Educational Foundation


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 over $256,000 in scholarships and grants.


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

Joe Peterson, Bowbells - President
Alex Richard, Casselton - Vice-President
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 2020-2021 academic year. The following ten students have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Bismarck State College - Bismarck, ND

  • Sydnee Anderson - Regent, ND
    Agribusiness & Agronomy
  • Ally Bauer - Berthold, ND
    Agribusiness & Agronomy
  • Brynlee Ganskop - Flaxton, ND
    Agriculture Industry & Technology
  • Dylan Wolff - Wishek, ND
    Agriculture Industry & Technology

Dickinson State University - Dickinson, ND

  • Trey Fischbach - Moorcroft, WY
    Soil Science

North Dakota State College of Science

  • Owen Aakre - Hawley, MN
    Agronomy & Precision Agriculture
  • Lianna Siebold - Wahpeton, ND
    Agronomy

North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND

  • Mindee Boyce - Minot, ND
    Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Zachary Kvamme - Kindred, ND
    Agricultural Economics
  • Tyler Voightman - Oakes, ND
    Precision Agriculture

Instructional Aid

  • $900 to the NDSCS Agriculture Department for the purchase of a refurbished Solvita Digital Color Multi-mode Reader for the purpose of soil health measurement.

Scholarship Recipients - 2004-2020


The 2021-2022 Scholarship Application and related forms

will be available in late July 2021.


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 Management & Technology
  • 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 or Precision Agriculture
  • 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 Management
  • Agriculture Education & Extension
  • 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 30, 2020. Applications can be downloaded using the link at the top of this page. For further information and/or applications contact Odie Scheel (oscheel@ndgda.org) at the NDGDA office.