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2020 Dakota West Credit Union Scholarships Awarded

(WATFORD CITY, ND, 15 May 2020) – Breaking from its tradition, Dakota West awarded $500 to every student who submitted an application for its 2020 Dakota West Credit Union Annual Scholarships.  Originally planning to award four scholarships, current high school seniors and enrolled college and trade school students submitted essays focusing on the Dakota West value of Communication.

“The unconventional circumstances for most students right now made the final months of this school year an exercise in self-discipline.  Any students who made the effort to speak to their viewpoint on the importance of Communication in this time of social-distancing deserves to be recognized for his or her dedication,” Juliet Jones, Marketing Coordinator for Dakota West, explained of the change in the number of recipients.

These seven students received news of their receipt of these scholarships on Dakota West’s Facebook page on Friday, May 15.

  • Charles Eriksmoen, Mohall
  • Clayton Ledahl, Grenora
  • Ethan Kobos, Watford City
  • Gracey Russell, Washburn
  • Hannah Johnson, Grenora
  • Morgan Reiser, Turtle Lake
  • Taylalyn Kaczmar, Watford City

Dakota West expresses its congratulations and gratitude to the all the student members who belong to the non-profit credit union headquartered in Watford City, North Dakota.  Established in 1941, each of its branches and its members and employees help grow the Dakota West family with exceptional commitment to building relationships and strengthening communities.

Dedicated to exhibiting its values of Responsibility, Positive Attitude, Respectfulness, and Communication throughout west and central North Dakota, Dakota West Credit Union is instilling its young members with skills to maintain personal financial responsibility throughout their education.  Dakota West supports all its members grow with comprehensive, competitive financial products partnered with personal, professional service.  To learn more about its services and communities, visit our Member Service page.

Watch for individual profiles of these outstanding young members on our News & Events page throughout the summer.


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