The North Dakota United Foundation annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to eligible members of our association, including Student NDU and NDU-Retired members, as well as their dependents. In 2023, the NDU Foundation Board of Directors selected 40 worthy individuals to share in a total of $41,000 that was given out in 13 categories.

The 2022-23 North Dakota United Foundation Scholarship and Grant Awardees are as follows:

  • Halstenson Family Music Scholarship – Jesslyn Hall, Christina Prince and Alisha Wohl
  • Mary Cripps Special Education Scholarship – Lisa Dullum and Bonny Krogedal
  • Bill Oban Special Education Scholarship – Abbigail Horner, Kelsey Kreidt, Lexi Meyer and Elizabeth Widmer
  • Les Snavely Memorial Education Scholarship – Kaylee Obrigewitch
  • Ron & Ann Anstrom Scholarship – Lauren Frankenbach and Kaitlin Walker
  • North Dakota United Foundation Ethnic Minority Scholarship – Alex Azure, Rusty Dan and Hailey Enney
  • Cindy & Gary Rath Education Scholarship – Brooklyn Bang, Hailey Enney, Asher Mitchell and Max Mueller
  • Horace Mann ND Agents Graduate Education Scholarship – Hannah Gress, Courtney Houglum, Veronica Schwartzenberger and Kaitlin Walker
  • North Dakota United Education Scholarship – Emily Curren, Kaden DeCoteau, Kadin Finders, Ella Holkesvig, Tylla Roshau, ChristiAnna Schmidt and Casia Steinhaus
  • Joseph A. Westby Leadership Award – Hailey Enney, Paige Fettig, Seina Freidig and Lindsey Monson
  • North Dakota United Workplace Innovation Grant – Sara Medalen, Amy Shobe, Leah Wheeling and Emily Wicktor
  • North Dakota United Member/Dependent Scholarship – Emily Curren, Kaylee Kemp, Will Nelson, Kayedenn Rivinius, Skylar Uglem and Elizabeth Widmer
  • Howard Loftesnes Memorial Education Scholarship – Brenda Seehafer

Everyone involved with the NDU Foundation would like to thank all of the applicants for this year’s scholarships and grants, and we congratulate all of the winners. To learn more about the NDU Foundation and how to donate or set up an endowment in your name or the name of a loved one, visit our website at