The RiverView Foundation is honored to announce the creation of the Rongen Family Healthcare Scholarship, established in memory of Charles and Laverne Rongen.

Chuck and Laverne Rongen were both born and raised in Fertile. They were married in college while Chuck attended NDSU to pursue a degree in Agriculture. In 1964, they moved to Crookston where they were an active part of the community, serving in most of the service clubs. Chuck and Laverne had five children. He managed an ag retail business called Fert-L-Flow. Laverne was passionate about the RiverView Auxiliary and active in RiverView’s Limited Addition Gift Shop. Chuck passed away October 8, 1990, and Laverne on August 12, 1996.

As a family, the Rongens have always seen RiverView as an anchor and important part of the Crookston community and are excited to support RiverView by encouraging local students to go into healthcare.

The scholarship is open to high school graduates from Crookston, Beltrami, Fertile, and Fisher. Applicants must have completed one semester of college, enrolled in a second semester, and be working toward a degree in healthcare.

The first $500 scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2023 semester. Application information will be shared once the semester nears.

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