‘Vikings + UND And Me’ Scholarship Returns

Jim Kleinsasser with Jacob Greenmyer, Vikings + UND scholarship recipient, and his family. (L-R)Jerry (grandfather), Joseph, Jacob, Chelie (mother), Annah, Ron (father), Connie (grandmother), and Andrew Greenmyer.

The University of North Dakota, in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, announced Monday that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 “Vikings + UND and Me” $10,000 academic scholarship.

Jacob Greenmyer, a 17-year-old senior from Stirum, N.D., was named the recipient of the inaugural academic scholarship earlier this year.

Greenyer plans to go to medical school, which he sees as a way to give back to the community and medical professionals who supported him after some severe health setbacks including being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. Greenyer saw firsthand the care and dedication needed to be an excellent physician and healthcare professional.

“I owe it to them, and my family, to try and do something with this opportunity,” he said.

The first year of the scholarship – intended for an incoming freshman in 2012 — attracted applicants from 18 states and the United Kingdom.

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Greenmyer also was selected based on his high school GPA and standardized test scores, as well as his personal statement highlighting his career goals, achievements, how he overcame adversity and what the opportunity to study at UND would mean to his future.

David L. Dodds
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