Scholarships Available

  • ND Academic Scholarship/ CTE Scholarship

    The North Dakota state legislature passed legislation establishing two scholarship programs. Any resident student who graduates from high school and meets the criteria is eligible to apply for a North Dakota Academic Scholarship or a North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship in the amount of $750 per semester, or $500 per quarter, for a total annual payment of $1500.

    Eligibility for initial and subsequent disbursements are based on full-time* enrollment at an accredited higher education institution in North Dakota (both public and private), maintenance of a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and progression toward degree completion**.  Eligibility criteria is reviewed each semester.  Students may be eligible for up to $6,000 within six academic school years (do not have to be consecutive) after graduation for undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

    *For purposes of North Dakota scholarship eligibility under this section, "full-time" has the same meaning as the term is defined by the institution the student is attending.

    **For the purpose of North Dakota scholarship eligibility under this section, "progress toward degree completion" means earning the following minimum number of credits after each semester or quarter term disbursement to qualify for the subsequent disbursement:

         (1) Twenty-four credits after disbursement two;

         (2) Thirty-nine credits after disbursement three;

         (3) Fifty-four credits after disbursement four;

         (4) Sixty-nine credits after disbursement five;

         (5) Eighty-four credits after disbursement six; and

         (6) Ninety-nine credits after disbursement seven.  

    ND Scholarship Information

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    North Dakota Academic Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    • Graduate from high school in North Dakota
    • Obtain a grade of at least a C in each course required for the diploma and scholarship and earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0).
    • Course requirements:      
      • 1 credit of Algebra II
      • 1 credit of mathematics for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
      • 2 credits of same foreign language, Native American language or sign language; or career and technical education from a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education and appproved by the superintendent of public instruction
      • 1 credit of foreign language, Native American language, sign language, fine arts, or career and technical education  
      • 1 credit of an AP course and completion of the AP exam in that course, or either 1/2 credit or 1 credit in a dual credit course.   
    • Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT no later than the February ACT test date of your senior year.  
      ACT website information       

    North Dakota Career and Technical Education Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    • Graduate from high school in North Dakota
    • Obtain a grade of at least a C in each course required for the diploma and scholarship and earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0).
    • Course requirements:
      • 1 credit of Algebra II
      • 2 credits of a coordinated plan of study recommended by the Department of Career and Technical Education
      • 1 credit of foreign language, Native American language, sign language, fine arts, or Career and Technical Education
      • 2 additional credits in the area of Career and Technical Education
    • Receive a composite score of at least 24 on an ACT no later than the February ACT test date of your senior year or score at least 5 on each of the three WorkKeys assessments (Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy & Applied Mathematics). See your Career Advisor, Laura Sturn, for WorkKeys testing dates, times and locations. More information can be found at the bottom of the Workkeys website. Workkeys Assessment Information
    • Students who are eligible for the Career and Technical Education Scholarship due to scores earned on the WorKeys assessments, must also send a copy of their score reports to the ND Department of Public Instruction, 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND, 58505-0440 or fax to: ND Academic or CTE Scholarship Program (701)328-0201.

    There is a newsletter for scholarships availalbe. Currently there are 15 Scholarship Programs available to North Dakota students. More than 900 Individual Scholarship Awards will be distributed through 15 programs.

    Scholarship Newsletter


    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
    Scholarship Deadline   -  June 12, 2020.

    Application Process
    Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm


    AGC of ND Scholarships

    $750, Bismarck State College – Construction technology, welding technology, or other construction related majors.

    $750, North Dakota State College of Science – Construction management technology, civil engineering & surveying technology, building construction technology, architectural drafting & estimating technology, diesel technology, or welding technology.

    $1,500, North Dakota State University – Construction engineering or construction management.

    $1,500, Mayo Scholarship - This award is given to a High School Senior enrolled in Construction Engineering or Construction Management at North Dakota State University.

