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a star in the community through charity

White Earth Nation supports the Native American tradition of giving back to the community through donations to local events and organizations. Shooting Star is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation.

To request a non-monetary donation, download a form here. Or email donations@starcasino.com for more information.

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SHOOTING STAR SCHOLARSHIP

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship, to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and descendants seeking post-secondary education. Download an application form here.

A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

  • A high school senior graduating in 2019
  • White Earth enrolled member or descendant
  • 2018 scholarships have been awarded
  • WATCH FOR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, available in January 2019

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Have questions or concerns?
Email us: scholarship@starcasino.com

Ready to shoot for the stars?

You’re par for the course with the 7th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament, held on June 15, 2018!

WATCH FOR DETAILS to swing into our 8th annual golf tournament to support the Shooting Star Scholarship, benefiting the youth of the White Earth Nation. The prizes are well above par and the top players can win top prizes. With three-person teams, 18 holes & prizes worth hundreds, you’re sure to hit your stroke of luck.

2018 tournament golfers had the opportunity to golf with professional athletes, including former Minnesota Vikings cornerback, Autry Beamon, former Vikings runningback, Rickey Young, and KVLY-TV Valley News Live news anchors Mike Morken and Chris Berg. A dinner and awards ceremony to honor the 26 scholarship recipients was held after the tournament at Shooting Star Casino’s Event Center.

Pictured, L to R: Hunter Clark; Star golfer, Mike Morken, Valley News Live, KVLY-TV; Brady Liebl; Blake Kahlbaugh; Former Shooting Star Scholarship recipients took 1st place in flight one, golfing for Star sponsor, Aristocrat, at the 2018 tournament

Shooting Star Scholarship beneficiaries also received a certificate of recognition at commencement ceremonies in addition to their $1,000 scholarship from the fund.

Overall tournament winners include:

Flight One

·       1st place: Aristocrat Team A – Hunter Clark, Brady Liebl, Blake Kahlbaugh

·       2nd place: Konami Team A – Dave Jurina, Jeff Bjerk, Jennifer Jurina

·       3rd place: Gitchi Gaming – Greg John, Al Goodwin, John Simon

Scholarship recipients include:
MICHAEL AGNEW Parent/Guardian: Barb & Chuck Agnew; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: MN  State Community and Technical College; Major: HVAC

JACOB ARENDS Parent/Guardian: Nick & Val Arends; High School attended: Dilworth/Glyndon/Felton

Attending: Concordia; Major: Pre-Law

KENNETH BENNETT Parent/Guardian: Michael & Colleen Bennett; High School attended: Laporte

Attending: Northwest Tech – Bemidji; Major: Plumbing & HVAC

TAYLOR BENSON Parent/Guardian: Jesse & Kristal Benson; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: ND State College of Science; Major: Occupational Therapy Assistant

DION BOWER Parent/Guardian: Tracy Goodwin & Casper Bower; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Fond Du Lac; Major: Physical Education

CATHERINE BUNKER Parent/Guardian: Michael & Cynthia Bunker; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: North Dakota State University; Major: Paleontology

JACQUELINE DURANT Parent/Guardian: Robert & LuAnn Durant; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: NDSU/Concordia; Major: Interior Design/Architecture

THERESA DURANT Parent/Guardian:    High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Fond Du Lac; Major: Psychology

JESSE FAIN Parent/Guardian: Jesse & Ann Fain; High School attended: Ulen-Hitterdal

Attending: M State – Fergus Falls; Major: Robotics Engineer

KYLEE GAGNON Parent/Guardian: Michael & Krysta Heisler; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Concordia College – Moorhead; Major: Nursing

BAILEY GREENE Parent/Guardian: Tony & Karlene Greene; High School attended: Thief River Falls

Attending: Northland Community & Technical College; Major: Liberal Arts

IKE HILLS Parent/Guardian: Norman & Cindy Hills; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: University of MN – Morris; Major: Biology

DEONDRA JACKSON Parent/Guardian: Jodi Anderson & Dennis Jackson; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Minnesota State University – Moorhead; Major: Early Childhood Education or Social Work

ANDREW JOHNSON Parent/Guardian: James Johnson & Patti Kappedal; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Undecided; Major: Autobody Collision & Repair Technology

MATAYA KEEZER Parent/Guardian: Cassandra Hoban & Rodney Keezer; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Lake Superior Duluth; Major: Medical Field/Surgeon Tech

SARAH KEEZER Parent/Guardian: Melissa Keezer; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Undecided; Major: Photography

WAYNE LAVOY-BRUNETTE Parent/Guardian: Joan Lavoy; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: M-State Wadena; Major: HVAC

ANNMARIE LENOIR Parent/ Guardian: Debra Kier; High School Attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Concordia College – Moorhead; Major: Nursing

ANTHONY MONTOYA Parent/Guardian:Indosa Montoya & Hector Montoya; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Undecided; Major: Computer Science

DANIEL SNETSINGER Parent/Guardian: Edward & Sarah Snetsinger; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: U of M – Crookston, UND, Bemidji State; Major: Natural Resources

KARI STENSENG Parent/Guardian: Jade & Trina Stenseng; High School attended: Bagley

Attending: Bemidji State University; Major: Nursing

GRACE STEVENS Parent/Guardian: Vance & Jennifer Stevens; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: Lake Superior Technical College; Major: Nursing

ASHLEIGH STUVLAND Parent/Guardian: Brand & Alonda Stuvland; High School attended: Moorhead

Attending: North Dakota State University; Major: Biological Sciences

LINDSEY THOMPSON Parent/Guardian: Tiffany Thompson; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Bemidji State University; Major: Psychology

SHAYLYN TIBBETTS Parent/Guardian:Tricia Tibbets & Jeffrey Tibbets; High School attended: Mahnomen

Attending: Minnesota State University – Moorhead; Major: Undecided

BREANNA WARREN Parent/Guardian: Tyron & Michelle Warren; High School attended: Waubun

Attending: University of North Dakota; Major: Criminal Justice

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