Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota Dollars for Scholars recently awarded scholarships to the following local students:

Alexius Gietzen of Glen Ullin High School received a $1,000 Returning Student and Graduate Student Scholarship.

Garret Soupir of Glen Ullin High School received a $1,000 MBI Energy Services Energy Legacy Scholarship.

Lauren Jorda of Dickinson High School received a $1,000 Returning Student and Graduate Student Scholarship.

“It’s inspiring to see thousands of scholarship dollars raised and awarded to North Dakotans through the partnership of the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars chapter and the local Dollars for Scholars chapters. Communities are able to use this grassroots effort to support their local students as they fulfill their dreams of postsecondary education,” states North Dakota Dollars for Scholars State Director Staci Holzheimer.

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars awarded a total of $86,250 to 82 students across North Dakota. In addition to the statewide scholarships, Dollars for Scholars chapters in 65 North Dakota communities awarded over $1.1 million in scholarships to nearly 1,100 students. Students who graduated from a North Dakota high school or were home education in North Dakota qualify to apply for the scholarships distributed by the statewide North Dakota Dollars for Scholars Chapter.

Since the inception of Dollars for Scholars in North Dakota in 1962, more than $39.8 million has been raised by all chapters (local and state) to support higher education for North Dakotans. Bank of North Dakota administers the state chapter which assists local chapters and oversees the scholarships given by the state chapter which focuses on offering scholarships to students beyond their freshman year of college.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to support Dollars for Scholars, whether locally or statewide. Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit organization which is the largest, volunteer-operated, community-based scholarship foundation in the United States. Visit northdakota.dollarsforscholars.org for a complete list of scholarship winners, donors, chapters and more information.