    Scholarship Program

    Deadline: April 26th, 2020


    America’s Farmers Scholarship
    Amount: $1,500
    Criteria: Must be continuing their education in an ag-related field of study
    Scholarship Program
    Deadline: February 2020


    Anthony Monroe Memorial Scholarship
    Criteria: Officially accepted into an accredited Multi Media program or course of study at a US institution
    Details are available in Student Services


    AXA Achievement Scholarship
    Amount: Up to $25,000

    Criteria: Must be a senior in high school planning to enroll in an accredited two-year or 4-year college

    Apply online at AXA Scholarship
    Deadline: December 2019


    B. Davis Scholarship 
    Amount:  $1,000
    Deadline:  5/22/2020

    Visit the website at B.Davis Scholarship 


    Beauchamp Princeton Scholarship
    Amount: $500

    Criteria:
    1) Be a Bismarck High School senior
    2) Officially matriculate at Princeton University as part of the Great Class of 2023
    3) Write a 1,000 - 1,500 word essay explaining how they intend to live their life by Princeton's motto: "In the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity"
    4) Agree to a short phone interview to discuss their college plans

    Process: Turn in your Essay to Student Services

    Deadline: January 31st, 2020


    Bismarck Cancer Center Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000

    Criteria: Must be going to college in Bismarck and planning on going into the medical field
    Process: Apply online at www.bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com/about-us/scholarship-program or Pick up an application in Student Services
    Deadline: April 2020


    Bismarck Dollars for Scholars
    Amount: $500

    Criteria: Bismarck Dollars for Scholars will award $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Bismarck High School, Century High School, Legacy High School, South Central High School, St. Mary's Central High School, and Shiloh Christian School.

    Process: Apply online at http://www.bismarck.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=student_parent&fwID=786

    Deadline: February 2020


    Bismarck High School Faculty and Staff Scholarship
    Amount: $500

    Criteria: Must be a senior at BHS
    Process: Pick up an application in Student Services
    Deadline: February 27th, 2020


    Bismarck Public Schools Foundation Scholarships
    There are over 17 scholarships available on the Bismarck Schools Foundation website. These scholarships include the Kenneth Hendrickson Scholarship, the Paul and Marion Walz Memorial Scholarship, The Alton Wolfer Scholarship, Edgar Bollinger Scholarship, the Richard and Ileane Biwer Memorial Scholarship, and the Tayler Fladeland Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

    Go to www.bpsfoundation.com/scholarships/ in order to review the requirements and criteria for each scholarship.


    Bismarck Rotary Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500

    Criteria: Must be Graduating from a Bismarck High School
    Scholarship Program
    Deadline: March 2020


    Bosterbio Sholarships 
    Boster is proud to provide an annual scholarship to students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 4-year academic program related to Biology Technology. The Boster Bio Scholarships for Young Scientists of Excellence will provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school or college students to aid their scientific research in college.

    More information on the program can be found at https://www.bosterbio.com/scholarships/


    Capital Electric Cooperative Scholarship
    Amount: $1000

    Criteria:

    1. Dependent children of member-system consumers and dependent children of member-cooperative employees (including addopted and step children).
    2. Be age 25 and under and a U.S. citizen.
    3. Must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school

    Apply online at Capital Electric Coop
    Deadline: February 2020


    Centennial Elementary PTO Scholarship (Shelley D. Stump Memorial Scholarship)
    Amount: $300

    Criteria: Must have attending Centennial for a year
    Process: Apply online at https://www.bismarckschools.org/Page/1026
    Deadline: March 15th, 2019


    CHS Foundation Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Graduating high school seniors pursuing an agricultural-related major at any two- or four-year college throughout the nation are encouraged to apply for one of fifty $1,000 scholarships.

    Apply online at http://www.ndfu.org/youth/scholarships/


    Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country
    Application deadline is October 31.  

    Apply at:  www.cokeurl.com/apply2019 

    Find more information at:  www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/


    Courtroom Crew Trial Attorney Student Scholarship
    Law school students who are attending a law school in the United States are invited to apply for this scholarship, the details of which can be found below.

    Scholarship Criteria:
    The scholarship is awarded to one law student annually at the beginning of the year. The criteria we measure is based on:
    .               Enrollment in a law school in the United States
    .               A grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.3 or above
    .               Demonstration of community service
    .               Written essay on why you deserve to be awarded this scholarship

    Scholarship Award:
    .               1 scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually in January.

    Scholarship applicants are required to do the following:
    .               Fill out our student scholarship form
    .               Write an essay on why you want to be a trial attorney and why you deserve to be awarded this scholarship
    .               The essay should be at least 1,000 words long
    .               Email your scholarship form and essay to info@dlawgroup.com

    Submission Deadline:
    Your scholarship form, essay and unofficial transcripts must be received by December 20, 2019 to be considered for the scholarship. We'll award the winner of the scholarship by January 10, 2020.

    More information on the program can be found at https://www.dlawgroup.com/courtroom-crew-student-scholarship/ 


    Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Scholarship Form
    Amount: $500

    Criteria: Must be a credit union member
    Process: Apply online at http://www.cuad.coop/cu-foundation.aspx
    Deadline: November 2019


    Seniors who are interested in pursuing a science or medical field in college. Applications are currently being accepted for the Dan Klein memorial scholarship.  The $1000 scholarship will be given to one senior who wishes to pursue a career in science or medicine.  See Mr. Weigum in room 203 for the application.  Application deadline is April 10th.


