Educational Foundation


Please complete, print, sign and mail the application along with a photograph to:

Prior to 8/30/18: NDGDA, 1325 23rd St S, Suite A, Fargo, ND 58103-3723

After 8/30/18: NDGDA, 2417 N University, Suite A, Fargo, ND 58102-1820


Scholarship application must be received in our office by September 28, 2018

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation, a North Dakota corporation, was founded by the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association in 1980. Its purpose is to provide scholarships to students in agricultural curriculums at North Dakota institutions of higher learning, particularly for those students pursuing careers in grain marketing, agronomy and related agribusiness. It also provides equipment grants to certain academic programs. Since its inception the Foundation has provided close to $235,000 in scholarships and grants. The North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation expects to award up to eight $1,000 scholarships this year. Students must be majoring in one of the following curriculums:

Bismarck State College:

  • Agriculture Industry & Technology (Agronomy)
  • Farm & Ranch Management (Agribusiness)
  • Agriculture Transfer

Bottineau - Dakota College of Bottineau:

  • Agriculture Transfer

Devils Lake - Lake Region State College:

  • Precision Agriculture

Dickinson State University:

  • Agricultural Studies - Business/Marketing, International Agri-Business or Soil Science
  • Agriculture Sales and Service - Agriculture Business Management or Technology in Agriculture
  • Agriculture Transfer

Fargo - NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness& Applied Economics - Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Economics
  • Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering - Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management
  • General Agriculture
  • Microbiological Sciences - Microbiology, Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences - Crop & Weed Sciences, Food Science, Horticulture
  • Soil Science

Valley City State University

  • Business Administration - Agribusiness Concentration

Wahpeton - North Dakota State College of Science:

  • Crop Production Sales and Technology
  • Ag Business
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Agriculture Transfer

Williston State College:

  • Agriculture Business & Industry
  • Agriculture Transfer

Grants for instructional aids in these curriculums are also available. Grants have ranged from $200 to $1,200 per project.

Application deadline for scholarships and grant proposals is September 28, 2018. Applications can be downloaded using the link at the top of this page. For further information and/or applications contact Cheryal Welle (cwelle@ndgda.org) at the NDGDA office.

North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation

2417 N University, Suite A
Fargo, ND 58102-1820
Telephone: 701-235-4184
Fax: 701-235-1026
E-mail: oscheel@ndgda.org

ND Grain Dealers Educational Foundation Board

Steve Hepper, Bismarck - President
Joe Peterson, Bowbells - Vice-President
Alex Richard, Casselton - Director
Elton Solseng, Fargo - Director
Steve Strege, Fargo - Director
Kenan Layden, Bismarck - Director
Stu Letcher, Fargo - Exec VP & Sec/Treas


The North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation has announced the names of its scholarship winners for the 2018-2019 academic year. The following eight students have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

  • Cheyenne Bahm, Mandan, ND
    Agricultural Business
  • Macey Ziesch, Pingree, ND
    Agribusiness & Agronomy

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

  • Jadon Buntjer, Long Prairie, MN
    Agricultural Economics
  • Mackenzie Derry, Thompson, ND
    Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Kody Durbin, Crary, ND
    Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Amber Hermanson, West Fargo, ND
    Horticulture
  • Kelsey Pladson, Hatton, ND
    Food Science & Safety
  • Jakob Schmid, Oberon, ND
    Agriculture Economics

Instructional Aid

$700 to the Department of Soil Science at NDSU for the purchase of a Soil Test Kit to determine plant available Nitrogen and Phosphorous.

$900 to the Agriculture, Agronomy & Precise Agriculture program at NDSCS for the purchase of tillage equipment which will help maintain small areas on their Land Lab.


SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - PREVIOUS YEARS