Kyle J. Mark merit matters.

"If you're walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing." -Betty White
I am more than 200 words



In January 2016 I had an epileptic seizure on an airplane. I was eventually diagnosed with Epilepsy in February of that year. I have had multiple seizures since my diagnosis, however I am currently 3 months seizure free!

My Diagnosis:

as written by Dr. Mithri Junna, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester. MN

"I do believe that his diagnosis is that of primary generalized epilepsy, likely of the juvenile myoclonic type. This would fit with his clinical seizure types of absence seizures, myoclonic jerks, and generalized convulsions. His EEG certainly supports this diagnosis"


Work Experience:

2013- Mowing Lawns

2014- Park Retail Sales Representative and Mowing Lawns

2015- Super 8, Park Retail Sales Representative, Mowing Lawns

2016- Park Retail Sales Representative, Pizza Ranch certified Employee

2017- Pizza Ranch certified Employee, North Dakota High School Activities Association accredited Speech and Theater Judge

Community Service

  • Kids in Motion Mentorship Program
  • Lisbon YEAA
  • Church Youth Groups went door-to-door asking for donations for the food pantry
  • Volunteer at Boys' Basketball Camp (for 6 years)
  • Helped Sandbag for the flood of 2009
  • FCCLA (more details below)


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  • Made tie-blankets for Sanford Children's Hospital
  • All ND FCCLA Chapters raised a total of $40,000 for Children's Miracle Network (our chapter raised $325)
  • Made gift baskets for Service Dogs for America
  • Decorated gingerbread cookies with Elementary Students in FACS 2
  • Made homemade ice cream with Elementary Students in FACS 2
  • Made Fall Displays for outside of Elementary, Middle and High School in FACS 2
  • Made Holiday Displays for outside of Elementary, Middle and High School in FACS 2
  • Made gift baskets for people in need in our community
  • Baked cookies and gave them away for free to our students during National FCCLA Week
  • Served Orange and Rootbeer Floats for free to our students during National FCCLA Week
  • Delivered Valentine Table toppers and Chocolate Roses to residents of Beverley Anne Assisted Living and Parkside Nursing Home
  • Built Cardboard Play Structures for Elementary Students in FACS 2
  • Sewed and donated Pillowcase Dresses to a local church to be sent to Africa
  • Sponsored "Caps 4 Cancer" in our school (students paid $1 to wear a hat) all proceeds benefited Relay for Life
  • Sold Ribbons of Hope at sporting events, all money raised went to Relay for Life
  • Raided money to go towards a "Major" refurbishment of local Rose Street Park (community raised $27,000)
  • Raised and Donated money to go towards "Save Our Scenic" Project. We helped save the "Oldest continuously run theater in America!"
  • These events are some of the MANY Community Service Projects we have done throughout my years in High School

My Interests:

  • Cross Country
  • Drama
  • Speech
  • Library Club
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Pep Band
  • Boys' Basketball Statistician
  • Church Events
  • Lisbon YEAA
  • Political Activist
Why would this Scholarship benefit me?
This scholarship will not only help with my financial obligations to Minnesota State University Moorhead, but it will help broaden and expand my academic horizons to their full potential. With this generous financial aid, it will help me focus not only on tuition but on the other necessities needed while at the University.

scholarshipscholarshipscholarshipscholarshipThis scholarship is more than an opportunity for me. It is a privilege and an honor be recognized by a caring and loving group of individuals who seek beyond the academic standard. This scolarship is very personal to me. I have been commorated for my generosity throughout the community anIt is my personal belief that academic intelligence should not be judged by one test score. Your entire college education should not be shaped around one test, but rather your cumulative grades in that subject area throughout your high school career.

Merit. Matters.

Upon request, I am willing to supply any documentation that is needed (insert defense letter)

Created By
Kyle J. Mark


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