    Dollars For Scholars
    Amount: Varies

    Criteria: Must be a graduating senior
    Process: Apply online at http://www.bismarck.dollarsforscholars.org
    Deadline: February 2020


    Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship
    Amount: Two $1,500

    Scholarship Program
    Process: Pick up an application in Student Services
    Sholarship applications are available January - April. Scholarship recipients are announced in May.


    El Dabe Ritter Scholarship
    Deadline: June 30, 2020
    Award Amount: $1,500

    Application: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship


    Elks Legacy Scholarship
    Amount:
     $4,000

    Criteria: Must be a child or grandchild of an Elks member

    Apply online at Elks Legacy

    Deadline: January 31, 2020


    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    Amount: up to $50,000

    Criteria: Be any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. Applicants DO NOT need to be related to a member of the Elks to apply.

    Apply online at Elks Most Valuable

    Deadline: November 5, 2019 


    First Community Credit Union
    Amount: $1,000-$4,000

    Criteria: Must be a graduating senior with an account at First Community Credit Union
    Process: Apply online at https://www.myfccu.com/scholarships.html
    Deadline: March 2020


    Fitness and Educational Scholarship

    Amount:  $1000
    2020 Fitness and Educational Scholarship is available to applicants who are currently enrolled in high school or college/university student at an accredited school.

    https://fitnessvolt.com/scholarship/


    Full Circle Scholarship
    Amount: $15,000 (650 awards)

    Criteria: Must pursue a degree in the fall of 2020 at an accredited school, be a member of a state or federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native village

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9645/full#sthash.X151VNKl.dpbs


    Horatio Alger Scholarship
    Amount: $6,000-$25,000

    Criteria:
    -Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
    -Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
    -Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
    -Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

    Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org
    Deadline: October 2019


    Jaycee Scholarship
    Amount: Four $300 each

    Application Details http://usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program

    Completed scholarship applications from the Class of 2020 must be mailed and postmarked by January 24, 2020 to: North Dakota JCI Senate Scholarship    1372 32nd St. S #7    Fargo, ND 58103


    Lowey Engineering Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000

    Criteria: Lowry Engineering out of Fargo, ND is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors from ND or MN pursuing a career and higher education in the field of engineering

    Process: In order to be considered for this scholarship, the high school senior must write a letter of intentions as well as a 500 word essay. The letter of intention must include current GPA (minimum of 3.5), high school location, previous and current class information for studies related to the field of engineering (math, science, physics, project management, etc.) as well as additional extra curriculars and/or hands on experimentation related to engineering. Letter of intent will also include career goals and plans to include college and field work. The 500 word essay topic will include one community concern and/or challenge that can be solved or supported by careers and solutions provided by engineers in the states specific to North Dakota and Minnesota (examples may include but are not limited to flooding, growth, development, women in STEM leadership, city planning, technology etc.) Scholarship will be awarded to the individual with the most compelling, creative and forward thinking essay as determined by the scholarship committee of Lowry Engineering. Please submit letter of intent and essay by April 1st, 2019 to Lowry Engineering. Please don’t forget to include your name, address, and contact information on the letter

    Scholarship Program


    Maid Sailors
    Scholarship program "Maid Sailors Big Dreams Scholarship Contest" for students. 

    More information on the program can be found at https://maidsailors.com/scholarship/


    Miller Elementary PTO Scholarship
    Amount: $500

    Criteria:

    1. The recipient shall graduate during the 2019-2020 academic year.
    2. The recipient must have attended Miller Elementary for at least 1 year.
    3. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    4. The application must be filled out completely and legibly.

