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Busy week for scholarship funding at Northern


February 19, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Destiny Martin swings her hula hoop as a hula hoop contest reaches its final two competitors during the Northern Beach Ball fundraiser Saturday at the Armory Gymnasium in Havre. Attendees bid on six different hoopers for a chance to take half the total pot. The other half of the bids went to fund future scholarships at Northern.

In the past week, a large donation and a busier-than-expected fundraising event have provided a boost to scholarship funds at Montana State University-Northern.

The university announced in a press release Thursday it received a $682,000 donation from the estate of Olive and Elmer Sanborn to create an endowed scholarship fund at the school. Two days later, the Northern Alumni Foundation held its annual Northern Ball scholarship fundraiser, this year a Beach Ball, and raised another $30,000 for scholarships.

The money from the Sanborn estate is one of the five largest endowment fund donatio...

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