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. 

  • Gilman Toso Scholarship Fund

    Scholarship is administered by Pelican Rapids High School.

    Apply Here

  • Gudrun E. Powell Memorial Fund

    Scholarship is administered by Northstar Public School.

    Apply Here

  • Hayden Thomas Nelson Scholarship Fund

    Eligible for a graduating senior from Pelican Rapids High School who has a passion for and has participated in speech, music and/or theater arts.

    No GPA requirement or an intent to attend college.

    Scholarship award is administered by Pelican Rapids High School.

    Apply Here

  • Herman Stern Charitable Fund

    Scholarship is administered by Valley City State University.

    Apply Here

  • Jill and Jeff Berg Scholarship

    Application Deadline: April 8, 2022

    Applicant must be a graduating Senior at Barnesville High School. 

    Scholarship Amount: $1,000

    Please Note: This award is paid at the beginning of the student's second semester. 

    Apply Here