Welcome to the Minto scholarship page! Below is a comprehensive list of scholarships available for Minto Seniors to apply to. Every scholarship earned means greater financial relief for the student and their family. The average federal student loan debt per borrower was $33,460 in 2018, and equates to roughly a $382 monthly payment. As a school counselor, I do not want any of my students denied a college education or mired in costly student loan debt! APPLY, APPLY, APPLY! I will post links of online scholarships. Some applications though are available in paper format only. As more scholarships come in and deadlines pass, I will regularly update this information. If you ever have any questions, please set up a meeting with me-Miss Alyx Altendorf and/or Mrs. Lutovsky.

In addition to the local/state scholarships, there are lots of scholarships out there, and I want to encourage you to check out these scholarship websites:

Bob Campbell Scholarship:

Minto seniors who achieve academically and who plan on pursuing a career in the field of education and exhibit financial need are welcome to apply for this local scholarship. Deadline is April 1st.

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Minto JCS Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 15

 The Minto JCS scholarship is awarding up to $5,000 in scholarships to the graduating class. Any senior within the Minto Public School system is eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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Valley Cruiser Car Club Scholarship

This scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a High School Senior who has chosen to pursue post secondary education in the field related to the Automotive industry, i.e. Auto technology, auto body repair, parts training, etc. Selection criteria will be based on, but not limited to, the applicant's financial needs for continuing education.

The VCCC scholarship will be awarded at the High School Awards Program. The recipient will receive the scholarship funds the following completion of their first grading period providing they have met the following criteria:

  1. Full-Time Student

  2. Earned a "C" Average or above

  3. Submit a 1st grading period transcript of grades

Complete form by April 30, 2024 and send to the following address:

Paul Mohagen, 239 Eastwood Drive, Grafton, ND 58237

It is required that a thank you not also be sent to the above address.

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Fred and Henrietta Kerian Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship will assist a student from Minto in post-secondary education either in a trade school or college setting. Factors to be considered include high personal character, musical achievement, strong interest in post-secondary education, financial need, and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Deadline is April 1st.

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NDSU Farmhouse Scholarship

FarmHouse Fraternity alumni have established an endowment that provides six

$3300 scholarships to incoming male freshmen students at North Dakota State University for the upcoming academic year.

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AgCountry Farm Credit Services:

AgCountry headquartered in Fargo, ND, is awarding 36 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college in the fall.

The recipient must be either from an actively farming/ranching family or planning to pursue an agricultural career. This means that seniors from a farming or ranching family are eligible, regardless of their career intentions. Likewise, seniors intending to pursue ag careers are eligible, regardless of whether they have a farm background.

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Minto American Legion Post 201

Civic Scholarship

The American Legion is founded on the importance and necessity of Civic Pride, Community Engagement, and Volunteerism. The Minto American Legion Post 201 is proud to be awarding one $500 scholarship to a boy or girl who is graduating from Minto High School. Civic Pride is having and showing commitment to your community.

Community Engagement is being involved with groups to help people in and and around the community.

Volunteerism is the practice of utilizing skills and personal time for the betterment of others.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: being in good academic standing, demonstrating civic pride, community engagement, and volunteering within the community.

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Valley Cruisers Car Club Scholarship:

A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has chosen to pursue a post-secondary education in the field related to the automotive industry. Deadline is April 1st.

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General Contractors of ND Scholarship

The Associated General Contractors of North Dakota has scholarships available for High School Seniors pursuing a career in the exciting and rewarding field of Construction.

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The Dushinske and Jamison Water Resources Scholarship

There will be four $1500 scholarships; two female and two male applicants whose families have taken active roles in the state's water resource management. If this fits your family, or you yourself are planning to study water-related fields, please see Miss Altendorf for the application. Deadline is April 1st.

Army ROTC National High School Scholarship Program

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Minto Rocket Boosters Scholarship:

The booster club will be awarding scholarships to seniors. This is a one page, front and back application. Deadline is May 1st.

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Inspire our Future Scholarship

This scholarships is being provided by the Minto Teachers with their Friday Jean Money each year. Any Minto Senior is eligible to apply. Due May 1st.

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Minto Action League Scholarship:

Please come see Mrs. Murphy if you would like to apply for this local scholarship. The application is just front and back, so you can quickly complete it. Deadline is April 28th.

