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Athletic

Aufforth/Marean/Coleman Athletic Scholarship--Established in honor of Allan R. Aufforth, Ora "Bud" Marean, and James W. Coleman. Student must be enrolled full time, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and participate in MSUís intercollegiate athletic programs. Financial need is considered, with preference given to students from the Glenburn and Kenmare, ND areas.

Beaver Booster Athletic Scholarship--Established to support the athletic program at MSU. Scholarships are awarded by coaches and Athletic Department to athletes based on athletic ability.

Clyde A. "Stretch" Nelson Scholarship--Established by family members and friends in memory of Clyde A. "Stretch" Nelson. This scholarship is awarded by the Athletic Department Scholarship Committee to a full-time MSU student playing basketball on the MSU team.

Douglas G. Lockrem Memorial Scholarship Endowment-- Established by the Lockrem Family in memory of Doug G. Lockrem. Scholarship is awarded to student athletes from North Dakota or surrounding states or provinces, who are good citizens and are involved in community activities.

George Kaczor Athletic Scholarship--Given to one or more athletes competing on the football team. It is based on need and athletic ability. George Kaczor was a former student and member of the Beaver football squad and member of the Board of Regents.

George Mellem Athletic Scholarship--Awarded annually in memory of George Mellem, long time supporter of athletics at MSU.

Herb Parker Menís Scholarship--Established to support an athletic student.

Jim Thorpe Memorial Scholarship--Available to any race, color or creed, with preference given to a Native American student-athlete. Student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 2.50+. Character, morals, and leadership ability are considered. Preference is given to track and field or cross-country athletes, but is open to all sports. The recipient must write a letter of acceptance upon notification of the award. Recipient must have an understanding of life and contributions of Jim Thorpe. In the event a student-athlete meeting the criteria is unavailable, the funds will be held until such a student-athlete is identified.

Jerome "Wheaties" Peterson Memorial Scholarship--Established by friends of "Wheaties" Peterson in his memory.

Ken Becker Athletic Scholarship Fund--Established by former student athletes, colleagues and friends in memory of Ken Becker. Scholarships will be awarded based on athletic ability.

Larry Fiedler Scholarship--Established in 1998 by family and friends in his memory. Recipient must be regularly enrolled as a full-time MSU undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior student who is playing MSU womenís volleyball. Recipient must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

L.M. "Bud" Funk Memorial Scholarship--Established by Archie Funk in memory of L.M. "Bud" Funk.

Maynard & Jeanne Sandberg Scholarship--Awarded to a full-time undergraduate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Preference given to a Bishop Ryan High School graduate who is also an athlete. Recipients may be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship throughout the senior year.

Merle "Willie" Becker Memorial Scholarship--Established by friends of "Willie" Becker in his memory.

MSU Hall of Fame Scholarship--Established to support the athletic program at MSU.

Robert Deardurff Scholarship--In August of 1999, the Robert Deardurff family established a scholarship in his memory. Recipient must be regularly enrolled as a full-time MSU undergraduate junior or senior who has some involvement with a varsity athletic program, i.e., athletic trainer, statistician, or student manager. Recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a North Dakota resident. In the event a student meeting the criteria is unavailable, the funds will be held until such a student is identified.

Stan and Selma Fink Scholarship--Athletics-Awarded each year in business and athletics.

Wes Luther Athletic Scholarship--Established to support a student involved in athletics.

Business

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Adelaide Johnson Scholarship--Initiated by the Delta Omega Chapter of Pi Omega Pi. This annual award of $400 is presented to an outstanding member of Pi Omega Pi. Dr. Johnson was an advisor of Delta Omega for many years prior to her retirement.

Adelaide & Eleanor Johnson Scholarship--Established by the Johnson Family to honor Adelaine Johnson and Eleanor Johnson, both spending most of their careers in education. Adelaide spent most of her professional career at Minot State University retiring in 1987. Awarded bi-annually to a business student enrolled full-time in the College of Business as an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior. Preference given to a business education major. Recipient(s) including transfer students must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Recipient(s) name is placed on a plaque recognizing past recipients and prominently displayed in the College of Business.

Brady, Martz, and Associates Scholarship--Awarded annually to an outstanding accounting major at the junior or senior level planning to pursue an accounting career and CPA certification. The award is based on merit. Preference is given to a native of North Dakota.

Dale Atwood Scholarship Endowment--Established to honor Dale Atwood who served as Dean of the College of Business from 1962 until 1991. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Business, with preference given to an athlete in one of MSUís NAIA programs or the sports affiliation at that point in time.

David and Dolly Gowan Scholarship Endowment--Established by the Gowans in 2007. Awarded annually to a full-time College of Business undergraduate student. Preference given to an athlete in one of MSUís NAIA programs. Recipient must possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Awarded by the College of Business scholarship committee.

Don L. Barber Scholarship--Awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in business or a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Management program.

Doris Slaaten Scholarship--Established by faculty and former students, this annual award is presented to an outstanding member of Phi Beta Lambda. Dr. Slaaten was an advisor of PBL for many years prior to her retirement.

Doris Slaaten Trust Scholarship--Provides awards based on academic performance and financial need and is open to all College of Business majors.

