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VanPelt Bakken Scholarship


This scholarship is $1,000 to a deserving Banner County Senior
planning to pursue a Post Secondary Educat
ion.  All applications and recommendations must be in to counselor by April 15.


  1. Must be a graduating senior of Banner County High School
  2. Applicant need not enroll in a program leading to a Bachelor's Degree, but rather
    y wish to pursue a course leading to a vocational technical certificate or an
    te degree from a community college.
  3. Must have a "C" average, or better, to be eligible.
  4. Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need. Such as: have other
    members of the family in college that places a financial burden on parents /
    guardians / grandparents; study time
    vs. part time employment; have limited
    ; and, needed in school clubs and other activities.
  5. Applicants must not use this scholarship to supplement another of equal or greater
  6. Other major scholarships such as Regents, Board of Trustees, Presidents, etc., would
    make applicant ineligible;
    if you are placed in this situation please visit with your
  7. Graduating seniors of single parent households will be given special


  1. Have one of your administrators, (Supt/Prin/Coun), a teacher of your choice,
    employer, (if applicable) complete the recommendation form. Three
    recommendations should suffice.
  1. Return application to your counselor. Counselor will be responsible for collecting
    recommendation forms. Employer should send their recommendat
    ion to your
  2. Winners will be notified on or before June 1.


The $1,000 will be awarded on a one-time basis and will not be renewable. Upon proof of registration at a college for the spring semester, a check for $1,000 will be sent to the college.