Our Scholarships

Our scholarship funds provide financial assistance to students working to reach their fullest potential through education and training.  

The FM Area Foundation manages more than 60 scholarship funds. These funds were created by generous individuals, families and businesses to provide financial assistance for students pursuing higher education and training. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we awarded $334,825 to deserving students!

Some of the scholarships you’ll find below are awarded to students from a certain high school, while others are awarded to students going into specific areas of study, such as nursing or engineering. Each scholarship has its own set of eligibility requirements. To see if you may be eligible for a scholarship, please search the list below. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

  • Amy & William R. Layne Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Engineering at NDSU. Administered by NDSU

    Please contact NDSU Financial Aid office for application and questions. 

    Apply Here

  • Anne Krapu-HPR Journalism Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Madeline Luke and Gary Krapu of Valley City and the High Plains Reader are pleased to announce the creation of the Anne Krapu-HPR Journalism Scholarship. Annually, the Fund will award financial and mentoring support to 1-2 young writers who are interested in becoming journalists. 

    The High Plains Reader is a Fargo-Moorhead area paper which has published weekly for 24 years. The HPR, owned by John Strand and Raul Gomez, has been an independent voice reporting on the arts, local politics, entertainment and commentary on national and international issues.

    Anne Krapu began her writing career at age 16 with a weekly column for the Valley City Times Record covering popular culture, politics, and social justice issues. She continued writing on these subjects, publishing in the HPR, Matador and the Say Anything blog while traveling throughout the world as a teacher and working as a political campaign staffer. She died unexpectedly January 2018 at the age of 31.

    Now, more than ever, Anne’s family and the HPR want to support North Dakotans aged 15-25 who wish to learn the skills necessary to report honestly, fearlessly and for the benefit of all the reading public.

    Apply Here

  • Arthur W. and Clara Cupler Fund

    Available for students from Concordia, MSUM, NDSU, NDSCS, Hamline and Jamestown College.

  • Bushell Family Charitable Fund

    This is a renewable award. New scholarships available for 2022.

    Scholarship is for students attending UND School of Medicine or Ohio State Medical School. 

    $5,000 scholarship. {Multiple available}  Renewable scholarship for up to four years.

    Apply Here

  • Butch Kouba Memorial Scholarship

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Scholarship is administered by Fargo North High School.

    Apply Here