Scholarship Information and Applications

  • Many “local” scholarships will be available throughout the school year. The applications, if not completed online, will be available in the HS Counselor's Office.  

    Sign up for Remind.com for weekly text and email reminders on important dates and scholarships (link in the right margin of this page). Be sure to check the bulletin board in the Senior Hallway and our school website for the latest information. - Mrs. Ziegelmann

    * Make sure to be checking college websites for scholarships they have to offer. Some colleges have separate scholarship applications that need to be filled out for students to be considered eligible. 

    Search for additional scholarships here:

    Scholarship Tips and Hacks:

    1. You should NEVER be reequired to pay a fee when applying for a scholarship or using a search engine to find them!

    2. Set up a separate email account for scholarships - this will help you stay organized in your scholarship search and keep your everyday email uncluttered.

    3. SAVE and RECYCLE your essays! Most scholarship applications will ask a few questions about you and your high school career and will probably want you to write a short essay or two. Less than an hour of work could get you $1,000! Regardless of what career you pursue, this is probably the only time in your life that you’ll manage to make $1,000 per hour.

    Bank of North Dakota College Handbook: https://collegehandbook.bnd.nd.gov/

    Whether determining a career path, figuring out the FAFSA or looking for scholarships, the College Handbook is your trusted resource. This easy-to-read guide helps students navigate through their freshman to senior year of high school as they prepare for college.

    RUReadyND.gov

    RUReadyND has a great scholarship search tool. Sign into your free account (Mrs. Ziegelmann can help you find your username and reset your password). Click on the Financial Aid Planning Tab, scroll down the page and click on Find Scholarships. 

    The FM Area Foundation

    Manages more than 50 scholarship funds created by generous donors to provide financial assistance for students pursuing higher education and training. For the 2018-19 academic year, we awarded $283,271, was awarded to deserving students! During the 2017-18 academic year, $264,705 was awarded.

    Some of the scholarships you’ll find below are awarded to students from a certain high school, while others are awarded to students going into specific areas of study, such as nursing or engineering. Each scholarship has its own set of eligibility requirements. To see if you may be eligible for a scholarship, please search the list below. 

    https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships/

    North Dakota Grants & Scholarships

    ND University System Website descriptions of available ND the following scholarships & grants

    go to http://www.ndus.edu/students/paying-for-college/, scroll to the bottom of the page and "Click here for a PDF overview of all the financial aid programs offered through the ND University System" 

    • ND Academic Scholarships
    • ND Career & Tech Ed Scholarships
    • ND Indian Scholarships
    • ND Scholars Program
    • ND State Student Incentive Grant Program
    • STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math) Occupations Loan Forgiveness Program
    • Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program
    • Tuition & Fee Reductions

    On-Going or Monthly Deadlines    

    May Deadline

    NACo/Nationwide Scholarships

    Deadline: Opens April 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

    Amount: (4) $2,500

    Purpose: The National Association of Counties has partnered with Nationwide Retirement Solutions to offer four $2,500 scholarships for high school seniors. Winning applicants will have written a short essay describing why it’s important for a public sector employee to start saving early for retirement. The Nationwide/NACo scholarship program is intended to encourage high-school seniors to think about retirement.

    Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are legal U.S. residents and their parent or grandparent must be enrolled in and contributing to a NACo 457 Deferred Compensation Program plan. In addition, the student must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than the fall term at an accredited two- or four-year college.

    How to Apply: Online

    Sponsor: Website: www.nrsforu.com/scholarship

    2019 ND Game Wardens Association Scholarship

    Deadline: Previously - May 31, 2019

    Amount: up to $1,500

    Purpose: To support students pursuing education in the field of wildlife law enforcement or a related field.

    Eligibility: High School Seniors OR students currently enrolled at a college or university with at least one remaining semester. Have career goal in wildlife law enforcement OR any related field (i.e. law enforcement, wildlife biology, law, etc).

    How to Apply: 

    • Provide a resume containing the following information: Name and contact information, high school you graduated/will graduate from, college you are attending or plan to attend, cumulative GPA, extra-curricular activities, jobs, community involvement
    • Provide an unofficial transcript
    • One letter of recommendation from an unrelated adult who knows you will (teacher, coach, employer, etc.)
    • A brief essay (about one page) describing the role of law enforcement in wildlife management.
    • A brief essay (about one page) describing one of the following topics: 1) Why do you want to be a game warden? OR 2) Describe how your chosen career will contribute to the field of wildlife law enforcement.

    Submit applications to NDGAMEWARDENS@gmail.com

    June Deadline

     

    ESAND Educational Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1, 2020

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: For any high school senior, with 3.0 GPA (with an administrator who is an NDCEL member) enrolling in any Education or Business degree at any 2 or 4 year institution.

