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Anna B. Spangler Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship fund has been established in memory of Anna B. Spangler by five of her nieces: Marjorie Limesand, Doris Smith, Beverly Miller, Jeanne Ziegelman, and Joyce Conley. The proceeds from the endowed scholarship fund will create one $250 scholarship annually available to an upper-level, preferably female, student pursuing a four-year degree in the Business curriculum. Anna B. Spangler first enrolled at Valley City Normal School in 1909. She was associated with a multi-million dollar fraternal benefit society for nearly 50 years. Miss Spangler served as President of this organization, administered solely by women, for over 20 years. Anna B. Spangler was awarded the Valley City State University Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumna Award in 1983. The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of the state of North Dakota.
Business Education Scholarship (1970)
Mabel Snoeyenbos, longtime head of the Department of Business Education, established this scholarship. One $300 scholarship is available each year to sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in Business. Selection is based on need and merit as determined by the faculty of the Business Department.
Dacotah Bank Scholarship (2002)
Dacotah Bank, Valley City has established two $500 scholarships for students attending Valley City State University. Preference will be given to Barnes County Students pursuing a degree in the field of business. The scholarships will be awarded to one female and one male. Preference will also be given to one new student and one upperclassman.
David Melgaard Business Scholarship (2010)
This endowed scholarship has been established to honor Dave and his work in the Division of Business and Information Technology. Proceeds from the interest earnings will be awarded on an annual basis to a current VCSU student majoring in Business Education, Career and Technical Education, or Business Administration, including on campus and distance education students. The scholarship may be re-awarded annually to scholars who maintain a 3.0 GPA and make yearly progress toward their degree. The student must show good academic promise or standing as determined by the Business and Information Technology Division scholarship committee. Dave Melgaard made a significant contribution to the Divison of Business and Information Technology at VCSU as a Business and Career and Technical Education professor from 1978 until his retirement in 2011.
Dr. John F. Keller (1993)
Dr. John F. Keller, class of 1955, long-time Chair of the Division of Business Education and Business Administration, and the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1993, established this scholarship fund upon his retirement in 1993. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Business Teacher Education. This annual renewable business education scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit and potential as a future business educator as determined by the faculty of the Division of Business and Dr. Keller.
Friends of Business Scholarship
A scholarship maintained by the Business and Information Technology Division. The scholarship is available to students pursuing a degree in the field of business. Selection is based on need and merit as determined by the faculty of the Division of Business and Information Technology.
Herman Stern Business Scholarship (1981)
One scholarship will be given annually to a student pursuing a Business Education degree at Valley City State University.
Inez Madden Memorial Scholarship
For a Jr or Sr business student with an emphasis on banking.
JLG Architects Scholarship Endowment Fund (2012)
Awarded to a ND or MN student with a 3.0 GPA, and having completed their 3rd year at VCSU.
Mabel Snoeyenbos Scholarship (1970)
Amount of scholarship - $500. Established in honor of Miss Snoeyenbos by Dr. Richard A. McCready, Class of 1949, and his wife Ardis Severson McCready, Class of 1947. Available to sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in Business. Selection is based on need and merit as determined by the faculty of the Business Department.
•Mary G. Heery Scholarship Fund (1993)
Mary G. Heery, VCSU business alumnus, made available two $4,500 annual, renewable scholarships. These scholarships are open to freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior business students. Preference will be given to a Business Administration or Business Education major. The Faculty of the Division of Business and the Director of Financial Aid will select the recipients.
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MDU Resources Foundation Scholarship
Two $625 annual scholarships available to students who live in a community served by MDU. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates scholastic achievement and financial need.
Robert & Deanne (Roseth) Horne Scholarship (2013)
The scholarship is intended for an upper classman with a 3.0 or better grade point average, with a declared major in Business, English or Social Science Education and is a North Dakota resident. Recipient must be a student of good character with potential to excel.
Sabine D. Mohr Memorial Scholarship (1981)
This scholarship was started by Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan (formerly of VC) in 1981 in memory of the past president and director, Sabine D. Mohr. The guidelines state that former friends and family may contribute at any time toward the original balance of this account. Scholarship awards will be based on the interest that accrues on the balance. This scholarship is intended for a student enrolled in a Business Administration related course of study. First consideration should be given to female applicants.
Al Hallberg Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship of $500 will be awarded annually to a junior or senior in English Education. The student must demonstrate academic excellence by maintaining a 3.3 GPA and demonstrate a potential for creativity as a classroom teacher as recognized and supported by an instructor's recommendation. Al Hallberg was a 1951 graduate of VCSU. He taught English in Miami, FL, from 1957 until his retirement in 1992.
Alex Lowe Peterson Memorial Theatre Scholarship (1998)
Family and friends of Alex Lowe Peterson, a 1975 graduate of Valley City State University, have established a scholarship in memory of Alex, who contributed significantly to the success of the theatre program at VCSU. The scholarship, in the amount of up to $750 annually, is available to any student enrolled at VCSU. Criteria for evaluating applicants will be based on academic performance, participation in the theatre production program at VCSU and upon need. Selection will be made by the director of theatre and the chair of the department of communication arts at VCSU.
Anne Haugaard Library Scholarship (2004)
A scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Library Science has been established by Anne Haugaard. The scholarship is for upper class students. First preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Library Science with secondary preference given to students pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. The amount of the scholarship will be determined on an annual basis by the Director of Student Financial Aids and the Director of University Advancement, based upon the interest earnings in the fund. Anne Haugaard served as Librarian at Valley City State University from 1967-1981. Miss Haugaard had a long and distinguished career in the public schools of the state of North Dakota.
C. Vandestreek Scholarship
One $100 scholarship will be offered each year to a student in Communication. The Mid-America Publishing Corporation in recognition of Mr. Vandestreeks contribution made this scholarship possible to the Valley City Times-Record, his profession, the Valley City community, the state of North Dakota and in special observation of his 65th birthday.