E. James McIntyre Scholarship--Awarded to a full-time student in the College of Business who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference may be given to a student who is participating in MSU athletics.

Eide, Bailly, LLP Scholarship--Awarded annually to an outstanding accounting major planning to pursue certification as a CPA and to enter the public accounting profession.

J. Bernard Busse Memorial Scholarship--Established in memory of J. Bernard Busse, a long-time faculty member. His service exemplified the highest quality in every respect. Awarded to a full-time College of Business undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior student. Preference given to an athlete. Recipients must possess a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher.

Janis Dislevy Scholarship--Established in 2004. Recipient must be regularly enrolled as a full-time MSU junior or senior student majoring in Finance or a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Management program with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average (emphasis on financial planning). Priority given to Butte area residents, McLean County residents, or North Dakota native. Recipient may receive scholarship for more than one semester.

Lee Badertscher Memorial Scholarship--Awarded annually and requires a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, major in a four-year business program, and classification as a full-time junior or senior.

Ove Jorgensen Scholarship--Awarded to outstanding business students on the basis of academic performance and leadership. The requirements include a 3.5 grade point average, full time status, pursuit of a four-year business program, 24 credits in residence, and classification as a sophomore or above.

Pat & Mary Kay Jones Scholarship--Established in 2008 by Pat & Mary Kay Jones. Awarded annually through the College of Business scholarship committee to a full-time College of Business undergraduate student. Preference given to a resident of Ward County, North Dakota. Recipient must possess a 2.50 GPA with financial aid determined by FAFSA or like determination.

Pearl Stusrud Memorial Scholarship--Awarded annually to students pursuing the B.S. degree in accounting. Additional requirements include a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, a 3.5 GPA in the major, and classification as a sophomore or above. Selection is based on academic performance, leadership, and extracurricular activities.

R.D. Koppenhaver Foundation Scholarship--Awarded annually to an outstanding accounting major entering his/her senior year intending to take the CPA exam, who is a native of North Dakota or a border city. The foundation is supported by the North Dakota Society of CPAs.

Richard L. Muus Business Scholarship--Awarded annually to a full-time MSU College of Business student who is a resident of North Dakota.

Dr. Richard Schlapman Scholarship--Established in 2005 in memory of Dr. Richard Schlapman, a long-time faculty member in the finance area. Recipient must be regularly enrolled as a full-time College of Business undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student. Preference should be given to a finance major. Recipient(s), including transfer students, must possess a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher. Recipient(s) name is placed on a plaque recognizing past recipients and prominently displayed in the College of Business.

Dr. Richard Walker Scholarship--Awarded to a full-time student majoring in accounting.

Robert and Ilze Sando Scholarship--Established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sando, retired Dean of the MSU College of Business. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Business with preference given to a business education major who is an athlete in one of MSUís NAIA programs or the sports affiliation at that point in time.

Roger Mergenthal Scholarship--Established by Roger Mergenthal to support the education of a fulltime undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior business education major in the College of Business.

Xcel Energy Scholarship--Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior full-time student achieving a GPA of 2.0 or greater, with preference given to dependents of Xcel employees or retirees. Preference also given to a student enrolled in the College of Business.

Communication Disorders

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Edna Gilbert Scholarship--Scholarship available for any major in communication disorders.

Hearing and Training Center--Scholarship for graduate students in communication disorders. Minimum GPA is 3.5.

Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship--Established by the Minot Sertoma Club to aid students in hearing and speech given on the basis of scholarship and need.

North Dakota Speech, Language, and Hearing Association Scholarship--Awarded to graduate and undergraduate students of at least junior level status majoring in communication disorders.

Susan Haanstra Elsom Scholarship--Established by friends and family of Susan Haanstra Elsom in her memory. Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student majoring in Communication Disorders or Speech Language Pathology Contact the department chair for other possible financial assistance.

Education

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Adelaine & Eleanor Johnson Scholarship--Established by the Johnson family to honor Adelaine Johnson and Eleanor Johnson, both spending most of their careers in education. Eleanor was an elementary teacher until her retirement in 1983. Awarded bi-annually to an elementary education student. Recipient must be enrolled as a declared/approved full-time elementary education undergraduate, sophomore, junior or senior student. Recipient must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

Bernadine H. Kunkel Endowed Scholarship--Established by Bernadine H. Kunkel in memory of Marie and Sarah J. Wick, Pretoria Ogg and Mae and Norman Swearingen, all of whom were instrumental in helping Bernadine finish high school in Minot. This scholarship is also in memory of Miss Huldah Winsted and Miss Florence Perkett, who provided their assistance and guidance to Bernadine during her college years at MSU. This is awarded to a full-time student studying to be a teacher. Recipient must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Edith Carpenter Rose Scholarship--Awarded to a student of Education with junior or senior status who plans to teach in North Dakota. Student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and possess good interpersonal skills. The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation on fitness for teaching from a member of the faculty, and prepare a typewritten article entitled "Why I Want to Teach."

Glenn Bonness Scholarship--The Glenn Bonness Scholarship was established in May 1999. No less than 50% of available monies will be directed to students enrolled in the university teacher education program. Recipient must be an enrolled full-time MSU undergraduate first-year student (freshman), sophomore, junior or senior. The scholarship may be renewed dependent on the studentís continuance in the university curriculum and maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given to students eligible to receive financial aid.

