Student and Educator Scholarships

  • Funds That Support Student and Educator Secondary Scholarships and Scholarships for Students in Need

    To donate to any of these scholarships, visit donate.gffoundation.org/giving, select "other" from the drop-down menu, and enter the scholarship name. 

    Access for All Scholarship helps Grand Forks Public School students in grades K-12 and their families to receive counseling services.

    AE2S Good Samaritan Fund provides scholarships for needy K-12 students to help with emergency or enrichment needs that are not being met or supported by other means.

    Alerus Good Citizen Scholarship for both Central and Red River HS graduates who’ve demonstrated citizenship, a work ethic, and their best effort academically.

    American Crystal Sugar Company Scholarships for graduating Red River and Central HS seniors pursuing post-secondary education in one or more of the following fields of study: science, agriculture, engineering, mathematics, or technology.

    Brian Barclay Memorial Scholarship for one or more student graduating seniors from Central HS, the recipient should be involved with the GFC Football program and should have demonstrated good citizenship. 

    Burian Family Scholarship to help student’s critical needs across all grade levels of Grand Forks Public Schools.

    John Beach Scholarship for a Central HS student who is either a participant or a supporter of both music and athletics.

    Herman Berg Memorial Scholarship for a graduating senior from Central HS who are interested in agriculture-related study or endeavors.

    Berg Scholar-Athlete Award for Central HS student-athlete who will be attending an NCAA Div II,  Div III, or NAIA college to continue their football career.

    Vincent Berg Scholarship for needy students district-wide in grades nine through twelve, to help enhance their high school experiences.

    Ed and Bea Bohnhoff Scholarship for a football player graduating from Central HS.

    Ali Borgen Smile Wide Scholarship for a GFPS student participating in Grand Cities Children’s Choir and/ or the SPA program, or involved in private music lessons.

    Markus Bryant Spirit Scholarship for a graduating Central HS student honored as a Spirit Award recipient.

    Classes that Care Scholarship to cover breakfast, lunch, and/or milk for students in need.

    John E. Conneran Scholarship for a Red River or Central HS graduating senior pursuing a post-secondary degree based on academic achievement, participation in baseball and additional extra-curricular activities.

    Deeks Pizza Scholarship is given to a graduating Community HS student who is pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship recipient should be a student who is determined, may have overcome hardships, and found success at Community.

    Devon Daly Foreign Language Scholarship for a Central HS graduate who is interested in traveling abroad for language purposes.

    Kathleen Dunn Scholarship for Red River HS graduating senior.

    Tom Edwards Award for Excellence in Social Studies for outstanding students in social studies graduating from Central and Red River HS.

    McCain Endres Memorial Award An annual award is given to five graduating seniors of Central HS who have shown good character and who have had an impact on their school and classmates.

    Dona Erickson Scholarship for outstanding art students graduating from Red River HS.

    Denny Everson Music Scholarship for a graduating senior from Red River HS who was actively involved in the music department.

    Evju and Pletan Math and Science Scholarship for a Central HS graduate who has demonstrated scholarship in advanced math and/or science and has significant financial need.

    Joe H. Ford Scholarship for a graduating male or female student-athlete at Central and Red River HS who demonstrated dedication to the school’s basketball team.

    Anne Fritzell Scholarship for a Central HS female athlete; based on citizenship, character, leadership, acceptable scholarship, and athletic excellence.

    Robert Fullmer Scholarship for male students graduating from Central HS.

    Sergio “Serge” Gambucci Scholarship for Excellence for the outstanding student-athlete graduating from Central and Red River HS. 

    Grand Forks Marathon Scholarship to help support all Grand Forks Public Schools middle and high school-sponsored athletic teams. 

    Amelia Josefina Gray Humanitarian Scholarship for a female student graduating from Red River HS who is pursuing a post-secondary degree in the medical field at UND.

    Greater GF Retired Teachers Assoc. Scholarship for Excellence & Character given to a graduating student of Red River, Central, or Community, who has been successful in academics, shows leadership qualities, is of high character and has financial need.

    Celeste Hackenberg Scholarship for female students graduating from Central HS.

    Terry Hager Memorial Scholarship for a student graduating from Central, Community, or Red River High Schools who attended either Winship or Phoenix Elementary Schools.

