Stockmen’s Foundation awards eight scholarships: Student from Grassy Butte among recipients

North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson (left) and North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation President Steve Brooks (right) congratulate the 2017 scholarship winners at the Foundation Luncheon held during the NDSA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Fargo, N.D. Pictured (L to R) are Jacob Hauck, Emily Hauck, Codi Schaper, Sarah Freitag and Stacia Hopfauf. Cierra Dockter, Kaitlyn Peterson and Sydni Schmidt are not pictured.

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation (NDSF) named eight 2017 scholarship winners during the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s (NDSA) 88th Annual Convention & Trade Show.
The NDSF awarded $500 Legacy scholarships to Sarah Freitag of Bowman, N.D.; Stacia Hopfauf of Mandan, N.D.; Cierra Dockter of Medina, N.D.; and Kaitlyn Peterson of Bismarck, N.D.; a $500 Junior Scholarship to Emily Hauck of Forbes, N.D.; a $500 Endowment Scholarship to Codi Schaper of Grassy Butte, N.D.; a $500 Tokach Angus Ranch Memorial Scholarship to Sydni Schmidt of Solen, N.D.; and a $750 Jack and Vander Reich Memorial Scholarship to Jacob Hauck of Forbes, N.D.
Schaper is a 4.0 college sophomore pursuing a major in biomedical animal science with a pre-vet emphasis at NDSU. The daughter of Tim and Julie Schaper hopes to work as a large-animal veterinarian and to own a cattle ranch. Schaper has continued the active extracurricular load she carried in high school into her college years, where she is a part of the Collegiate CattleWomen and Pre-Vet Club and volunteers at a therapeutic riding center.
The NDSF will be awarding scholarships again in 2018. Information can be found at under the “Foundation” tab. The application deadline is March 1.

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