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Northwest Counties Farm Bureau offers county scholarships

Posted on February 28th, 2013

Northwest Counties Farm Bureau is offering (4) $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors whose family is a member of the Northwest Counties Farm Bureau.   Scholarship applications can be found by contacting school councilors in the counties that make up Northwest Counties Farm Bureau (Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Mineral and Missoula) and must be received no later that April 15, 2013.

Click here to contact Northwest Counties Farm Bureau President Craig Blevins for an application.

Please send all scholarship applications to:

Northwest Counties Farm Bureau
Craig Blevins, President
PO Box 735
Ronan, MT. 59864

Montana Range Days Offers Scholarships

Posted on February 13th, 2012

Helena, MT- With an increasing commitment to rangeland education, the Montana Range Days program has announced that $3000 in college scholarships will be offered for 2012. Three different $1000 scholarships will be given, including the “Bob Sitz Memorial Scholarship”, presented by the Sitz Family and the Sitz Angus Ranch of Harrison and Dillon, a “Montana Range Days Scholarship”, and the “Harold and Lillian Jensen Scholarship”, which is sponsored by the Jensen Family of Baker.

These scholarships are provided to assist young persons with an interest in Range Science. Since its beginning in 1977, Montana Range Days has grown to become the largest rangeland education event in the region, involving over 300 adults and youth for three days of on-the-ground training each June. Co-sponsored by the Northern Ag Network and hosted by locations across the state, Montana Range Days has helped thousands of participants learn good range stewardship skills. Montana Range Days, Inc. is a non-profit educational foundation, with a permanent endowment fund that utilizes tax-deductible contributions and gifts to support range management education.

Students planning to major in Range Science or a related field, are encouraged to apply for all three of the scholarships. (the Bob Sitz Memorial Scholarship, the Montana Range Days Scholarship, and the Harold and Lillian Jensen Scholarship), by completing a simple one-page application form. An application form can be obtained by going to the Montana Range Days web site at www.cartercd.org or by contacting:

Montana Range Days Scholarship Committee
Mike Sjostrom, Chairman
c/o Montana Livestock Ag Credit, Inc.
P.O. Box 4549Helena, MT 59604
(406) 442-3740

Selection is based on the applicant’s involvement in range activities, leadership, academic achievement, and financial need. The deadline for application forms to be submitted is April 30, 2012. The winners will be announced publicly at a presentation on June 19th at the 2012 Montana Range Days in Deer Lodge.

Montana Farm Bureau offers scholarships, mini-grants

Posted on February 9th, 2012

The Montana Farm Bureau (MFB) is offering two Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) Scholarships for $500 each and the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation’s Bernard Greufe Scholarship for $500. Scholarship applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, goals, community activities and school activities.

The Bernard Greufe Scholarship application must be in to the MFB Foundation by April 2. MFB WLC scholarship applications must be signed by the county Farm Bureau president by April 2 and in the MFBF office in Bozeman no later than April 16.

Click here for the Bernard Greufe Scholarship application and here for the Women’s Leadership Committee application.

In addition to providing money for the Bernard Greufe Scholarship, the Montana Farm Bureau Foundation is currently taking applications for its 2012 Mini-Grant program. The program provides grants up to $500 for use in educational activities promoting agriculture. Mini-Grants have been awarded to a range of local events, including 4H, FFA, and Extension projects. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here

For more information on scholarships and min-grants, contact Megan Chancellor at 406-587-3153, meganc@mfbf.org.