Gail (Johnson) Maasjo Memorial Scholarship (1999)
A scholarship in memory of Gail (Johnson) Maasjo has been established by her family. A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore at Valley City State University. First preference will be given to a graduate of Maple Valley High School second a resident of Barnes County who is minoring in Library Media or majoring in English Education.
Harry O. Pearce Scholarship (2008)
The family of Harry O. Pearce has established a scholarship in his memory. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a current VCSU student majoring in English or Communication who is demonstrating academic promise and is maintaining a cumulative 3.0 Grade Point Average. The amount of the scholarship is $500. Dr. Pearce was the Valley City High School Principal for five years and the Valley City State College Laboratory School Superintendent for fifteen years, before finishing his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Jack Wieland Memorial Theatre Scholarship (2008)
This scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming freshman student or a continuing student who has demonstrated solid academic work with a high grade point average and who also participates significantly in theatre production work.
Jean Evenstad Memorial Scholarship (1993)
A 1965 graduate of VCSU and a native of Fingal, ND, Ms. Evenstad provided funds from her estate to establish scholarships valued two at $800 and three at $1,000 each. These scholarships are made available to students pursuing an English education degree. From 1966 to 1992, Ms. Evenstad taught at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, where she chaired the Department of English and Humanities for seven years.
Marlys J. Langemo Memorial Scholarship (2007)
The family of Marlys (Burgeson) Langemo has established a memorial scholarship in her memory. Marlys was a 1950 graduate of Valley City State University. A lifelong educator who loved teaching, Marlys supervised a number of students who did their practicum under her guidance during her 28 year tenure in the Valley City school system. Marlys was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and was named Teacher of the Year by the Valley City School District in 1988. She retired from teaching in 1989. The scholarship will be awarded to an English major. Preference will be given to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Secondary Education.
Mary Hagen Canine Memorial Scholarship (2000)
Established by her niece, Mary Bredeson, of Minneapolis, MN, this scholarship makes available two awards in the amount of $500 each, for upper-level students majoring in English Education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate interest in theatre or journalism. The student must show good academic standing.
Mary Canine served as professor in English, Theatre and Journalism at VCSU from 1946-1973. During her 50 years as an educator, she was very active in both acting and directing. At VCSU she served as the debate coach and an advisor to the Viking News. Under her leadership, the Viking News won several journalism awards as an outstanding collegiate newspaper. Mary Canine, often called K9, was an inspiration to her students and the staff at the Viking News. The J-Room (journalism room) became a home away from home for her students and staff of the newspaper.
Ole and Mary Finstad Memorial Scholarship (2006)
The Ole and Mary Finstad Memorial/Wells Fargo Theatre Scholarship will be awarded annually to a sophomore, junior, or senior who is actively participating in the Theatre production program and who is demonstrating strong academic promise. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually. The Director of Theatre 320 and Director of Financial Aid will select each recipient according to university procedures.
President Lokken Memorial Scholarship
A volunteer committee of three former faculty members, two present faculty members, and an alumnus has initiated a scholarship in memory of Dr. Lokken, President of Valley City State University for nearly a quarter of a century. This scholarship was established in order that this fine man, administrator, historian, and greatest of these, educator, may receive permanent recognition in the University which he so faithfully served. Two $200 scholarships will be provided for senior division students majoring in History or Social Science based on financial need and academic promise.
Robert and Deanne (Roseth) Horne Scholarship (2013)
The scholarship is intended for an upper classman with a 3.0 or better grade point average, with a declared major in Business, English or Social Science Education and is a North Dakota resident. Recipient must be a student of good character with potential to excel.
Rosemond Cook Memorial Scholarship (2000)
Two scholarships up to $1000 each will be awarded annually to two students pursuing a career in Library Science including both on campus and distance education students, and based on financial need. The scholarships are intended for upperclassman. Preference will be given to Barnes County residents in good academic standing. The selection will be made by the Financial Aid Director and the staff of Allen Memorial Library.
Tveten Memorial Speech Scholarship:
The Tveten Memorial Speech Scholarship is available only to returning Communication majors at VCSU. The value of the scholarship is $500. Preference will be given to financial need and academic promise.
Alyce Meyers Kluksdahl Elementary Education Scholarship (2000)
Dr. Harris Kluksdahl, of San Rafael, CA, has established a scholarship in memory of his mother, Alice Meyers Kluksdahl, of Kathryn, ND. Mrs. Kluksdahl graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from VCSU in 1943, taught for twelve years in North Dakota, and moved to Washington where she taught 27 years before retiring in 1970. She passed away in 1973. One scholarship up to $500 annually will be awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. The applicant must show promise as an elementary education teacher, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Said applicant must have completed at least one year of education at VCSU, and be a graduate of a North Dakota high school. The award will be made by the Chairperson of the Division of Education, Psychology & Technology and the Director of Student Financial Aid.
Avis Claflin Kautzmann Memorial Scholarship (2005)
The family of Avis Claflin Kautzmann has established a memorial scholarship in her honor. Avis Claflin Kautzmann graduated from VCSTC in 1940. She had a long and distinguished career spanning over 50 years in the public schools of North Dakota. One scholarship will be awarded each year to a senior majoring in Elementary Education. The applicant for the scholarship must be a North Dakota resident, demonstrate financial need, and show academic promise. The amount of the scholarship will be determined based on the earnings in the fund. The scholarship recipient will be selected by the faculty of the Division of Education & Psychology.
Avis Claflin Kautzmann epitomized the very best of elementary school teaching. She not only excelled in the classroom in the area of academics, she also demonstrated throughout her career, that special sensitivity to each and every one of her students. It was common for her to purchase clothing articles for her children to insure that they were properly dressed for the winter weather. She was also known to bake a birthday cake for each one of her students as a special treat on their big day. Avis spent many of her years in one room rural schools across the state. In her own words, Avis stated, "I taught in country schools south of Judson, north of Mandan, and at Sweet Briar. I started teaching in Mandan in 1944 and retired in 1992. I loved every minute of it. I wanted to be a teacher since 2nd grade. I could be a constant student. I've always loved school and learning."
