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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 (CTE) in both the state and nation. Mr. Guenthner was first a CTE student, then a secondary CTE instructor, a local administrator supportive of CTE 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.

One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded in May, 2019, to be used for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarship is not renewable.


The applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Procedure for Applying

  1. Complete this online application form: (Not accepting applications at this time)
  2. Email three (3) letters of recommendation to ndctescholar@gmail.com. These documents are 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. Email high school transcript to ndctescholar@gmail.com.

Deadline for Applying - April 1, 2019

Applications must be submitted online with the required documentation emailed before April 1, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about completing the application, contact:

Michael Netzloff
Phone: (701) 328-3187

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.

Donating to the Scholarship Fund

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

Contribution Form (pdf)



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