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Ishmael & Rose Diede Charitable Fund for New England

Fund Background: Established with a gift from the estate of Ishmael Diede. This permanent endowment fund will be used to provide scholarships to high school students in Hettinger & Western Morton Counties. Both Ishmael & Rose graduated from Hebron High School in 1939. They were married in 1942, and together operated their own photo studio in Mott for 38 years, providing services to a wide area of southwestern North Dakota. Rose and Ishmael retired to Bismarck in 1985. Rose passed away in October 2005.

Ishmael wished to support the communities where he and Rose grew up and made their living. When Ishmael passed away in December 2011, he left a substantial legacy that will continue to support Hettinger & Western Morton Counties indefinitely.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from New England High School

Please include a 300-500 word essay about yourself detailing your involvement in community, church activities, extra activities, volunteer work, or over-all accomplishments. The essay should be 300-500 words typed, 12pt font, double spaced. Please submit with this application.

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

Return the form to:

New England High School Counselor, 1200 Main St, New England, ND  58647

or email to (include any attachments)

Download application form (PDF)