The TEAM Industries - Don Ricke Scholarship Fund, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) is seeking qualified students to apply for the 2020-21 scholarship round.

The intent of the scholarship is to develop career opportunities in northwestern Minnesota by helping students pursuing post-secondary education with a preference for engineering, machine tool trades and technology-related fields of study.

Scholarships are offered as a one-time award to local high school graduates. Previous recipients may reapply for a second year scholarship with proof of successful completion of first year of study; renewals are not guaranteed.

Students must have or will graduate from Bemidji (ISD #31), Bagley (ISD #162), Bertha-Hewitt (ISD #786), Blackduck (ISD #32), Cass Lake (ISD #115), Clearbrook-Gonvick (ISD #311), Detroit Lakes (ISD #22), Fosston (ISD #601), Frazee-Vergas (ISD #23), Hawley (ISD #150), Kelliher (ISD #36), Lake Park Audubon (ISD #889), Laporte (ISD #306), Nevis (ISD #308), Park Rapids (ISD #309), and WinEMac (ISD #609) or their successors; preference will be given to a current graduating student (senior).

Applications are now completed online through the NMF website Click on "Scholarships" on the home page.

The deadline to submit applications is April 15, 2020. Contact Chris at 218-759-2057 or 800-659-7859 for information or email

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is a public charitable nonprofit community foundation serving 12 northwestern Minnesota counties with a mission to invest resources, facilitate collaboration, and promote philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work.