Scholarship

Scholarship List by Deadline

  • 2022-2023

     

    February Deadlines

    The foundation annually awards scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school. All applicants require sponsorship by an NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association member company, of which Polar is a member, to be eligible. For each FRS general scholarship, FRS provides $2,000 and Polar provides $500.

    FRS has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception; empowering rural students throughout the country to advance their communities with invaluable skill sets and experiences.

    In 2023, FRS will award over $100,000 in scholarships to students sponsored by our NTCA members such as Polar.

    In additional to the FRS general scholarships, FRS has the following named scholarships*
    • Diana Jo Dryer Memorial Scholarship – Sponsored by INDATEL Services
    • Everett Kneece Scholarship
    • Sarah Tyree Good Neighbor Scholarship
    • Herbert and Isabel Bitz Memorial Scholarship
    • JSI Scholarships
    • TMS Scholarships
    • Roger Cox Memorial Scholarship

    *Submitting one application is sufficient for eligibility of all available scholarships.

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is February 8, 2023

     

    The foundation annually awards scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school. All applicants require sponsorship by an NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association member company, of which Polar is a member, to be eligible. For each FRS general scholarship, FRS provides $2,000 and Polar provides $500.

    FRS has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception; empowering rural students throughout the country to advance their communities with invaluable skill sets and experiences.

    In 2023, FRS will award over $100,000 in scholarships to students sponsored by our NTCA members such as Polar.

    In additional to the FRS general scholarships, FRS has the following named scholarships*
    • Diana Jo Dryer Memorial Scholarship – Sponsored by INDATEL Services
    • Everett Kneece Scholarship
    • Sarah Tyree Good Neighbor Scholarship
    • Herbert and Isabel Bitz Memorial Scholarship
    • JSI Scholarships
    • TMS Scholarships
    • Roger Cox Memorial Scholarship

    *Submitting one application is sufficient for eligibility of all available scholarships.

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is February 8, 2023

     

    North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association

    The North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association sponsors the following scholarships:

    • Three $1000 scholarships available to incoming freshmen.
    • Three $1000 scholarships available to undergraduates (excluding freshmen).
    Eligibility
    • Applicant shall be a resident of the state of North Dakota and attend a North Dakota school.
    • Applicant and/or guardian shall be a member of their respective county Crop (Ag) Improvement Association.
    • Applicant shall be a full-time student (12 credits or more).

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is February 15, 2023

    North Dakota Conservation District Employees Association Conservation Studies Scholarship

    The North Dakota Conservation District Employees Association (NDCDEA) established a scholarship for high school and college students interested in pursuing conservation education. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students who are residents of North Dakota and intend to or are currently pursuing an agricultural/natural resource management/environmental or related field at a two or four-year university in the state of North Dakota. One scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000.00. Interested applicants are required to complete the application form and compose an essay of no more than 500 words on the topic chosen by the NDCDEA. Applicants will need to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and be a full-time student. Scholarships will be paid after the President of the Association receives the previous semester transcript. The $1000.00 will be sent to the school of attendance unless the recipient is a graduating college senior, in which the scholarship monies will be paid directly to the recipient. If the scholarship winner does not maintain the 2.5 GPA, the second-place qualifier will be awarded $1000.00.

    2023 Conservation Studies Scholarship Topic: “Water is essential for all living organisms. Please explain some practices a rancher, landowner or a person living in an urban area can implement to improve water quality."

    Click HERE for scholarship form

    Deadline is February 24, 2023

     

    Eagles Aerie 2192 Scholarship 

    Valley City Eagles Aerie 2192 is opening up applications for scholarships to be awarded to area graduating high school seniors that plan on furthering their education by attending a college or tech school during the 2023-2024 school year. Scholarships will be in the amount of up to $400. Applicant's parents do not need to be members of Eagles Aerie 2192 for scholarship consideration.

    There is also one additional scholarship available to an area girl who is willing to represent Aerie 2192 as "Miss Eagles Aerie 2192". She must be willing to represent the Aerie at area parades when the Aerie float is used, Eagles Aerie Family Picnic, and the 20233 Awards Banquet.  Applicants for this award must have a parent or grandparent who is a member of Aerie 2192 or Aerie 2192 Auxiliary.

    See Mrs. Lindseth for application.  

    Deadline is February 28, 2023

     

     

     

     

    March Deadlines

    Page Dollars For Scholars

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is March 1, 2023

     

    American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship

    Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits. These two scholarships ($1,000 each) are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture. Applications will be taken beginning January 1 of each year and need to be postmarked on March 1st. Applications will not be accepted after March 1st. Click HERE for additional information and application.

    Application Deadline is March 1st.

     

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    Home Builders Care has donated scholarship funds of over $260,000 to area students since 1995.