Blanche E. Stewart Elementary Education Scholarship (1999)
Mr. Terry Stewart and wife, Phyllis, LaGrange, TX, have established a scholarship in memory of Blanche E. Stewart. Blanche was a 1930 graduate of Valley City State University and spent her entire career in the field of elementary education in area schools including the last 25 of those years in the Jamestown Public School system. The scholarship will provide up to $1,000 annually to a student from the Jamestown-Valley City area enrolled as an elementary education major at Valley City State University. The student should demonstrate academic ability, financial need and show promise as a prospective elementary education teacher.
Borchert Memorial Scholarship (1984-85):
This scholarship was established by Horace F. Borchert in memory of Miriam Getchell Borchert and Otto A. Borchert, class of 1913, and David L. Borchert, class of 1951. One scholarship valued at $100 is available for a junior or senior majoring in education. First consideration is for a student showing promise of being a successful teacher.
Clara Smedshammer Memorial Scholarship (2003):
A memorial scholarship has been established by Kenneth M. and Arlys Bates of Bowman, North Dakota, in memory of Clara Smedshammer. Clara was the mother of Mrs. Bates and attended Valley City State University in the early 1920's. She was a successful classroom teacher in LaMoure County. One scholarship will be awarded annually to an upper class student who is majoring in Elementary Education. Other criteria for the scholarship award includes being a North Dakota resident, showing academic promise and maintaining 2.5 GPA. The amount of the scholarship will be a minimum of $250 annually. Adjustments to the scholarship made be made in future years depending upon the earnings in the fund.
Corcoran Matzke Memorial Scholarship (2007)
This fund will support one - $500 scholarship to a student who wants to attend Valley City State University, whose grade point average is between 2.0 and 3.0, and would like to major in Elementary Education. This scholarship is renewable after the first year for up to nine semesters.
Doris E. (Molbert) Evers Scholarship (2009)
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time enrolled junior or senior majoring in Education at VCSU who is a graduate of a North Dakota high school.
Dr. S.O. Kolstoe and Marian Kolstoe Prior Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in the memory of Dr. Soren Olaf Kolstoe and Marian Kolstoe Prior as indicated in their wills. The scholarship funds will be used for students in the elementary education program. The amount of the scholarships will be determined annually based on the interest earnings in the fund by the Foundation Office.
Elma and Albert Goeschel Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship fund has been established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Lundberg (formerly Patricia Goeschel). The proceeds of this fund will provide one $500 scholarship to be awarded annually without regard to financial need to an incoming freshmen with outstanding academic achievements who is intending to obtain a degree in Education.
Ethel R. Hansen Scholarship Fund (2008)
This scholarship is made available to students pursuing an elementary education degree. Scholarship selection will be made by the School of Education. The amount of the scholarship is determined on an annual basis by the VCSU Foundation.
Florence Rebscher Dutee Scholarship
The will of the late Florence E. Dutee has established a scholarship at Valley City State University. Florence E. Dutee was a graduate of Valley City High School, received her Standard Degree at Valley City State University and taught in schools at Buffalo and Eckelson. One $300 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with financial need and committed to teaching at the primary school level.
Gelia Stemen Memorial Scholarship (1998)
A memorial scholarship in the name of Gelia Stemen has been established by her daughter, Imogene Stemen Arndt. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the LaMoure, ND, area who majors in Elementary Education. Gelia Bergh was born and raised at Kindred, ND, where she attended a rural school near her home for the first eight years. She attended Valley City State Teacher's College and received her two-year Standard Degree. She taught for several years in the Dickey, Marion, and Edgeley areas.
Gladys and Ella F. Jones Memorial Scholarship
Winifred Jones of Seattle, Washington, has established a scholarship fund in memory of her sisters, Gladys and Ella F. Jones, graduates of VCSU and dedicated to the teaching profession. This fund will provide one $250 scholarship to a VCSU student who is a prospective elementary teacher in financial need, North Dakota resident, high school graduate, and citizen of good moral character.
•Hazel McBride Scholarship (1991)
This scholarship was established by the estate of Hazel McBride Engeseth. Mrs. Engeseth was a 1916 graduate of Valley City State Normal. She returned to Valley City State Teachers College between 1934-36 to further her education. Students receiving the McBride Scholarship must sign a Declaration of Intent to seek entry into the program of Teacher Education. A change in program of study will result in forfeiture of remaining scholarship amounts.
Available scholarships for upper-level students:
20 - $1,000 - scholarships divided as evenly possible between elementary and secondary majors with three set aside for minority students.
A special application form for returning students is required for upper-level McBride consideration.
Several scholarships are available to freshman & transfer students at the $1000 & $2500 levels. Eligibility depends on your GPA or ACT/SAT score.
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Janet Monroe Wendschlag and Bryan John Wendschlag Memorial Scholarship fund (1992)
Janet Monroe Wendschlag (class of '73) and her son Bryan John perished in the crash of United Airlines flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989. In their memory the family has established a scholarship to be awarded to a junior or senior student pursuing an art, music or elementary education degree. The student must be a North Dakota resident and a graduate of a North Dakota high school.
June Nelson Wahl & Olidia Susag Memorial Scholarship
A $500 scholarship has been established for an upper-level education major.
K. Louise Fitzpatrick Scholarship
One $50 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled at Valley City State University pursuing an Education degree. This scholarship is also intended for a non-athletic student. K. Louise Fitzpatrick was a 1920 graduate of Valley City State Teachers College.
Lindstrom-McGregor Scholarship (2004)
A scholarship(s) will be awarded on an annual basis to an upper-level student pursuing a degree in education. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by January 1st of each year by the Director of University Advancement based on the interest earnings in the fund.
