Steven King ‘05
Associate Professor in History
"My wife and I give to the VCSU foundation because we believe in the mission of VCSU and the faculty and staff that work hard every day to carry it out. The relationships that I have developed with colleagues, fellow alumni, students and their families affirm that teaching at VCSU is very meaningful. I appreciate the heritage handed down to us by committed men and women over the years to help make this a great university. Having been a part of that legacy now for over ten years, I feel responsible to support and continue that legacy for the next generation. Knowing that I have had a small part in the educational opportunity of some of the students that walk our halls is very rewarding. What better legacy is there than helping our youth reach their true potential? Finally, it is our way of saying thanks for the opportunity to be part of this great institution of higher education as well as our contribution to the well-being of VCSU."
Charlene Stenson
"VCSU is a campus that supports our students and our V-500 scholarship program plays a very important role in that. Every day my staff experiences the excitement conveyed from a prospective student and their families when we are able to offer financial funding towards their education. If we are able to assist them with their investment challenges, we are able to continue the growth in our university. I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to all that support this wonderful program."
Gary Thompson
"As a faculty member at VCSU since 1987, I am proud to support VCSU. Making an annual gift to V-500 and the Century Club is an opportunity for me to express my appreciation to VCSU and to the students who attend this great university. I feel a personal responsibility to try and help VCSU grow and to support students in need. VCSU is a great place to work and I want VCSU to continue to be one of the top universities in the nation."
Luke, Loni & Simon Trapp
"We both attended VCSU for our general education before transferring out of state to continue our chosen majors. Even though neither of us graduated from VCSU, we both feel it is very important to give back to the university through V-500. Our education at VCSU played a very important role in shaping our lives and careers. VCSU is such an important asset to the city of Valley City, as well as the state of North Dakota. It is our hope that by giving back through V-500, more students will be able to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams!"
Jacob Bushaw, Freshman from Bismarck, ND
"I was recruited by a few schools to play football. The V-500 scholarship gave VCSU the edge in my decision. I'd like to thank everyone who gives to V-500 so that students like myself are given the opportunity to succeed at VCSU with less financial burden. I am continuing my family's tradition as a Viking."
Matt '05 & Cynthia '06 Klabo
"We both had the opportunity to attend and graduate from VCSU. One of us was very fortunate to receive a V-500 scholarship, which helped in so many ways. We feel that it's important to give to V-500 because we want to help other students, like others helped us. It feels great knowing that our donation can help other students succeed at VCSU and ultimately in their future."
Marcella Richman '55
"The V-500 Scholarship program is a win-win opportunity for potential students, VCSU and the Valley City community. The financial support offered assists in increasing and sustaining enrollment. In turn, students have a positive influence on the community whether it be in business, sports, music, entertainment, or religious affiliation.

V-500 opens many doors...including the opportunity for Alumni to invest in the future growth of VCSU."
Steve, Erin, Reanna & Kaelyn Welken
"We believe that a quality education is the key to success in life. One of the best ways to support the future is by enabling the next generation(s) to receive a great education at VCSU. We believe the V-500 scholarships enable VCSU to attract the best students and supports their ability to succeed. The success of VCSU and its students depends on the contributions that people make to the V-500 program and we are proud to be part of that."

Donate To V-500 Today!

The V-500 scholarship program was founded in 1972 by a small group of visionary university and community leaders. Their intention was to develop a program that would provide financial assistance to students to attend Valley City State University. In the early years the program awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarship awards at the $75 level.

From those humble beginnings, V-500 has grown to become a tremendous asset to Valley City State University. Today's V-500 scholarships range from $1,000 - $5,000. Approximately 200 students benefit from the program annually.

There are now over 1,250 V-500 members, many with multiple memberships and a growing number with upper level memberships of V-5,000, V-10,000 and V-25,000. Nearly 40% of all VCSU scholarships are funded by V-500.

Our V-500 Board of Directors is working hard to grow this program even further. We hope you will join us in this effort. To join V-500 print out the following brochure and send in the application or make a donation online.

V-500 Board of Directors

The 2014-2015 V-500 Board of Directors are hard-working volunteers who care share a common passion and gratitude for Valley City State University. The board is a mix of alumni and friends of the University, who appreciate what VCSU has done for them, the community and the region.
2014-2015 V-500 Board

Tommy Bergan
Jenny Enger '06
Rhonda Fairfield '09
Tom Glandt
Susan Jorissen
Steven King
Tyler Marthaler
John Monilaws '87
Dean Pedersen
David '77 & Marie '76 Piper
Ross Powell '99
Rick Ross
Katie Sather
Adele Smith '85
Casey Stoudt Jr.
Nicole Swenson '05
Loni Trapp
Kara Wiebe '08

Ex Officio Staff
Larry Robinson '71
Jeremy Wiebe '08
Kim Hesch '91
Loree Morehouse '89
Dr. Margaret Dahlberg