or   www.farmcreditnd.com 

     

    #14==================================================

     

    Are you a middle level or high school students who's making a difference through volunteering?  Apply for a 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May!  Learn more at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit 

     

    #13====================================================

     

    North Dakota Career and Technical Scholarship and the North Dakota Academic Scholarship applications are available at:

     

    https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/TSE/grantsch/scholarship/

     

    #12====================================================

    I have linked two websites below explaining the National Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship program.  This program is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States.  The National Elks is the second leading scholarship organization next to the Federal Government for Post-Secondary Education in the US.   Students receive awards from Local Lodges that are for one year and also the top students compete at the State and National level for more significant awards.  You currently fall in the region served by the Devils Lake Elks Lodge #1216.  The local awards that will be offered by the Devils Lake Elk’s Lodge #1216 are outlined below after the link to the website that contains the downloadable applications for the scholarships.  Some of you are familiar with the program and have had past winners of these awards and others may not know as much about them.  I have placed the website links below for your convenience.  We judge the applications we receive at the Devils Lake Lodge just before Christmas and notify the winners prior to Christmas.  For the Most Valuable Student contest the parents do not need to be Elks members.  For the Legacy award a parent or grandparent would need to be an Elk member in good standing. 

     

    Most Valuable Student: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm   Devils Lake Elks Lodge will award $1500 to the top male and female student applicant, $500 to 2nd and 3rd place male and female applicant.  These six student applicants will then be forwarded on to the State Competition. (Due Nov. 30, 2016)

     

    Legacy Award: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm  This is an online only application process for Elk’s members children or grandchildren.  (Due February 3, 2017)

     

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I can be reached by email or you can call me at 701-230-9567.  Have a great day!!

     

    Sincerely

    Randall R Fixen

    Scholarship Chair

    Devils Lake Elk’s Lodge #1216

     

    #11=====================================================

    The U.S. Presidential Scholars program is now open.  Each state can nominate five Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. 

     

    The North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education is asking for nominations of senior students who meet the following criteria:

    Are US citizens or legal permanent residents;

    1. Currently participating in a CTE program;
    2. Have two credits in a CTE pathway/coordinated plan;
    3. Have a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA; and
    4. Have a 3.25 GPA in their CTE pathway/coordinated plan.

    Please attach a transcript to the nomination to verify items 2 – 5. 

    Additionally, a narrative by an educator, is required to address three specific criteria: Technical Competence, Employability Skills, and Ingenuity and Creativity.  A description of each criteria is on the application.

     

    Important – nominations and narratives must come from educators or administrators. Submissions by students will not be accepted.

     

    The application is on our website at http://www.nd.gov/cte/students/scholarships.html

     

    The deadline for application is Tuesday November 1st, 2016. 

     

    We will select five nominees and forward their contact information only.  The five CTE Presidential Scholar nominees along with 20 academic Presidential Scholars nominees collected at the Department of Public Instruction will be forwarded to the Commission on Presidential Scholars by Tuesday November 15, 2016. Nominees will be announced and invited to apply in mid-January 2017 by the US Presidential Scholars program office.  

     

    All 2017 Presidential Scholars will be selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and will receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony in Washington, DC.

     

    For more background on the Presidential Scholars program you can visit their website at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/index.html

     

    Contact Kelly Pierce 701-328-3103 or kpierce@nd.gov in our office if you have any questions.

    #10=====================================================

    The North Dakota School Counselors Association offers a scholarship.  Information and application is available at  

    http://www.ndsca.org/scholarship-application.cfm.  Deadline:  December 19, 2016.

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    Seniors, Wendy's believes in supporting education and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes.  Through Wendy's High School Heisman, nearly $2 million has been awarded to support education across the country.  Deadline October 3, 2016.  Apply at wintheWendysHeisman.com 

    #8======================================================

    Valley Bone and Joint Clinic is pleased to announce the continuation of a scholarship opportunity which recognizes student athletes who excel in athletics as well as academics.  High School varsity athletes may apply to be considered for a $500 Scholar Athlete of the Month Scholarship from Valley Bone & Joint Clinic.  To apply, students can simply go to www.vbjclinic.com/scholarship-application

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    One scholarship, endless opportunities, receive up to $25,000 for college with the Horatio Alger Scholarship.  Learn more an apply at scholars.horatioalger.org   Application Deadline: October 25, 2016.

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    The 55th Anniversary United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week will be held March 4-11,2017.  (http://ussenateyouth.org/)  Each of the 104 student delegates will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship, in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the nation's capital.  The delegates will be immersed in Washington activities throughout the week, and all expenses for the week, including transportation,, hotel and meals will be paid by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.  See Mrs. Nelson for the application.  All applications must be postmarked no later than OCTOBER 14, 2016. 