    How to Apply: Application link click ESAND Educational Scholarship

    Sponsor: North Dakota Foundation for Educational Leadership, Associated with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders

    North Dakota Association of Counties College Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: June 5, 2020

    Amount: (6) $2,000

    Purpose:  NDACo strongly believes in education and the future of North Dakota’s youth. That is why we created this scholarship fund through our education subsidiary, the Institute of Local Government.

    Eligibility: Be a child or grandchild of a current North Dakota county employee or county official, will be registered as a full-time undergraduate student in an accredited North Dakota university, college or vocational/technical certification program. (Full-time status is determined by the criteria of the institution.) Previous NDACo Scholarship winners may not apply.

    How to Apply: Application online

    Website: https://www.ndaco.org/programs_and_services/institute-of-local-government-ilg/scholarships/

    Sponsor: North Dakota Association of Counties 

    July Deadline

    Cass County Soil Conservation District Scholarship

    Deadline: July 1

    Amount: $1,000 and possibility of a second scholarship for $750

    Purpose: The District has the desire to encourage Cass County youth in following a path into Natural Resource Management and other related fields of study. 

    Eligibility: Be a resident of Cass County, enrolling in North Dakota accredited college

    Sponsor: Cass County Soil Conservation District

    Website: https://cassscd.org/?page_id=212

    The American Legion Baseball Scholarship

    Deadline: July 15, 2020

    Amount: $500 or more

    Eligibility: Have graduated from high school, be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National Headquarters, be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post, have three letters of testimony attached to application.

    How to Apply: Any team manager or head coach of an American Legion (post–affiliated) team may nominate a player for consideration of this award. Three letters of testimony must be attached to the nomination form. Attach a one-page letter of recommendation from your: (1) Legion coach or team manager (2) American Legion post commander or adjutant (3) Community leader, (i.e. teacher, minister, Scout leader, church leader, principal)

    Sponsor: American Legion  

    Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/baseball

    Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    Deadline: Application opens early 2020

    Amount: Since it's inception, The Mike Rowe Foundation has granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in Work Ethic scholarships and other like-minded programs or initiatives that also work to close the skills gap.

    Eligibility: Enroll in an approved program listed on the website.

    How to Apply: Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, Answer 3 questions, Write an essay, Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers, Make a short video, Verify school costs, Provide high school/college transcript, Submit financial info.

    Sponsor: Mike Rowe Works Foundation

    Website: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

    September 2020 Deadline

    Elks Legacy Scholarships

    Sponsor: Elks National Foundation

    Closing Date: The 2020 contest opened on September 1, 2019, closed January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time

    Amount: Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. 

    Application:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm

    Description: The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application. Applicant must be a High School Senior. For the 2020 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. 

    October 2020 Deadline

    Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans National Scholarships

    Amount: $25,000

    Closing Date: October 2020

    Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/

    Description: "As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders."

    "The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award."

    To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
    • Be a United States citizen

    Horatio Alger State Scholarships

    Amount: up to $10,000

    Closing Date: October 2020

    Website:https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

    Description: "State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. For a full listing of Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs and award totals, please visit the website.

    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a US Citizen

    Denny Sanford Scholarship

    Amount: Awards and amount vary by university

    Closing Date: October 2020. Application available August 1 – October 25 and January 15 – March 15

    Websitehttps://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/

    Description: The Denny Sanford Scholarship Program was established in 2018 and is funded by Association Member Denny Sanford, owner and founder of First Premier Bank.

    • High school senior planning to attend:
      • Arizona State University (25 awards at $10,000 each)
      • Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) (6 awards at $25,000 each)
      • Black Hills State University (15 awards at $10,000 each)
      • Dakota State University (15 awards at $10,000 each)
      • Long Island University (10 awards at $25,000 each)
      • National University (San Diego, CA) (10 awards at $25,000 each)
      • Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL) (10 awards at $10,000 each)
      • South Dakota School of Mines (15 awards at $10,000 each)
      • South Dakota State University (25 awards at $10,000 each)
      • University of California at San Diego (10 awards at $25,000 each)
      • University of Minnesota (25 awards at $10,000 each)
      • University of Sioux Falls (6 awards at $25,000 each)
      • University of South Dakota (25 awards at $10,000 each)
    • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

    Celebration of Women & Their Music

    Deadline: Early-bird deadline for application is October 2020

    Amount: Varies

    Description: Scholarship is open high school females. Monetary awards for high school females who have a passion for the arts. Awards are granted to young women in a variety of artistic disciplines.

