Past Awards                    John Durand Scholarship Program

What is it?
The John 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. John Clifford Durand (John Adelard Durand's father) died in 2020. This scholarship honors them both. 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 15 through April 15 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 $35,500 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, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, military status or relationship to the Durand family. All applicants currently enrolled in or accepted into a post-secondary course of study in an accredited educational program in the United States and/or Canada are eligible. Preference is given to first time applicants but former awardees or applicants may also apply. The evaluation criteria is based on academic record, community involvement and personal statement of intention.

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 April 15. Application submitted electronically must be time-stamped no later than 11:59 p.m. April 15.

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 $500) 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:

Peter Durand
5044 Fremont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

 The John Durand Scholarship Program funds are managed in accounts separate from DHF operating funds. DHF treasurer manages JAD Scholarship Program funds in accounts separate from DHF operating funds. A committee manages the application process; evaluates the applications, and nominates the awardees to the DHF board which has final approval of the awards.

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, 1104 Apple Circle, Mayer, MN 55360 Inquiries concerning bequests should also be directed to the Treasurer.