OUR MISSION

The Erickson Merkel Foundation awards scholarships to students with the heart and drive to realize their dreams.

Your hard work means a lot to us.

We aim to select and reward scholarship candidates who exemplify the values of hard work, creativity, and service…

Not just students who earn a high GPA, but the sort of students who are putting themselves through school by working tenaciously.

We want to reward workhorse scholars who are doing what is necessary to achieve their goals, all while avoiding burdensome and economically damaging student loan debt.

IMPACT

Scholarships Awarded

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Latest News

 

Ahmad: Strong family and hard work equals success

Ahmad: Strong family and hard work equals success

Virginia undergraduate businesswoman selected for $2,000 scholarship   Born and raised in northern Virginia, Ayesha Ahmad is the middle (and tallest) of three daughters born to Pakistani immigrants. Her parents, Imtiaz and Mehr, came to the United States in the...

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Noll: A strong plan for support

Noll: A strong plan for support

Minnesota graduate student awarded $1,000 scholarship   Hillary Noll has always wanted to help people. Through her life so far she’s been happy with the support she’s received from family and mentors, and she very much wants to pass that same kind of support...

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Workhorses Found!

Workhorses Found!

Erickson Merkel Foundation announces its first scholarship winners Chairman's View By Sean Merkel, chairman of the board I am happy to announce on behalf of Erickson Merkel Foundation that we've chosen our first ever awardees for the Jerome P. Merkel scholarships. We...

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Seeking workhorse scholars!

Seeking workhorse scholars!

An update from the Erickson Merkel Foundation ahead of our inaugural scholarship awards.   Executive Perspective By Eric Jungels, executive director   Hello everyone, and happy 2015! So far, this year has been a whirlwind of activity for the Erickson Merkel...

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Who We Are

Who We Are

With newly-elected officers and a clear plan of action, the Erickson Merkel Foundation recently kicked off its first meeting with enthusiasm and a positive view forward. Two of the founders, Eric Jungels and Chris Erickson, provided the namesakes for the group, with...

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First meeting was a success! Next up, scholarships!

First meeting was a success! Next up, scholarships!

After some short introductions the foundation of the Foundation was built this past weekend when the Erickson Merkel Foundation held its first Board of Directors meeting. The meeting couldn't have gone better, and its doubtful that a more enthusiastic team could have...

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Board Meeting October 11th

Board of Directors Meeting Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014, Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield (4510 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58121) Directions I-94 to Fargo. Take exit 348 for 45th Street. North on 45th Street. Take the first left after 15th...

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Welcome to EricksonMerkel.org!

Welcome to EricksonMerkel.org!

The Erickson Merkel Foundation is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed web site! The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with bold colours, a clean uncluttered design, and moving images with featured content focused on our mission to provide our...

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