Our Scholarships

Our scholarship funds provide financial assistance to students working to reach their fullest potential through education and training.  

The FM Area Foundation manages more than 60 scholarship funds. These funds were created by generous individuals, families and businesses to provide financial assistance for students pursuing higher education and training. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we awarded $334,825 to deserving students!

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

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

  • Doris Hertsgaard Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Scholarship given to female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Concordia, MSUM or NDSU. Priority for students in the following field of study: mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering or physical science.

    Preference given to a woman who is a single parent with young children.

    Apply Here

  • Dorothy Sewall Hector Fund

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Designated for a graduating senior who will be majoring in Music.

    Scholarship is administered by Fargo Public Schools.

    Apply Here

  • Florance M. Hagstrom Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Renewable scholarship for up to four years.

    Scholarship is administered by Wheaton High School.

    Apply Here

  • Frank and Helen Buzzell Scholarship Fund

    Scholarship is administered by Jamestown College.

    Apply Here

  • Fred R. Tharalson Scholarship Fund

    Scholarship is administered by NDSU Athletic Department.

    Apply Here