Supporting North Dakota United members, dependents of members and students preparing to enter into education as their profession, the NDU Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships and grants since it gave its first $500 scholarship in 1991.
Dan Hinnenkamp, a retired Grand Forks math teacher and president of the NDU Foundation, recently announced that this year 17 different individuals from across North Dakota will be sharing in nearly $24,000 in grants and scholarships.
This year’s list of scholarship and grant recipients are:
- Olivia Becker, Bismarck – Horace Mann ND Agents Graduate Education Scholarship
- McKenzie Carson, Walhalla – NDU Member/Dependent Scholarship
- Debora Dragseth, Dickinson – NDU Workplace Innovation Grant
- Mariah Fitterer, Bismarck – Cindy and Gary Rath Education Scholarship and NDU Education Scholarship
- Weston Gunther, Jamestown – NDU Education Scholarship
- Erik Holland, Bismarck – NDU Workplace Innovation Grant
- Benjamin Kensok, West Fargo – NDU Education Scholarship
- Jill Kvilvang, Valley City – Horace Mann ND Agents Graduate Education Scholarship
- Alyxaine Mansfield, Dickinson – NDU Member/Dependent Scholarship
- Paige Meyer, Valley City – Mary Cripps Special Education Scholarship
- Sara Phan, Fargo – Ethnic Minority Scholarship
- Anna Roaldson, Bismarck – NDU Member/Dependent Scholarship
- Katie Sather, Valley City – Mary Cripps Special Education Scholarship
- Marissa Schuldheisz, West Fargo – NDU Education Scholarship
- Christopher Strand, Hatton – Ron and Ann Anstrom Scholarship
- Allison Thomes, Fargo – Ron and Ann Anstrom Scholarship
- Katherine Tolstad – Horace Mann ND Agents Graduate Education Scholarship
The NDU Foundation is an independent not-for-profit corporation which receives it funding from the earnings on five named endowments, memorials and other gifts from members and supporters of Public Education and Public Service in North Dakota. The 11,500 members of NDU annually assess themselves $4 to operate the Foundation.