    Sponsor: Celebration of Women & Their Music Endowment Fund, established by Deb Jenkins and with the F-M Area Foundation

    Website: http://www.debjenkins.com/celebrationofwomen.html

    November 2020 Deadline

    Zach Anderson Memorial Scholarship

    Sponsor: The Zach Anderson Family

    Deadline: (November 1st, every year)

    Amount: $1,000

    Purpose: In memory of Zach Anderson, a 2003 graduate of Williston High School, Williston, ND, and his love for wrestling

    Eligibility: Any High School male or female wrestlers, graduating seniors through college juniors, in the states of North Dakota and Montana

    How to Apply: apply online www.zach-anderson.net or download application and mail completed form to PO Box 906 Columbus, MT, 59019

    Website: www.zach-anderson.net

    Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest

    Sponsor: Fargo Elks Lodge 260

    Deadline: November 2020

    Amount: $500, local scholarship award. Opportunities to advance to the state and national competitions for additional scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,500.

    Eligibility: Any High School Senior who is a United States Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

    How to Apply: Application available online. All applications must be submitted electronically. Male and female students compete separately.

    Website: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

    Money Sense Contest

    Deadline: November 2020

    Purpose: To support North Dakota students pursuing post-secondary education.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in North Dakota planning to enroll in college. Students must create a YouTube video relating to a Money Sense topic.

    How to Apply: Applications are available online.

    Sponsor: North Dakota Jumpstart Coalition, P.O. Box 7113, Bismarck, ND 58507

    Website: http://www.ndjumpstart.org

    Celebration of Women & Their Music

    Deadline: 

    Amount: Varies

    Description: Scholarship is open high school females. Monetary awards for high school females who have a passion for the arts. Awards are granted to young women in a variety of artistic disciplines.

    Sponsor: Celebration of Women & Their Music Endowment Fund, established by Deb Jenkins and with the F-M Area Foundation

    Website: http://www.debjenkins.com/celebrationofwomen.html

    December 2020 Deadline

    NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL COUNSELING ASSOCIATION High School Essay Contest

    DEADLINE: December 2020

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a North Dakota senior student interested in post-secondary education. The student's school counselor MUST be a member of the ND School Counseling Association to be eligible. 

    How to applyhttp://www.ndsca.us/awards.html

    Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    Deadline: Application opens early in the beginning of each year

    Amount: Since it's inception, The Mike Rowe Foundation has granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in Work Ethic scholarships and other like-minded programs or initiatives that also work to close the skills gap.

    Eligibility: Enroll in an approved program listed on the website.

    How to Apply: Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, Answer 3 questions, Write an essay, Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers, Make a short video, Verify school costs, Provide high school/college transcript, Submit financial info.

    Sponsor: Mike Rowe Works Foundation

    Website: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

    January Deadline

    2020 North Dakota Corn Growers Association Scholarship

    Deadline: January 2021

    Amount: (10) $1,000

    Purpose: The North Dakota Corn Growers Association will award 10 – $1,000 scholarships in 2020, which typically includes a recipient from each of the organization’s seven districts and three at-large recipients.

    Eligibility: Applicants are required to be a member of a North Dakota Corn Growers Association. Student memberships are available for high school and post secondary students for $10, register for membership at www.ndcorn.org/corngrowers/membership/become-amember/. Applicants can only receive the scholarship once.

    How to Apply: Application available online at https://www.ndcorn.org/corngrowers/news-resources/scholarship-form/

    Sponsor: North Dakota Corn Growers Association

    America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders 

    Deadline: January 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Purpose: America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders sponsored by Bayer Fund awards scholarships to students pursuing ag-related fields of study. From Agribusiness, to drone piloting to welding, the possibilities are endless.

    Eligibility: High school seniors or full-time college students planning to purse an ag-related career. GPA at least 2.5. 

    How to apply: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders/

    Elks Legacy Scholarships

    Sponsor: Elks National Foundation

    Closing Date: January 2021

    Amount: Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. 

    Application:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm

    Description: The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application. Applicant must be a High School Senior. For the 2020 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. 

    ND Farmer's Union Scholarship

    Sponsor: North Dakota Farmer's Union

    Closing Date: January 2021

    Amount: $500

    Application: Fillable PDF on http://ndfu.org/youth/scholarships/

    Description: Applicants must be pursuing a career important to rural American, but not limited to agribusiness, farm operation or production agriculture. High school seniors & college undergraduates are eligible to apply, Farmers' Union membership required ($30 annual family membership), must have at least 2.5 GPA during last 3 years of schooling and two personal references from people who know you well but are not related to you.

    March Deadline

    American Agri-Women Daughters of American Ag Scholarships

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    Amount: 

    Purpose: Created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played an important role in the founding of this nation and enocourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits.

