544 Education Foundation Scholarships
*All scholarship applications are open to FFHS seniors graduating in JUNE (not May, as stated in some applications!) and some are even available to FFHS alumni.
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 34 scholarships totaling $31,400.
2020 Recipients – Hayden Shol and Michael Wiederich
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.
2020 Recipient – Elissa Lee
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 26 scholarships totaling $44,500.
2020 Recipients – Brita Sonmor and Carlie Meis
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.
2020 Recipient – Kaylin Bosworth
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 6 scholarships for $5500.
2020 Recipient – Jacob Schroeder
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 2 scholarships totaling $2000.
2020 Recipient – No applicants…
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 one scholarship totaling $500.
2020 Recipient – No applicants…
Joel Kotschevar Memorial Scholarship
These young men brought laughter, comfort and support to the Kotschevar family when they needed it most. They showed such strength of character and maturity – traits Joel valued and which exemplify the meaning behind the Joel Kotschevar Memorial Scholarship. This is a one-time scholarship and 4 $1000 scholarships were awarded.
2020 Recipients – Ethan Olson, Parker Jacobs, Cody Norgren and Jack Culbertson