Agricultural Graduate School Scholarship

Applications for the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Graduate School Scholarship are now available below.

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," said Doug Sombke, SDFU President and fourth-generation Conde farmer.

 Application deadline is Dec. 15.

Also sponsored by Travelers Motor Club, 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).

 To learn more, contact Karla Hofhenke, Executive Director, South Dakota Farmers Union, at khofhenke@sdfu.org or call 605-352-6761 ext.114.

Award Amount:
               
One $2,500 scholarship (Can be re-applied for in following year)

Eligibility:                          
The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation scholarship is available to continuing full-time students who are pursuing their graduate degree in an accredited agriculture-related field (Research, animal science, ag business, ag education, etc.) and who show a strong interest in working in South Dakota upon completion of their degree. 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. The award amount is disbursed evenly for Fall and Spring semester. 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).

Contact Person:               
Karla Hofhenke, Executive Director, South Dakota Farmers Union khofhenke@sdfu.org

Deadline:                           
December 15, 2018

Required Documents:

When applying online (see below) for this scholarship, you will need to supply the following documents:

  • A resume or personal statement/essay outlining your activities in college; including field of study and future plans.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of the university you currently attend
  • A transcript of your grades.
  • Information on any other scholarship or grant aid you are now receiving  

South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation PO Box 1388 Huron, SD 57350 Phone: (605) 352-6761 Fax: (605) 352-6768