The 25 recipients will split $25,000 in scholarships funded by Farmers Union Insurance agents in South Dakota through the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation.
Scholarship winners are honored during Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair. Pictured in back from left, Back Lacey Quail, White, Deubrook High School; Emily Meyer, White, Deubrook High School; Allison Landmark, Britton, Britton-Hecla High School; Danielle Knox, Highmore, Highmore High School; Kelli Garry, Lake Preston, Lake Preston High School; Wayne Bartscher, Regional Manager, Farmers Union Insurance Agency. Front: Leslie Rupiper Morrow, Executive Director, SD Farmers Union Foundation; Tyler Swan, Newell, Newell High School; Taylor Steiger, Kimball, Kimball High School; Michelle Holbeck, Armour, Armour High School; Ali Haines, White Lake, White Lake High School; Tristen Simons, White Owl, Faith High School
The students are all going to get their post-secondary education right here in South Dakota. They were chosen from a large pool of applicants based on financial need, community involvement, academic achievement, and a written essay on how they will “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow” in South Dakota.
Over the past five years, South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation has awarded $125,000 in scholarships as part of the Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship program.