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Allan Sitzer Memorial Scholarship

The Allan Sitzer memorial scholarship is awarding two scholarships in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the upcoming college academic year. Any senior in good academic standing within the Minto public school system is eligible to apply for these scholarships. Deadline April 25th

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Stephanie Prepiora Scholarship

Stephanie Prepiora, a Walsh County Resident, died in May of 1993. As part of her Last Will and Testament, Stephanie left an Endowment fund which is to be used for tuition and books only for a Minto, North Dakota, High School girl graduate preferable of Polish ancestry.

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Lowry Engineering Scholarship

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ND Indian Scholarship

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Minto JC Scholarship

Information can found here.

Video Essay Scholarship

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Walsh County Farm Bureau

One requirement is the students' parents are current members of Walsh County Farm Bureau.

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$1,000 STEM Scholarships to Red River Valley High School Seniors

Fifty scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree at an institute of higher education in one or more of the following fields of study: science, agriculture, engineering, math, and technology.

How to Apply
Scholarship applications are available from the counselor’s office at each high school. Deadlines are set by each school and completed applications are turned into the high school counselor’s office – not to American Crystal Sugar Company.

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American Crystal Sugar Vocational/Technical School Scholarship

$1,000 Technical or Vocational Scholarships to Red River Valley High School Seniors
American Crystal Sugar Company awards 50 scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending a technical or vocational school in one or more of the following fields of study: STEM, Packaging, Power Generation Technology, Electrical, Mechanical, and Process Technology.

How to Apply
Scholarship applications are available from the counselor’s office at each high school. Deadlines are set by each school and completed applications are turned into the high school counselor’s office – not to American Crystal Sugar Company.

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North Dakota School Counselor Essay Scholarship

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FCCU First Community Credit Union Scholarship

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Coca Cola Scholarship

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Richard Bronson Scholarship

The North Dakota Grocers Association will award several scholarships for the academic year beginning this fall. Each $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the children of full-time employees as well as part-time employees who are full- time students.

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$1,000 Scholarships to Children of Employees
American Crystal Sugar Company awards 15 $1,000 scholarships to children of current employees who meet program eligibility requirements. Recipients are selected in July by drawing from all qualifying applications submitted.

How to Apply
Employees can download the Child of Employee Scholarship Application. The deadline for applications is May 30.

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The North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) is offering a scholarship opportunity for students who have a parent or grandparent employed by a county in North Dakota. This includes elected county officials, appointed officials, full-time employees, and permanent part-time employees. Six scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded. Use this link to access the scholarship information and application:

ND Academic and CTE Scholarships:

The applications for the North Dakota Academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships will open on Monday, January 7, and will remain open until Friday, June 7. Current seniors can apply for the scholarship online at I will be reviewing student transcripts prior to the start of second semester to help students determine scholarship eligibility.

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars (NDDFS) 2024 scholarship

Please see the attachment for more information about the NDDFS scholarship program. The second attachment is a detailed list of scholarships available in 2024. To apply, head to and click on “Students & Parents”. There are detailed application instructions on this page. If you would like additional information, Staci Holzheimer from BND will be doing a Facebook Live next Tuesday, January 8 about setting up a student profile and another Live the following week, January 15 about searching and applying for scholarships.

P.E.O. Scholarship Application Grafton Chapter:

High school senior girl planning to attend post-secondary school in any field.

Amount: Three $500 scholarships are being awarded. These will be paid after successful completion of the first semester earning a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Scholarship Criteria: Academics, Character, School and Extracurricular Activities, Community and Workforce Experience.

You will need to complete the attached application and submit it by no later than April 1.

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Graduating CTE high school seniors can apply for the Reuben T. Guenthner CTE Scholarship.

We are offering one $500 scholarship this year. Along with the eligibility requirements, the application description/instructions are located here:
Everything will now be submitted electronically only and by April 1, 2024.

The District #2 American Legion Riders

This year we will be awarding up to 15- $1000.00 dollar scholarships. This number will depend on the number of applications we receive prior to April 15, 2019. The scholarship committee will review each application and if they're fewer than 15 correctly completed, qualified and legible applications the number will be adjusted accordingly. Please stress to the students that you distribute this application to that the essay is a huge deciding factor on being awarded this scholarship.

The eligibility for these scholarships is to be a Son or Daughter or Grandson or Granddaughter of a Veteran and a North Dakota resident that is continuing their education beyond High School.

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Information on Eligibility

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American Legion Past Presidents Parley Nursing Scholarship $500

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American Legion Department of ND Education Program Scholarship

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American Legion Jr. Member Loyalty Scholarship $2500.

