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.


Scholarships Awarded

Cumulative Awards

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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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