“Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” Scholarship Application Now Available

‘Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow’ Scholarship Applications Now Available For the ninth year in a row, Farmers Union Insurance Agency, in cooperation with the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, is offering $25,000 in scholarships to eligible high school seniors in South Dakota through the “Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” scholarship program. Twenty-five high school seniors from across the state who plan to continue post-secondary education at a college, university, or technical school in the state of South Dakota will each receive $1,000. These scholarships are funded with support from Farmers Union Insurance agents in South Dakota and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The application deadline is April 15, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the applicant’s academic records, school and community involvement, and financial need. The applicant will also be required to submit a written essay entitled, “How do you hope to impact a Brighter Tomorrow in South Dakota?” Applicants Must Meet One of the Following Requirements:
  • South Dakota high school senior whose parent or parents are current policyholders of Farmers Union Insurance Agency
  • Member of South Dakota Farmers Union
  • A “Friend of the Farmers Union Foundation” (Defined as those who have contributed $25 or more to the Foundation in the past year)
  • Participant in any South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) sanctioned event
Applicants Must:
  • Complete Application Form
  • Provide Copy of High School Transcript and ACT/SAT Score
  • Provide a Letter of Recommendation
  • Submit Written Essay (Less than 500 Words)
  • Provide Billfold Sized Portrait Picture
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2016 (Postmark Date) Return Materials to: Farmers Union Insurance Agency Attn: Cheryl Brotherton P.O. Box 1388 Huron, SD 57350 For more information call Farmers Union Insurance Agency: 1-800-933-2841 or visit our website at www.fuiagency.com

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2016 South Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship recipients  

 Photo Shannon Meyer Jesse Carlson Picture Jeana Nuss

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.