Scholarship now available for 2021!

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, 2021.

The North Dakota State Fair Foundation offers six $1000 scholarships to 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 two years, and have been a member of 4-H or FFA for a minimum of three years.

All applicants meeting the scholarship criteria will be honored as the “North Dakota State Fair Graduating Class of 2021” 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. The application deadline is June 15, 2021.

2020 Scholarship Winners Announced

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.

Thirty-three graduating seniors were honored as the first ever “North Dakota State Fair Graduating Class of 2020.”   To be eligible for this honor, students must be a North Dakota resident, a 4-H or FFA member in good standing, have competed/exhibited at the North Dakota State Fair for a minimum of four years, have maintained a minimum high school GPA as set forth by the North Dakota State Fair Foundation Board, and have plans to further their education at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Of the thirty-three honorees, six $1,000 scholarships were awarded through a random drawing process.  Congratulations to winners  Morgan Vachal of Ross, ND; Cassidy Hoyt of McHenry, ND; Calli Hennessy of Stanley, ND;  Camden Johnson of Douglas, ND; Kenadi Bredahl of Berthold, ND; Hannah Peterson of Minot, ND.

North Dakota State Fair Graduating Class of 2020

Sidney Anderson, Milnor

Sydnee Anderson, Regent

Raquel Bata, Langdon

Kaitlyn Berg, Douglas

Makenna Binder, Steele

Elle Black, Devils Lake

Aubrey Black, Max

Kayla Boustead, Bismarck

Kenadi Bredahl, Berthold

Haylee Carlson, Devils Lake

Sabrina Dunlop, Rolla

Nicole Fornshell, Bismarck

Ethan Galbreath, Steele

Calli Hennessy, Stanley

Erica Hoff-Wald, Linton

Kasi Holm, Forbes

Cassidy Hoyt, McHenry


Camden Johnson, Douglas

Sydney Kleingartner, Gackle

Cade Korslien, Douglas

Bradyn Lachenmeier, Tappen

Aubrey Lemer, Berthold

Madison Letherman, Adrian

Skyler Manney, West Fargo

Shelby Meckle, Center

Josephine Mohror, Fargo

Kendra Myers, Kathryn

Hannah Peterson, Minot

Baleigh Ripplinger, McClusky

Megan Rodine, Oakes

Kayla Sobolik, Devils Lake

Morgan Vachal, Ross

Alora Woodruff, Garrison

2020 Scholarship Winners

Kenadi Bredahl

Morgan Vachal

Calli Hennessy

Camden Johnson

Hannah Peterson

Cassidy Hoyt