Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Recipients Announced

The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, have announced the recipients of the eighth 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 eight years, the Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to students attending South Dakota post-secondary schools. [caption id="attachment_988" align="alignleft" width="150"]aspen-jordan - Copy Jordan Aspen Belle Fourche High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_989" align="alignleft" width="150"]boner-abbigail - Copy Abbigail Boner Castlewood High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_990" align="alignleft" width="150"]cowan-sydney - Copy Sydney Cowan Highmore-Harrold HS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_991" align="alignleft" width="150"]dejong-peyton - Copy Peyton DeJong- Philip High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_992" align="alignleft" width="150"]edleman-braeden - Copy Braeden Edleman- Huron High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_993" align="alignleft" width="150"]fosness-sydney - Copy Sydney Fosness Britton-Hecla High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_994" align="alignleft" width="150"]heyn-sara - Copy Sara Heyn Chester High School[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_995" align="alignleft" width="150"]howe-jordanne - Copy Jordanne Howe- Redfield High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_996" align="alignleft" width="150"]jenkins-tyson - Copy Tyson Jenkins- Clark High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_997" align="alignleft" width="150"]johnson-sentel - Copy Sentel Johnson-Belle Fourche High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_998" align="alignleft" width="150"]jorgensen-hannah - Copy Hannah Jorgensen- Viborg-Hurley High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1001" align="alignleft" width="150"]leighton-hunter-james - Copy Hunter James Leighton- Sioux Valley High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1002" align="alignleft" width="150"]littau-dusti Dusti Littau- Winner High School[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignleft" width="150"]leber-catherine - Copy Catherine Leber- Parker High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1012" align="alignleft" width="150"]linke-jonathan Jonathan Linke Woonsocket High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1003" align="alignleft" width="150"]olinger-jennifer Jennifer Olinger Bridgewater-Emery HS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1004" align="alignleft" width="150"]relf-baylee Baylee Relf Flandreau High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1005" align="alignleft" width="150"]reuer-chantel Chantel Reuer Hamlin High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1006" align="alignleft" width="150"]severson-rachael Rachael Severson Ipswich High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1007" align="alignleft" width="150"]sternhagen-lucas Lucas Sternhagen Groton High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1008" align="alignleft" width="150"]tuschen-anthony Anthony Tuschen McCook Central HS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1009" align="alignleft" width="150"]vanderweide-austin Austin VanDerWeide Watertown High School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1010" align="alignleft" width="150"]waage-madisyn Madisyn Waage Aberdeen Central HS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1011" align="alignleft" width="150"]wicks-karee Karee Wicks Rutland High School[/caption]     [caption id="attachment_999" align="alignleft" width="150"]kelley-mattisen - Copy Mattisen Kelley Custer High School[/caption]    

$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.”

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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. DOWNLOAD THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM 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.