Scholarship Fund

North Iowa High School Scholarship Fund Drive 2018-19

The North Iowa High School Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1997, continued to gain support this past year.  Coupled with the Ben Sloter Endowment Scholarship program the total local scholarship program this year was able to give over $80,000 in scholarships to graduates of the Class of 2018 from North Iowa High School.  The NIHS Scholarship Fund and Ben Sloter Endowment Grants have given almost $1,000,000 to worthy area students since 1997.  The great success can be attributed to generous individuals, families, and organizations that have sponsored local scholarships for our students.  You too may also want to sponsor a scholarship as an individual, group or family in memory or honor of someone special.  However, if that is too large of a financial commitment, you can also benefit a deserving student by contributing to the North Iowa Scholarship Fund in any feasible amount.

Any gift that you could bestow to this scholarship fund would keep an established tradition growing.  All donors will be recognized during the annual fund drive in the Buffalo Center Tribune also their names will be included in the graduation programs each year that they contribute.   Also, if a donation of $100 or more is received in the North Iowa Scholarship Fund in honor or memory of a loved one, then that honored or memorialized person will have their name engraved on a plate and attached to the “Scholarship Giving Tree” located in the gym lobby of North Iowa High School.  The North Iowa High School Scholarship Fund is managed through the North Iowa Community School business office in special scholarship accounts.

Thank you for your consideration of this beneficial program

If you would like to contribute to the North Iowa High School Scholarship fund or sponsor a scholarship, please contact the North Iowa High School Guidance or Principal's Office at 641-562-2525 or 800-433-2944 at Ext. 122 or 115.

List of Donors to the NIHS Scholarship Funds for 2017-18

Blue Club ($250 or more)
  • Ben Sloter Memorial Endowment
  • Buffalo Center Tribune
  • Thompson Courier and Rake Register
  • W.D. Ley Scholarship Fund
  • Eileen Woodcock Scholarship Fund
  • Verdene Anderson Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Robert Anderson
  • Ron Berschman Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the family and the John Berschman Trust
  • Glenda Berryhill Evans Scholarship sponsored by her children and grandchildren
  • Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Buffalo Center and Lakota
  • State Savings Bank of Rake
  • Titonka Savings Bank of Thompson and Titonka
  • Lakota Community Club
  • North Iowa Betterment Organization
  • Seneca Foods of Blue Earth, Minnesota
  • The Ralph & Eleanor Schnebly Scholarship sponsored by the Dexter Schnebly Family
  • Boeing Corporation
  • American Legion Post 21 and Buffalo Center Veterans Group
  • Skogen-Hagenson Scholarship sponsored by Randy and Mary Jane (Skogen) Hagenson
  • Lakota Fire Department
  • Buffalo Center Fire Department
  • John Larson Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Larson Family
  • Cecil Steffensen Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Steffensen Family
  • Gladys Winter Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Mary Ann Winter Tonder and Family, Dean and Marlys Andersen
  • Merle E. Edwards Memorial Scholarship from all the Descendants of Burton and Etta Edwards
  • Sydney Larson Memorial Scholarship by her family
  • Chasing the Sun Scholarship in Memory of Dean and Brandon Price
  • Drew Kettwick and Wells Fargo Gift Program
  • North Iowa Ministerial Association
  • Iowa Supreme Meats by Darell Spear
  • Ron Sime Memorial Scholarship by Nancy Sime and family
  • Alvin Hofbauer Memorial Scholarship by Jean Hofbauer and Family
  • Tom and Sallie Smith Scholarships sponsored by Chris Smith and family, Ryan Smith and Family, Shane Smith and family
  • In Honor of Grant and Barb Ostrander by David Ostrander and Linda O’Neal
  • In Memory of Edith Teig by Betsy and Randy Goetz and family, Kathy and David Mazza and family, Paul and Joann Steffensen, Neil and Roxanne Steffensen
  • In Memory of Rollin “Todd” Kiewiet by Ethel Kiewiet and Family, Mark and Kim Ostermann, Dan and Pam Yegge, Rande and Mary Giesking, Brian and Jennifer Kramersmeier, Kim and Sheryl Davids, Mike and Carole Kettwick, J.C. Kelso Family
  • John E. and Alice Bravick Murray Scholarship sponsored by J.C. Kelso
Silver Club ($100 - $249)
  • In Memory of Charles Armstrong by Family and Friends, Paul and Janet Jutting
  • In Memory of Melvin Harringa by family, Mike and Carole Kettwick, David and Ruth Ann Milbrandt
  • In Memory of Pam Akkermann by Brad and Holly Arnevik, Alan and Judy Boeckholt, Rande and Mary Giesking, Brad and Loree Huntington, Dean And Marlys Anderson
  • Buffalo Center Fire Department
  • In Memory of Wilhelmine Risius by Les and Beverly Risius, Adam, Sarah, Lydia, Amelia, Elaine, Marilee and Stan Siemens, Scott, Ben, Laine, Becca, Ethan, Monroe, Victor, Colin, Reid and Denver, Jenny and Brian Kramersmeier, Brent and Diane Matson
  • In Memory of Miff Wessels by Jean Hofbauer and family
Sponsors ($10 -$99)
  • In Memory of Gene Swenson by Dean Beenken, Dean and Marlys Anderson
  • In Memory of Brandon Price by the Classes of 1991, 1992, and 1993
  • In Memory of John Larson by the Class of 1992
  • Class of 1971
  • In Memory of Tracy Kettwick by Denny and Dawn Meinders, Mark Anderson, Brad and Holly Arnevik
  • In Memory of Don Silber by Paul and Janet Jutting, Russell and Karen Buss, Harold and Jean Yahnke, Brent and Diane Matson
  • In Memory of Ike Garst by Frances Meyer, Arlin and Ruth Ann Dirksen
  • In Memory of Darlene Geiken by Daryl and Denise Philipp
  • In Memory of Dorothy Heitland by Darrin and Julie Jensen
  • In Memory of Naomi Garst by David and Ruth Ann Milbrandt, Neil and Rox Steffensen, The Kelso Family
  • In Memory of Betty Heyer by Mark and Kim Ostermann
  • In Memory of Glen Smith by Mark and Kim Ostermann, Alex and Jill Schutjer
  • In Memory of Roger Missman by Brent and Diane Matson, Brad and Holly Arnevik
  • In Memory of Marcella Braun by Brad and Holly Arnevik