    Eligibility: Be a farmer, rancher, or be the wife, daughter or other close relative of a farmer, rancher, or other person employed in agriculture. 

    How to Apply: Complete application https://americanagriwomen.org/aaw-foundation/

    Sponsor: Daughters of American Agriculture

    Precision, Inc. HVAC Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: (3) $500

    Purpose: To support students in a steadily growing occupational area.

    Eligibility: Applicant must be pursuing a career in plumbing, heating/cooling (HVAC), or electrical via Technical /Trade school training. Must be graduating in the Spring of 2020 from a high school in the greater Fargo/Moorhead Area.

    How to Apply: Complete paper application, copies available in the High School Counseling Office.

    Sponsor: Precision, Inc, West Fargo, ND, Contact Jason Baumgartner at jbaumgartner@precisionpe.com

    Scholarships In Agriculture

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility:  High school seniors entering college in the fall of 2020. Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR must be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business. 

    How to Apply: Complete application, electronic copies available online, paper copies available in the High School Counseling Office.

    Sponsor: AgCountry Farm Credit Services

    Website: https://www.agcountry.com/advocating-for-ag/Scholarships

    Heartland Chevy Scholarship Program

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: $500 to $5,000

    Purpose: To support local students who dare to chase their dreams.

    Eligibility: Local high school juniors and seniors have a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship when a video entry is submitted by 3/2/20: "We know your time is in short supply, so a simple cell-phone video will be fine. Just make sure to include any community and volunteer work, academic achievement and extracurricular activities that showcase why you, or your nominated student, deserve a Chevy scholarship".

    How to Apply: Enter online at https://fargo.chevyscholars.com/p/883022?lc=eng&ep1=mail

    Sponsor: Heartland Chevy Dealers

    Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation High School Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: Scholarship amounts can vary and one or more awards may be issued. 

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a student currently enrolled in high school. Throughout his or her academic career, each student is eligible to receive up to four awards from Home Builders Care of FargoMoorhead Foundation encompassing high school, technical schools and universities. 

    Scholarships are awarded to students in construction-related fields who are members of a construction industry-related student chapter (example: National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter) at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead (M State), Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), North Dakota State College of Science-Wahpeton (NDSCS) and North Dakota State University (NDSU). Scholarships are also awarded to area high school students planning to attend M State or NDSCS and enroll in a residential construction trades curriculum or related field. These are presented in the spring.

    How to Apply: Application available online, fillable PDF. Contact Summer Hammond at (701) 232-5846 for more information.

    Sponsor: Home Builders Care of Fargo-Moorhead Foundation

    Website: https://www.hbafm.com/hbc/scholarships

    Arc of Cass County Higher Learning Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: Scholarship starts at $500

    Eligibility: Scholarships are available to students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Cass and Clay counties who wish to advance their careers. These scholarships can be used for tuition, adaptive equipment, books, or supplies at a higher learning institution of their choice. The amount and size of awards given each year will be based on individual merit, financial need and funds available. 

    How to Apply: Application available online or in through Mrs. Ziegelmann in the High School Counseling Office. 

    Sponsor: The Arc of Cass County

    Website: https://www.arccassnd.org/content/scholarship-program

    Work Ethic Scholarship Program

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: Since it's inception, The Mike Rowe Foundation has granted, or helped facilitate the granting of, more than $5 million in Work Ethic scholarships and other like-minded programs or initiatives that also work to close the skills gap.

    Eligibility: Enroll in an approved program listed on the website.

    How to Apply: Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, Answer 4 questions, Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers, Make a short video, Verify school costs, Provide high school/college transcript, Submit financial info.

    Sponsor: Mike Rowe Works Foundation

    Website: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

    North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: March 2021

    Amount: up to $8,500

    Purpose: To assist member systems and students pursuing an education through Bismarck State College's Water and Wasterwater Technology Program.

    Eligibility: Be a child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural system official (water system must be a current member of NDRWSA) OR be enrolled or planning to entoll in Bismarck State College's Water & Wastewater Technology Program; student must have completed at least two Water adn Wasterwater 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 semster they are seeking a scholarship.

    How to Apply: Paper copy available in the High School Counseling Office or electronically by request from Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Sponsor: ND Rural Water Systems Association

    April Deadline

    2019-2020 Department of North Dakota Education Program Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    Amount: $300

    Purpose: The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Dakota, through its Education Program has a program to assist students pursuing a degree in the field of their choice. 

    Eligibility: Awarded to worthy applicants attending a college, university or trade school in North Dakota. Scholarship funds will be paid by March 1, 2021 to the school of choice after the applicant can verify enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. Membership and/or affiliation with the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary is not required for scholarship selection. Need is an import factor in determining the recipient of the scholarships.

