Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship 2023 Winners
The North Dakota Water Education Foundation (NDWEF) has selected Jacob Duppong, Bismarck; Logan Fridgen, Fargo; Hyla Erickson, Minot and Kaylee Kemp, Cavalier, as the 2023 Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship winners.
The essays written by Duppong, Erickson, Fridgen, and Kemp address the topic of “Your most vivid memory concerning water.”
Jacob Duppong is a 2023 graduate of St. Mary’s Central High School. He will attend the University of Mary and major in engineering. After attending college, he would like to use his knowledge and skills to help others and better our society. The career paths that stand out to him are manufacturing mechanical components and land development and reclamation. He is the son of Shelly and Lorne Duppong.
Logan Fridgen is currently attending North Dakota State University where he is majoring in civil engineering. He feels he has a personal connection to the water essay topic and plans to pursue a job in the civil engineering field – either in transportation or water. He is the son of Mari Riehl and Pat Fridgen.
Hyla Erickson is a 2023 graduate of Minot High School. She will attend North Dakota State University with plans to major in natural resources management. Following her college graduation, she plans on becoming a natural resources manager and utilize the diversity of job opportunities in the field to work for a private institution, a state government or the federal government. Erickson will be working with wildlife, fish hatcheries, land conservation or land usage protocols, and working to protect nature to improve human life. She is the daughter of Whitney and Michael Erickson.
Kaylee Kemp is a 2023 graduate of Cavalier High School. She will be going into nursing and health care administration at the University of Mary. Her long-term goals are to work in an under-served rural hospital as a registered nurse. She is the daughter of LuAnn and Chad Kemp.
The Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship Endowment was established by the North Dakota Water Education Foundation (NDWEF) within the North Dakota Community Foundation in memory of Russ Dushinske and Warren Jamison and their distinguished service, dedicated leadership and life-long devotion to water development in North Dakota.
The Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships to deserving North Dakota students. Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants. Scholarship recipients must attend a North Dakota college or university. Preference will be given to, but is not limited to, students studying water-related fields and students whose families have taken an active role in North Dakota’s water resource management.
Applications for the 2024 Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship will be accepted starting January 1, 2024.
The scholarship awards will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the Annual North Dakota Water Convention on Dec. 7, 2023.