Eight applications were received for the 2020 NDASCOE scholarships. Due to the generosity of the North Dakota County offices who donate items to the annual scholarship auction and the auction bidders, NDASCOE awarded five scholarships to high school seniors and college students that are either a NDASCOE member or the child of a NDASCOE member.
Congratulations to all of the NDASCOE scholarship recipients and best of luck in the future to all of the scholarship applicants!
Austin Weippert, son of Colleen Weippert of Kidder County, received the first-place scholarship in the amount of $700.00. Austin is a 2020 graduate of Kidder County High School and will be attending North Dakota State University this fall. Austin will be majoring in Crop and Weed Sciences.
Denver Buck, son of Grant Buck of Ward County, received the second-place scholarship in the amount of $500.00. Denver is a 2020 graduate of Bishop Ryan Catholic School and will be attending North Dakota State University this fall. Denver will be majoring in Civil Engineering.
Kaden Goughnour, daughter of Brandi Laframboise of Stutsman County, received the third-place scholarship in the amount of $300.00. Kaden is a 2020 graduate of Finley-Sharon Public School and will be attending the University of Minnesota-Crookston this fall. Kaden will be majoring in Veterinary Technology.
Kaylee Beachler, daughter of Charlotte Beachler of Kidder County, received the Open Continuing Education scholarship in the amount of $300.00. Kaylee will be continuing her education at the University of North Dakota and majoring in Engineering.
McKenzie Schroeder, Burke County FSA, received the Member Continuing Education scholarship in the amount of $300.00. McKenzie is attending Dickinson State University and is majoring in Business Management.
Do you have a high school senior or graduate with a minimum of a "C" average in both of their junior & senior years? Do you have a full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) college student with a minimum of a "C" average who hasn't received higher than a Bachelor's Degree?
If you are a NASCOE member and you, your child, legal dependent or spouse meets one of these criteria, they are eligible to apply for a NDASCOE scholarship. This award may only be used to defray expenses for a student at an accredited school. The NASCOE member’s dues must be paid and membership kept current for the past 5 years, or since becoming a permanent FSA County Office Employee. The evaluation criteria are based on ability, incentive assistance, and other personal characteristics. Nominations for Scholarships are competitive.
NDASCOE awards three scholarships in the amounts of $700, $500, and $300.
A HUGE Thank You to everyone who helps make our scholarship program so successful by donating and purchasing items at the annual scholarship auction! Your support is appreciated.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 NDASCOE scholarships is January 15, 2020. Early submissions are appreciated as applications will also be forwarded on to the National NASCOE scholarship competition.
The application process is simple. Please ensure all information is included with the scholarship application and the application is submitted by January 15, 2020. You can copy and paste into the application form, but you must use the paste button in the tool bar, right click - paste does not work.
All completed scholarships, official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent or emailed to:
Christina Geerts Christina.Geerts@nd.usda.gov
NDASCOE Scholarship Chairperson
6342 103rd Ave SW Regent ND 58650
Forms and more information on the NASCOE scholarship is available at https://nascoe.org/forms-downloads/awards-scholarship-applications/
Attention to all NASCOE Members that are attending Adult Education Courses!
We fully understand that filling out a scholarship application is the last thing on your mind during the Holiday Season. Please consider taking a few minutes for yourself and visit the NASCOE web site under the Committees (then Scholarships) link and complete the new and improved application! As I mentioned on the NASCOE web site this is a special NASCOE Scholarship award that will be awarded to NASCOE Members that are taking additional adult education credits to further enhance their careers within the Farm Service Agency (FSA) or to broaden their horizons (i.e. Master Gardner, Organics 101, etc). Each Area will be allowed to award one scholarship winner $200.00 to broaden their personal portfolio.
JM Marketing believes so highly in the opportunities that higher education can bring to each and every one of us that they generously donate $800.00 per year towards the NASCOE Members Continuing Education Scholarship award program! Please consider taking a few minutes from your studies and complete the nomination form to compete for the award! The deadline to submit the scholarship application to your Area Scholarship Chairperson is January 15, 2020. I wish you the best of luck! The fillable application can be found on the NASCOE website under committees (scholarships) www.nascoe.org
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!