Jack and Vander Reich Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $750
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

This $750 scholarship available for a high school senior planning to major in an agriculturally related discipline at any accredited college or university.

The name of this scholarship is the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation Jack and  Vander Reich Memorial Endowment Scholarship.


The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a source of financial support for a student preparing to study an agricultural major and to honor the memory of the late Jack and Vander Reich of  Zap, who left a positive mark on the North Dakota beef industry. Jack Reich was a well-known Angus breeder and a respected industry leader, who served as the president of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and a director of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the North Dakota Angus Association. Ten-year-old Vander Reich was an active fifth grader who loved to hunt, fish, cowboy and spend time with his family. The pair was killed in an automobile accident in November of 2012.


Students eligible for this scholarship will:

  1. At the time of application, be a high school senior.
  2. Have an interest in the beef cattle industry of North Dakota.
  3. Be a member or a child of a member of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
  4. Be planning to major in an agriculturally related discipline at any accredited college or university.
  5. Submit a completed application to the North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation. Emailed applications will not be accepted.


Although not a requirement, preference may be given to applicants with an interest in rodeo and/or shooting sports.


The deadline to submit applications to the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation office is March 1. Payment will be made following enrollment in the fall semester of college.


Upon selection of the recipient, the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation will forward a check for the amount of the award to the college or university development foundation. The Foundation will make the scholarship payment upon authorization by the office of student financial aid.


  1. The Scholarship Selection Committee will be made up of the NDSF advisory committee chairman, at least three other livestock industry professionals and a member of the Reich family or their designee.
  2. Any changes deemed necessary may be made by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation Board of Directors.
  3. The winner will be announced in the North Dakota Stockman and other publications and, if possible, be recognized at the annual convention in order to give the winner and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation as much publicity as possible. The North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation reserves the right to publish all or any part of the essays submitted.
  4. Application will include:
    1. The applicant's background.
    2. Why the applicant chose his or her current major.
    3. The applicant's future plans.
    4. The applicant's school and community activities.
    5. The applicant's work experience.
    6.  A short essay.
    7. Two letters of reference and transcript (must be included with application).
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