Hazall D. Johnson Scholarship--Established in memory of Hazall D. Johnson by her family. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student in education majoring in speechlanguage pathology, music education, or history education. Financial need and academic achievement are considered.

Helen Gaheen Myhra Scholarship--Initiated by Thomas J. Myhra and established by family members in memory of Helen Gaheen Myhra, one of 99 students in the first class (1913) of Minot Normal School (now Minot State University).

John and Josephine Huesers Memorial Scholarship Endowment--Established by Howard Huesers in memory of his parents, John and Josephine Huesers. Awarded to students from Ward County, North Dakota, with an interest in teaching. Financial aid is considered.

John F. and Veronica Grimes Scholarship--Established by Veronica Grimes for the benefit of students attending Minot State University. Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time elementary education major; must have achieved a rank of junior or senior, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a resident of North Dakota. Complete

Mandan Education Association Scholarship--Available to junior or senior students who graduated from Mandan High School and are studying to become teachers. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating background information, need, qualifications, interests, and future plans in the educational field. The application deadline is March 1. Apply to: Mandan Education Association President, Mandan Public Schools, Mandan, ND 58554.

Margaret Brooks Scholarship--Established by Dr. Fred O. Brooks in 2007. Awarded annually through the Financial Aid office to a female student admitted to the Teacher Education program preparing to teach secondary education. Preference given to natural science major and a graduate of Bishop Ryan High School.

Naomi E. Adams Scholarship--Established in August 1995 in memory of Naomi E. Adams whose personal commitment to education and fond memories of her years here at the State Normal School in 1929 prompted her endowment. Recipients of this scholarship must be students of education and plan to teach after graduation.

Nels T. and Oline Blikre Scholarship--Awarded to a student who is a resident of Mountrail County, North Dakota, posseses an interest in nursing or teaching and demonstrates financial need. North Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers

Scholarship--Available to juniors and seniors. Ole and Sarah Joraanstad Scholarship--This scholarship was established by Harold O. and Loretta Joraanstad for the benefit of a junior or senior education major with a GPA of 3.5. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student. Financial need is also considered.

SNDEA Scholarship --Awarded by the North Dakota Education Association to a member of the Student North Dakota Education Association who has been active in the organization for at least one year and has a grade point average of 3.0.

Wihelmina Thompson Scholarship--Awarded to an education student demonstrating academic achievement.

Honors

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Philip and Barbara Fallis Scholarship--Established by family members and friends in memory of Philip and Barbara Fallis. This scholarship is awarded by the Honors Society program student advisory board in conjunction with the Director of the Honors Society Program to a junior or senior student who is an active member of the Honors Society Program working towards a full four year honor degree.

Humanities

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Frank Hornstein Memorial Scholarship--Established by Catharine B. Hornstein in memory of Frank Hornstein, a long time editor. The scholarship is offered first to the editor of the Red and Green, secondly to someone enrolled in journalism.

First-year student (freshman) Theatre Arts Award-- Scholarship awarded to incoming Freshmen who are declared Communication Arts majors and who actively participate in forensics or theatre activities.

Harold and Verna Aleshire Drama Scholarship--Awarded to an upperclass MSU student majoring in drama. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Art)--Scholarship awarded to incoming freshman who intend to major in art, transfers or already enrolled majors. The scholarship will be determined by a spring competition to which the student will be invited to submit portfolios. Awarded to students who have completed 8 credits of art coursework and have a 3.25 GPA in their major.

Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Drama)-- Scholarships are awarded to theatre majors who have completed their first year and are actively involved in theatre activities. Recipients must have at least a 3.50 GPA in their major.

Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship (Literature)-- Scholarships are awarded to English majors who have completed at least 12 credits of English coursework and have at least a 3.50 GPA.

Helen Hoar Memorial French Award--Established in memory of Helen Hoar by her sisters Marianne Howard and Kay McNeil and her friend Margaret Dixon. This award is given annually to an outstanding student in French.

Humanities Scholarship--Scholarship fund is raised from contributions of the divisionís faculty members. Applicants must be majoring in the Division of Humanities and must have an outstanding academic record. The award is applied to the studentís tuition over two semesters during the academic year.

Lyla Hoffine Memorial Scholarship--Established by friends of Lyla Hoffine, in memory of Lyla Hoffine. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student in the field of writing.

Myrtle Nordwick Canata Endowed Scholarship--Established in 1993 through the estate of Myrtle Nordwick Canata, a 1930 MSU graduate. The scholarship is awarded preference given to English students demonstrating financial need.

Math and Computer Science

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Agnes & Ray Ladendorf Scholarship--Established by Thomas Ladendorf in memory of his parents Agnes & Ray Ladendorf. Agnes was a long time member of the MSU mathematics faculty. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree in math, computer science, science, and/or education. Recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be a graduate of Des Lacs-Burlington, Berthold or Bowbells High School.

Blaine B. Kuist Memorial Scholarship--Established by family and friends in memory of Blaine B. Kuist, for a sophomore, junior or senior who shows outstanding academic achievement in science or mathematics. Financial need is considered.

