What's New With Kulm Area Dollars for Scholars?

January 2019:  Thank you to all who contributed to our annual Memorial Tree Fundraiser.  This year we raised $680.

May 2018:  Congratulations to Larissa Ruff on being awarded the ND DFS Returning Student and Graduate Student Scholarship for $1000.00 and Tiegen Irion for being awarded the ND DFS James A Guy Memorial Scholarship for $1000.00

Kulm Area Dollars for Scholars served a breakfast on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Kulm Public School (new building).  This event was well attended.  We are looking forward to sponsoring it again next June during the Alumni weekend.  This breakfast will be replacing our annual Easter breakfast which has been held on the Saturday before Easter in the past.

On October 15, 2016 Brandy Klusmann and Marie Vogel attended the Conference in Bismarck, ND.  They received $1000 from the ND Dollars for Scholars for our chapter, which will once again provide 2 $500 Collegiate Scholarships for our students.


In October of 2015, Brandy Klusmann once again represented Kulm Area Dollars for Scholars at the State Conference in Bismarck, receiving $1000.00 toward future scholarships.

On October 25, 2014, Brandy Klusmann represented Kulm Area Dollars for Scholars at the State Conference in Bismarck.  Due to Brandy's commitment to the organization, Kulm Area Dollars for Scholars once again received $1000.00 toward future scholarships from North Dakota Dollars for Scholars.

MEMORIAL TREE:  In December, please make a $5 donation on our Memorial tree.  Folders will be placed at businesses in Kulm for the public to make a donation.  Notices will be sent home with the students to write down the name of their loved one.  These names can be turned in to their teachers along with $5 per name.  A volunteer will pick them up from teachers and businesses and place the named bell on a tree on display at Hometown Credit Union in Kulm, ND.  Your donation in memory of a loved one will be published in the Kulm Messenger in late December or January.


The Tigirlily videos have been released.  You can check out the videos at the College Planning Center:  http://banknd.nd.gov/collegeplanning/index.html.  Click the "Watch Now" button on the Tigirlily School Tour photo.

Tigirlily in concert at Kulm High School






APRIL 11, 2014 TIGIRLILY IS COMING TO KULM!!!   Congratulations to our students for making the effort to enter this contest.  Thank you to the community for supporting them.  The 45 minute concert will be at the Kulm High School gymnasium at 7:00 PM.  This concert is a free event open to the whole community.  We will start the evening at the Kulm Community Center serving a Pasta Supper beginning at 5:00.  We will be taking free will donations for the supper.  Tigirlily will be available by 6:00 at the Kulm Community Center for a meet and greet session.  The Creative Treatment helped arranged the details for this event and will be producing a video.  A big thanks goes out to the Bank of North Dakota College Planning Center for sponsoring this fundraising event.

We have some great news!  At our annual meeting on January 6th, we decided to add 2 new scholarships this year.  We will be awarding two $500 scholarships to college students continuing their education.  Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014.


Brandy and Marie at ND Conference 2013                 Brandy and Marie with members of ND Dollars for Scholars.  KADFS received a $1000 scholarship for attending the conference.

  Max Espinoza, Senior VP, Bob Allen, and Lauren Segal, Scholarship America

Keynote Speaker Max Espinoza, Senior VP of Education Programs & Policy, Bob Alin, a Lamoure native started chapters in ND,  and Lauren Segal, President/CEO of Scholarship America were present at the ND Dollars for Scholars Conference in Bismarck.

On November 2nd,  Brandy and Marie attended the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars Conference in Bismarck.  Fifty-nine chapters out of 81 were represented at the conference.  It was a very informational and inspiring event.  We were able to see Dr. Irving Fradkin on the Katie Couric show.  Scholarship America supporter Katie Couric featured our founder, Dr. Irving Fradkin, on her nationwide daytime talk show, Katie!  In addition to a video profile and in-studio interviews, the show provided Dr. Fradkin a surprise:  scholarship recipients from 1961 to the present came out to thank him for his life's work.  Katie announced the opening of the Scholarship America Dream Award.  This scholarship, which she supports through proceeds from her book "The Best Advice I Ever Got", provides funding for students after their freshman year of college, when financial aid is often all too hard to come by.  For those of you who were unable to catch the segment,  here is the link to view it:  Kati Couric   

DOLLAR DAYS:  In conjuction with our Memorial Tree fundraiser, we have a new opportunity sponsored by the Bank of North Dakota's College Planning Center.  SEE TIGIRLILY IN CONCERT AT OUR SCHOOL!  Tigirlily, rapidly rising stars, is a country music duo, Kendra and Krista, 15- and 17- year-old girls, attending Hazen High School.  If we can raise the most money per senior student in the SW quadrant of the state, Tigirlily will come to Kulm.  Please support this event by donating in the Dollar Days jars/cans placed in the community.  Check out these links for more information:  Tigirlily     Contest Rules                      

Kulm Area Dollars for Scholars - Kulm, ND  58456