Lucille Olson Rondestvedt Lewis Memorial Scholarship (2005)
The family of Lucille Olson Rondestvedt Lewis has established a $500 scholarship for a student majoring in elementary education. The scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving student, at the sophomore level or above, showing financial need.
Mrs. Lewis received a grant from the North Dakota Rehabilitation Program to attend Valley City State Teachers College in 1940. She graduated with a two year standard degree in 1942. Mrs. Lewis married, raised three children and moved with her family to Renton, WA, in 1957. She returned to Valley City State College to complete a four year degree in 1963. Mrs. Lewis taught elementary school for over 25 years. She died in 2001.
Mary Stark Memorial Scholarship
Established by her sister Mrs. Elsie (William H.) Martin. Two $150 annual scholarships are awarded to prospective elementary teachers. Mary Stark, taught for fifty years in the Mandan Public Schools and was for years principal of Syndicate School. Mary Stark was a graduate of the 'State Normal' at Valley City. Applicants must have begun their professional preparation in Elementary Education. Other qualifications are need, scholarship, personality, and enthusiasm.
Matt Edland Memorial Scholarship (2004)
The Matt Edland Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the Technology Education program including both on campus and distance education. The amount of the scholarship will be $500 and is renewable. The scholarship is available to upper level students majoring in Technology Education with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Scholarship selection will be made by the Technology Department.
Matt graduated from Valley City State University in 1981. While a student at VCSU, he served as the president of the Student Senate. Matt later returned to VCSU as a professor in the Technology Education Department. He passed away in May of 2004.
Maxine Berger Memorial Scholarship (2010)
The family of Maxine Berger has established a scholarship in her memory at VCSU. One $250 scholarship is awarded to a junior majoring in elementary education.
Myron and Jenneice Sommerfeld Scholarship (2004)
A scholarship has been established by Myron and Jenneice Sommerfeld of Valley City. This scholarship is for a junior or senior pursuing a degree in teacher education with the intention of teaching school. The amount of the scholarship will be up to $1,000. The actual amount will be determined each year by the Director of University Advancement based on interest earnings in the scholarship fund. The applicant for the scholarship must demonstrate good academic performance. Myron and Jenneice are both graduates of Valley City State University and have long and distinguished careers in the public schools of North Dakota.
Myrtle Heinle Schmid Memorial Scholarship (1999)
A memorial scholarship in memory of Myrtle Heinle Schmid has been established by her husband Doug. Mrs. Schmid received her standard degree from Valley City State University in 1964 and her BS degree in elementary education in 1967. She taught school in New Rockford, ND and was teaching elementary school at Carrington, ND at the time of her death in January 1999. The proceeds from the scholarship fund will award one scholarship each year, to an Elementary Education student. Preference will be given to a student from the Foster/Eddy County region of North Dakota. The student should be in good academic standing and show promise as an Elementary Education teacher.
Patricia E. Lundberg Elementary Education Scholarship (1999)
A scholarship in honor of Patricia E. Lundberg, VCSU 1948, has been established by her husband Robert D. Lundberg. The scholarship is intended for a student majoring in elementary education who demonstrates exceptional desire and persistence in their pursuit of their studies. The amount of the scholarship shall be determined on an annual basis by the VCSU Foundation Office. The faculty of the Elementary Education Division shall determine the selection of the scholarship. Patricia (Goeschel) Lundberg graduated from VCSU in 1948 and had a rewarding teaching career in four states spanning 30 years.
Schmitz-Muir-McLaren-Buhr Scholarship (1995)
This scholarship was established by Isabel E. Muir McLaren, ('35, '43) to honor her husband, William Robert McLaren, her parents, William Muir and Laura Schmitz Muir, her grandparents, the John and Emma Schmitz family, including daughters Caroline, Gertrude, Ella and Lenna, graduates of VCSU. This scholarship has a value of $500 and will be given to either a junior or senior student majoring in early childhood education/elementary education/elementary physical education, with preference being given to a student majoring in elementary education. The student must have excellent character, excellent academic performance and financial need.
Sharon Stites Memorial Scholarship (2009)
This scholarship is to be awarded to a regularly enrolled student at VCSU with a junior status and majoring in Elementary Education with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Preference will be given to students with an interest in Early Childhood Education.
William Garth and Mae Holmes Family Music Scholarship (2009)
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior music education major who has maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to North Dakota residents.
Adeline R. Stern Art Scholarship
Memorial gifts have made possible two scholarships for $100 each to be awarded annually to students interested in Art. One to be awarded to an incoming freshmen and one to an upper classmen. The recipients will be designated by the Art Department. The prime consideration for these scholarships will be the student's interest in the Art program and involvement in an Art degree.
Arthur L. Froemke Music Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is granted in honor of Arthur L. Froemke, former head of the Department of Music at VCSU. Criteria for this scholarship: Freshman student, good moral character, band participant, music major and major instrument must be a band instrument.
Brent Alexenko Memorial Scholarship (2008)
The family of Brent Alexenko has established a memorial scholarship in his name. The scholarship is $500 for two students each year and will be awarded to students who are a junior or senior music education major with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Preference given to North Dakota residents.
Cathy Jahn Memorial Art Scholarship (2010)
One $500 Scholarship is awarded to an upper-level art education major with promise as a public school art instructor and outstanding work ethic.
Diana Skroch Outstanding Pianist Scholarships (1993)
Numerous $100 awards based on the following criteria: (1) Sophomore, junior, or senior music major or minor; (2) pianist who has demonstrated superior achievement; (3) continuing enrollment in applied piano.
Fannie C. Amidon Music Scholarship
Two $100 scholarships will be awarded annually from the proceeds of this fund donated by Fannie C. Amidon, who was formerly head of the Music Department of the College and was on the staff from 1899 to 1924 and from 1925 to 1934. One or more awards to: (1) public school music major; (2) completed junior year; (3) outstanding personality and enthusiasm; and (4) refined cultural outlook.
•Friends of Music Scholarship
Multiple awards annually to music majors, minors, and ensemble participants.
