Farm Bureau announces scholarship opportunity
Applications are now available for students wishing to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship from the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB). To be eligible, the applicant must be a high school senior or college student whose parents or guardians are current members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, and have been for at least two years.
Application forms and full details are available on the SDFB website through a link on the homepage or under the “Get Involved” menu heading. Applications are being accepted now through the deadline of March 15. Winners will be announced in May.
“These scholarships are a fantastic way for Farm Bureau to give back to our member families who have children entering college or technical school,” said Wayne Smith, SDFB Executive Director. “Youth from rural America are top of their class in terms of work ethic, character, and drive. Farm Bureau is proud to help support this next generation of leaders.”
The South Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Agnes and Richard Ekstrum, past SDFB President, of Kimball, S.D. The first scholarships were awarded in 2007, and to date $21,000 in college scholarships has been awarded to 21 students who are children of SDFB members.
The South Dakota Farm Bureau is the state’s largest agriculture association, representing more than 14,300 farm, ranch and rural families across the state. Learn more at http://www.sdfbf.org.
–S.D. Farm Bureau
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