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Scholarships and Awards
RuralMed is a state sponsored tuition scholarship designed to increase the number of family medicine providers practicing in rural North Dakota.
Students accepted for RuralMed will have the cost of tuition paid for in return for practicing in rural North Dakota.
This program accepts applications from first-year medical students enrolled at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A maximum of eight students will be accepted each year.
The student must
- Enroll as a regular medical student at UND
- Maintain status in good standing throughout four years of education
- Enter a graduate residency in family medicine
- Establish a full-time family medicine practice in rural North Dakota within six months of completing their graduate residency
- Practice family medicine in rural North Dakota for five calendar years
A medical student who wants to apply should submit the following materials to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions:
- A one- to two-page essay addressing why the student wants to participate in, and is a good choice for RuralMed and,
- Written permission for the RuralMed selection committee to review the student's complete medical school application.
Medical Student Scholarships
Medical students must be enrolled at the UND SMHS, and meet merit, financial need and/or other criteria to be eligible for these scholarships. No scholarship application is necessary, but some scholarships require FAFSA information, a letter to the donor family and/or development of a relationship with a donor. Contact the SMHS Student Financial Aid Office for more information. The Scholarship Committee meets in the summer to award the scholarships available for the current academic year. Awards are announced in late fall.
Alex & Agnes Kongslie Memorial Medical Scholarship: Established within The University of North Dakota Foundation from the estate of Agnes Kongslie.
AMA Foundation Scholars Fund: Working with the AMA Alliance, the AMA Foundation raises money each year for medical schools to distribute to deserving students.
Arden and Berta Anderson Scholarship: Established with the UND Foundation by the late Arden Anderson, MD, and Bertha Anderson to support scholarships for students interested in becoming family physicians.
Buckly Zahradka MD Memorial Scholarship Endowment: Established within the UND Foundation with contributions from various donors in honor and memory of the late Dr. Buckly Zahradka, including a one-year scholarship and housing.
Charles and Emma Bollinger Scholarship Endowment: Endowment established by the late Vera Bollinger, Valley City, North Dakota, in honor of her beloved parents, Charles and Emma Bollinger.
Charles & Florence Magner Medical Scholarship: Established with an estate gift in 2005 Dr. Charles Magner was from Malta, Montana and graduated with a BS Med in 1936. He received his MD at Rush Medical School. His spouse was Florence Magner. Charles died in 1996 and Florence in 2002.
C.O. & Fern Haugen: Established within The University of North Dakota Foundation by Clifford and Fern Haugen, true North Dakota pioneers. Cliff Haugen graduated from Rush Medical College in 1930. Clifford made house calls as a rural country doctor well into the late 1970s. Clifford died in November 1991. Clifford married Fern in 1935, and she played a key role in Clifford's success—maid, cook, laundry woman, and nurse for Clifford's private hospital in their home.
Cora Smith King Memorial Scholarship: Established within the UND Foundation with contributions from various donors in honor and memory of the late Cora Smith King.
Dakota Medical Foundation Memorial Scholarship (Dr. Mack V. Traynor/Dr. Robert G. Rogers): Established through a direct gift from the Dakota Medical Foundation to the Foundation in honor and memory of Dr. Mack Traynor.
Dean Theodore Harwood Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1979 in honor of Dean Theodore Harwood, Dean of the Medical School, 1953–1973.
Dr. A.K. Saiki Memorial Endowment: Funding endowed by medical alumni and former students of the late Dr. Saiki, who served as a member of the Pathology Department from 1928 until 1971.
Dr. A. Leonard Asmundson Medical Scholarship: Established by Dr. A. Leonard Asmundson within The University of North Dakota Foundation.
Dr. Bohdan Hordinsky Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1997 in honor of Bohdan Z. Hordinsky by the family of Bohdan Z. Hordinsky. (Dr. Jerry '65 and Martha Hordinsky).
Dr. David Blehm Memorial Scholarship Endowment: Established with the UND Foundation by Dr. Julie A. Blehm of Fargo, N.D., in honor and memory of her husband Dr. David Blehm.
Dr. Donald and Marjorie Meredith Medical Scholarship: Endowment established by Dr. Donald & Marjorie Meredith, graduates of University of North Dakota.
Dr. Donald J. Reichert Endowment Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the family of the late Dr. Donald J. Reichert of Dickinson, North Dakota.
Dr. Harley E. French Medical Scholarship: Established by the late Dr. Thomas Mar of Holualoa, Hawaii, a UND Alumnus (1938) in memory of UND Medical School Dean Harley Ellsworth French, Educator, Physician and Dean.
Dr. James P. Lantz Memorial Scholarship: Established by Valois M. Lantz, together with her son & daughter in-law Steve & Teri Lantz.
Dr. J.D. Engesather Medical Scholarship: Endowment established by Cameron McNiven of Portland Oregon; Geraldine Niss of Littleton, Colorado, and Helen McNiven of Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. John DeKrey Scholarship: Established by a gift to the UND Foundation from John A. DeKrey, MD.
Dr. John R. Gray and Karen M. Schmidt-Gray Medical School Scholarship: Established by a gift to the UND Foundation from John R. Gray and Karen M. Schmidt-Gray.
Dr. Karl & Carolyn Kaess Scholarship: Established within The University of North Dakota Foundation by Dr. Karl V. and M. Carolyn Kaess, loyal alumni of UND.