Frank and Olga Bauman Scholarship--Awarded to a fulltime education major in math or science who is a junior or senior.

Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship--Awarded to a student who plans to major in mathematics or computer science, has strength of course background in mathematics and/or computer science. The scholarship is also based on information received from references and the quality of the GPA in mathematics/computer science.

Robert L Holmen Scholarship--Established by colleagues and former students of Dr. Holmen in recognition of his significant contributions to mathematics education.

Music

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Bert Skakoon String Scholarship--Awarded to the outstanding orchestral string students who attend MSU. Recipients must perform with the Minot Symphony Orchestra at all rehearsals and concerts.

Blanche Lynch Memorial Scholarship--Established through contributions by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, North Dakota, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. One scholarship is available each year to an outstanding junior for the senior year in vocal or instrumental music. Recipients of this scholarship must be music majors.

Evelyn Sampson Music Scholarship--Awarded to piano students demonstrating exceptional performance accomplishments as determined by the recital committee.

Gay Gidley King Scholarship--Established in January 1994 in memory of Gay Gidley King. Student must be a piano student. This scholarship is based on the students ability and financial need.

Harvey & Arlone Twyman Scholarship--Awarded to music majors.

Ira Paul Schwarz Scholarship--Established in 2008. Awarded by the MSU Music scholarship committee.

Lyle C. Hanson Scholarship--Established through the estate of Lyle C. Hanson to provide scholarships to students in music education.

John and Patricia Strohm Music Scholarship--Established in January 1995 in memory of John Strohm, professor emeritus of music. John Strohm was at Minot State University for 35 years in various capacities to include voice teacher, performer, conductor, classroom teacher, and administrator. He directed the MSU Concert Choir from 1951-1974 and the MSU Womenís Chorus from 1962 until 1974. He directed the annual Christmas performance of Handelís Messiah for 24 years. An associate professor of music, he became the chairman of the Division of Music in 1961 and retired in 1986. Student must be enrolled full time as a music major, possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and preferably be a student of vocal music. Students studying a musical instrument may also be considered.

Dr. Joseph Hegstad Scholarship--Established in 2008 by the Minot Heritage Singers, Voices of Note, and Dr. Joseph and Jackie Hegstad. Preference is given to full-time MSU music students that is a full-time participant in an MSU choral/vocal ensemble. A major or minor in music is not required. Selection is by the MSU Music scholarship committee.

Mike Berg Memorial Scholarship--The recipient must participate in Band and Jazz Ensembles for the entire year. The recipient is determined by the judge at the MSU Jazz Festival.

Minot Symphony Association and Symphony League Scholarship--Presented to outstanding woodwind, brass, percussion, or orchestral string students at MSU. Awards are based on performance ability and recipients must perform with the Minot Symphony Orchestra at all rehearsals and concerts.

Music Division Scholarship--Awarded annually, this scholarship requires participation in choral and instrumental activities.

Northwest Festival of Music Scholarship--Awarded annually, this scholarship requires participation in choral and instrumental activities.

Petrucci Kiwanis String Scholarship--Scholarship for an MSU student who plays violin, viola or cello, or acoustic string bass. Awarded by the Minot Kiwanis Club in memory of Arturo Petrucci. The award is based on ability and requires performance with the Minot Symphony Orchestra at all rehearsals and concerts.

Ralph Wallin Keyboard Scholarship--Scholarship for a qualified student in piano or organ. The recipient must be a keyboard major and study with a member of the keyboard faculty.

Robert O. "Red" Wuttke Scholarship--Established from the estate of "Red" Wuttke to be awarded to music majors. Mr. Wuttke bequeathed his entire estate in December 1996, to Minot State University for music scholarships.

Ruth Schell Overholser Fellowship--Established for the benefit of graduate students pursuing the study of music. Student must be enrolled as a graduate student in the Division of Music at MSU, demonstrate financial need, and academic achievement and maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Ruth Schell Overholser Scholarship--Established by J. Spencer and Ruth Schell Overholser, this scholarship is awarded to a student who is at least a sophomore, is a resident of North Dakota and is enrolled as a full-time bachelorís degree candidate in the Division of Music at MSU. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required and financial need and musical talent will be considered.

Sally Thomas Violin Scholarship--Awarded to a violin student who is majoring or minoring in music, preferably a freshman who performs with the Minot Symphony Orchestra.

Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship--Offered by the Minot Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha lota International Fraternity for Women. Presented to a Music Major who is a member of SAI on the basis of solo performance, academic achievement and leadership. Determined by vote of the music faculty.

Nursing

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Betsy Nokleby Scholarship--Established by the Student Association in honor of Betsy Nokleby who served as College Nurse for 26 years. Two nursing students are selected for scholarships each spring semester.

Deanís Scholarship--Available to one or more students who have benefited nursing or made a lasting, positive effect on nursing by: 1. displaying innovation, creativity, or leadership; 2. communicating an idea or raising a question; or 3. implementing a project. Students are recommended by the faculty.

