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Alice Olson Byron Memorial Music Scholarship Fund

Fund Background: The fund was established in 2010 with a gift from the family of Alice Olson Byron and the Alice Olson Memorial Fund to assist students who have graduated from a Pembina County, ND high school to continue their post-secondary education. 

Alice enjoyed music throughout her life, and was a piano teacher, accordionist, handbell ringer, vocal soloist, and church organist. She played in a dance band as a young adult, and entertained at nursing homes in her retirement years. Alice was a leader in many organizations in the Bathgate and Cavalier communities, and she served for 26 years in the North Dakota House of Representatives. She was Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee for several terms. Alice also served on the Board of Directors for the International Peace Garden, and was President of the Northeast North Dakota Heritage Association for 10 years. 

Alice was a strong supporter of people involved in both visual art and performing arts. This scholarship will continue to support young students who share her love of music.

Eligibility Requirements: Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a Pembina County, ND, high school and who are pursuing a music major, but anyone actively involved in music may qualify as well. Students should also exhibit the characteristics of self-motivation, respect for others, honesty, and dependability.

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

Download application form, and return completed application to:

Cavalier High School Counselor, 300 Main St. E, Cavalier, ND  58220