    How to Apply: Application online, download, please type or print response neatly. Return the completed application, two letters of recommendation and essay by April 1, 2020 to: Shauna Dubuque, Department Education Chairman, P. O. Box 251, Glyndon, MN 56547-0251. Phone: 701-491-8776

    Sponsor: American Legion Auxililary 

    Website: http://ndala.org/

    2020 Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    Amount: (4) $1,500

    Purpose: Established in memory of Russ Dushinske and Warren Jamison and their distinguished service, dedicated leadesrhip, and life-long devotion to water development in North Dakota.

    Eligibility: Scholarship recipients must attend a North Dakota College or University. Preferences 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 Daktoa's water resourece management.

    How to Apply: Complete application, copies available online and in the High School Counseling Office.

    Sponsor: North Dakota Water Education Foundation (NDWEF)

    Website: https://ndwater.org/scholarship-program/

    American Legion Auxiliary Grace Holmes, MD, Nursing Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    Amount: $500

    Purpose: The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Dakota, Past Presidents Parley, from 1934-1935, put together the ‘Letters Home’ for 225 nurses from North Dakota who enlisted as volunteers in WW1. Dr. Grace Holmes researched and acquired the letters and produced a book entitled, ‘North Dakota Nurses Over there, 1917- 1919’. Dr. Holmes gave the copyright option for this book to the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Dakota and permission to sell them. Proceeds from the sale of the books are going to the Past Presidents Parley and the establishment of a scholarship in Dr. Holmes’ name. 

    Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a degree in nursing, a graduate of a North Dakota high school or home school and must be must be an honorably discharged veteran or spouse, son or daughter (adopted, step, grand, or great-grand) of a living, deceased, or disabled or disabled honorably discharged veteran who served during these active war dates (available on website).

    How to Apply: Scholarship applications are available from the Department of ND Headquarters by email at secretary@ndala.org or from website http://ndala.org/

    Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary

    Website: http://ndala.org/

    Donald Sass Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021

    Amount: Varies

    Eligibility: The recipient must have graduated from a North Dakota high school. The scholarship will assist upper class or post-graduate men and women in a college/university level field of study relating to the oil and gas industry. Fields of study may include, but are not limited to: petroleum land management, petroleum engineering, geology, geological engineering, chemical engineering, economics/finance, vocational training relating to the oil industry, and law. Applications accepted January 1-April 1 only.

    How to Apply: Application available on website.

    Sponsor: The fund was established in 1985 in memory of Donald B. Sass by his wife, Cleone, and the Landman’s Association of North Dakota.

    Website: https://www.ndlandman.org/scholarships/#Donald%20B.%20Sass%20Memorial%20Scholarship

    Emil Nickl Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: April 1, 2021, Submit to Mrs. Ziegelmann 

    Amount: $440

    Eligibility: The scholarship will assist one graduating senior from the Casselton High School. The donor emphasized in his bequest that the college students selected maintain the highest moral standards and grades. The award will be made in the fall of the year.

    How to Apply: Application available online, in the High School Counseling Office, or electronically from Mrs. Ziegelmann by request. Submit to Mrs. Ziegelmann by April 1, 2020, 4:00 pm Central Standard Time.

    Sponsor: North Dakota Community Foundation. The fund was established in 1977 with a bequest from the Estate of Emil Nickl who was a retired railroad man of German birth. He had worked most of his life in the Casselton area. His wife had preceded him in death and the couple had no children.

    Website: https://ndcf.net/receive/scholarships/nickl.html

    Lowry Engineering Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Purpose: Lowry Engineering has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning specific to the field of engineering for the purpose of continuing growth and education around quality leadership in engineering for the Red River Valley

    Eligibility: College students must be enrolled in the School of Civil Engineering at NDSU or UND. High school seniors must be enrolled to attend NDSU or UND and pursuing a career in an engineering field.

    How to Apply: In order to be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must write a letter of intention as well as a 500-word essay. The letter of intention must include current GPA (minimum of 3.5), school location, previous and current class information for studies related to the field of engineering as well as extra curriculars and/or hands on experimentation related to engineering. Letter of intention shall also include plans for college, internships, and career goals. The 500- word essay shall explain how engineering has had an impact on your life. (examples may include but are not limited to flooding, growth, development, women in STEM leadership, city planning, technology etc.) Scholarship will be awarded to the individual with the most wellwritten, clear presentation of the topic and originality determined by the scholarship committee of Lowry Engineering. Please submit letter of intention and essay by April 1st, 2020 to Lowry Engineering. Please don’t forget to include your name, address, and contact information on the letter. 

