Community Support and Sponsorships
Dickinson API works hard each year hosting events that raise money and provide the opportunity to support local organizations and charities. A few organizations and charities that we support over the years include:
- Imagination Library
- Born Learning Trail
- Camp Re-Creation
- After Prom Parties
- Amen Food Pantry
- Badlands Big Sticks
Dickinson API Memorial Scholarships
Current API members can sponsor up to two scholarships recipients, the member is required to be current on their membership dues. Applications are available at our monthly API meetings January- March. All entries must be returned to the Dickinson API scholarship committee by April 15th. Transcripts are required along with the application.
Once received, the API scholarship committee will hold an interview process to select the scholarship winners. Scholarships will be announced at the May API Meeting.
Note: The field of study is not required to be in the oil & gas industry. Geographical location does not play a role in the application.
In 2019, the Dickinson API chapter was able to award $25,000 in scholarships to local deserving students. The following is a list of the recipients, their sponsor, the school they are attending, degree pursuing, and the amount awarded to each.
Thank you to our API scholarship committee members for their time and dedication they put forth. Thank you; Lois Mueller, Lester Riddle, Scott Monroe, Kelly Buresh, Kent Mortenson, Tim Lantz, Mike Soehren, and Chad Stoltz.
Let’s continue to work hard to raise funds to give back to our community and youth! Good work team!
-Your Dickinson API Board
Name Amount Awarded School Degree API Sponsor
Jorda, Mariah $2,500 UND Doctorate of Medicine Lester Riddle
Fridrich, Austin $2,000 UND Master of Physician Assistant Kent Mortenson
Lantz, Rachel $2,000 Mitchell Hamline School of Law Attorney Doctorate Tim Lantz
Jorda, Lauren $1,500 UND Biology - Pre-Med Bradley Mayer
Kessel, Ashlyn $1,500 University of Mary Physical Therapy Troy Kessel
Andres, Alexis $1,000 University of Mary Occupational Therapy Rhonda Kieson
Brydl, Rebecca $1,000 University of Mary Elementary Education Jerry Brydl
Buresh, Carson $1,000 MSU Moorhead Business Administration Kelly Buresh
Fridrich, Isaac $1,000 NDSU Natural Resource Management Chad Stoltz
Gress, Macy $1,000 NDSU Dietition Doug Kudrna
Haider, Austin $1,000 SD School of Mines Chemical Engineering Bruce Haider
Jorda, Cameron $1,000 UND Biology - Pre-Med Lester Riddle
Kieson, Cole $1,000 SD School of Mines Electrical Engineering Kris Keller
Kovash, Awna $1,000 NDSU Doctorate of Pharmacy Kent Mortenson
Kudrna, Kenadee $1,000 University of Mary Nursing Shawn Olson
Ness, Alexi $1,000 NDSU Architecture Tiffany Steiner
Olson, Theresa $1,000 OK Wesleyan University Youth Ministry Brandon Halsey
Tibor, Anastasia $1,000 University of Mary Music Education Rhonda Kieson
Ewoniuk, Jayden $500 Valley City State Wildlife Biology Eric Ewoniuk
Ghering, Tanner $500 UND Biology Cory Ghering
Karsky, Austin $500 NDSU Geology Marya Skaare
Riely, Katie $500 DSU Nursing Brad Riely
Stoltz, Shawn $500 DSU Exercise Science Chad Stoltz