To be eligible for the Victor & Verna Johnson Scholarship, applicants must: be a graduate of a Walsh County High School; be in the last two years of the educational process (junior or senior in college); and must enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours/semester). First priority is for students from the Park River/Hoople area, however, multiple scholarships are given and applying is recommended for all Walsh county students who otherwise qualify. Academic achievement and financial need shall be considered in awarding the scholarship.
The Victor and Verna Johnson Scholarship Fund was established with a gift from the Verna Johnson Estate in the year 2008. Victor and Verna Johnson farmed near Hoople and later resided in Park River during their retirement. They were both active in the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople. Verna served as the Organist for the Church for 50 years. In addition, they were donors to a number of local projects and programs including the Park River First Care Health Center and the Park River Community Endowment Fund.