If you are planning on attending M State – Fergus Falls, don’t forget to apply for the Chester G. and C. Jon Rosengren Scholarship through the Fergus Area College Foundation. To fill out an application, please go to facfmstate.org/scholarships and choose the Rosengren Scholarship. Scholarship awards are usually $2500 and can be renewed for your second year at M State – Fergus Falls.
Robert and Elaine Olson Scholarship
The Robert and Elaine Olson Community Appreciation Fund Scholarship currently awards two $1500 scholarships to high school seniors with good character who wish to continue their education in whatever field they choose and who will always be a good citizen of the community they live in. To date, we have given out 36 scholarships totaling $37,400.
2022 Recipients – Olivia Klaksvik and Owen Babolian
Barnum and Blondeau Arts Scholarship
Jill Barnum and Tom Blondeau, both 1966 Fergus Falls High School graduates, had success in the arts during high school and beyond. This $500 memorial scholarship will be awarded to a student who has participated in the arts in high school and will continue to be active in the arts in college. To date, we have given out 11 scholarships totaling $5500.
2022 Recipient – No Applicants…
Wessberg Family Scholarship
The Wessberg Family Scholarship awards two $2000 scholarships to high school graduates and/or Fergus Falls High School alumni already in college. Recipients will be chosen based on family ties to the community, school and community involvement, and moral character. To date, we have given out 30 scholarships totaling $52,500.
2022 Recipients – Alex Lindgren and Anna Erickson
Bernice Roysland Music Scholarship
Bernice Roysland was an elementary music teacher in the Fergus Falls School District for 35 years. Ms. Roysland hopes that the scholarships given will help students reach their goals and find satisfaction in their life’s work. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in music education or the performing arts. To date, we have given out 7 scholarships totaling $7000.
2022 Recipient – No Applicants…
Leonard E. Monke Agricultural Scholarship
Leonard Monke farmed the family farm until he was 43 years old and then continued in agriculture as a fertilizer salesman until his retirement. Mr. Monke was a life-long supporter of education and greatly appreciated any field of study that had anything to do with agriculture. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in the agricultural field (veterinary science, farm management, soil and conservation, natural resources, etc…) and has a strong work ethic. To date, we have given out 8 scholarships for $7500.
2022 Recipient – Norah Foreman
Dennis Tuel Memorial Science and Engineering Scholarship
The Dennis Tuel Memorial Science and Engineering Scholarship will award $1000 scholarships to students who attend St. Cloud State University AND pursue a degree in engineering, math, physics, chemistry or any other science field. Applicants can be Fergus Falls High School seniors OR Fergus Falls High School alumni (who are already attending St. Cloud State University), but must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Students can reapply for the scholarship each year they are attending St. Cloud State University and pursuing any of the above degrees. To date, we have given out 3 scholarships totaling $3000.
2022 Recipient – Dillon Strommen
Marci (Ringquist) Bydlon Education/Coaching Scholarship
The Marci (Ringquist) Bydlon Education/Coaching Scholarship will award one $500 scholarship to a female student that participated in athletics during her junior and senior years, and is going into education (teaching – any field). Extra consideration will be given to those applicants also interested in coaching. To date, we have given out two scholarships totaling $1000.
2022 Recipient – No applicants…
Iverson Instrumental Music Scholarship
Jim and Bonnie Iverson, both retired educators, are awarding a $1000 music scholarship to a Fergus Falls High School band student or band alum who will participate in an instrumental music program at the college level. If the applicant is majoring in Music Education with an instrumental emphasis, then $1500 will be awarded. To date, we have given out two scholarships totaling $3000.
2022 Recipient – Andrew Danielson
Donald A. and Nancy J. Shaner Scholarship
Don Shaner was born and raised in Fergus Falls, graduating from Fergus Falls High School in 1964. This scholarship fund was established by the Shaners to recognize the importance of education and to show their appreciation for the excellent educational programs provided by the Fergus Falls School District. The recipient of this $2000 scholarship has strong academic standing, and strong college and career plans. To date, one $2000 scholarship has been awarded.
2022 Recipient – Hannah Polejewski