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Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship

The Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship is given in memory of Reuben T. Guenthner, a leader in career and technical education at both state and national levels. Mr. Guenthner was first a career and technical education student, then a secondary career and technical education instructor, a local administrator supportive of career and technical education programs, and finally a member of the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education from 1968 to 1995. Mr. Guenthner was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Career Education by President Reagan in 1982. At the time of his retirement in 1995, Mr. Guenthner was the North Dakota State Director of Career and Technical Education.

Two scholarships in the amount of $350 each will be awarded in May, 2015, to be used for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarship is not renewable.


The applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Procedure for Applying

Submit an application package containing the following items:

  1. Completed and signed application form;
  2. Three letters of recommendation supporting the character and achievements of the applicant, with at least one recommendation from an instructor. The other letters may be from employers, advisors, or anyone other than family who has significant information about the applicant;
  3. High School transcript

Deadline for Applying - April 1, 2015

Applications must be mailed or delivered to the address provided on the application. Incomplete applications or applications postmarked after April 1, 2015, will not be considered.

If you have questions about completing the application, contact:

Kelly Scholl
Phone: (701) 328-2286

Review Criteria

Applications will be rated on the following items:

Announcement of Award

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified in mid-May. Scholarship funds will be released to the postsecondary institution upon verification of the recipient's enrollment.

Scholarship Application Form (pdf)

Donating to the Scholarship Fund

The Reuben T. Guenthner Scholarship is funded by income from funds invested in the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Endowment Fund within the North Dakota Community Foundation.

Donations to the fund are always welcome. Quite often, donations are made in honor/memory of someone or they come from professional CTE organizations.

Contribution Form (pdf)


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