Starion Bank is committed to providing educational opportunities for our employees, as well as our employees’ families. One way we do this is through our Dependent Scholarship Program.

To qualify for the program, the student must be a dependent of a Starion employee who has been employed with the bank for at least one year. Additionally, the dependent must have either graduated high school this year, or is a current college freshman-junior and will be attending college for the 2022-23 academic year. Starion has chosen Faith Wahl, McCartney Fix and Rachel Roehrich as this year's winners of the $500 scholarship.

Faith Wahl, daughter of Heidi Wahl-McDonald, is attending the University of North Dakota this year to continue pursuing a management and interdisciplinary health studies degree. Faith is active in sports, National Honors Society, Kappa Delta sorority, North Dakota Student Association, Beta Sigma Gamma and UND Student Government. She has served in leadership roles such as Panhellenic Delegate, Treasurer and Vice President of Communications, and President, as well as Senator, State and Local Committee Chair. In addition, Wahl spends her free time volunteering with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, University of North Dakota - The Big Event, UND Out of Darkness Walk, the Northern Plains Food Bank.

McCartney Fix, son of Charity Fix, is attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this year to pursue a degree in religious studies. Throughout high school, McCartney was active in sports, National Honors Society, Student Congress, Speech, Latin Club, Homecoming Court and student manager for boys' basketball. He also served as a reporter, photographer, and editor for the school newspaper. In his senior year, Fix qualified for the State Speech Meet and went on to win 3rd place. Outside of school, he volunteered as a church schoolteacher and server for The Banquet, as well as working different jobs throughout his high school career.

Rachel Roehrich, daughter of Donnell Dennis Roehrich, is attending the University of Jamestown this year to study English education. Rachel was actively involved with her high school debate team, band and the Leadership Program. She won the Youth Ending Stigma (YES) Grant in high school; she addressed the stigma surrounding mental health in her school by creating a website that provided her classmates with resources to help ease the stress of school and offered resources for where in the community to get help. During her time at the University of Jamestown, she tutors in the university's writing center and plays the flute in the Wind Ensemble.

For more than 20 years, Starion Bank has helped our employees, their families and students in our service areas increase their knowledge and opportunities through education.