Every year, Minnesota Farmers Union and National Farmers Union offer numerous scholarship opportunities to members and their children. There is more than $14,000 worth of scholarship money available.
2023 Rice County 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 Rice County Minnesota Farmers Union member.
- Applicant must have a commitment to rural Minnesota and its communities.
- Applicants must complete the Farmers Union Scholarship Application, Essay Questions, and have two letters of reference emailed to the Rice County Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline.
- Application requests should be sent to the above email address.
- Applications must be completed by the youth to whom the scholarship will be awarded.
- Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be emailed 5 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2023.
- Applications will not be returned to the applicant.
- A committee will review all eligible applications received.
- Priority will be given to those who have not received a scholarship in the
- The committee will reach its decision by fall 2023. 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.
- $1,000 scholarship will be given to a Rice County Farmers Union student.
- 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 student maintains a grade point average at or above a 2.5 in high school or their first semester of higher education.
- The student provides a transcript as proof of the above to the Education Director.
- The student provides the Education Director with the address of their college department responsible for scholarship fund intake.
- 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.