    Scholarships are available to area high school students planning to attend M State or NDSCS and enroll in a residential construction trades curriculum or related field.

    Deadline is March 1, 2023

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    North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarships

    Several scholarships are available for 4-H and former 4-H members. Youth may apply for more than one scholarship using the same application by checking the blank next to the scholarship(s) for which they wish to be considered on the first page of the application form.To apply click HERE for application and eligibility for North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarships. Certain scholarships may have additional special eligibility or selection requirements. Deadline is March 1, 2023

    Eleanor R. Schulz Memorial Scholarship: $300 award to a North Dakota 4-H member or former member and first-year student at NDSU. 

    North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarship in memory of Erwin and Nora Klusmann and John Norgaard: $350 award to a present or former North Dakota 4-H member. 

    Rosevold Memorial Scholarship: a $400 award to a North Dakota 4-H member or former member enrolled in a North Dakota post-secondary school in the fall of the current year. 

    Jerome Striegel Memorial Scholarship: a $150 award to a North Dakota 4-H member selected as an alternate to National 4-H Congress or National 4-H Conference Farm and Ranch Guide. A $500 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member entering a North Dakota college or university as a freshman; selection based on academic potential and 4-H participation. 

    John DeKrey Jr. and Hannah DeKrey Scholarship: $750 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member entering a North Dakota university or college as a freshman; preference given to applicants from Kidder County 

    Kelci Jo Willson Memorial Award: $500 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member who is entering or continuing their education at a vocational school, technical school, college or university. 

    Steve E. and Mary M. Tuhy Scholarship: $500 award to a current or former North Dakota 4-H member entering or continuing education at a North Dakota vocational school, technical school, college or university; preference to applicants from, in following order, McHenry, Cass, Dunn, Stark, Mercer and Ward counties; a 4-H member receiving a previous scholarship through the North Dakota 4-H Foundation is not eligible for this scholarship. 

     

    ND Stockman’s Foundation Scholarships 

    The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) is offering several scholarships in 2023. 

    • The North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Legacy Scholarship is available for a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior with any major. Value: $500.
    • The Jack and Vander Reich Memorial Endowment Scholarship is available to any high school senior who is planning to major in an agriculturally related discipline at any accredited college or university. Value: $750.
    • The Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship is available to students who are or who will be studying an agriculturally related career at any accredited college or university. Preference will be given to students who have completed their bachelor's degree and who are pursuing a graduate education or professional school (i.e. veterinary or law school).  Value: $500.
    • The Myron Wold Memorial Scholarships are available to students who are or who will be studying an agricultural major at any accredited college or university.  Value: $1,000.

    A student may apply for more than one scholarship if applicable, but separate applications must be submitted.  For all scholarships, applicants must be a member of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association or the child of a member.

    Interested applicants can find more information and applications for each scholarship at www.ndstockmen.org.

     

    NDSU Farmhouse Fraternity Scholarship

    • NDSU FarmHouse Fraternity is accepting applications for six $3,300 one-year scholarships from any male high school graduates who are incoming freshman during the fall of 2023 at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. These scholarships are not based on grades or ACT scores and applicants can major in any field of study. There is no requirement to join FarmHouse Fraternity. Click HERE for application

    • To be eligible for the scholarship, the awardee must be an incoming male attending NDSU. Qualified candidates should adhere to the values of FarmHouse Fraternity, such as intellectual, spiritual, social, and moral characteristics. Preference will be given to someone who possesses/demonstrates the true characteristics of “Grit” such as resilience, strong work ethic, direction, desire to succeed, and perseverance.

    Application deadline is March 1, 2023

    Named after Polar’s first general manager, the John G. Walters Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded to fifteen graduating high school seniors from our service area who plan on continuing their education at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university or vocational-technical school. Parents or guardians must be Polar customers in good standing of voice or Internet service. 

    Click HERE for scholarship application

    Deadline is March 3, 2023

     

    First Community Credit Union Scholarship 

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Must be a graduating high school senior
    • Must be planning to attend a U.S. college or trade school full time
    • All applicants must meet minimum standards
    • Employees, board/committee members, and affiliates and their immediate families of FCCU are not eligible for this program
    • Applicant and/or parent/guardian must be an active member in good standing of First Community Credit Union as of February 1st, 2023

    Those awarded a scholarship will receive notification annually requesting verification of fulltime enrollment and a minimum 2.5 cummulative GPA. If verification is not submitted by the deadline, or if the scholarship winner transfers to another institution, the scholarship will be terminated. 