Dr. Michael Kincheloe Scholarship: Established by a gift to the UND Foundation by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kincheloe.
Dr. Norman & Charmaine Hepper Scholarship: Established by Dr. & Mrs. Norman G. Hepper, Rochester, MN.
Dr. Paul C. Quistgard Scholarship: Established in 1960 by a gift from the late Dr. Quistgard, 1927 graduate of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Dr. Rene & Barbara A. Pelletier Medical Scholarship: Endowment established by Dr. Rene W. Pelletier and Barbara, graduates of UND.
Dr. Richard A. and Anna M. Olafson Medical School Scholarship: Established by Richard A. Olafson, MD, in loving memory of his wife Anna.
Dr. Robert A. & Charlene M. Kyle Medical Scholarship: Endowment established by Dr. Robert A. & Charlene M. Kyle of Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. & Mrs. W.J. Orchard: Established by the Orchard family in loving memory of the nurturing legacy Welland & Annette Orchard left.
Dr. William & Florette Schwartz Scholarship: Established by Florette & William Schwartz in recognition of the educational opportunities provide to Dr. Schwartz at University of North Dakota.
Eleanor Ratcliffe Scholarship: Established in 1997. One-half of the scholarship is to be used for a senior student in the science of medical technology and the other half is to be used for a senior student in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Elizabeth Dryden Wiltrout Scholarship: Established by a gift from the estate of Mary Wiltrout Dryden by Sara Dryden in honor and memory of her mother.
Evans-Titus Scholarships: Established in 1963 for students enrolled in the School of Medicine who need financial assistance.
Floyd and Ann Marshall Medical Scholarship: Established within The University of North Dakota Foundation from the estate of Ann Marshall.
George W. and Eva Glaspel Scholarship: Established by the late Dr. C.J. Glaspel and his wife, Viola B. within the UND Foundation to provide a living memorial in his honor.
Gertrude Dammen/Allison Gentle Medical Education Scholarship: Established by Allison J. (Dammen) Gentle in loving memory of her mother, Gertrude Dammen.
Gustave Golseth & Wesley Morrish Scholarship: Established by Dr. James G. Golseth within the UND Foundation in memory and honor of his father, Gustave Golseth, and father-in-law, Wesley Morrish.
Imogen and Naomi AdamsMemorial Medical Scholarship: Established by a gift from the Naomi Adams Estate.
Janice Granum Medical Scholarship Endowment: Established with the UND Foundation by Janice Granum of Grand Forks, N.D., a graduate of the University of North Dakota.
John J. Ayash Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed in 1978 in the North Dakota Community Foundation by friends of the late Dr. John J. Ayash.
Karen and Elvira Lynner Medical Scholarship: Established by a gift from the late Karen Lynner.
Keith and Elaine Wold Medical Scholarship: Established by Dr. and Mrs. Keith Wold, UND School of Medicine Class of 1949, Boca Raton, Florida.
Logan-Hetherington Award: Established by the late Mary Hetherington, Bismarck, North Dakota, in honor of her uncle, Dr. John E. Hetherington, and her long time friend, Charlotte Logan of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Lynn Meier Memorial Medical Scholarship: Fund established by Clara Meier, Bismarck, North Dakota, and the late Ben Meier in memory of their son, Lynn.
Mack and Rita C. Traynor Medical Scholarship: Established by a gift to the UND Foundation from the late Mack V. and Rita Traynor to benefit the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Mark and Mary Andrews Medical Scholarship: Fund established by Mark and Mary Andrews, Mapleton, North Dakota, in appreciation of the quality education their daughters Karen and Sarah received at UND.
Patrick L. Altringer Scholarship: An endowment fund scholarship established by Patrick Altringer, a graduate of The University of North Dakota.
Ralph and Hazel Rohde Scholarship: Established by Hazel Rohde, Cambria, California, in 1988 in honor and memory of her late husband.
Ray Duggan Scholarship Endowment: Endowment in excess of $1 million dollars established by a former UND student, the late Ray Duggan of Great Falls, Montana.
Rod J. Rohrich Scholarship: Established within The University of North Dakota Foundation by Dr. Rod J. Rohrich in 2007, a graduate of UND's medical school in 1977. Dr. Rohrich is an internationally known plastic surgeon and innovative educator.
Tuttle Scholarship: Established by the Jess W. Tuttle family in memory of their son, Robert, a member of the medical school Class of 1954.
Vernon & Orlee Howell Scholarship: Scholarship is funded from the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation. Enrolled in School of Medicine, must be resident of the State of North Dakota, possess good morals, passing grades, ability, desire, and persistence to obtain their objectives.
William and Lucy Churchill Medical Scholarship: An endowment established by Helen Churchill Wahlstrad in honor of her parents' contributions who dedicated their lives to building this nation.
William G. Roen Medical Scholarship: Established within The University of North Dakota Foundation by Dr. Ernest Godfread in memory and honor of his friend and colleague.
Last updated: 11/24/10
Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver
Recognizing the educational benefit of a culturally diverse student population, the State Board of Higher Education adopts a tuition waiver program at the University of North Dakota. Special emphasis of this policy is to recruit, assist, and retain enrolled members of federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives and Villages, and economically disadvantaged students.