Geneva Magdelina Borho Memorial Scholarships (1998)
Numerous awards of varying amounts with preference to students majoring in music education.
•Gloria Peterson Music Memorial Scholarship (1998)
One award to: (1) promising freshman; and (2) music education student.
Harriett Lusyd Stull Memorial Art and Music Scholarship (2000)
Four to eight annual $500 awards, divided between the art and music programs, to: (1) art or music major; (2) promise in the profession: (3) scholastic standing; (4) work ethic.
Helen K. Frederick Music Scholarship (2000)
Two annual awards for (1) music major or minor; and (2) preference given to vocal music specialists.
Herman Stern Music Scholarship (1981)
Presented annually to a student pursuing a Music major or minor at Valley City State University.
John Reed Memorial Scholarship
Annual award to: (1) upper-class student; and (2) vocal emphasis.
L.D. "Dusty" Rhoades and Josephine Wright Memorial Scholarship
An award given alternately to a student in Science/Math (11-12) and a student in Music (12-13).
Marian and Alan McLees Music Scholarship (2009)
An award of $500 per year will be given each year to a music education major who demonstrates strong academic and musical performance ability. The individual must show promise as an educator.
Music Alumni Endowment
1) priority to North Dakota residents; 2) music education major; 3) 3.0 GPA.
•P.L. Foss Memorial Music Scholarship
One $200 annual scholarship is awarded to a student participating in music. Donor is Mrs. Calvin P. Foss, and selection will be made by the family.
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R. Q. Johnson Scholarship (1993)
One $250 scholarship will be awarded each year to a promising freshman that is majoring in instrumental music.
Roy and Helga Ployhar Memorial Music Scholarship
Awarded to: (1) sophomore, junior, or senior music major; (2) talent and ability; (3) scholastic standing; (4) potential as an educator; and (5) need.
Schilling Family Scholarship (2010)
This scholarship will be a awarded to student pursuing a major in Music Education. Must be a Music Education major who demonstrates financial need and intent to teach in North Dakota. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for a student who shows promise to become a Music Educator, who does not qualify for other scholarships, based on academic standards or other requirements. The scholarship may be awarded to either a freshman or an upper-classman and may be renewed.
Tom Stine Memorial Band Award
The scholarship recipient shall be a regularly enrolled student at Valley City State University, with a GPA of 2.0 or above, and participating in band.
William Garth and Mae Holmes Family Music Scholarship (2009)
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior music education major who has maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to ND residents.
Wilma Nelson Trust Scholarships (2010)
The Wilma Nelson Trust Scholarships fund will offer numerous awards ranging from $250 to full-tuition annually to select students (awards may be renewable). The scholarship will be based on the following criteria: music major or minor, 3.0 GPA, and musicianship.
Aaron Sours Memorial Scholarship (2004)
The Aaron Sours Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to providing scholarships for students interested in the VCSU Planetarium who have taken, are taking, or intend to take Planetarium Science (PHYS 275). The amount of the scholarship will be equal to the current per-credit tuition rate raised to the nearest hundred dollars. The number of scholarships available will be determined by the principle and earnings on the scholarship account and the number of qualified applicants. The Director of the Planetarium will be responsible for recommending candidates for this scholarship. Application forms are available from the Science Department Chair.
Alliance Pipeline Scholarship (2001)
Established by Alliance Pipeline, this scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a student who demonstrates strong academic performance. The student must maintain a 3.00 GPA and participate in an intercollegiate sport.
Audber James Hansen Memorial Scholarship (2010)
The allocations from this fund will support a scholarship recipient who is a new or returning VCSU student majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Science. The recipient must have a 3.25 or higher grade point average. In addition, the recipient must demonstrate past and currently active safe hunting.
Bill Osmon Memorial Scholarship
One scholarship will be awarded annually to a student pursuing a major or minor in Health and Physical Education. The recipient must be a sophomore or above with a GPA of 2.75. All applicants and awards will be handled by the Chairman of Health and Physical Education.
Bruce Anderson Memorial Scholarship (2011)
Former players of Bruce Anderson have established a scholarship in his honor. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to an upper classman with a "C" or better grade point average, and is a North Dakota resident. The recipient must be a member of a Viking Athletic team who exhibits good citizenship and character. The recipient must show academic promise and demonstrate financial need.
Charlotte Graichen Memorial Scholarship (1992)
A scholarship has been established in memory of Charlotte Graichen, a physical education professor for 33 years at VCSU. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $300.
Dale 'Snook' Noack Memorial Scholarship (1985)
The family and friends of Dale 'Snook' Noack have established one scholarship of $250 annually at Valley City Sate University in his memory. The scholarship shall be issued to a new student wishing to pursue an athletic career at Valley City State University. A new student shall mean either an incoming freshman or a student transferring to VCSU. The recipient is to be determined by the Athletic Director of VCSU.
Dale T. Peck Memorial Scholarship
Two $150 scholarships will be awarded from a fund established by Dale and Marla Peck of Miami, FL, in memory of their son Dale Peck Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students participating in football.
Dr. Milton Berg Memorial Science Scholarship
The family of Dr. Milton Berg, Valley City physician, has established a scholarship in his memory at VCSU. One $200 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in science who has demonstrated financial need. The individual need not qualify for federal aid. The award is non-renewable and will be assigned by Mrs. Berg and a representative of the Science Division in conjunction with the Director of Financial Aid.
Elane F. McCarriar Memorial Scholarship (2002)
A scholarship in memory of Elane F. McCarriar has been established by her daughters, Diana J. Phinney and Sharon M. McCarriar. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior Health &/or Physical Education teaching major at Valley City State University.
Elinor J. Olson Memorial Scholarship (1997)
This scholarship was established by friends and family in memory of longtime VCSU employee, Elinor J. Olson. A scholarship will be awarded to a returning student majoring in Health and Physical Education at VCSU.
