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Fay & Irene Sanders Memorial Scholarship

Fund Background: Fay and Irene Sanders both graduated from North Dakota Agriculture College (now NDSU). Irene graduated with a Home Economics degree in 1938 and went on to work as a dietician during WWII and later as a teacher. Fay graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1939, and worked as a pharmacist in Crookston until being called to active duty. In 1946, they established the Sanders Rexall Drug in Oakes and retired in 1977. Both Fay and Irene were actively involved in their community. Fay passed away in 1996, and Irene in 2013.

The purpose of the Fay and Irene Sanders Memorial Scholarship is to support and honor those students who seek a career in pharmacy or food and nutrition.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be a graduate of Oakes High School
  • Must major in pharmacy or food and nutrition
  • Preference will be given to students attending NDSU
  • The ideal recipient demonstrates:
    • Dedication
    • Hard work
    • Moderate to good academic standing
    • Financial need

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

Return completed application to:

Oakes High School Counselor
804 Main Avenue
Oakes, ND  58474 


In addition to the application form (below), you must also include a letter of recommendation.

Download application form (PDF)