    Bailey Henke Memorial Scholarship for a Community HS graduate who was successful in English was a comfortable fit in Community and made a smooth transition to HS.

    Scott Heyd Memorial Scholarship an annual scholarship to be awarded to a student who participated in the GFC Wrestling program.

    Internet Assistance Scholarship to help cover the cost of home internet for students in need across the Grand Forks Public Schools.

    Glenn “Red” & Margaret Jarrett Memorial Scholarship for a graduating Central HS boy or a girl student-athlete who demonstrated leadership qualities and is of high character.

    June E. Johnson Scholarship for a graduating Central HS girl interested in school or community government or the political process. 

    Russell LaDouceur Memorial Scholarship for a Red River HS student-athlete who participated in certain sports and a good student who has shown good citizenship.

    Max Laird Memorial Scholarship for students who have shown growth during their time at Community HS.

    Ashley Leabo Scholarship for a graduating Community HS student pursuing a post-secondary education not limited to a four-year program.

    Arnold Lindsay Scholarship for hockey players graduating from Red River HS.

    Lunn Family Scholarship for students shall be pursuing post-secondary education in either the medical field or graphic design. Additionally, they should be good students who have also shown good citizenship.

    Frau Merritt Scholarship for a Red River HS senior who has completed at least three years of a foreign language and is pursuing post-secondary education.

    Mykel MacCarthy Scholarship for a Central or Red River HS Student who is pursuing a post-secondary education with an emphasis in journalism.

    PEO Chapter AO Memorial Scholarship for a Red River and GFC female student who has demonstrated personal growth over her high school career. 

    Perry Nakonechny Award given to a senior Red River HS boys’ hockey player who has a team-first attitude, respect for others, works hard in practice, perseverance to work through challenging situations, and courage when facing adversity.

    Julian Norby Hands Up For Kids Scholarship to help needy K-8 students fully participate in school-related opportunities.

    John and Jean O’Keefe Scholarship for students graduating from Central and Red River.

    Gordon “Red” Opstad Scholarship for a graduating Central HS student who is pursuing a degree in education. The student should have also attended either South or Valley MS.

    Ray Pelton Secondary Scholarship for students graduating from Community HS.

    Bill Pond Music Scholarship for a graduating Central HS senior involved in instrumental music.

    Promise Scholarship for a Community HS graduate who is pursuing post-secondary education and whose cumulative GPA has risen during their time at Community.

    Red River Marketing Scholarship for a graduating Red River HS student who is an active DECA member with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and has completed two years in the RRHS Marketing Program.

    Remove the Barrier Scholarship helps pay for Dietrich and CAT bus tickets/passes for students in need across the Grand Forks Public Schools.

    Donna & Ken Rio Scholarship to help student’s critical needs across all grade levels of Grand Forks Public Schools.

    David L. Sande Memorial Scholarship for a Central HS senior attending a post-graduate institution pursuing a degree in the medical profession field, preferably dentistry.

    Don Schlaefer Scholarship for students graduating from Central HS.

    Elroy and Donalda Schroeder Scholarship for students graduating from Central HS.

    Sherwood Scholarship to enhance Central and Red River students’ school music experiences.

    Social Worker Scholarship to help student’s critical needs across all grade levels of Grand Forks Public Schools.

    Mark Solberg Music Scholarship for a graduating Central HS graduate attending the University of North Dakota and will continue his or her involvement in music.

    Jason Stadstad Scholarship for a graduating Central HS student.

    Kathryn E. Uhrich and Jeffrey D. Holmes 1983 Excellence Scholarship to a Central HS senior who excels in academics but also shows exemplary leadership skills in extracurricular activities, and/or community service.

    GFC High School Vision Scholarship for a Central HS graduate who has overcome many obstacles yet has persevered during their pursuit of post-secondary education.

    Douglas Wolenetz Memorial Scholarship for a graduating Central or Red River HS student attending a post-graduate institution pursuing a degree in the medical field.

    Zimney Foster PC Band Scholarship given to a graduating Central HS band student who is pursuing post-secondary education.

    If you have any questions about these scholarships, or how to donate, please contact executive director Emilia Hodgson at (701) 787-4866 or ehodgson290@mygfschools.org.