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Posted: 05/18/2015

Doosan and Bobcat Company award $9,000 in scholarships to area students

Nine separate scholarships will go toward STEM-related studies at three regional institutions

STEM Scholarship Recipients.

Doosan and Bobcat Company have continued their support of STEM-related education and research by donating nine $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled at North Dakota and Minnesota colleges and technical schools.

Students receiving the scholarships are studying science, technology, engineering and math fields at Moorhead State Community and Technical College (M State), North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) and Bismarck State College (BSC).

Scholarship recipients are:

  • Joshua Mickelson, Pre-Engineering, M State
  • Brian Watkins, Mechanical Drafting, M State
  • George Nerby, Information Technology, M State
  • Garety Hagensen, Precision Machining Technology, NDSCS
  • Dillon McGhee, Information and Communication, NDSCS
  • William Rice, Liberal Arts, NDSCS
  • Tanner Richter, Welding, BSC 
  • Nick Nustad, Engineering, BSC
  • David Payne, Instrumentation and Control, BSC


Support of STEM programs — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — is a key area of focus of Doosan and Bobcat community involvement initiatives. These educational and research areas help fuel innovation, which is the very foundation of Doosan and Bobcat, and they are key to the company’s continued growth and success. STEM areas also help generate community progress, which is very important to Doosan and Bobcat as well.

The company supports all educational levels — elementary, middle school, high school and college students — through grants, in-class participation, production facility tours/field trips and scholarship programs.

In January, Doosan and Bobcat Company announced a $3 million donation to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to establish a STEM scholarship endowment. The donation was matched with state funds, bringing the total gift to $4.5 million, which is the largest gift to establish a scholarship endowment in NDSU history.

“Our involvement in STEM programs continues to grow,” said Laura Ness Owens, director of communication for Bobcat Company and Doosan. “We want to do everything we can to help ensure there are more young people pursuing STEM-related professions. We know it won’t take long for all of us to see those investments pay off through business and community growth in the region.”

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