Scholarships

Community Foundation Scholarships
Downtown Grand Forks early on a spring morningwater_wheel_looking_in The Community Foundation, together with Alerus have scholarships available for persons seeking support to attend college, university or trade school in the United States. Please read the criteria below to learn if you qualify and how to apply. If you are interested in establishing your own scholarship, please contact the Foundation staff to get started today!

Alerus Aspire Higher Scholarship
The Alerus Aspire Higher Scholarship fund was established for qualified students enrolled full time in any undergraduate college, university or trade school in the United States. Priority will be given to current Alerus employees or children of employees who are enrolled in a North Dakota or Minnesota college, university or trade school.

Requirements:
Three copies of an original essay describing their educational and career aspirations.
One copy of transcripts
One copy of personal reference letter from a non-relative

Amount:
$500

Recent Recipients:

2017

Michael Fenske,  Shoreview, MN
David Hettich, Grand Forks, ND
Eric Millette, Grand Forks, ND
Grace Netz, Grand Forks, ND
Maria Nowak, Duluth, MN
Gina Olson, St. Cloud, MN
Ryan Pilon, Grand Forks, ND
Patrick Sheldon, Mahtomedi, MN
Nicole Thorson, Grand Forks, ND
Grace Vetter, East Grand Forks, MN

Link to the Application Form

Mail to:
Alerus
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3146
Fargo, ND 58108

Deadline: 2018 TBA

Alerus Connect with Community Scholarship
The Alerus Connect with Community Scholarship fund was established for qualified students enrolled full time in any undergraduate college, university or trade school in the United States. Priority will be given to current Alerus employees or customers who are enrolled in a North Dakota or Minnesota college, university or trade school.

Requirements:
Three copies of an original essay on how giving back to one’s community benefits both the giver and the receiver.
One copy of transcripts
One copy of personal reference letter from a non-relative

Amount:
$1,000

Recent Recipients:

2017

Brittany Benson, Grand Forks, ND
Gracie Lian, Grand Forks, ND
Molly Westerberg, Eden Prairie, MN

Link to the Application Form

Mail to:
Alerus
Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3146
Fargo, ND 58108

Deadline: 2018 TBA