    #5======================================================

    North Dakota Jaycee Senate announces the 7th Annual Lisa Burdolski Memorail Scholarship, a statewide scholarship competition for high school seniors.  This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Lisa Burdolski, a Jaycee child who passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Applicants will compete for four(4) scholarships of $300 each.  Two (2) primary award winners and two (2)alternate winners will be selected.  Scholarships are to be used at the winner's discretion at an institutional school of higher learning of the winner's choice.  Both primary state award winners are then eligible to compete nationally for $1,000 scholarship from the US JCI Senate Foundation competition in February 2017.

    Applications are found on-line at http://nd.usjcisenate.org

    Completed scholarship applications from the Class of 2017 high school seniors must be mailed and postmarked by January 15, 2017

    the following address:  North Dakota Jaycee Senate Scholarship 1372 32nd St. S. #7 Fargo, ND 58103.  Electronic submissions will not be considered.  Please direct any questions to Angie Jelinek at the address listed above or by e-mail at angiejelinek@htomail.com

    #4====================================================== 

    The Bank of North Dakota will award 48 – $500 scholarships to North Dakota high school seniors from the class of 2017 attending a North Dakota college. Eight recipients are selected each month, October – March, so apply early for more chances to win. The first 1,000 applicants receive a FREE t-shirt. Plus, the 48 recipients have a chance to win a $3,000 scholarship at the end of the school year!

    This scholarship is different from most. You don’t need to be a student with the top grade point average (GPA) to qualify. It should take you less than 20 minutes to complete the application.

    Applicants must:

    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Demonstrate community and school involvement in at least three activities
    • Plan to attend a North Dakota college

    You only need to apply one time to qualify for all six drawings. The sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win.

    Apply at:  https://bnd.nd.gov/

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    #3  American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley - Nursing Scholarship.  Mrs. Nelson has the application for your viewing.  Additional information is also available from secretary@ndala.org and/or http://ndala.org

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    #2.  American Legion Auxiliary 2017-2018 Scholarship Award.  Three $300 scholarships will be paid to worthy applicants attending college, university or trade school in North Dakota.  Membership and/or affiliation with the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary is not required for scholarship selection.  Need is an important factor in determining the recipient of this scholarship.  Mrs. Nelson has the application and Due date is May 1, 2017. 

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    1.  From: Mackenzie Kelley [mailto:mackenzie.kelley@thefirstbbb.org]
    Sent:
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:40 PM
    Cc: Mackenzie Kelley <
    mackenzie.kelley@thefirstbbb.org>
    Subject:
    RE: Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
    Importance: High

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Please remind your high school seniors to get their entries in for the Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship! There are five scholarships available for Minnesota & North Dakota students – one for $4,500; three for $2,500; and one for $1,000.

    Students are asked to write an essay or create a video that gives a personal example of how they were challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by the application of integrity and personal ethics. This must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of high school transcripts, a list of extracurricular activities and any post-secondary education plans.

    All entries must be received by next Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 4:30pm. They can either be mailed or dropped off at our office.

    The entry packet and further details are available at thefirstbbb.org/scholarship.

     

    Please encourage your high school seniors to submit an application, and turn it in by next Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

    Mackenzie Kelley, Event Coordinator

    Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

    p: 651-695-2482

     

     

    From: Mackenzie Kelley
    Subject:
    Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
    Importance: High

     

    Better Business Bureau is offering Student of Integrity Scholarships for Minnesota and North Dakota high school students beginning their senior year. These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people, and will be awarded to students who demonstrate high character in their personal choices and actions.

     

    There are five scholarships available – one for $4,500, three for $2,500 and one for $1,000.

    Students are asked to write an essay or create a video that gives a personal example of how they were challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by the application of integrity and personal ethics. This must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of their high school transcript, a list of extracurricular activities and any post-secondary education plans.

    All entries must be received by Thursday, September 22, by 4:30pm.

    The entry packet and further details are available at thefirstbbb.org/scholarship, and are also attached to this email.

     

    Please pass this information along to your high school seniors and encourage them to submit an application.

    The scholarships will be presented in conjunction with the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, which are given to companies that demonstrate ethics in their business practices. The BBB Torch Awards ceremony will take place on October 27, from 11:00am - 1:30pm, at McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

     

    Thank you so much!

     

    Mackenzie Kelley, Event Coordinator

    Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

    p: 651-695-2482

    f: 651-695-2487

    bbb.org Start With Trust®