American Legion Department of North Dakota/O. Nesheim Memorial Scholarship

Must be a legal resident of North Dakota and a direct descendent (child, grandchild or great-grandchild) of a U.S. veteran who served honorably. Proof of service and lineage are required. Must have maintained a secondary school GPA of 2.75 or higher. Must be pursuing a degree in some phase of agriculture, human nutrition, or medicine (medical doctor, PA, dentistry, dental hygiene, pharmacy, or chiropractic). Must be a high school senior or a previous Nesheim Scholarship recipient now attending an institution of higher education. The applicant must submit the completed application form. Include and attach an original essay (500 to 750 words, typed, double–spaced, 12 point font with 1" margins) to address the following issues: 1.What are your educational and career goals? 2. How do you plan to accomplish those goals and what part will your education play in attaining those goals? 3. Where do you plan to continue your education and why did you choose that institution? 4. Briefly discuss your secondary education (coursework, extracurricular activities, sports, jobs, volunteerism, etc.) and how you feel they may or may not have helped you prepare for your choice of college, your life, and your career. Provide proof of acceptance into a postsecondary institution in North Dakota that grants Associate or higher degrees. Include a high school transcript. Include 3 letters of reference, all from non-family members, and one of which must be from a U.S. veteran who served honorably. Provide proof of financial need from the educational institution to be attended.

Award Information

Award Amount
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Application Deadline
April 1
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
North Dakota
Area of Study
Dental Health/Services, Food Science/Nutrition, Health Administration, Health and Medical Sciences, Pharmacy
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor


American Legion Department of North Dakota
405 W. Main Ave. Suite 4A
City, State, Zip
West Fargo, ND , 58078
(701) 293-3120

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