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Offered by American Legion Department of North Dakota
The Edward O. Nesheim Memorial Scholarship annually awards $1,500 to a college-bound high school senior who resides in North Dakota and is a direct descendant of a U.S. veteran who served honorably. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.75 GPA and be pursuing a degree in agriculture, human nutrition, or medicine (Medical Dr, PA, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy or Chiropractic). This scholarship was created by Sonja Adahl to honor the memory of her late father Edward O. Nesheim.
If you’re a North Dakota resident who is a direct descendant of a U.S. veteran and will soon be enrolled in college, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.
The American Legion Department of North Dakota is a war-time veterans community-service organization dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. The Department thus provides aid to veterans and sponsors youth programs to maintain an ongoing concern, support and commitment to the veteran community. In addition, the American Legion is strongly committed to maintaining a strong national defense.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
High School Senior
Agriculture, Food Science/Nutrition, Healthcare, Dental Health/Services, Pharmacy, Therapy/Rehabilitation, Medicine
Relative of Current or Former Military Member
To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.
Proof of enrollment
Letter of Recommendation
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