News

News, updates & more regarding the Erickson - Merkel Foundation.
Jun 0
Jun 0

Four scholarships awarded

At its annual scholarship selection meeting, the Erickson Merkel Foundation Board of Directors recently picked its second round of Workhorse Scholars. Four candidates were selected after the review process ended this year, resulting in Angela Wilhelm, Lexi Alberts, Gunnar Nemitz and Sarah Kerr being named the 2016 Workhorse Scholars. All candidates were immediately notified. Profiles […]

  Read more
May 0
May 0

1st Annual EMF Workhorse 5K – Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 1st annual EMF Workhorse 5K on Sunday May 22 at Lake Phalen in Saint Paul! We had fantastic weather, top-notch volunteers, and a great turnout, making the event a huge success. Forty runners and walkers enjoyed the 80deg weather, abundant sunshine, and beautiful Lake Phalen scenery, all while […]

  Read more
Apr 0
Apr 0

The inaugural EMF Workhorse 5K!

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Noon @ Lake Phalen in St. Paul Lake Phalen • 1600 Phalen Drive • Saint Paul, MN 55106 Join us for the inaugural EMF Workhorse 5K! This family-friendly 5K run/walk around Lake Phalen in St. Paul will be held Sunday, May 22, 2016. The race starts at 12 p.m. and is […]

  Read more
Erickson Merkel Foundation members Jeff Hare, Tyson Bittner and Mike Renner stand with the foundation's prototype dummy during a recent outing to the Tom O'Leary Sledding Hill.
Feb 0
Feb 0

Erickson Merkel Foundation to hold Winter Dummy Race

BISMARCK, N.D. – A popular wintertime event could be coming to the area thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit organization with local ties. The Erickson Merkel Foundation is aiming to host a Winter Dummy Race later this month to raise money for local scholarships. The dummy race will pit homemade dummies on otherwise unmanned […]

  Read more
Jul 3
Jul 3

Ahmad: Strong family and hard work equals success

Virginia undergraduate businesswoman selected for $2,000 scholarship   Born and raised in northern Virginia, Ayesha Ahmad is the middle (and tallest) of three daughters born to Pakistani immigrants. Her parents, Imtiaz and Mehr, came to the United States in the late 80s. Ayesha considers herself to be Muslim-American-Pakistani. The Erickson Merkel Foundation considers her to […]

  Read more
Jul 0
Jul 0

Noll: A strong plan for support

Minnesota graduate student awarded $1,000 scholarship   Hillary Noll has always wanted to help people. Through her life so far she’s been happy with the support she’s received from family and mentors, and she very much wants to pass that same kind of support along to others. Hillary was one of the first three recipients […]

  Read more
Nov 0
Nov 0

Who We Are

With newly-elected officers and a clear plan of action, the Erickson Merkel Foundation recently kicked off its first meeting with enthusiasm and a positive view forward. Two of the founders, Eric Jungels and Chris Erickson, provided the namesakes for the group, with Jungels’ maternal side – the Merkels – shining through. Both founders come from […]

  Read more
Oct 0
Oct 0

First meeting was a success! Next up, scholarships!

After some short introductions the foundation of the Foundation was built this past weekend when the Erickson Merkel Foundation held its first Board of Directors meeting. The meeting couldn’t have gone better, and its doubtful that a more enthusiastic team could have been found anywhere. Some background on the Foundation from incorporators Eric Jungels and […]

  Read more
Sep 0
Sep 0

Board Meeting October 11th

Board of Directors Meeting Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014, Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield (4510 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58121) Directions I-94 to Fargo. Take exit 348 for 45th Street. North on 45th Street. Take the first left after 15th Avenue South. The parking lot for Blue Cross Blue […]

  Read more
Sep 0
Sep 0

Welcome to EricksonMerkel.org!

The Erickson Merkel Foundation is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed web site! The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with bold colours, a clean uncluttered design, and moving images with featured content focused on our mission to provide our visitors with the most accurate information and share our knowledge and expertise in the scholarship […]

  Read more