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North Dakota Dollars for Scholars accepting scholarship applications

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students. A total of $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $500 to $2,500 each for the 2017-18 academic year. Applicants must be from a North Dakota community with an active Dollars for Scholars affiliate to qualify. Read More

Sign up for College Application Month 2017

High school counselors or administrative staff are asked to take a couple of minutes and register their schools for next year’s College Application Month events in October 2017. You don’t need to commit to a date yet, but Bank of North Dakota needs to hear from you by the end of May so they can Read More

Can you pass the leadership test? 

Each and every adult who is a leader was once a kid. No kidding, right? But, it should make you, today’s teen, stop and think about what you are doing to be a leader as you become an adult. Entrepreneur magazine recently published an interesting article on the 22 qualities that make a great leader. Read More

The category is “What to know about paying for college”

The category “What to know about paying for college” may not appear on your favorite game show, but for students and their parents, the following are important facts to know. How would you score in this round? Clue: This is the first step in determining if you qualify for federal grants and student loans. Answer: Read More

Hazen Memorial Hospital Association reinvesting in the community

Since 1941, the residents of Dunn, Mercer and Oliver counties have relied on Hazen Memorial Hospital Association – DBA (doing business as) Sakakawea Medical Center (SMC) – for quality care. This community-owned, not-for-profit organization has endured healthcare changes and all profits are reinvested back into the community’s healthcare needs. One of the most recent investments Read More

Natural Gas in Rugby: Is the community interested and willing to connect?

Access to natural gas can reduce heating costs and bring vibrancy and growth to a community, but it takes an investment to get access. That’s why Rugby Job Development Authority (JDA) is conducting a feasibility study to gauge the community’s “interest and willingness to connect to natural gas” before further investment. The results of the Read More

College Application Month activities set to help North Dakota high school seniors apply for college

October has long been known for baseball playoffs and Halloween. Add one more item to the list in North Dakota: College Application Month. More than 80 high schools across the state will host College Application Month events to assist seniors with their first applications to college. It is projected that more than half of the Read More

Financial Aid Information Nights and FAFSA application start in October

What??? You read that correctly. You can start completing your FAFSA application in October starting this year. If you have a student applying for college in the fall of 2017, you can use your 2015 tax return numbers. The advantages of applying early are huge! You’ll have a better idea of what is needed for Read More

Benefits at no charge to your business

As a business owner, you know how important it is to take care of your employees. Bank of North Dakota has a no-cost option available that sends a clear signal to them that you care about their financial well-being. Bank of North Dakota offers presentations on its programs on-site at businesses to assist people with Read More

A parent’s guide to completing the FAFSA

Known by many as “the FAFSA,” the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed annually by students planning to attend college for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Colleges use the FAFSA information to determine the student’s eligibility for student financial aid. Student financial aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study programs and student Read More

College Application Month

Way to go North Dakota! More than 80 high schools have registered to host an event during College Application Month this October. When seniors apply to a North Dakota college during their school’s event, Bank of North Dakota pays one $35 application fee per student. Click here for the press release. College Application Month (CAM) is Read More

Bringing building blocks to the community

It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. To help care for the children of a growing city like Bottineau, it takes much more. Like many communities in North Dakota, Bottineau has seen an increasing demand for childcare and preschool services as new families move in to take advantage of opportunities Read More

The heart and soul of caring for animals

Justin Voll, President of First International Bank & Trust, remembers a time when the future of Watford City’s veterinary business was in question. The city’s longtime veterinarian had closed his practice after experiencing health issues. “Watford City was lucky enough to have a longtime vet, Dr. Nelson, in town for many years. There was uncertainty Read More

Boutique offers sustainable fibers

Ashley Decker won’t be offended if you call her a “crunchy hippy.” In fact, it’s a term she embraces. As the owner and operator of Whole Life Wellness, she’s looking to introduce more people in Grand Forks and beyond to the benefits of organic Fair Trade clothing and bedding. “We’re looking not only at the ethics of Read More