Since 2009, the Western Dakota Association has recognized one boy and girl student-athlete annually through its WDA Senior Scholar Award.
The award, which is tied to the North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NDIAAA) scholarship program, is open to all conference members.
Each member school can submit a completed application for one boy and one girl student-athlete to be considered for the WDA's $500 scholarship award. The WDA is proud to have its, premiere partner, Farmers Union Insurance, a contributor to this project.
The conference activities directors review the applications and select the recipients which are announced in March. The winners join the other region scholarship recipients from across the state who are then eligible for the state NDIAAA scholarship. The applications for the state winners are forwarded to a review panel at the sectional level. Sectional winners then qualify for the national award. The scholarships are paid directly to the higher education institution in which the recipient will attend. For more on the NDIAAA scholarship program, click here.
WDA Senior Scholar Recipients
* State Scholar Recipient
Williston's Kolden Kringen (left) and Mandan's Anna Bendish were the recipients of the 2022-23 WDA Senior Scholar Award. Presenting the awards was Jamie Ressler of Farmers Union Insurance. Farmers Union is the premiere sponsor of the Western Dakota Association and provides a match in funds for the scholarships. Photo by WDA SID