    The judging committee will score each applicant on the following:

    • Volunteer Work/Job Experience
    • Academic and Extra-Curricular Activities & Honors
    • GPA & ACT/SAT Score (transcripts are required)
    • 300 Word Essay (judged on content and the use of proper English grammar)
      Essay topic: Pick an experience from your life and explain how it has influenced your development and/or career plans.
    • Supporting Information

    Click HERE for additional information and application form

    Deadline is March 17, 2023

     

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    North Dakota United Scholarships

    Undergraduate Scholarships – Any field of study:
    • North Dakota United Member/Dependent Scholarship – Available to an active NDU member or dependent of an active member who is pursuing post-secondary education in any field of study including vocational, associate or bachelor degree program.
    Undergraduate Scholarships – Education degree:
    • North Dakota United Education Scholarship – Available to a student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in education.
    • North Dakota United Foundation Ethnic Minority Scholarship – Awarded to a minority student preparing to teach. The Foundation will give special consideration to a student attending a tribal college.
    • Mary Cripps Special Education Scholarship – Available to either an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing initial or advanced training in special education.
    • Howard Loftesnes Memorial Education Scholarship – Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education as a reading literacy specialist or a similar field of study. Preference shall be given to applicants who attended or are employed at Simle Middle School in Bismarck.
    • Bill Oban Special Education Scholarship – Available to an outstanding undergraduate student who is preparing for a career in special education.
    • Cindy & Gary Rath Education Scholarship – Available to an NDU student member or a North Dakota resident who is a student NEA/AFT member in another state, pursuing an undergraduate degree in education. A preference will be given to a student attending Dickinson State University or Valley City State University.
    • Les Snavely Memorial Education Scholarship – Available to a student at Dickinson State University who has been accepted to the teacher education program at DSU and is pursuing a degree from DSU that qualifies the student to become a certified teacher.

    Click HERE for scholarship application

    Deadline for all ND United Scholarships is March 31, 2023

    April Deadlines

    2023 Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship

    The Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship Endowment was established by the North Dakota Water Education Foundation (NDWEF) within the North Dakota Community Foundation in memory of Russ Dushinske and Warren Jamison and their distinguished service, dedicated leadership and life-long devotion to water development in North Dakota.

    The Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships to deserving North Dakota students. Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants. Scholarship recipients must attend a North Dakota college or university. Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, students studying water-related fields and students whose families have taken an active role in North Dakota’s water resource management.

    Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Annual North Dakota Water Convention Awards Banquet on Dec. 7, 2023 to read their winning essays.

    Click HERE for application and additional information

    Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2023

     

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    Dewitz Agriculture/Agribusiness and Animal Sciences Scholarship: in memory of Alice & Albert Dewitz

    CD Acres and Dewitz Feedlots are happy to offer a $1000 scholarship to a ND high school senior who has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year Agricultural/Agribusiness or Animal Science program. Click HERE for application and additional details. 

    Deadline is April 1, 2023

     

    The Steele County Soil Conservation District Scholarship

    The Steele County Soil Conservation District is offering one $500 scholarship in 2023.  Eligible applicants must be a high school senior with residence in Steele County. The recipient will receive the $500 scholarship by providing proof of completion of the first semester and enrolled in the second semester of school to the Steele County SCD. 

    **See Mrs. Lindseth for Scholarship Application

    Deadline is April 1, 2022

     

    Hope Dollars For Scholars

    Click HERE for application

    Deadline is April 1, 2023
     
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    Cass County Mutual Scholarships are given in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by young people to home, school, community and country.

    INSTRUCTIONS: Please print clearly or type this application as thoroughly as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor. THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 15th, 2022. This is a $1000.00 Scholarship. This Scholarship may be split between two applicants if committee so chooses to do so. Click HERE for scholarship application and further details.

    ELIGIBILTY REQUIREMENTS:

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Current, full time secondary school senior
    • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited North Dakota Institution which can include 2-year Technical colleges or North Dakota Registered Apprenticeship programs (ie; plumber/electrician apprenticeships).
    • Parent or Grand Parent must be a policy holder of Cass County Mutual Insurance Company (it is the student’s duty to find out their grandparents/parents insurance carrier).

     

    The Associated General Contractors of North Dakota Scholarship

    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 2023-2024 school year. Click HERE for application 

    $750, Bismarck State College – Construction technology, welding technology, or other construction related majors.

    $750, North Dakota State College of Science – Construction management technology, civil engineering & surveying technology, building construction technology, architectural drafting & estimating technology, diesel technology, or welding technology.

    $1,500, University of Mary – Construction management.

    $1,500, North Dakota State University – Construction engineering or construction management.

    $1,500, Mayo Scholarship - This award is given to a High School Senior enrolled in Construction Engineering or Construction Management at North Dakota State University.

     

    Deadline is April 24, 2023

     

     

    May Deadlines

    North Dakota College-Specific Scholarships

     

    North Dakota grants and scholarships (check for deadlines)