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Gerald & Edith Wallace Scholarship
Fund Background: The Fund was established in 1993 by Mr. Wallace shortly after the death of his wife of nearly 50 years. Mr. Wallace was one of those North Dakotans who, although he had left the state many years ago, never forgot his roots here in North Dakota. He was home for a reunion in his hometown of Bowbells in 1967 when he met a local man who was confined to a wheelchair. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace and this local man became good friends during their visit. The Wallaces felt badly that even though their friend was brilliant, he didn't have the opportunity to continue his education beyond high school. Over the years they discussed establishing a scholarship fund to help young people with disabilities to continue their education. When Edith died in 1992, Gerald felt it was time to realize their dream of a fund for students in his home state. The fund was established and within two years, Gerald passed away at the age of 90.
Eligibility Requirements: The fund will assist students with a physical disability who are from North Dakota farm families. First priority are students from Burke County, North Dakota but all North Dakota students who otherwise qualify are encouraged to apply. Qualified students who apply will be interviewed by NDCF staff. The award amount is based on the student's needs and available funds.

Priority application deadline is June 15th. Please apply before this date to be considered for priority selection. Applications received after this date will be considered based on available funds.
Scholarships range from $2000-$5000 and 2 or more scholarships are available each year.
Return this form to: The North Dakota Community Foundation at PO Box 387, Bismarck, ND 58502.

To apply for this scholarship: The NDCF prefers the PDF be completed and submitted. please click the PDF link below. You may also print out the Word document and submit that as well.

Application options:  

1) Fill out and print out PDF

2) Print out and fill out Word document 

3) Fill out this form, and print it out.

Phone #:
Email Address:
Street Address:
City:   State:  Zip:
Parent's Name:
Parent's Phone Number:
Parent's Address:
Parent's City:   State:  Zip:
Expected Major or Degree:
Current Grade Point Average: A=4.00
Describe your Physical Disability:  
Describe how you are from a ND Farm Family:  
Budget of Financial Need - Please list cost of tuition, cost of books, room & board, as well as any other costs. The budget should also include how you anticipate paying for the budgeted costs. This includes scholarships, personal & parental contributions, and loans:
Career Plans after College Graduation:
Non-academic school activities and special interests:
Scholarship Application Form