Thirty-two students were awarded $35,500 in scholarships by Jamestown Dollars for Scholars (JDFS), a program of Scholarship America. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Jamestown High School awards ceremony was not held. Scholarship recipients were recognized on the Jamestown Dollars for Scholars Facebook page. JDFS awarded the following new scholarships for 2020: two Robert and Myrna Sarbaum Scholarships endowed by the Sarbaum family and the Albert Martin-Swartz Scholarship sponsored by Lincoln Elementary.
The scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic achievement and community involvement, including volunteer activity, with consideration given to student financial need.
Scholarships and recipients are as follows:
Aaron Nordstrom Memorial Scholarship: Ashlyn Schauer
Alberta Martin-Swartz Scholarship: Alexis Smith
Chesterman Communications Scholarship: Hannah Reuer
Darin Erstad Scholarship: Kameron Selvig and Thomas Falk
Olive B. Haitsch Scholarships: Alexandra Nihill and Jarron Larson
Leonard Haitsch Scholarship: Megan Albrecht
Harold Newman Scholarship: Zebedee Willer
Heil Scholarship: Kenzie Carlson, Jessa Anderson, Alexis Smith, Rachel Woodley and Matthew Morin
James Vondergeest Memorial Scholarship: Mia Nordstrom
Jamestown Dollars for Scholars 1st Generation Scholarship: Emilee Taylor
Jamestown Dollars for Scholars Service Scholarship: Jessica Walter
JDFS Vocational Scholarship: Brian Hanson and Shyanne Briss
Jamestown Educational Association Teacher Education/JDFS Scholarship: Darynt Carroll
Jerry Meyer Scholarship: Maximus Anderson
Noel Howell FFA Scholarship: Alyssa Allen
Sidney and Alberta Holaday Scholarship for Academic Excellence: Kenzie Carlson and Mia Nordstrom
Robert and Myrna Sarbaum Scholarship: Vivian Mjoen and Jessica Chandler
U.S. Army Specialist Paul A. Beyer Memorial Scholarship: Blake Limesand and Thomas Schmiedeberg
Collins Aerospace Scholarship: Brett Hertz and Isaac Mimong
Wicklund/Schurr/JDFS Scholarship: Meghan Ray
Wildcat Way Scholarships: Bryan Mitchell and Caden Heinert
Yatskis/Rockwell Collins Scholarship for Math and Science: Amaya Mielke and Calli Lynch
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars Midwest AgEnergy Scholarship: Isaac Mimong.
Jamestown Dollars for Scholars chapter was formerly known as the Jamestown Public School Foundation which was organized in 1981 as a 501(c)(3).