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Kyla Morehead Memorial Scholarship

Fund Background: The fund was established in 1998 by family and friends of Kyla Morehead who passed away of natural causes on February 8, 1998 at the age of 24.

Kyla was a 1991 graduate of Ellendale High School, and graduated from NDSU in 1995 with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education. She was married to Ken Morehead on June 17, 1995 and began work at Ellendale High School as a Math teacher in the fall of 1996.

In her short time at EHS, she touched many students’ lives with her dedication to seeing every student receive the personal attention necessary for them to gain an understanding of the material being studied, and her desire to make math a fun and interesting subject to learn. After her death, one of her students wrote, “Although she was a part-time teacher, she was often seen at school full-time to go one-on-one with her students who may have needed help. Whether it was a problem with math or anything pertaining to life, she was there to help.”

Kyla enjoyed doing cross-stitch and spending quiet time reading and gardening. She also taught private piano lessons to many local children out of her home. She will always be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Eligibility Requirements: 

The scholarship will financially assist those students from Ellendale High School who are dedicated and achieving high standards with their extra effort. Students must have maintained a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 = A Scale. Preference will be given to students who have taken the higher math classes offered at Ellendale High School (Algebra II or Senior Math) and who demonstrate high personal character.

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

Return completed application to

Guidance Counselor of Ellendale High School, 321 1st St N, Ellendale, ND 58436

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