NDSU FarmHouse Fraternity is accepting applications for six $3000 one-year scholarships from any male high school graduates who are incoming freshman during the fall of 2021 at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. These scholarships are not based on grades or ACT scores and applicants can major in any field of study. There is no requirement to join FarmHouse Fraternity. The application must be submitted by April 15, 2021.
Qualified candidates should adhere to the values of FarmHouse Fraternity, such as intellectual, spiritual, social, and moral characteristics. Preference will be given to someone who possesses/demonstrates the true characteristics of “Grit” such as resilience, strong work ethic, direction, desire to succeed, and perseverance.
NDSU ACTIVE CHAPTER MEMBERS
The FarmHouse Foundation has endowed funds, which produce investment income of $18,000-$20,000 per year, that provide scholarships to assist NDSU active chapter members with their educational expenses. The annual scholarships include:
Jerome Striegel Memorial Scholarship - $2500
Jerome Striegel was FH chapter president and a highly-involved campus leader who, upon graduation was in training to serve as an IFYE agricultural ambassador. He tragically died, so his family established an endowment in his memory. This is considered our lead scholarship for academic and leadership excellence among active chapter members.
Backman Family Scholarship - $2500
The Backman family represents two generations of NDSU chapter leadership. They established an endowment to support future leaders among active chapter members.
Thomas B. Ihry Memorial Scholarship - $1000
Thomas Ihry was an active farmer/rancher who died in middle age. FarmHouse brothers, primarily his contemporaries, established an endowment in his memory. And matching Tom’s career, the scholarship is targeted to active chapter members interested in production agriculture, with preference to animal science majors.
North Dakota Foundation Scholarships - $1000-$2000
These 6 to 8 scholarships are distributed to sophomore, junior, and senior members and values vary from $1000-$2000. The exact number and value of scholarships varies with the total investment income and number of applicants, at discretion of the selection committee.
These scholarship totals are annual amounts with one-half distributed for fall and spring semesters, provided members maintain required minimum academic grades and progress. Members apply for the scholarships during about the first 4 weeks of spring semester; applications are evaluated by an alumni committee; and awardees are announced at the Founders Day dinner (spring term party) in April. Evaluation criteria include academic achievement, leadership in FH and on campus, non-campus involvement such as church and pre-college leadership, and an essay reflecting on FH values and experience.
In addition to academic scholarships, FarmHouse Foundation endowments provide funds to support leadership development for members, especially for elected officers, including the FarmHouse Leadership Institute, Regional Leadership Conferences, and the biennial Conclave.