    Please submit letter of intention and essay by April 1st, 2020 to Lowry Engineering. Please don’t forget to include your name, address, and contact information on the letter.

    Contact: Savannah Hahn, Lowry Engineering 1111 Westrac Dr. Ste. 108 Fargo, ND 58103 701.235.0199 shahn@lowryeng.com

    Website: www.lowryeng.com

    Sponsor: Lowry Engineering, Fargo, ND

    Reuben T. Guenthner CTE Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Be a high school senior graduating in 2019, have completed one or more cateer and tech education course between grades 9 and 12, enroll in a two-year North Dakota postsecondary institution, enroll as a full-time student in a career and tech education program of two years or less.

    How to Apply: Complete onlince application form, three letters of recommendation, submit high school transcript. Submit electronically by the deadline.

    Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education

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

    FMBX Scholarship Program

    Sponsor: Fargo-Moorhead Builders Exchange (FMBX)

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: Award amounts may vary from $500 - $2,000 based on the listed scoring criteria.

    Eligibility: Eligible students must be enrolled in, or be entering a two-year technical program or four-year college program and be in a construction-related field of study. Full-time students with a 3.0 GPA (minimum) are eligible to apply . High School students are encouraged to apply for a FMBX Scholarship if they have been accepted into a two or four year program for the Fall of 2020.

    How to Apply: Scholarship Applicaiton and information available from website 

    Website: www.fmbx.org

    Central Cass Dollars for Scholars Scholarships

    Sponsor: Central Cass Dollars for Scholars Organization

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: Every applicant who sumbits the application receives an award. Award amounts vary based on the listed scoring criteria.

    Eligibility: Eligible students must be graduating Central Cass Seniors of the Class of 2020.

    How to Apply: Electronic application profile completed online.

    Website: http://www.centralcass.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=student_parent&fwID=853

    Essentia Health Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021 to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Be a graduating high school senior from Central Cass whose major interest is in the field of science and/or medicine. The applicant may attend any vocational school, technical college, college or university that provides training for completion of a degree program or specialized medical training (requiring less than a bachelor's degree) such as LPN, RN, radiology tech or laboratory specialty training programs. Each applicant must possess good character, high scholastic achievement and promise. All applicants must be legal residents of North Dakota or Minnesota and must be graduating from high school in a town served by Essentia Health.

    How to Apply: Awards shall be based upon scholastic promise, citizenship, personality, and seriousness of purpose as evidenced by recommendations, academic records, and interview.

    CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Anne Krapu-HPR Journalism Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: Undisclosed

    Eligibility: 

    • North Dakota Resident
    • Complete application
    • Is over 15 years old. Preference is given to candidates under 25 years old
    • Demonstrates persistence and consistency in interest in writing.
    • Displays or has potential ability to write well.

    How to Apply: Application available online through the FM Area Foundation.

    Website: https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships?page=2

    Sponsor: Madeline Luke and Gary Krapu of Valley City and the High Plains Reader

    Celebration of Women & Their Music Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: Varies

    Purpose: To recognize creative you women ho have a passion for and plan to pursue education in the arts.

    Eligibility: Be a female, high school senior attending a school within 100 miles of Fargo-Moorhead.

    How to Apply: Complete application requirements. Download application from FM Area Foundation, website link below.

    Website: https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships?page=3

    Dakota Supply Group Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: Undisclosed

    Eligibility: DSG Education Connection Scholarships are intended for students who plan on earning a degree in a trade or trade-related profession.

    How to Apply: Complete application requirements. Download application from FM Area Foundation, website link below.

    Website: https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships?page=4

    Sponsor: Dakota Supply Group

    Microsoft Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: Several scholarships will be awarded for this upcoming academic year in the amount of $5,000 per recipient through the FM Area Foundation.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university located in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Minnesota with a declared major of computer science or related discipline and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

    How to Apply: Application available online through the FM Area Foundation. Candidates will have the opportunity to apply again in following years if the criteria are continued to be met.

    Website: https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships?page=8

    Sponsor: Microsoft

    Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: To be determined

    Purpose: Provide monetary support to students pursuing post-secondary education.

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in the state of North Dakota.

    How to Apply: Complete application requirements. Download application from FM Area Foundation, website link below: https://areafoundation.org/media/1502/burdick-application-2020.pdf

    Website: https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships?page=8 

    Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program

    Deadline: Opens February 2021 - DUE April 2021

    Amount: The Association will award 1020 scholarships in 2019 with maximum award of $2,500

    Purpose:  To provide support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education in a post-secondary environment.

    Eligibility: Scholarship criteria include high school completion spring 2019, committment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificat/degree, pell eligibility, student is under 30, and United States Citizenship.

