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Aakre Reiser Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 31 of current year

Applicant must be a graduating senior at Barnesville High School.

Please Note: Two scholarships will be awarded--one male and one female recipient.

Aam-Steinke Scholarship Fund

Scholarship is administered by Midkota High School.

Adam Hoekstra Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31 of current year

Applicant must be a graduating senior at New London Spicer High School.

Planning to pursue a degree in an outdoor recreation related field such as DNR, wildlife Biology, conservation or similar field of study.

Adam Hoekstra Memorial Scholarship NDSU

Application Deadline:  March 31 of current year.

Applicant must currently enrolled at NDSU.

Pursuing a degree in an outdoor recreation related field such as DNR, wildlife Biology, conservation or similar field of study.

Preference given to student holding membership in the NDSU Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

Admiral Robert Baldwin Award

Scholarship is administered by Fargo Public Schools Foundation. 

Amy & William R. Layne Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: February 1 of current year

Scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Engineering at NDSU. Administered by NDSU

Please contact NDSU Financial Aid office for application and questions. 

Anne Krapu-HPR Journalism Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund

We are not accepting applications this year.

Madeline Luke and Gary Krapu of Valley City and the High Plains Reader are pleased to announce the creation of the Anne Krapu-HPR Journalism Scholarship. Annually, the Fund will award financial and mentoring support to 1-2 young writers who are interested in becoming journalists.

The High Plains Reader is a Fargo-Moorhead area paper which has published weekly for 24 years. The HPR, owned by John Strand and Raul Gomez, has been an independent voice reporting on the arts, local politics, entertainment, and commentary on national and international issues.

Anne Krapu began her writing career at age 16 with a weekly column for the Valley City Times Record covering popular culture, politics, and social justice issues. She continued writing on these subjects, publishing in the HPR, Matador, and the Say Anything blog while traveling throughout the world as a teacher and working as a political campaign staffer. She died unexpectedly in January 2018 at the age of 31.

Now, more than ever, Anne’s family and the HPR want to support North Dakotans aged 15-25 who wish to learn the skills necessary to report honestly, fearlessly, and for the benefit of all the reading public.

Arthur W. and Clara Cupler Fund

Available for students from Concordia, MSUM, NDSU, NDSCS, Hamline and Jamestown College.

Bushell Family Charitable Fund

2024-Not accepting applications this year. 

Scholarship is for students attending UND School of Medicine or Ohio State Medical School.

$5,000 scholarship. {Multiple available}  Renewable scholarship for up to four years.

Butch Kouba Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31 of current year. 

Scholarship is administered by Fargo North High School.

Carol L. Stoudt Fund

Scholarship is administered by Jamestown College.

Cass County Area Retired Teachers Scholarship

Deadline March 15 of the current year. 

Applicant must have graduated from Cass County, ND High School.

Cumulative university and cumulative high school g.p.a. 's of 3.0 or higher.

Majoring in Education—elementary, secondary, or special education.

Current university sophomore or junior who must use the scholarship for his or her junior or senior year of undergraduate study.

Four - $1,000 scholarships available

Attending one of the following ND or MN universities: North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Valley City State University, Mayville State University, University of Jamestown, Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Concordia College, Moorhead.

Please see the application for the full list of requirements and the application process.

Celebration of Women and Their Music

Application Deadline: Extended to April 30, 2024

Scholarship recognizes a creative young woman who has a passion for and plans to pursue education in the arts.

$1,000 scholarship available

Clayton and Ilene Lodoen Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 31 of current year.

Scholarship is administered by West Fargo Public Schools.

Students awarded from each West Fargo High School and Sheyenne High School.

Comstock Memorial Trust Scholarship Fund

Scholarship is administered by MSUM.


Show your support

For over 60 years, the FM Area Foundation has worked hand in hand with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors, and nonprofits to create funds that support our community. We manage more than 500 charitable funds, each with specific objectives or catering to the community’s most pressing needs.

You have the power to make a positive impact in two ways. You can donate to one of our existing funds, or you can contact us to create a charitable fund that matches your values. Whichever route you choose, we are humbled by your trust and grateful for your kindness and generosity.

“We wanted the scholarship to live on as a legacy for Norman and I in our communities to encourage a young person as they seek their dreams.”

Agnes Liudahl Donor

"We established a donor-advised fund to consolidate assets that will be used for charitable purposes. Doing so has management and tax advantages that make our dollars go further in helping others.”

Ron & Nancy Saeger Donor

“Given charitable giving impacts everything - investment planning, taxes, and estate planning, a holistic approach where someone understands the big picture is often helpful.”

Steven Nelson Prairiewood Wealth Managment

“Support through the FM Area Foundation and its supporters has created an immeasurable impact on our work — delivering hope and fostering a sense of belonging for so many in our community going through a tender time in life. This ripple of kindness is cultivating joy and shared connection in our community, just because, and only made possible through generous donors. What a beautiful gift to know your community cares about you!”

Kelly Krenzel Hope Blooms

“We are thrilled to engage our daughters as future advisors to our fund. Knowing there will always be a family member to guide our charitable intent makes us feel great.”

Mike & Peggy Bullinger Donors

“Anything that can motivate a child’s love of reading deserves support. Read to Lead can be such a vehicle.”

Noel & Judy Fedje Donors

“Thank you to the Women's Fund for supporting our moms and children.”

Jeremiah Program Program

“The community foundation is specifically created to encourage and nourish the giving spirit in the community.”

Art Cupler Founder

“Thanks to support from the FM Area Foundation, we completed two major projects. We're very grateful for the Foundation’s generosity as these projects support our mission to preserve and maintain the historic facility.”

Emily Beck Fargo Theatre

"The FM Area Foundation goes above and beyond to help our mission thrive! They have been instrumental in helping us serve so many local families with access to furniture, and are a wonderful asset to us and our community. We are incredibly grateful for their support!"

Jordan McCormick Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley