At the Erickson Merkel Foundation, we seek to offer financial support in the form of scholarship awards to high ­achievingstudents who have aimed at taking control of their academic,professional and financial futures as best as possible.

We do this because your hard work needs to be acknowledged, valued and rewarded.

About the EMF

The Erickson Merkel Foundation was formed in 2014 to reward workhorse scholars who are doing what is necessary to achieve their goals, all while avoiding burdensome and economically damaging student loan debt. Our board includes members from diverse backgrounds and all walk of life united to achieving our goal.  Our fundraising efforts are sustained throughout the year through personal fundraising drives and numerous events across North Dakota and Minnesota.

Since incorporating in 2015, EMF has awarded more than $29,000

This has impacted more than a dozen Workhorse Scholars so far. You could be next!