The North Dakota State Fair Foundation will be awarding six $1000 scholarships to 2022 North Dakota graduating high school seniors.  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must; be a citizen of North Dakota, have plans to enroll in an accredited post-secondary education institution or trade school, have exhibited and/or competed in 4-H and/or FFA at the North Dakota State Fair for a minimum of three years, and have been a member of 4-H or FFA for a minimum of four years.

All applicants meeting the scholarship criteria will be honored as the “North Dakota State Fair Graduating Class of 2022” at a reception during the Fair at which time the names of all candidates will be entered into a random drawing. Six $1000 scholarships will be drawn for and awarded.  Students must be present to win.


Hess Corporation, through the North Dakota State Fair Foundation, offers eight scholarships to high school seniors who are current members of either 4-H or FFA and are pursuing secondary education or training in a career related to or in support of the oil and gas industry. This program will include three $10,000 scholarships and five $2,000 scholarships for a total of $40,000 being given to North Dakota students. The application deadline for these scholarships in March 15, 2022.

Also as part of the Hess Contribution, $10,000 in 4-H Club and FFA Chapter Grants will be available. Grants can be used for community service projects or North Dakota State Fair Participation.  The deadline for applications is February 1, 2022.        

North Dakota State Fair Graduating Class of 2021

The North Dakota State Fair Foundation understands the importance of competitive and agricultural experiences for our youth. The Foundation works to create multiple scholarships that are awarded to North Dakota high school seniors each year.

Nineteen high school seniors from across North Dakota were named to the “North Dakota State Fair Graduating Class of 2021.”  Applicants had to meet a range of criteria, including the requirement of competing and/or exhibiting at the North Dakota State Fair for a minimum of two years.  The graduates were honored in a presentation on Wednesday, July 27 as part of the North Dakota State Fair.  From the pool of honorees, six $1000 scholarships were drawn.

Members of the Graduating Class include:

Molly Black, Devils Lake
Mariah Braasch, Minot
Ann Estvold, Michigan
Brianna Fike, Chaseley
Eliza Freund, Cando
Lindsey Galbreath, Enderlin
Madison Jones, Bowdon
Amie Kjorsvik, Lakota
Kaden Korgel, Minot
Zachary Lahlum, Marion


Elizabeth Lee, Carrington

Laura Muggli, Carson

Lily Obert, Stanley

Alanna Pritchard, West Fargo

Beau Retzlaff, Carrington

Lane Underdahl, Makoti

Karlee Sailer, Golden Valley

Abby Sigvaldsen, Epping

Reed Wendel, LaMoure

2021 North Dakota State Fair Foundation Scholarship Winners

NDSF Manager Renae Korslien, Madison Jones, Brianna Fike, Molly Black, Elizabeth Lee (Not pictured: Reed Wendel and Zachary Lahlum)

2021 Hess Scholarship Winners

Hess General Manager Brent Lohnes, Logan Becker, Laura Muggli, Kaitlynn Klebe, Kaylee Obrigewitch, and Noah Helgoe (not pictured: Nathan Friedt, Laney Hartel, and Karly Just)