Emma L. Misner Nursing Endowment Scholarships-- Established by Don and Deb Wahus and Elisabeth D. Wahus Davison in honor of Emma Misner who grew up near Grassy Butte, ND. Awarded to two junior year nursing majors who are ND residents and chosen by Ms. Davison from submitted one page essays answering the question, "What is the most important quality of a nurse and why?"

Evelyn Nielsen Scholarship--Established by family and friends in memory of Evelyn Nielsen. It is awarded to a full-time undergraduate nursing major who demonstrates active leadership to the nursing organization, nursing professionals or the community. Recipient must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and may be awarded the scholarship more than one time.

Francis Svee Scholarship--Established by Harvey Svee of Lansford, and awarded by the Department of Nursing to a junior student excelling in psycho-social aspects of nursing.

Gunnar Solberg Scholarship--A trust fund established by Gunnar Solberg, a long time farmer/rancher. Nursing students must be at least a junior and must demonstrate financial need. The number of scholarships depends on trust fund income.

Halvor & Orma Nesheim Scholarship--Established in 2008 by the family of Halvor & Orma Nesheim. Awarded annually by the MSU Department of Nursing to a student maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA, and a resident of Mountrail or Ward County, North Dakota. Preference given to a student intending to stay in North Dakota following graduation.

Hazel B. Berve Trust--This scholarship was established by Hazel B. Berve because her husband had expressed a great appreciation for the male nurses who attended him during his illness prior to his death. It is awarded to male students from North Dakota or Minnesota to help defray the last two years of educational expenses.

Helen Chatfield Shurr Scholarship--Scholarship honoring a pioneer registered nurse who was a member of the first graduation class of St. Josephís Hospital School of Nursing in 1911. Preference is given to a RN or LPN pursuing a BSN degree. Requirements include being a ND resident, GPA of 3.0, planned enrollment in 4-6 credits of nursing courses, eligibility for 400 level nursing courses, and completion of at least 38 credits in nursing courses.

Joan Love Christianson Memorial Nursing Scholarship-- This scholarship was established by the family of Joan Love Christianson. It is awarded to a student enrolled full-time in the nursing program. Recipient must maintain at least the minimum academic standards.

Leona Rubbelke Scholarship--The Leona R. Rubbelke scholarship fund was established as outlined in her last will and testament. Scholarships are awarded in the health services area at Minot State University.

Maloney Educational Trust Scholarship--Established from the estate of Mable and Ethel Maloney and awarded to North Dakota residents on the basis of financial need, academic excellence, character, and citizenship. At least one-half of the awards are made to students enrolled in the nursing, medical technology, and radiologic technology curriculums at Minot State University.

Margaret Bruce Nursing Scholarship--Established to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the MSU nursing program who have shown good character, citizenships, and academic promise, and who are from northwestern North Dakota. Awarded to those who have demonstrated financial need. Mark Ronde Memorial Scholarship--Established by relatives and friends of Mark Ronde. Preference is given to an RN returning to school for a BSN degree. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 is required and financial need will be considered.

Minot Moose Lodge Scholarship--Established by the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 822, Minot, from interest generated from the Moose Lodge No. 822 Educational Trust Fund. These scholarships are awarded to MSU students pursuing nursing, radiologic technology, medical technology, premedicine, pre-dentistry, or pre-pharmacy who are North Dakota residents. Criteria for the award are financial need, academic performance, character, and citizenship.

MSU Department of Nursing Alumni Scholarship-- Scholarships awarded to benefit students in the nursing program. An essay is required.

Nels T. and Oline Blikre Scholarship--Awarded to a student who is a resident of Mountrail County, North Dakota, possesses an interest in nursing or teaching and demonstrates financial need.

Otto R. and Irene Ella Johnson Scholarship--Scholarships honoring Irene Ella Johnson who dedicated her life to her family. Preference is given to an older than average (over age 24), "caring" nursing student who has successfully completed the first clinical course (NURS 256). A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required.

Patricia L. Trzpuc Memorial Scholarship--This scholarship was established for the benefit of the top nursing student attending Minot State University. The scholarship will be awarded to a fourth year nursing major during the junior year of the nursing program to be used during the senior year. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student.

Patrick Kelly Muus Scholarship--Established by Richard and Bernie Muus in memory of their son, a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Recipient must be a full-time MSU student enrolled in the College of Education and Health Sciences, be a North Dakota resident, and planning to advance to a career as a CRNA.

Roger Drobash Nursing Education Scholarship--Awarded to a relative of a current or former member of either Trench Rat Dugout No. 436 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 4.

Tracy Petersen Snyder Scholarship--This fund was established by the parents and husband of Tracy Petersen Snyder in her memory to benefit a junior or senior nursing student. The award will be given to the student(s) who demonstrates scholastic excellence and displays the attributes of being a dedicated student of professional nursing.

Psychology

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Dr. Richard Sheldon Scholarship--Awarded to students majoring in either psychology or addiction studies.

Science

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Blaine B. Kuist Memorial Scholarship--Established by family and friends in memory of Blaine B. Kuist, for a sophomore, junior, or senior who shows outstanding academic achievement in science or mathematics. Financial need is considered.

Clinton and Adlyn Morgan Scholarship--Established by Dr. Rose Morgan in memory of her parents. Applicants must be majoring in medical technology or biology with the intent of entering a health related profession.

