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Robert E. Chase Scholarship

Fund Background: The Robert E. Chase Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by the Mandan Rotary Club to honor longtime Mandan businessman and community leader Robert E. Chase.

Robert E. Chase was born on January 1, 1916 at Garrison, the son of Lono I. and Anna F. (White) Chase. He graduated as valedictorian from Garrison High School in 1934. He attended Capital Commercial College in Bismarck, and was employed with the M. B. Gilman Company (Auto-Truck Dealership), prior to serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in North Africa and Italy from 1942-45. While in the military, he was awarded two battle stars. Following the war, he returned to Bismarck and was employed as a manager for the M.B. Gilman Company until 1955 when he purchased the Chevrolet dealership in Mandan. He owned and operated Chase Chevrolet until 1980.

Bob joined the Mandan Rotary Club in December 1955. In 1982 he served as Rotary District #5580 District Governor which included clubs from North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. In 1984 he was elected County Commissioner of Morton County and served for ten years. He served as Commission Chairman in 1988 and 1993, and was elected by the County Commissioners of District 7 to serve on the ND Association of Counties Executive Board. He was a County Commissioner until his death in 1994.

Bob was known as a "people person" who was generous of his time and was very service-oriented in the community. He enjoyed listening to opera and symphony music and working crossword puzzles. His strong faith and prayer helped him through his difficult times.

Eligibility Requirements: Each year, the Dollars for Scholars chapters from Hebron, Glen Ullin, New Salem, Flasher, and Mandan shall recommend recipients for the award. All Morton County Students are encouraged to apply with the first priority for the award for a Morton County student who is pursuing an education in the field of full time Christian Ministry and second priority is a Morton County student seeking a vocational/technical education.

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:

Hebron: Hebron Public School, C/O Dollars for Scholars, PO Box Q, Hebron, ND 58638
Glen Ullin: Glen Ullin High School Guidance Counselor or Principal, PO Box 548, Glen Ullin, ND 58631
New Salem: New Salem High School Guidance Counselor or Principal, 310 Elm Ave, New Salem, ND 58563
Mandan: Mandan Public School Foundation PO Box 893  Mandan, ND 58554
Flasher: Please submit to the NDCF directly @ NDCF, PO Box 387, Bismarck, ND 58502-0387