The Rurik Ekstrom Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by family and friends in honor of Rurik Ekstrom, board member and past president of Preservation North Dakota. Rurik received his bachelor of Architecture from the University of Virginia and his Master of Fine Art from Yale University. He served as professor and chairman of the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at North Dakota State University located in Fargo, ND.

The scholarship provides registration fees and a stipend to attend the annual North Dakota Historic Preservation Conference hosted by Preservation North Dakota. Applicants should be full-time students enrolled in a college or university and majoring in art, architecture, history, or a related field. Applications are due April 15th and may be submitted online here.