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J. Garvin Jacobson Scholarship

Fund Background: The fund was established in 1990 by Dorothy Jacobson in loving memory of her late husband. J. Garvin Jacobson was born in 1911 on the family homestead near Alexander and was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church. He graduated from the Alexander High School and attended Montana State University receiving a degree in Animal Husbandry. After working as a county agent in McKenzie, Slope, and Golden Valley counties, he began farming and ranching in the Alexander area. He married Dorothy Bauman and they had three children. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Alexander Lions Club, on the Alexander School Board, a 4-H club leader, on the Board of the Alexander Farmers Grain & Oil Company and McKenzie Electric. He served one term in the State House of Representatives and a number of terms in the State Senate. He was a member of the Saddle Club for 50 years, The ND Stockmen's Association, the National Cattlemen's Association, and the ND Farm Bureau. He received the Greater ND Community Service Award in 1985, the ND Centennial Award for Individual Community Service and the Old Settler's Day Honoree.

Eligibility Requirements: The scholarship will assist a graduating senior in the average or normal range in scholastic achievement from the Alexander, ND area who is a member of the Alexander Trinity Lutheran Church. If no individual from the church applies, then the scholarship will be open to any individual in the Alexander area.

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

Return completed application to:

James Jacobson, Box 32, Alexander ND 58831

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