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 $292,000 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

ND Grain Dealers Educational Foundation Board

Alex Richard, Casselton - President
Mark Hovland - Vice-President
Elton Solseng, Fargo - Director
Steve Strege, Fargo - Director
Stu Letcher, Fargo - Exec VP & Sec/Treas

The Educational Foundation has announced the names of its scholarship winners for the 2023-2024 academic year. The following ten students have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Bismarck State College - Bismarck

  • Mariah Schmidt, Beulah, ND
    Farm & Ranch Management

Dickinson State University - Dickinson

  • Riley Faller, Arnegard, ND
    General Agriculture

North Dakota State School of Science - Wahpeton

  • Brecken Bieber, Beulah, ND
    Precision Agronomy

North Dakota State University - Fargo

  • Emma Gullicks, Galesburg, ND
    Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Regan Jones, Bowdon, ND
    Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Madison Myers, Parshall, ND
    Agricultural Economics
  • Gannon Rockstad, Ada, MN
    Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Kathryn Schneider, Ashley, ND
    Agricultural Economics
  • Lahni Stachler, Washington Court House, OH
    Crop & Weed Sciences

Valley City State University - Valley City

  • Abigail Larson, Brocket, ND
    Business Administration - Agribusiness

Instructional Aid Grants

  • $1,132 was awarded to the NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Program for the purchase of an Ohaus Compass CX Scale and an Ohaus Scout Balance Scale. This will increase the practical learning opportunities.

Scholarship Recipients 2004-2023 (PDF list of scholarships recipients by year)

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation expects to award up to eight $1,000 scholarships annually. 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, Soil Science, Agricultural Communication, General Agriculture
  • Agriculture Sales and Service - Agriculture Business Management, Production Agriculture, Technology in Agriculture
  • Agriculture Transfer

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

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop & Weed Sciences
  • Economics
  • Food Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Microbiology
  • Precision Agriculture Technology & Management

Mayville State University

  • Agribusiness BS

Valley City State University

  • Business Administration - Agribusiness Concentration

Wahpeton - North Dakota State College of Science:

  • Ag Business
  • Precision Agriculture Technician
  • Precision Agronomy
  • 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.