Past Awards                    John Adelard Durand Scholarship Program

What is it?
The John Adelard Durand Scholarship Program was established with memorial gifts and donations received by the family of John Adelard Durand after his untimely death in 2002 at age 37. Occasional contributions and proceeds from an annual fund-raiser bike ride called JohnnyRide have since increased the Scholarship Program fund.

The Scholarship Program makes up to five annual Academic Scholarship Awards of $500 each. The application period is February 1 through March 31 for studies for the following academic year. Awards are announced in May.

Research Awards are available as funds permit. Research Awards may be made at any time.

So far, the scholarship program has provided more than $22,500 in scholarships to young people from around the nation.

The number and amount of Awards will increase as the Scholarship Program fund grows through continued fund-raising, cash donations, gifts, and bequests.

Awards are made without regard to  race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or family relationship. Preference is given to applicants who have not received an Academic Scholarship Award or Research Award. Membership in the Durand Heritage Foundation is not required.

Application for Academic Scholarship Awards
Application packets can be downloaded either from this site or from the Durand Heritage Foundation website· Mailed applications must be post-marked no later than March 31. Application submitted electronically must be time-stamped no later than 11:59 p.m. March 31.

Click Here to get an application for an Academic Scholarship Award

Application for Research Awards
Applicants may submit a letter of application at any time that includes

1. a brief description of the proposed research and writing project
2. an explanation of how the proposed project will enrich the Durand family history
3. the time period for the proposed research and writing project
4. the amount of funds requested (up to $300) and the intended purposes for which the Research Award will be used.

Recipients of Research Awards are expected to provide the Durand Heritage Foundation with a written copy of their completed project with the understanding that the results may be published (in consultation with the recipient) in the Foundation newsletter.

Where to send: Send all applications and supplementary materials to:

Scholarship Program
Ellen Durand Olson
PO Box 172
Woodville, WI 54028


 The treasurer of the Durand Heritage Foundation manages Scholarship Program fund in an account separate from Foundation funds. An impartial administrator manages the application process, an impartial team evaluates the applications and recommends those to receive awards. The Durand Heritage Foundation board of directors votes to approve the list of finalists.

Gifts and Bequests
 Gifts and bequests to the Scholarship Program are tax-deductible to the extent allowable. Cash donations to the Scholarship Program can be sent at any time to Treasurer, Durand Heritage Foundation, 1501 Rushmore Drive, Burnsville, MN 55306 Inquiries concerning bequests should also be directed to the Treasurer.