2020 Minnesota Farmers Union Scholarship Guidelines & Application
Applicants must be completing their final term or have completed their final term of their senior year in high school.
Applicants must have plans to attend or are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (technical or trade schools, community colleges, state universities or private institutions).
Applicant’s family must be a Minnesota Farmers Union member.
Applicant must have a commitment to rural Minnesota and its communities.
Applicants must complete the Farmers Union Scholarship Application, Essay and have two letters of reference returned to the Education Director at Minnesota Farmers Union, Attn: Glen Schmidt, Education Director, 305 Roselawn Ave E, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55117 by the application deadline.
Application requests should be sent to the above address.
Applications must be completed by the youth to whom the scholarship will be awarded.
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be in the MFU office by 5 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020.
Applications will not be returned to the applicant.
Minnesota Farmers Union reserves the right to print any portion of the winning applicant’s scholarship essay in Minnesota Agriculture.
Applicants must have two people (non-family members) write letters of recommendation. The writer must mail his or her letter of recommendation to Minnesota Farmers Union, Attn: Education Department, 305 Roselawn Ave E, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55117 before the application deadline.
A committee will review all eligible applications received by 5 p.m., March 20, 2020.
Priority will be given to those who have not received a scholarship in the
The committee will reach its decision by April 2020. Scholarship money is paid directly to the applicant’s school after MFU receives proof of completed first semester and a GPA 2.5 or higher.
The committee will consist of the President of Minnesota Farmers Union, the Vice President of Minnesota Farmers Union, the Minnesota Farmers Union Education Director and other Minnesota Farmers Union staff members as needed.
$1,000 scholarship(s) will be given to Minnesota Farmers Union students.
The winner(s) of the scholarship(s) will be notified in writing and featured in Minnesota Agriculture.
The scholarship will be paid in full to the applicant’s institution upon the following:
The youth maintains a grade point average at or above a 2.5 in high school or their first semester of higher education.
The youth provides proof of the above to the Education Director.
If the scholarship winner is unable to maintain a grade point average at or above a 2.5, an alternative plan of compensation will be negotiated between the student and the Education Director.
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