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American Legion Past Presidents Parley Grace Holmes, MD Nursing Scholarship-$1000

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American Legion Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students $2000

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American Legion Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Jr. Members $5000.

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Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship-$5000.

Fifteen Scholarships are awarded nationwide, three in each of the five divisions. Application is available online only. Visit

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

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Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program provides two $1000 scholarships per year to individuals who are interested in and committed to the field of oncology and are pursuing a degree though a Bismarck college.

Scholarship is available at:

US Clay Target League

The League is pleased to offer the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship, in honor of its founder.

Thirty (30) $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors who participate in the League and plan to further their education with an eye towards an environment, natural resources, and/or conservation-related career.

Examples of career paths related to conservation or the environment include (but are not limited to): Game Warden/Conservation Officer, Environmental Sciences, Conservation & Environmental Law, Conservation & Environmental Research, etc.

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Minto Area Joyriders

This scholarship fund was established in memory of Joanie Slominski, for all her years of dedication to the Minto community.  This scholarship is to help a Senior from high school fund their secondary education.

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Mensa Foundation Scholarship:

Theo Torgerson Memorial Scholarship

The Theo Torgerson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 through the Will of Mr. Torgerson who was a resident of Park River. Of Norwegian descent, he was interested in young people and was deeply respected by residents of Park River. When he was honored by the Walsh County Press with the Special Person Award, the Press said of him, "He is a friend-in-deed to everyone he chances to meet and many people have been favored by his helpful attitudes and friendly personality." Mr. Torgerson was killed in a three-car collision in Park River in September, 1984.

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The Victor and Verna Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established with a gift from the Verna Johnson Estate in the year 2008. Victor and Verna Johnson farmed near Hoople and later resided in Park River during their retirement. They were both active in the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople. Verna served as the Organist for the Church for 50 years. Victor and Verna both served on numerous local boards and volunteer positions. In addition, they were donors to a number of local projects and programs including the Park River First Care Health Center and the Park River Community Endowment Fund. The Fund will financially assist students from Walsh County North Dakota to continue their education.

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NOPHNRCSE Scholarship Announcement

The National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees (NOPHNRCSE) has the mission to motivate and mentor members for leadership roles to assist NRCS and partners in delivering natural resources conservation. Following our mission, NOPHNRCSE is proud to present the NOPHNRCSE scholarship program.

This year NOPHNRCSE will award a total of three $1,000.00 academic scholarships to qualified students that are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Conservation related field of study at an accredited school of higher education. Additionally, there will be one specific $1,000 scholarships Martha Guerra-Arteaga that will be awarded to one female student majoring in public affairs, communications or a natural resources conservation-related field of study.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be US Citizen and show proof of U.S. citizenship - copy of Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate. This will only be required if the application is selected as a winner.

  • Graduating High School students accepted to an accredited college or university and registered students with at least one full academic year remaining before completing undergraduate education. Demonstrate integrity, ability, and competence in work. Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Show interest in pursuing a career in Natural Resources Conservation

  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

  • Submit a complete application package which includes: application form and requested documentation

The following is the scholarship application form and guidelines for completing and submitting the application.

The Hagan Scholarship

This scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must: a) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents.

To determine eligibility, please visit

The North Dakota Corn Growers Association

This organization is giving away up to ten $1,000 scholarships again for 2021 to high school seniors or college students with an agriculture background.

I've attached the scholarship form, or it can be downloaded from our website:

PB&J Scholarship

The PB&J Foundation is offering scholarships for students who have experienced personal challenges that may have not allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples include medical issues, peer issues (bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.), and family issues (divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, etc.)

Scholarships range from $500-$1000.

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America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

sponsored by Bayer Fund is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students (including non-FFA members) can apply now for a $1,500 scholarship, and they need your endorsement to qualify. Apply Here

ND Crop Improvement & Seed Assoc.

The North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association provides three (3) scholarships to the NDSU College of Agriculture for incoming freshmen. The amount of the scholarships is $1000 each. Note the application deadline is February 15. The above information is available on the NDCISA Web Page at

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First Credit Union Scholarship

First Credit Union is offering a number of scholarships to students attending a college or university where they have a branch. Please go to

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States.

 Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.
Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered by the Coolidge Scholarship. Secondary criteria include an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed. Successful candidates will also demonstrate humility and have a record of genuine service to their communities. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here:

Alert: the application requires that candidates read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage students to begin the application early. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful.