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Leo Billey Scholarship

Fund Background: The Leo Billey Scholarship Fund was established with a gift from the estate of Leo Billey who passed away in 2005. Leo Billey farmed near Ellendale in Dickey County. He left his real estate to establish this fund to assist students from Oakes and Ellendale High Schools to pursue higher education.

Eligibility Requirements: To financially assist students from Oakes and Ellendale. Students may attend any institution of higher learning, including vocational education.

Preference will be given in the following order of importance:

  1. Financial Need
  2. Personal Character
  3. Community/School Involvement
  4. Academic Achievement
  5. Attending a North Dakota Institution

Applications accepted January 1 - April 1 only. Applications received outside of this window will NOT be accepted.

Return completed application to

Principal of Ellendale High School, PO Box 400, Ellendale, ND  58436
Principal of Oakes High School, 804 Main Avenue, Oakes, ND  58474


In addition to completing the application form (below), you must also submit a letter of recommendation and a one page essay that answers the question "What is the impact of agriculture in Dickey County?"

Download application form (PDF)