Scholarship Information

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Our scholarship application deadline was March 20, 2020.

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 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 31 scholarships totaling $26,400.

2019 Recipients – Emily Frigaard and Greta Christenson

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 10 scholarships totaling $5000.

2019 Recipient – Caleb Danielson

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 22 scholarships totaling $36,500.

2019 Recipients – Anna Reard and Mackenzie Schara (’14)

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 5 scholarships totaling $5000.

2019 Recipient – Caleb Danielson

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 (2 in 2019) 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 4 scholarships for $3500.

2019 Recipients – Spencer Jennen and Andrew Johnson

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 1 scholarship for $1000.

2019 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. 2019 is the first year of this scholarship.

2019 Recipient – Berit Skogen


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