Englert Memorial Scholarship (1999)
A scholarship in memory of Judge Hamilton E. Englert (1909-1998) and Harriet Lowe Englert (1914-1981)has been established by their daughter, Darlene E. Talbott. This scholarship is available to a student who shows academic promise and intends to participate in varsity football. Preference is given to a resident of Barnes County or other counties within the First Judicial District of North Dakota (Cass, Traill, Griggs, Steele and Grand Forks).
Great Plains Fishery Workers Association Scholarship
The scholarship recipient shall be a regularly enrolled student at VCSU majoring in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science Program with an emphasis in fisheries. Selection made by the Fisheries and Wildlife program.
Herman Stern Applied Sciences Scholarship
One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student pursuing a degree in the Applied Sciences at Valley City State University.
Herman Stern Athletic Scholarship
One $200 scholarship will be presented annually to male students participating in the activities of the Athletic Department.
Ina Cullom Robertson Memorial Scholarship
One $150 scholarship will be given annually to a student at Valley City State University pursing a major or minor in Earth and Environmental Studies. Miss Robertson began her teaching career at Valley City State University in 1921. In 1924, she assumed the duties as head of the Geography Department and remained in that position until her retirement in 1958. She was an inspiring teacher and held high standards of knowledge and achievement. The funds for this very fitting scholarship were contributed by over one hundred former students and teaching associates of Miss Robertson.
Jim & Meryl O`Connell Scholarship
The family and friends of Jim O`Connell have established a scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is intended for a junior or senior student pursuing a major or minor in math education. The student must be a resident of North Dakota, and demonstrate academic promise. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the VCSU Scholarship Committee based on the earnings in the fund as of December 31st of each calendar year. Mr. O`Connell was a Valley City State University graduate and a professor in the math department from 1948-1994. From 1964 until his retirement in 1994 he served as chairperson of the department. His life priorities were students and learning.
L.D. "Dusty" Rhoades and Josephine Wright Memorial Scholarship
One $500 scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student who has declared a Science or Music major or minor. Additional criteria include cumulative GPA and financial need.
Lowell Noack Memorial Scholarship (1999)
An anonymous donor has established this scholarship in memory of Lowell Noack a 1950 graduate of VCSU. The value of this scholarship is $250 and is intended for a new student wishing to pursue an athletic career at VCSU.
Neil Gudmestad Science Scholarship
The allocations from this fund will support a scholarship recipient who is a junior or senior majoring in science with preference for biology majors. Preference will also be given to students from North Dakota. The recipient of the scholarship must be in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA.
•Science and Mathematics Faculty Scholarship
The Science and Mathematics Division of Valley City State University provides an annual scholarship to a worthy upper class major or minor of that division. Interested students should contact the Division Chairman 1-800-532-8641 ext. 37334.
Steven Shirley Endowment Fund
An award of $500 per year will be given to a returning student majoring in the Math/Science area. The student must be resident of North Dakota, demonstrate academic promise and have a 3.0 GPA.
Viking Booster Club Scholarship of Champions (1992)
Four $250 scholarships will be awarded annually. The recipients must be returning All Americans, All District or All Conference performers. The Athletic Director will determine the recipients.
Viking Century Club
is Valley City State University's Athletic Booster Organization. The Viking Century Club is solely responsible for providing Athletic Scholarships. Each year numerous athletic scholarships are provided to student athletes attending VCSU. The exact number and amount of each scholarship varies annually.
Vince and Dorothy Olson Scholarship (2010)
The scholarship will be intended for a junior or senior football offensive lineman. The recipient must show academic promise and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable depending on the recipient's ability to continue to meet the criteria outcomes.
American Legion Edgar A. Fisher Post #60 Scholarship
Three $300 scholarships established in 1991 by the Valley City American Legion Post No. 60 are available to: (1) veterans (2) spouse of a veteran (3) children of a living or a deceased veteran. Applicants must be actively pursuing a college degree. Applicants must have earned a minimum of a 2.00 average in the preceding semester and be carrying a minimum of twelve semester hours while receiving a scholarship. Preference will be given to Barnes County residents.
Bank Forward Scholarships (2006)
Bank Forward has established five $1,000 scholarships for freshman or transfer students with an ACT Composite of 18 or greater or Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater (freshman) or a 3.25 cumulative GPA or greater (transfers). At time of application to Valley City State University, students' home address must be in the Bank Forward trade area. This trade area consists of the communities in the following counties: Barnes, Foster, Eddy, Griggs and Stutsman.
Bernice I. Larson Scholarship (1998)
One $400 scholarship for deserving students showing financial need has been established by the estate of Bernice I. Larson.
•Cal Foss Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of Cal Foss, a lifetime Valley City resident and businessman. The scholarship is to be given to a sophomore, junior or senior maintaining not less than a 2.50 GPA.
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Charlotte Van Houten Memorial Scholarship
Charlotte Van Houten, a long-time Valley City resident and VCSU alumna ('29), established a scholarship for students attending Valley City State University. The scholarship is available to freshman at two levels ($1500 or $2500) depending on ACT score or GPA. Students with a GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 25 are also eligible for a $2,500 scholarship that can be renewed for their sophomore year.
Dr. Charles and June House Scholarship (1993)
The VCSU V-500 Board of Directors established an endowed scholarship in the name of Dr. Charles and June House. The annual scholarship, which is in the amount of $1,000, is given in recognition of Dr. House for his 11 years of service as president of VCSU. Dr. House served as president from 1982 until he retired in 1993. The scholarship will be available to freshman students with eligibility criteria to follow the same standards set for other new student V-500 scholarships.
Dr. Donald & Marjorie Meredith Family Scholarship & the Grace and Dr. C.J. Meredith Scholarship Endowment
A scholarship will be made for $3,000 to one recipient per year and is renewable for up to four years. Awards will be increased by $500 per year as needed and as financially feasible in the judgment of the VCSU Foundation Board and the VCSU Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Recipients must be high school seniors, accepted for admission to a major in mathematics or sciences at Valley City State University, have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and a minimum ACT score of 23, have demonstrated a strong interest and potential for intellectual growth in their field of study, and expect to earn a baccalaureate degree at Valley City State University. First preference is to residents of Barnes County, second preference is to residents of North Dakota, and third to residents of the three adjacent states. Recipients must be citizens of the United States of America.
