Patrick Denne Scholarship
Who should apply?
Child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official (water system must be a current member of ND Rural Water Systems Association).
Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in Bismarck State College’s Water and Wastewater Technology program. Student must have (a) successfully completed one complete semester of the program and earned a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) over the term; and (b) carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester they are seeking a scholarship.
The applicant must submit the following:
- Official application form
- Paragraph summarizing career goals
- List of extracurricular/leadership activities
- A brief essay (400-500 words) on the importance of the water industry
Up to $8,000 will be awarded to be used to defray the costs of tuition, books, room and board.
Application Deadline/Award Requirements
Completed applications for the Patrick Denne Memorial Scholarship must be postmarked no later than April 28, 2017. The full amount of the scholarship will be paid upon verification of admittance to an accredited institution of higher learning or transcript indicating Water & Wastewater Technology program requirements.
A selection committee will evaluate the applicants and select the scholarship recipients based on career goals, leadership activities, financial need, and an essay. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, color, gender, race, creed or country of origin. Preference will be given to North Dakota residents.
Remembering Patrick Denne
Many people involved with rural water in North Dakota at one time or another came into contact with Patrick Denne. For 20 years, he served as the water Circuit Rider for the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association, and his travels amounted to about 750,000 miles to every corner of the state.