Computer Science & Math Scholarship Endowment-- Awarded to Math/Computer Science or Science Majors who have had a minimum grade average of a B in high school. Special application is required.

Cyril Moore Science Scholarship--Awarded to a student pursuing a major in the division of science. This scholarship was named in honor of Cyril Moore who was a professor of chemistry from 1943-1964 and served as chair of the Division of Science and Math from 1958-1964.

Frank and Olgar Bauman Scholarship--Awarded to a full-time education major in math or science who is a junior or senior.

Glenn Bonness Scholarship--Recipient must be a full-time MSU undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in the science program.

J. Spencer Overholser Scholarship--Awarded to sophomore or higher student of the natural sciences, preference in chemistry.

Minot Rotary Scholarship--Awarded to Biology pre-health professional student.

Ruth and Charles Hoffman Botanical Scholarship-- Established by the Northwest Association of Horticulture for a full-time student who is majoring in biology and/or who demonstrates an interest in botany/horticulture. Recipient must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The recipient may receive the award for multiple consecutive years providing that all eligibility criteria are maintained. The recipient will also receive an honorary membership in the Northwest Association of Horticulture and will be encouraged to participate in the associationís activities.

Social Science

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Frances Bane Crockett Scholarship--Established by H. Paul Crockett in memory of his wife, Frances Bane Crockett. This annual scholarship is available to an older than average (over 24 years) MSU student with at least a 2.0 GPA and majoring in social science or general college studies. Financial need is also a consideration.

Dr. N.M. Lillehaugen History Scholarship--Funds raised through endowment earnings. Academic performance and promise; 3.0 GPA; junior or senior standing; history major.

Paul Morrison Scholarship--Awarded to a junior or senior who is majoring in economics, history, social science or sociology and has a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Raymond G. Vendsel Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to a North Dakota resident who is pursuing a degree in Political Science. Awards based on academic achievement and financial need and is open to all class ranks.

Social Work

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Catholic Family Services Scholarship--Awarded annually to three juniors from across the state who are majoring in social work. The requirements for the receipt of this scholarship include: (1) must be currently in their junior year and anticipate completing the social work program the following year, (2) intend to practice social work in North Dakota, (3) have been a resident of North Dakota for four or more years, (4) knowledgeable about and compatible with the basic tenants of the Catholic Church.

Jim Wahlberg Memorial Scholarship--Established in memory of longtime faculty member and social work chair, James Wahlberg. Awarded to a student who has been admitted to the social work program and has a minimum 3.0 GPA in completed core social work classes. Application available through Financial Aid Office.

North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare Scholarship-- Awarded annually to a senior social work major from each of the five regional social work programs and is presented at the North Dakota Social Welfare Conference each fall. The scholarship consists of a cash award, a plaque, and expenses for travel, lodging, and meals to attend the North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare.

Special Education

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Dr. Ronald E. Archer Memorial Scholarship--Established by Hazel Archer in memory of her husband who was a major influence in the well-being of mentally retarded citizens of North Dakota. Applicants must be a junior or senior majoring in the education of mentally retarded.

Bane-Sather Scholarship--Established by H. Paul Crockett and Frances Bane Crockett in memory of his wifeís father, Walter James Bane, and his mother, Mary Elva Sather. Applicants must be a full time, older than average student maintaining a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. This annual scholarship is awarded to a student in Education of the Deaf.

Elsie May Deeter Hearing Impaired Scholarship-- Established by Elsie May Deeter, who spent her entire teaching career working with the hearing impaired. It is for the benefit of hearing impaired students or those students studying to be a teacher for the hearing impaired. Awarded to graduate students in Deaf Education requiring approval from the Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences.

Florence Lake Scholarship--Established by Florence Lake, a leader in the education of the hearing-impaired children who was instrumental in establishing the program at Minot State University. This annual scholarship is awarded to students in Education of the Deaf on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Frances V. Leach Scholarship--Established by the late Mrs. Thomas W. Leach of Towner, North Dakota, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, to encourage and support special education. Priority is given to a graduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in Learning Disabilities. If no graduate student applies, the scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Towner or McHenry County majoring in Special Education. Hooterville Lion Edwin R. Hovrud Memorial

Scholarship--Established by the Hooterville Flion Lions in memory of Lion Edwin Hovrud. Awarded annually to a junior or senior in the Special Education program.

Ruth E. Loucks Scholarship--Established by the late Ruth E. Loucks. Awarded annually to students in the Special Education program.

Special Education Scholarship--Awarded to a graduate student with declared Special Education major.

General Scholarships

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Alumni Association Scholarship--Emphasis is given to children/grandchildren of MSU alumni, faculty, and/or staff (former or present) with consideration of academic performance. Scholarship awarded by Alumni Association committee. Separate application required.

American Association of University Women Scholarship (AAUW)--Available to all disciplines, the scholarship is awarded to a senior demonstrating academic achievement, with the required completion of a need analysis.

Beverly C. and Ruth Blowers Memorial Scholarship-- Established in memory of Beverly G. and Ruth Blowers and awarded to entering freshmen from the Makoti area who are graduates of North Shore High School. Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Blowers will be given priority. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. Financial need, character, desire to obtain a degree, and citizenship will be considered.

