Dakota Farmer

Program is for education graduate students; goal is to keep students in the state.

July 14, 2016

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South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation is taking applications now for its Graduate School Scholarship. The Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship is designed to help retain talent in South Dakota to support South Dakota's agriculture industry. It is open to students from South Dakota pursuing a graduate degree in research, animal science, agriculture business or agriculture education at an accredited South Dakota school.

"Education is our future. This scholarship is one way Farmers Union works to help retain highly skilled individuals in South Dakota," says Doug Sombke, SDFU president and fourth-generation Conde farmer.

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Travelers Motor Club is also a sponsor. Scholarship preference is given to students from South Dakota who have had an affiliation with Farmers Union. Awards are for one academic year, beginning in the fall, and students may reapply at the end of the award period. Eligible graduate students include on-campus and distance education students who are pursuing any master's or doctoral program, agriculture teacher certification program (CERT/FCSC) or graduate certificate program (GCERT).

The application deadline is Nov. 1. Applications are now available at sdfufoundation.org.

To learn more, contact Karla Hofhenke, executive director, South Dakota Farmers Union, at [email protected] or call 605-352-6761, ext.114.

Source: SD Farmers Union

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