Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship

Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship

Twenty-five high school seniors from across South Dakota will share $25,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a South Dakota post-secondary school. Over the years, the Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to students attending South Dakota post-secondary schools.

Each of the 25 scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to put toward their post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school. The recipients were chosen from among a large pool of applicants. They were scored based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need, and an essay relating to how they will "Insure a Brighter Tomorrow" in South Dakota.

Farmers Union Insurance agents throughout the state fund this scholarship program administered by the Farmers Union Foundation. "Our insurance agents are committed to building a brighter future in South Dakota," said Jason Wells, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance Agency. "This is a remarkable group and they make me excited about the future of our great state. We're choosing to invest in these outstanding individuals to help them pursue their goals and aspirations."

Award Criteria:
Academic Records
School, Community and Volunteer Involvement
Financial Need
Original Essay Topic:
“How do you hope to impact a Brighter Tomorrow in South Dakota?”

 Amount:
Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to be used for tuition.

Application Materials to be Returned:
Completed application form
Copy of high school transcript
Copy of ACT/SAT score or equivalent
Letter of recommendation
Original essay – less than 500 words
Billfold size portrait picture

Complete The Online Form

Application Deadline:
April 15, 2017 (postmark date) 
Click here for the printable version

Questions? Contact Jenny Doerr

Return Materials to:
Farmers Union Insurance Agency
Attn: Jenny Doerr 
PO Box 1388
Huron, SD 57350