    Process: Apply online at Miller Application

    Deadline: May 1, 2020


    Mixed Martial Arts Scholarship 

    Amount:  $900 

    https://middleeasy.com/scholarships/


    NAVY Opportunity
    NAVY


    ND Crop Improvement and Seed Association
    Amount: $1,000

    Criteria: Applicant or guardian must be a member of their respective County Crop (AG) Improvement Association
    Process: Apply online at https://www.ndcropimprovement.com/
    Deadline: February 2020


    North Dakota Dollars for Scholars
    Amount: $1,000- $2,5000

    Criteria: Must be graduating from a ND High School

    Process: Apply online at https://northdakota.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=student_parent&fwID=788

    Deadline: April 1st


    North Dakota Jaycee Senate Scholarship
    Amount: $300 each (4 scholarships) One of 25 - $1,000 national scholarship

    Jaycee Senate Scholarship
    Deadline: January 2020


    North Dakota Mensa Scholarship
    Amount: $500-$1,000

    Criteria: Open to all seniors who are permanent ND residents
    Apply online at Mensa Scholarship
    Deadline: January 15th


    Northridge PTO August Ritter Memorial Scholarship
    Amount: $750

    Criteria: Must have attended Northridge Elementary for a full year
    Process: Apply online at https://www.bismarckschools.org/Page/1348
    Deadline: March 2020


    Northridge PTO Executive Board has approved a scholarship award of $750.00 for a graduating senior in 2018.
    Students who attended Northridge School for a minimum of one year are eligible to apply.  Applications will be available at all local high schools and at Northridge Elementary School.  Deadline for applications is March 30. 

    A committee of two teachers and four PTO representatives appointed by the president will review the applications and select a winner.  The winning recipient will be notified in late April.  

    This scholarship is not based solely on academics.  It is not essential to be a member of the honor society to qualify for this scholarship.  The paragraph you write on page three of this application is your opportunity to have the scholarship committee “get to know” you as an individual.  This section of the application is studied carefully by the committee.

    Northridge PTO Application


    ND Stockmen’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship
    Amount: $500

    Criteria:

    1. At the time of application, be a high school senior, a college freshman, sophomore or junior.
    2. Have an interest in the beef cattle industry of North Dakota.
    3. Be a member or a child of a member of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
    4. Have a G.P.A. of 2.0 or greater.
    5. Submit a completed application to the North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation

    Apply online at Stockmen's Scholarship
    Deadline: March 1st


    ND Rural Water Systems Assoc. (NDRWSA) Scholarship
    Amount: $9,000

    Criteria:

    1. Child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official
    2. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in BSC's Water & Wastewater Tech program
      3. Application deadline is March 31, 2019

    NDRWSA Application


    Optimize My Firm

    We are proud to be offering the 2019-2020 scholarship to students with creative marketing ideas. The scholarship is not limited to students pursuing marketing degrees.

    In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be planning on attending an accredited United States college or university in 2020. This is open to high school seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and you can head to this page for more information on the scholarship. https://optimizemyfirm.com/community/scholarship/


    Personal Injury Attorney Scholarship
    The Law Offices of Steers and Associates are proud to offer the 2019-2020 Personal Injury Attorney Scholarship.

    This $1,000 scholarship is available to students pursuing or planning on pursuing a career in law. More information on the program can be found at https://www.steerslawfirm.com/scholarship/


    Princeton
    To be considered for this $500 scholarship, students must:
    1) Be a Bismarck High School senior
    2) Officially matriculate at Princeton University as part of the class of 2024
    3) Write a 1,000 - 1,500 word essay explaining how they intend to live their life by Princeton's motto: "In the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity"
    4) Agree to a short phone interview to discuss their college plans

    Dates & deadlines:
    November 1, 2019 - Princeton's Single Choice Early Action application deadline
    Mid-December, 2019 - Princeton's Single Choice Early Action decision notification
    January 1, 2020 - Princeton's Regular Decision application deadline
    End of March, 2020 - Princeton's Regular Decision notification
    April 30, 2020 - Princeton / BHS Scholarship essay due date
    May 1, 2020 - Candidate's reply date


    Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    Amount: $1,000

    Criteria:

    1. Must be in Grades 9-12
    2. Have participated in a volunteer activity at least in part after Sept. 1, 2017

    Process: Apply online at nassp.org/spirit and bring the printed copy to Student Services
    Deadline: November 2020


    Pureland Supply Skilled Trades Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000

    Criteria: Have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft or labor occupations. 
    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14871/pureland#sthash.vo4LL5wZ.dpbs


    Robert Miller Elementary School PTO Scholarship
    Amount: $500

    Criteria:

    1. The recipient shall graduate during the 2017-2018 academic year.
    2. The recipient must have attended Miller Elementary for at least 1 year.
    3. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
    4. The application must be filled out completely and legibly.

    Process: Pick up an application in Student Services
    Deadline: May 1st


    Shelley D. Stumpf Scholarship
    Amount: $300

    Criteria: Graduating Senior that attended Centennial Elementary School
    Apply online at PTO Scholarship
    Deadline: February 16th 

    Centennial Elementary PTO is offering a scholarship award for two graduating seniors, in the amount of $300 each. The Shelley D. Stumpf Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to students who attended Centennial Elementary at least one year. Applications are due by February 16th. Additional information is provided on the application. 


