american_legion_scholarship_aune_klocke_09-2016-web.jpgThe Mayville American Legion Leon M. Mosher Post #8 has established a scholarship at Mayville State University. Scholarships will be awarded to graduates of May-Port CG High School who will be incoming freshmen at Mayville State. The first award will be made to a student who will enter Mayville State as a freshman in the fall of 2017.

The Mayville American Legion Leon M. Mosher Post #8 Scholarship was established with a $2,000 gift to the MSU Foundation, which will be matched by the North Dakota Matching Fund for Enhanced Academics. A $750 award will be made annually for four years. Preference will be given to a veteran, and then to a son or daughter or grandchild of a veteran.

“We are delighted that the American Legion post has chosen to establish this scholarship that will benefit veterans and/or their descendants. The thoughtfulness and generosity of these veterans is very much appreciated,” said John J. Klocke, MSU Foundation Executive Director. “We are doubly-pleased to know that the group has done this at a time when the state of North Dakota will match the gift at a rate of 50%.”

Gifts to the scholarship fund at Mayville State University will be matched through the North Dakota Matching Fund for Enhanced Academics through December 31 of 2016. The program, provided by the 64th North Dakota Legislative Assembly, is intended to spur philanthropic giving to North Dakota state universities and enhance academic excellence. For more information, contact John J. Klocke at or 701-788-4787.

Any veteran or individual wishing to contribute to the Mayville American Legion Leon M. Mosher Post #8 Scholarship may send a gift to the MSU Foundation at 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND  58257.

Photo caption: Floyd Aune (left), commander of American Legion Leon M. Mosher Post #8, presents a check establishing the post’s new scholarship at Mayville State to MSU Foundation Executive Director John J. Klocke. The photo was taken at Mayville State’s Military Honor Garden, which recognizes alumni and friends who are currently serving or who have served in our country’s military.