Bobbie Williams Scholarship--This scholarship was established in memory of Bobbie Williams who attended Minot State Teachers College. Scholarship is open to all areas of study.

Burger King--Awarded to an employee or family member of an employee at a Minot Burger King. Recipient must have a 3.0 or higher GPA or ACT score over 24.

Charles A. Wiley Memorial Scholarship--Established in memory of Charles A. Wiley. The award is open to all majors and is based on academic achievement.

Dell M. Clarke Memorial Endowed Scholarship--This scholarship in memory of Dell M. Clarke was established by a bequest from her estate. Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who has lived in Ward County (N.D.) for at least five years preceding date of application. The scholarship may be renewed dependent on the studentís maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given based on financial need.

Delta Epsilon Phi-Lucille Whitt Scholarship--Established to perpetuate the name and memory of Lucille Whitt and the Delta Epsilon Phi Sorority. This scholarship is awarded to a full or part-time student who graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent. Recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to an applicant who is a former member or a direct descendent of a Delta Epsilon Phi alumna.

Diversity Tuition Waiver--Beginning in the fall of 1993 the State Board of Higher Education adopted a tuition waiver program to recruit, assist, and retain minority students.

Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Lura Scholarship--Established by Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Lura to provide one or two annual scholarships. Junior and senior students maintaining academic progress are eligible to apply. One scholarship is awarded to a male student and one is awarded to a female student. The award is open to all majors. Dr. Lura was President of Minot State University from 1956 to 1967.

James Sjol Scholarship--Awarded to a resident of Mountrail County who is of sophomore, junior or senior status and who also has a 2.75 GPA or above.

Jerome Hagen Scholarship Endowment --Available to any active duty military, National Guard or Reserve members and their dependents. Priority given to full-time students with financial need. Recipients may receive scholarships more than once.

Dr. Joel A. Davy Memorial Scholarship--This scholarship was established by the family of Dr. Joel A. Davy in his memory. Dr. Davy was a long time administrator at MSU. Recipient must be enrolled full-time and may receive this scholarship for more than one semester.

Edith L. Barrett Memorial Scholarship--Established in memory of Edith Barrett by son and daughter-in-law, John W. & Marilyn J. Barrett. This scholarship is awarded to full-time students, with a priority given to students who graduated from Ellendale or Divide County High Schools, both in North Dakota. The scholarship may be renewed dependent on the studentís maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.

Emma S. Brynjolfson and Grace W. Brynjolfson Endowed Scholarship--This scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Grace W. Brynjolfson. This is awarded to a full-time undergraduate. The scholarship may be renewed dependent on the studentís maintenance of satisfactory academic progress. Priority will be given based on financial need.

E.R. Manning Scholarship--Available to all students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The award is open to all majors.

Gail E. Cranston Scholarship--Awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need. The award is open to all majors.

Galen Brown Memorial Scholarship--Established in memory of Galen Brown, former MSU faculty member, for general scholarships.

The Gertrude M. Eck Trust Fund Scholarship--Awarded to MSU undergraduate students who show serious financial need, good character, and academic promise. Awards are restricted to students whose principal place of residence is one of the following North Dakota counties: Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Ward, Wells, and Williams.

Gordon B. Olson Scholarship--Established in 1992 by many private contributors and the MSU Development Foundation in honor of Dr. Gordon B. Olson for his 25 years of service as President of Minot State University. Awarded to full-time MSU students demonstrating academic achievement. Scholarships are available to students from all academic disciplines. No more than one scholarship may be awarded annually on the basis of athletics achievement or performance.

Grant M. & Ruth Norem Scholarship--Established by family members in memory of Grant M. (a long time MSU educator) and Ruth Norem. Awarded annually, this scholarship is open to all junior or senior students who have achieved high academic excellence and demonstrate financial need.

Hazel McCulloch Scholarship--Established through the estate of Hazel McCulloch and donations by family and friends in her memory and awarded primarily on the basis of financial need to students with sound scholastic standing. Preference is given to a Washburn, North Dakota student. Miss McCulloch is remembered as an outstanding professor of history at MSU.

Howard Randall Scholarship--Established by family members in memory of Howard Randall, a former employee of Minot State University. This scholarship is awarded by the MSU Scholarship Committee with a preference given to students who are family members of faculty and staff employed by Minot State University.

Hugh Family Scholarship--Established by the late Thelma A. and Theodore Edward Hugh through the Hugh Family Trust with scholarship preference given to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.

Jerome Wrahlstad Scholarship--Application is made through the Financial Aid Office.

John and Ethel Score Scholarship--Awarded annually, this scholarship is available to North Dakota residents who are juniors or seniors at MSU. Eligibility is based on academic achievement without regard to subject area.

John & Lucille Decker Scholarship--Established in 2007 by the Deckers. Is awarded annually through the the Financial Aid office. Preferrence given to older than average students and members of the Key Club.

June E. (Steinke) Votaw Endowed Scholarship--This scholarship in memory of June E. (Steinke) Votaw was established by a bequest from her estate. This is awarded to a enrolled full-time undergraduate student. This scholarship may be renewed dependent on the studentís academic progress. Priority will be given based on financial need.