EBC Fraternity Alumni Committee Scholarship (2007)
The EBC Fraternity Alumni Committee will provide one - $250 scholarship Spring Semester to a new freshman or regularly enrolled student in good standing with a declared major or minor in music at Valley City State University. The scholarship recipient must attend the EBC "We're in the Christmas Mood" show held in December or the Spring Scholarship will not be awarded. The EBC Fraternity Committee will select each recipient.
Edith Van Middlesworth Memorial Fund Scholarship
Approximately five $200 annual scholarships are provided by Miss Edith Van Middlesworth, a former member of the college teaching staff. Qualifications are (1) must be matriculated when scholarships are awarded; (2) good scholarship; (3) special ability in any worthy field; and (4) financial need.
Esther Cannell Memorial Scholarship
Mona E. Cannell of Glen Ullin, ND, established a scholarship in memory of her sister, Esther Cannell. The scholarship will provide three $250 scholarships for freshmen rural students in financial need. No specific area of study is required, but the student must show both promise as an individual and as a student.
Frank and Hattie Heimes Memorial Scholarship
A substantial scholarship fund has been established in honor of Frank and Hattie Heimes by their son, Donald L. Heimes of Minneapolis, MN. The proceeds from this fund create eight $200 annual scholarships available only to freshmen on a non-renewable basis. Qualifications of applicants: (1) high school graduate; (2) academic promise; (3) citizenship and character; and (4) North Dakota resident.
Gary and Connie Tharaldson Scholarship (2006)
Great VCSU supporters for many years, Gary and Connie Tharaldson provided two gifts in 2006 totaling $1,000,000 for scholarships and other needs of the university. New student scholarship values range from $1000 to $5000 and are available to first time freshmen and transfers whose residency is North Dakota. Criteria for selection are based on GPA and ACT results. Students with less than a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and an ACT less than 18 may be eligible for $1000. Students with a 2.75 or higher or an 18 or higher on the ACT may be eligible for $1500. Those with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher or an ACT of 23 or higher may be eligible for $2500. And finally, students with a 3.50 or higher and an ACT of 25 or higher may receive $2500 per year for two years.
Gretchen Winn Karnick Alumni Scholarship (1998)
A native of Jamestown, ND, Ms. Karnick earned a Standard Degree from Valley City State in 1929. In 1956 she completed a Bachelor's Degree majoring in Elementary Education with minors in Psychology and Home Economics. One $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a freshmen or transfer student. Eligibility depends upon your GPA or ACT/SAT score.
Helen Hansen Scholarship Fund
Helen Hansen served at Valley City State University as the Assistant Librarian from 1935 to 1961. Her trust provided for a scholarship fund to be administered by the University. Eligibility criteria include Cumulative GPA and need. One $150 scholarship will be awarded annually.
Helen Movius Memorial Scholarship
Two $200 annual scholarships are provided by the Helen Movius estate. Qualifications - women students in their junior or senior year, need, good moral character, worthwhile contributions to university life, and scholarship.
Herman Stern Scholarship
One $200 general scholarship will be given to students to be used in helping defer their college expenses.
J.T. Von Treba Scholarship
Established by provision of the Last Will of the late J.T. Von Treba. The University has specified Cumulative GPA and need as the two primary criteria. One $300 scholarship will be awarded annually.
Janet M. Berge Memorial Scholarship Fund (1995)
The family of Janet M. Berge has established a Memorial Scholarship Fund, proceeds of which are to be awarded to a student attending VCSU from Griggs County Central High School, Cooperstown, ND. Mrs. Berge's daughters, Louanna Myles, Gail Miller, and Betsy Kolden all graduated from Valley City State University and they, together with their father, Torrey, wish that this scholarship be awarded to either a freshman or upper-level class student with a minimum of 2.50 GPA. The amount of the scholarship shall be $250.
John P. Windish, Jr. Memorial Scholarship (2002)
A scholarship in the amount of up to $1000 per year will be awarded to an upper class student who demonstrates financial need and academic promise. The applicant must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher. Preference will be given to junior or senior students from the Barnes County area. The scholarship was established by Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, a North Dakota Engineering firm with offices in Valley City, and the Windish family. John Windish was a lifelong resident of Barnes County, a man of integrity and high ethical standards, who worked for nearly 50 years with the Barnes County Highway Department
Laurie J. Holden Memorial Scholarship (1998)
The scholarship shall be awarded to an upper level student attending Valley City State University. The amount of the award shall be 5% of the account value on December 31st of each academic year. The Director of Financial Aid shall award the scholarship. Ms. Holden was a 1979 graduate of Valley City State University. She later served as Admissions Counselor and as a part time instructor in the Division of Business.
Lillian Ford Moffat Memorial Scholarship
A substantial scholarship fund has been established in memory of Lillian Ford Moffat by her husband, Alex R. Moffat of Puyallup, Washington. The proceeds from this fund will create two $250 annual scholarships available to freshmen on a non-renewable basis. Qualifications of applicants: (1) high school graduate or equivalent; (2) academic promise; (3) citizenship and character; (4) desire to enter the field of liberal arts.
McCready Scholars Endowment (2004)
Dr. Richard and Ardis (Severson) McCready established the McCready Scholars Endowment. The endowment will provide scholarships for outstanding students. Each McCready Scholar will receive full funding for tuition, fees and books. The scholarship will be re-awarded annually for a maximum of four years to support Scholars who maintain a 3.5 grade point average and make yearly progress toward their degree. Students in any academic discipline may qualify as McCready Scholars.
