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.