    SILA Foundation Scholarships
    Amount: $2,500

    Criteria: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better/ Be pursuing of a study in Business admin, Education, Finance or accounting, Insurance studies, Marketing or Math
    Deadline: May 31st

    https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/15797/sila#sthash.0PhuujYS.dpbs


    Simle Middle School
    Amount: $250

    Criteria: Must have compelted 2 semesters are Simle Middle School
    Process: Apply online at

    Simle Middle SchoolDeadline: April 2020


    Solheim PTO

    Scholarship Details


    Sunrise PTO
    Amount: $500 scholarship to a former Sunrise Elementary student graduating this year.

    Details are on their website under PTO tab
    Deadline: April 30th and the winner will be announced by May 15th


    The Maison Law Central Valley Community Scholarship Program
    The program aims to reward a graduating high school senior student - $2,000 in annual scholarships. 

    More information on the program can be found at https://maisonlaw.com/scholarship/


    The Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship

    The Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship was established in 2020 as a tribute to a Bismarck Public School alumna. A $1000 scholarship will be given annually to a BHS graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in social work or the field of mental health.

    Rose Stoller was born in Bismarck and lived there until her death in 2019. She completed all her schooling in Bismarck, attending Richholt Elementary, Simle Junior High and Bismarck High School, graduating in 1976. She went on to attend what was then Mary College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.

    Throughout her life Rose worked at professions meant to serve the needs and improve the lives of others. She was employed as a claims analyst for Social Security Disability, as a counselor/advocate for the developmentally disabled at West Central Human Service Center, as the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in North Dakota and as the Executive Director of the Consensus Council.

    Rose loved life and was devoted to making the world a better place, especially for those who were disadvantaged in any way. At the time of Rose’s death in November 2019, she was described as: “A woman who cared deeply for others, worked passionately for the causes she believed in, strived every day to make life better for those around her.”

    Throughout her life, Rose was generous with her time, mentoring many individuals, teaching and freely sharing her skills and knowledge. She believed strongly in the benefits of education and would be so pleased that this scholarship will assist others in the pursuit of goals similar to hers, one of the greatest being peace.

    For more information about this scholarship, to apply or donate, please go to https://www.bpsfoundation.com/project/rose-stoller-legacy-scholarship/ or contact Development Director Stacey Lang at 701-323-4093.


    USND Scholarship Program
    Amount: $500

    Criteria: All applicants must be at least seniors in High School or enrolled in an institution of higher education. • All applicants must be current members of the USND and have been for at least (2) years.*Note: A membership includes all members in the household

    Apply online at USND
    Deadline: January 31st


    Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship
    Many young entrepreneurs dream of owning a business, running a website or starting a mobile app but have limited funds to start. With the hurdle of student fees and homework, many student entrepreneurs have no choice but to forestall their dreams.

    The Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship was created to help student's jumpstart their businesses while in school. Voy Media a Facebook advertising agency believes in helping passionate, hardworking, and talented students achieve their dream of starting their own business.

    More information on the program can be found at https://voymedia.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/


    West Dakota Chevy Scholarship
    Amount: $500-$5,000
    Criteria: Must be a junior or senior

    Process: Submit a video describing eligibility, career, vocational, or academic goals. Be sure to include why you deserve this scholarship and discuss any community, volunteer and extracurricular activities, as well as academic achievement. And remember to have fun and be creative! https://westdakota.chevyscholars.com/

    Deadline: March 2020


    Your graduating seniors have a unique opportunity to qualify for the new Giving Hearts Day scholarship at NDSU and UND this Thursday, February 8th. It's the only scholarship for both incoming freshman and current students that is available to anyone who applies. Dakota Medical Foundation has graciously donated $25,000 to each school to provide the seed money for the scholarships. 

     

    Here's how your students, who will be attending either NDSU or UND in the fall, can apply! 

     

    1. NDSU - On February 8 go to NDSU and apply. NDSU is giving away a minimum of 10 $2,500 scholarships! 
     

    2. UND - On February 8 go to UND and apply. UND is giving away a minimum of 5 $5,000 scholarships! 

     

    The best part is 100% of donations on Giving Hearts Day go to this scholarship, increasing the amount of scholarships given away that day. 

     

    To support the NDSU and UND Giving Hearts Day scholarships go to Giving Heart on February 8 and donate to their alumni foundations. 


    Williston State College Scholarship
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