North Dakota Fire Chiefs Association Scholarship
The North Dakota Fire Chiefs' Association and the Publisher of the North Dakota Fire Chiefs' Magazine have extended Valley City State University a scholarship in the amount of $500. This scholarship is awarded every four years. Students will be notified when the scholarship is available. The criteria of the scholarship are that the student's father be an active fireman in the state of North Dakota, volunteer, or full-time. The applicant may also be the dependent of a deceased fireman. The applicant must also have a grade point average of 2.5 or better at Valley City State University. More information can be obtained by contacting any local Fire Chief. The regular Valley City scholarship application can be used in making application for the scholarship.
Orlys Holm Memorial Scholarship (1998)
Mr. Walt Holm and family have established a $200 scholarship in memory of Orlys Holm. The scholarship will be awarded annually to either a student with a GED Certificate or a non-traditional student continuing their education at Valley City State University.
Percy G. Willson Scholarship(1991)
Established with proceeds from the estate of Percy G. Willson. Mr. Willson was born in Leal, ND and was always interested in helping young people. Two $1500 scholarships will be awarded with preference given to rural Barnes County residents. Eligibility depends on your GPA or ACT/SAT score.
R. B. Saar and Florence M. Saar Scholarship (1993)
One $250 scholarship was established by the estate of Florence M. Saar, a long time resident of Barnes County. First preference will be awarded to a North Central graduate, Rogers, ND; and second preference will go to a Barnes County resident.
Raymond J. Brooks & Audrey Mae Brush Brooks Scholarship (2007)
This fund will award one - $500 scholarship annually to a student regularly enrolled or planning to enroll at Valley City State University. The student is to be worthy, deserving, and shows promise of leadership and academic ability. Preference will be given to students who are a graduate of Walhalla High School.
Ruth Nagle Memorial Scholarship (2011)
Awarded during Spring semester to a non-freshman student that has participated in the EBC Christmas Program, and is in good academic standing. The recipient will be selected by the appropriate officials at VCSU with input from the EBC Alumni Committee according to university procedures.
Smith-Moug Memorial Scholarship (2001)
Mrs. Gale Moug has established two memorial scholarships in the amount of $500 in memory of Mrs. Moug's parents. Mr. & Mrs. Jake & Helen Smith (Mrs. Smith was a 1923 graduate of VCSU) and her husband Gale Moug (a 1958 graduate). These scholarships will be available annually to students attending VCSU.
Soroos Scholarship Fund (1995)
Adolf and Cecilia (Peitz) Soroos were both degree graduates of Valley City State University. Adolf served as Registrar and Business Manager at the University from 1933-1970 (he passed away in Nov. 1994). The family has provided two annual scholarships of $500. These scholarships are available to juniors or seniors who have chosen to major in the fields of English, Science, or Mathematics. Selections will be made by the Director of Financial Aid and the heads of the student's major department.
Stephanie Dockter Memorial Scholarship (2005)
A scholarship in memory of Stephanie Marie Dockter has been established by her father, Stephen Dockter, class of 1969. The interest earnings from this fund will fund a scholarship (s) up to $500 annually. Preference will be given to children of the 581 postal employees and graduates of either Streeter-Gackle, ND, or Barnesville, MN, high schools. In the event that there are no candidates from these respective high schools, the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of Valley City State University. The scholarship may be renewed for more than one year, and shall be awarded to a student who has demonstrated financial aid.
Tom Trousdale Scholarship (2000)
Tom Trousdale of Bismarck, ND and a 1971 alumnus of Valley City State has established a scholarship intended for upperclassmen. The recipient must carry a minimum of a 3.00 GPA, be a full-time student and take a personal interest in helping others develop their full potential. One scholarship up to $800 will be awarded annually. Trousdale graduated in 1971 with a history major and a minor in speech. Since graduation, Trousdale taught school in Mandan and Hettinger, ND, prior to joining Capital Electric in Bismarck in 1978 as a Public Relations/Energy Advisor specialist. He retired in 1988 and spends his time as a freelance writer and photographer for a number of different entities.
Through the generous support of the V-500 membership and other friends of the University, several scholarships are available to freshmen and transfer students at the $1500, $2500, & $5000 levels. Eligibility depends upon your GPA or ACT/SAT score.
Valley City Lions Club Memorial Scholarship (1994)
One scholarship was established in memory of past Valley City Lions Club members whose lives were dedicated to serving their community and fellow man. The scholarship is available to upper-level students who are residents of Barnes County and take a personal interest in their community.
Valley City State University President's Scholarship
Each year two $2000 scholarships will be granted to freshmen on a competitive basis academically. Applicants must meet qualification A or B to receive consideration for this scholarship:
A. An ACT composite score of 28 or higher and rank in the upper 10 percent of the high school class at the time of graduation.
B. Merit Scholar Finalist or Semi-Finalist on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
These scholarships may be renewed up to four years for a total of $8,000 if a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA is maintained.
Vangstad Special Scholarship (1992)
Established by an endowment gift of $10,000 from Lena and Thilda Vangstad, who served the University as faculty members for a period spanning four decades. Upon their retirement in 1971, the Vangstad Auditorium was named in their honor. The scholarship is intended to assist academically promising students who have special or emergency financial needs. 'Special or emergency financial needs' refers to financial assistance, which cannot be met using standard financial aid procedures. There is no application deadline date and application can be made at any time throughout the academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
VCSU Alumni Upper-Level Scholarship
The VCSU Alumni Board of Directors has established Upper-Level scholarships to be awarded to returning VCSU students who are relatives of Alumni. The number of scholarships available to each Division of the University is determined by a formula, which is based upon student enrollment in each division and generals (undecided/pre-professional/general studies). The scholarships have a value of $500 and the Scholarship Committee of the Division will determine the recipients.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2764 Scholarship
Established in 1991 by VFW Post 2764 of Valley City, approximately two $250 awards will be available each year. Preference will be given to veterans and their families.
Wilhelmenia Erickson (2000)
One $500 scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student.