$25,000 in scholarships awarded through ‘Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow’ program

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.”


SDFU Foundation Offers $2,500 Graduate School Scholarship

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.


Completed application can be emailed to khofhenke@sdfu.org or mailed to: South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation PO Box 1388 Huron, SD 57350

2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available

The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation is awarding three, $500 scholarships to young people who commit to attending a South Dakota college, university or technical school and are current dues-paying members of South Dakota Farmers Union.

The scholarships are available to high school seniors or freshmen currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in South Dakota.

To apply for the scholarships through an online application CLICK HERE.

To download a printable copy of the scholarship application form CLICK HERE.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2013.

Call Bonnie Geyer at 605-352-6761 ext. 125 or email her for more information.