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 2018, the Dickinson API chapter was able to award $23,000 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; Mark Erdman, Kelly Buresh, Tim Lantz, Dough Kudrna, Calvin Kuhn, Lester Riddle, Gordon Dobitz and Kent Mortenson.

Let’s continue to work hard to raise funds to give back to our community and youth! Good work team!

-Your Dickinson API Board

Applicant Sponsor School of Choice Degree Amount Awarded
Rachel Lantz Tim Lantz UND Attorney $2,500
Sarah Dobitz Gordon Dobitz DSU Education $2,000
Dawson Dutchak Rick Dutchak UND Accounting $2,000
Kenadee Kudrna Shawn Olson University of Mary Nursing $1,500
Courtney Aman Kelly Buresh DSU Nurse Practitioner $1,500
Awna Kovash Kent Mortenson NDSU Pharmacy $1,500
Jenna Mueller Lois Mueller SD School of Mines Chemical Engineer $1,000
Tyson Kudrna Josh Wilke University of Mary Physical Therapy $1,000
Austin Fridrich Kent Mortenson UND Physician Assistant $1,000
Laynee Kudrna Josh Wilke University of Mary Communication Sciences $1,000
Alisza Messer Jeff Sample DSU Nursing $1,000
Jayden Ewoniuk Eric Ewoniuk Valley City State Wildlife Biology $1,000
Logan Aman Kelly Buresh NDSU Engineering $1,000
Ashlyn Kessel Troy Kessel University of Mary Physical Therapy $1,000
Ashley Davidson Audrey Keator UND Nursing $1,000
Mathew Zarak Doug Kudrna BSC Applied Science $500
Dylan Gonser Scott Monroe DSU Professor $500
Bailey Olson Jason Bentz BSC Accounting $500
Alexus Skabo Gordon Dobitz DSU Social Worker $500
Alyssa Kessel Troy Kessel BSC Nursing $500
Shawn Stoltz Chad Stoltz DSU Exercise Science $500

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