    How to Apply: Application online at application.horatioalger.org

    Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

    Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association

    Casselton Business Association Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021 electronically or paper copy to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $1,000. This Scholarship may be split between two applicants if committee so chooses to do so.

    Purpose: Casselton Business Association Scholarships are given in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by young people to their home, school, community and country.

    Eligibility: This scholarship is awarded only for 2020 graduating seniors from Central Cass High School.

    How to Apply: CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Please print clearly or type this application as thoroughly as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor 

    Sponsor: Casselton Business Association (CBA)

    Website: https://www.casselton.com/casselton-business-association

    The Women@Microsoft Fargo Hoppers Scholarship 

    Deadline: April 2021

    Eligibility: 

    • Female student - high school or college. 
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Accepted into or currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or university located in the state of North Dakota, South Dakota, or Minnesota
    • Undergraduate with a declared area of study in a STEM related field
    • Complete all sections of the application
    • Students may reapply for this scholarship; however, they may only receive the award for two years

    How to Apply: Application available online through the FM Area Foundation. Candidates will have the opportunity to apply again in following years if the criteria are continued to be met.

    Website: https://areafoundation.org/students/fmaf-scholarships?page=10

    Sponsor: Microsoft

    Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: (2) $1,000

    Purpose: Established to provide scholarships to individual who are interested in and committed to the field of oncology and pursuing a dgree through a Bismarck College. Scholarships are also available to registered nurses pursuing a master's degree or oncology certification.

    Eligibility: This scholarship is awarded only for individuals who are or will be in attendance to colleges in Bismarck.

    How to Apply: Complete application form, copy of transcripts, and one letter of recommendation. Application available on website listed and in the High School Counseling Office.

    Sponsor: Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation

    Website:https://www.bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com/about-us/scholarship-program

    American Crystal Sugar Company Scholarship 

    Technical/Vocational Schools 

    Deadline: April 2021 to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $500

    Purpose: American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative that specializes in sugar and sugar-based products, and by-products. Rooted in the Red River Valley of the North, American Crystal’s success is largely due to the people and communities within its core operating geography. For this reason, and many others, American Crystal is delighted to annually fund 49 scholarships for graduating seniors of area high schools attending technical or vocational schools. 

    Eligibility: Scholarship available to High School Seniors graduating from Central Cass High School.The $500 scholarship funded by American Crystal is intended to be awarded to a well-rounded graduating high school senior pursuing a technical school education in one or more of the following fields of study: Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Mathematics,Technology 

    How to Apply: CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Sponsor: American Cystal Sugar Company

    American Crystal Sugar Company Scholarship 

    Undergraduate Degree Colleges & Universities

    Deadline: April 2021 to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $1,000

    Purpose: American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative that specializes in sugar and sugar-based products, and by-products. Rooted in the Red River Valley of the North, American Crystal’s success is largely due to the people and communities within its core operating geography. For this reason, and many others, American Crystal is delighted to annually fund 49 scholarships for graduating seniors of area high schools attending institutes of higher education.

    Eligibility: Scholarship available to High School Seniors graduating from Central Cass High School. The $1,000 scholarship funded by American Crystal is intended to be awarded to a well-rounded graduating high school senior pursuing a post-secondary education in one or more of the following fields of study: Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Mathematics,Technology 

    How to Apply: CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Sponsor: American Cystal Sugar Company

    Bremer Bank Community Service Award

    Deadline: April 2021 to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $500

    Eligibility: Be a 2020 Graduate of Central Cass High School

    How to Apply: Complete Application: Write about a community service project and why it was fulfilling. To be awarded to a Central Cass High School Senior. 

    Application: CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Sponsor: Bremer Bank Casselton

    Casselton Veteran's Inc. Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021 to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $500

    Purpose: To provide current high school graduates of Central Cass a scholarship to furthur their post-secondary education.

    Eligibility: Scholarship available to High School Seniors graduating from Central Cass High School.

    How to Apply: CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Sponsor: Casselton VFW Post 4655

    Central Cass Education Association (CCEA) Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021, to Mrs. Ziegelmann

    Amount: $300

    Purpose: To provide a scholarship to Central Cass Graduates pursuing a degree in education/teaching

    Eligibility: Be a 2020 Central Cass graduate, enrolled in college, pursuing a degree teaching.

    How to Apply: Application available in HS Counseling Office, electronically by request, and online.

    Sponsor: Central Cass Education Association

    Application: CHECK the Senior Edmodo Page for electronic copies, copies available in the High School Counseling Office and electronically by request at Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Associated General Contractors of North Dakota Scholarships

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: $1,500 and $750

    Eligibility: Seniors who plan to enroll at NDSU or University of Mary Fall 2020 and major in Construction Engineering/Construction Management are eligible to be considered for a $1,500 scholarship

    Seniors planning to attend NDSCS and Bismarck State College Fall 2020 and major in contruction related majors are eligibile for consideration for $750 scholarships.

