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|Boy Scholar Winner||Girls Scholar Winner|
|2009||Sam Aneson, Mandan||Mollie Fearing, Williston|
|2010||Tyler Eikens, Williston||Ashley Jahner, Dickinson|
|2011||Kasey Gengler, Jamestown||Anna Hruby, Bismarck High|
|2012||Devin Coyle, Mandan||Tessa Haussler, Bismarck High|
|2013||Austin Mack, Dickinson||Rachel Power, St. Mary's|
|2014||Ben Wanner, Mandan||Emily Lysne, Williston|
|2015||Waylon DeCoteau, TMCHS||Rachel Lantz, Dickinson|
|2016||Ben Hanson, Jamestown||Ali Froehlich, Mandan|
|2017||Brian Swanberg, Legacy||Emily Bichler, St. Mary's|
Past WDA Senior Scholar Recipients
Bismarck St. Mary's Emily Bichler (left) and Bismarck Legacy's Brian Swanberg were recipients of the 2017 WDA Senior Scholar Award. Each received a $500 scholarship and are eligible for the state NDIAAA scholarship. Photo by WDA SID
Bismarck Legacy's Brian Swanberg (left) was the boys' recepient of the 2017 NDIAAA state scholarship. He received $1,000. Earlier this year, Swanberg was named a WDA Senior Scholar Award winner. Presenting the award is Farmers Union Insurance representative Jed Geer. Photo by WDA SID
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 linked 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. This year, 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 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.