Bill Banke taught biology in the Alexandria School District for 31 years. His love and appreciation for hunting, fishing and conservation lead to establishing the Junior Viking Sportsmen’s Club, culturing young men and women to understand the
value of our wetlands and eco systems. He was fundamental to many local projects, which included establishing the local goose population, building wood duck houses, and was a leader in both the Viking Sportsmen and Evansville Sportsmen clubs. This scholarship is open to students in grade 12 at the following schools: Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Parkers Prairie, Osakis and Minnewaska.
This scholarship is awarded to a High School Senior attending any of the above schools, who is planning on majoring in a Biologic Science, Ecology or other Natural Resources. Applicants are screened by a committee. Applicants must be high school seniors, scheduled to graduate, or enrolled full time in an accredited College/University. Scholarship moneys are paid directly to the College/University. The recipient must provide the Sportsmen club with college/university documentation, including; applicants status, payment instructions, payment due date, and Bursars Office receipt of payment.