North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarships

Read on for scholarships available to NDFU members and youth members, including application requirements.

A variety of scholarships are available through North Dakota Farmers Union.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a Farmers Union member

Completed application, essay, grade transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by deadline. Applications may be found on this website under Resources/Forms.

North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship

Each year, scholarships are awarded to first-year or undergraduate students enrolled in a secondary educational facility. Applicants must be pursuing a career important to rural America, but not limited to agribusiness, farm operation or production agriculture.

 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior or college undergraduate
  • Farmers Union membership required ($30/yearly)
  • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average during the last three years of schooling

Completed North Dakota Farmers Union scholarship application, financial information, letters of recommendation and grade transcript must be returned to North Dakota Farmers Union on or before January 31.

Co-op House Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students planning to enroll as freshmen at North Dakota State University. Field of study is not a factor in eligibility.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must plan to enroll as a freshman at North Dakota State University
  • Must be either a Farmers Union member, relative of past co-op house member or member of a cooperative
  • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average during the last three years of high school

Completed Co-op House scholarship application, financial information, letters of recommendation and grade transcript must be returned to North Dakota Farmers Union by March 15.

Farmers Union Industries Foundation Stanley Moore Scholarship

Several $1,500 scholarships are awarded to be used for tuition and books.
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Eligibility:

  • Open to Farmers Union members and their children
  • Any high school senior, college student or non-traditional student seeking funding to attend either a two or four-year accredited college, university or technical school for any area of study

Award Criteria:

  • Academic record of student
  • Social and community activities
  • Essay or oral speech (video)

For applications contact:

Dave Velde
FUMP Foundation
1118 Broadway
Alexandria MN 56308
320-763-6561

April 21, 2014 deadline.

National Farmers Union Foundation:

Hubert K. and JoAnn Seymour Scholarship

Each year one or two scholarships will be awarded ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 total.

All applications must be postmarked on or before March 5, 2014 to be considered.

NFU Foundation's Stanley Moore Scholarship

National Farmers Union annually awards several $1,000 scholarships for tuition and books to any high school senior, college student or non-traditional student seeking funding to attend a two or four-year accredited college, university or technical school for any area of study. The NFU Foundation's Stanley Moore scholarship is awarded based on the recipient's academic achievement, social and community involvement, an essay, and phone interview.

Cenex Harvest States Foundation Scholarships

The CHS Foundation offers a scholarship program for universities offering agricultural-related majors. The CHS Foundation grants up to $1000 to innovative academic and leadership programs that strengthen learning and development. 

  • High school scholarship program - Graduating high school seniors pursuing an ag major at any two-or four year colleges throughout the nation are encouraged to apply for one of 50 $1,000 scholarships. 
  • Two-year college program - First year ag students at any two-year college are invited to apply for one of 25 $1,000 scholarships from CHS. 
  • University scholarship program - Students studying agriculture at any university around the nation may be eligible to apply for nearly 150 $1,000 scholarships that are awarded each year.

To fill out scholarships online: www.chsfoundation.org/scholarshipprog.html

Bergman Scholarship

Each year, scholarships are awarded to Farmers Union Torchbearers. In the fall, applications are sent from the state office directly to ALL ELIGIBLE AND QUALITYING TORCHBEARERS.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be receiving Torchbearer award at the upcoming Farmers Union State Convention
  • Must have at least 2.50 grade point average

Completed application and personal recommendations must be returned by Nov. 6 to North Dakota Farmers Union.

Submitting your application

Applications for the North Dakota Farmers Union, Co-op House or Bergman Scholarships should be returned by the appropriate date to:

North Dakota Farmers Union
PO Box 2136
Jamestown ND 58402-2136
or for more information call
800-366-8331 ext. 102

All other scholarship applications should be requested and returned to the address listed on the scholarship application.

Pat Swift

Pat Swift
Ellendale, N.D.

"I love Farmers Union! The camp experience is like nothing anywhere else. There are endless opportunities through involvement with North Dakota Farmers Union."

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