    How to Apply: Applications available in the High School Counseling Office or electronically by request from Trista.Ziegelmann@k12.nd.us

    Website: www.agcnd.org

    Sponsor: Associated General Contractors of ND

    District #8 American Legion Riders/North Dakota Legacy Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: (10) $1,000

    Eligibility: The eligibility for these scholarships is to be a son, daughter or spouse of a veteran and a North Dakota resident that is continuing their education beyond high school.

    How to Apply: Applicants can contact Tom Coons, District 8 director, for one at tcoons@ravendrillingllc.com or by calling 701-225-9130 or 307-262-2955.

    Sponsor: District #8 American Legion Riders

    North Dakota State Fair Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: April 2021

    Amount: (4) $1,000

    Purpose: The North Dakota State Fair Foundation understands the importance of agricultural experiences for our youth. The Foundation works to create multiple scholarships that are given to students who are involved in community activities; who demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and character; and have exhibited in 4-H, FFA, or Open Class at an annual State Fair event.

    Eligibility: Scholarships available to students who have participated in competitive experiences at the North Dakota State Fair and who plan on continuing their education at any 2 or 4 year post-secondary educational institution.

    How to Apply: Application available on website link below.

    Website: http://www.ndstatefairfoundation.com/scholarships

    Sponsor: ND State Fair Foundation

     

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  • Individual Graduation Plan - Senior/Parent/Counselor Meeting

    During 1st Semester, we need to get together to talk about your graduation progress and post-secondary planning.

    1. **Prior to our meeting, I will ask you and your student to complete a "transcript audit" where, together, you and your student review the student's current transcript to make sure student is on track with courses and 22 credits for graduation.

    2. So I can better prepare for our time together, complete the form https://forms.gle/HhC9Kjae7Aw9QovH9 .

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  • SAVE the Date: 2019 Senior Financial Aid Night, 9/23/19

    Senior Students & Senior Parents/Guardians

    1. 2016-2017 Bank of ND Financial Aid Night Presentation found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM7Aw9DM7lg&feature=youtu.be

    2. Sign up for your FSA ID = first step you and your student/parent need to complete before completing the FAFSA. To create your FSA ID go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

    3. On or after Oct.1 complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 3 min video FAFSA Overview; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUis5lityCQ&feature=youtu.be

    State Deadline North Dakota - As soon as possible after October 1, 2018. Awards made until funds are depleted. **Each college/university has their own priority deadline make sure you know when it is.**

    Federal Deadline: For the 2020-2021 school year (when student would enroll in post-secondary ed / college) you can apply between Oct. 1, 2019, and June 30, 2021.

    4. Bank of ND College Handbook is an excellent planning resource for families of High School Students found at https://bnd.nd.gov/

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  • 2019-2020 ACT Test Dates

    Register on-line at www.act.org

    Central Cass School Code: 350270

    2019-2020 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 14, 2019** August 16, 2019 August 30, 2019
    October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 4, 2019
    December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019
    February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020
    April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020
    June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 8, 2020
    July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020

    *No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.

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  • 2019-2020 SAT Dates
    **For more information or to register go to the College Board Website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

    Central Cass School Code: 350270

    Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. 

    2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
    SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
    August 24, 2019

    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 26, 2019

    August 6, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    August 13, 22019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    August 13, 2019
    October 5, 2019


    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 6, 2019

    September 17, 2019(for mailed registrations)

    September 24, 2019(for registrations made online or by phone)

    September 24, 2019
    November 2, 2019


    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 3, 2019

    October 15, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    October 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    October 22, 2019
    December 7, 2019


    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 8, 2019

    November 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    November 26, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    November 26, 2019
    March 14, 2020


    SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 14, 2020

    February 25, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

    March 3, 2020(for registrations made online or by phone)

    March 3, 2020
    May 2, 2020 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 3, 2020

    April 14 2020 (for mailed registrations)

    April 21, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    April 21, 2020
    June 6, 2020 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 8, 2020

    May 19, 2020(for mailed registrations)

    May 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    May 27, 2020
     
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  • Junior / Senior College Fair Fall 2019

    Monday, September 16, 2019 (8:30-10:05 am) is your chance to ask questions and gather information of college admissions officials all in one place! Look for information on your Junior and Senior Edmodo Pages

    Hosted by Dakota Admission for College Admission Counseling College Fair

    Student Resources

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  • NCAA College-Bound Athletes

    Interested in playing College Level Sports? Go to NCAA Eligibility Center https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

     

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