2019 MINNESOTA FARMERS UNION RICE COUNTY STATEWIDE SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
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.
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, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55117 by the application
Application requests should be sent to the above address.
Applications must be completed by the youth to whom the scholarship will be
Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be in the MFU office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019.
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, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55117 before the application deadline.
A committee will review all eligible applications received by 5 p.m., March 22, 2019.
Priority will be given to those who have not received a scholarship in the
The committee will reach its decision by April 2019.
The committee will consist of the President of Minnesota Farmers Union, the Education Director and two Rice County Farmers Union members.
$500 scholarship(s) will be given to Minnesota Farmers Union students.
The winner of the scholarship 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.