Kenneth & Francis Huso Scholarship--One half of annual awards shall go to students who have graduated from Anamoose, Drake, Karlsruhe or Velva, North Dakota schools. Based on financial need.

Kevin Michael Hill Endowed Scholarship--Established by Michael Hill in memory of his son, a former MSU student. Awarded to a full-time MSU student of sophomore status, maintaining a GPA of 3.0.

Louise Reishus Scholarship--Established by Louise Reishus, a former instructor and Dean of Women at the University, for students demonstrating academic achievement. The award is open to all majors.

Marie Torgerson Scholarship--Established by a bequest from the estate of Femando G. Torgerson in memory of his mother, Marie Torgerson. Recipient must clearly demonstrate competence notably and significantly beyond that of peers. Academic excellence, leadership qualities and financial need are considered.

Minot Model Alumni Association Scholarship--Established to perpetuate the name and memory of Minot Model High School. Applicants must be direct descendents of students who attended the high school on the MSU campus prior to its closing in 1968. The application deadline is April 15 with a seperate application required.

Montana-Dakota Utilities Company Scholarship-- Awarded to a student from a community served by Montana-Dakota Utilities who is a sophomore majoring in engineering, business, or computer science. Selection criteria includes academic achievement, leadership and character, and financial need.

NDCPD Access Scholarship--Established to help students with significant disabilities attending Minot State University finance their college experience. Applications are available from the NDCPD and are awarded by the NDCPD Consumer Advisory Council scholarship committee.

North Dakota Fire Chiefsí Association Scholarship-- Available to a student whose parent is an active (volunteer or full-time) or a deceased firefighter of North Dakota. The primary consideration is a student who shows academic promise with a 2.5 GPA. Awards are made every third year, (09-10, then 12-13).

Orvald J. Bjerken Scholarship--Non-athletic scholarship awarded to a student demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

Oscar Quam Scholarship--Awarded annually to sophomores, juniors, and seniors based on academic achievement. Open to all courses of study.

Plum Valley Womenís Scholarship--Established by the Minot Commission on the Status of Women, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a female MSU student of at least sophomore standing, maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Financial need is also a consideration.

Quota Club of Minot Scholarship--Awarded to female students with sophomore through senior standing who are North Dakota residents. Awards are based on academic excellence first and financial need as a secondary qualification. Preference is given to older than average students.

R.J. Doebler Family Memorial Scholarship--Established in 1993 through the Marian E. Kiehn estate in honor of R.J. Doebler family. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student at MSU. Financial need and academic ability may be considered but are not the sole criteria.

Ralph Hubbard Scholarship--The recipient is required to become familiar with Ralph Hubbardís biography, "A Man As Big As the West". Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Special consideration is given to Native Americans, science education majors, and students with financial need.

Ray and Alice Hovey Memorial Endowed Scholarship-- Established in 1992 by Dr. Richard Hovey in memory of his parents Ray and Alice (M. Cooper) Hovey. Alice graduated from MSU in 1930 with a B.A. in Social Science. The awards are based on academic achievement.

Ray and Ingeborg Atwood Memorial Scholarship-- Established in 1983 through donations from the sons and daughters of Ray and Ingeborg Atwood. They were early pioneers in Renville County. Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior on the basis of financial need and academic achievement, and is open to all majors. A recipient may be awarded this scholarship two times. Maintenance of 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required to be considered for a second scholarship.

Robert and June Marsh Scholarship--The Robert and June Marsh Scholarship was established after Mrs. Marshís death in 1999. The university was able to establish the scholarship through the generosity of Mrs. Marshís estate, the proceeds of which were gifted to the university. Robert Marsh served for many years in the Air Force including World War II and finished his career there. A portion of his military memorabilia is on display in the Westlie Room. Mrs. Marsh was a former member of the Board of Regents and felt a close relationship with the university since she lived most of her life within blocks of the campus.

Roger and Jeanette Christ Endowed Scholarship-- Scholarship is awarded to a regularly enrolled full-time MSU student. This scholarship may be renewed dependent on the studentís maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.

Theodore and Nan Monson Scholarship--Established in February 1995 in memory of Theodore and Nan Monson who left no surviving children and chose to help higher education benefit many youth through their gift. Recipients are selected based on financial need.

Tom and Mary Probst Family Scholarship--Awarded by the Financial Aid Office to students studying in one of the following colleges: College of Business, College of Education and Health Sciences, or the Department of Nursing.

Verendrye Electric Cooperative Scholarship--Awarded to a student from the Verendrye Electric service area of North Dakota, who demonstrates academic achievement. Award is open to all majors.

Westlie Endowed Scholarship--Student must demonstrate financial need, and possess a record of satisfactory academic progress. The award is open to all majors. Applicant must be a resident of the Northwest quadrant of North Dakota, which includes the counties of Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Sheridan, Ward, and Williams.

William Joseph Coming Hay Scholarship--Established by Eric Clausen in memory of Billy Joe Coming Hay. Awarded to an outstanding Native American student from the Fort Berthold Reservation. Student must be a full-time student, maintaining a GPA of 3.0.

 

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