The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, have announced the recipients of the seventh annual “Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” scholarships. Twenty-five high school seniors from across South Dakota will share $25,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a South Dakota post-secondary school. Over the past seven years, the Foundation has awarded over $175,000 in scholarships to students attending South Dakota post-secondary schools.
Each of the 25 scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to put toward their post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school. The recipients were chosen from among a large pool of applicants. They were scored based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need, and an essay relating to how they will, “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow,” in South Dakota.
Farmers Union Insurance agents throughout the state fund this scholarship program administered by the Farmers Union Foundation.
“Our insurance agents are committed to building a brighter future in South Dakota,” said Wayne Bartscher, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance Agency. “We’re committed to giving back to our communities, and this is a way we can help shape the lives of future leaders and build our state for tomorrow.”
The 12th annual ‘Dakota Prairie Open’ golf tournament to benefit the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation and the many youth and adult education programs it supports will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Spring Creek Country Club in Harrisburg. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
The golf tournament will feature teams of four in a scramble format. Single golfers are welcome; the foundation will place you on a team.
You can also call Karla Hofhenke at 605-352-6761 ext. 114 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
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The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a continuing full-time student pursuing their graduate degree in an accredited agriculture-related field (i.e. research, animal science, ag business, ag eduction, etc.) and who shows a strong interest in working in South Dakota upon completion of their degree. Eligible graduate students include on-campus and distance education students pursuing any master’s or doctoral program, agriculture teacher certification program (CERT/FCSC), or graduate certificate program (GCERT). To apply for the scholarship, download and complete the application and return it to the address listed below.
Applicants must also supply the following documents:
• A resume or personal statement/essay outlining your activities in college; including field of study and future plans.
• Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of the university you currently attend.
• A transcript of your grades.
• Information on any other scholarship or grant aid you are now receiving.
DOWNLOAD THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Completed application can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation PO Box 1388 Huron, SD 57350