RMFU offers $8,000 in scholarship money
by Lynn Eschbach
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will offer eight $1,000 scholarships to Farmers Union young people wishing to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2002, to be considered.
An applicant’s school of choice must conform to GI Bill qualifications. Students planning to pursue higher educations through a correspondence school are not eligible. Previous RMFU scholarship recipients may not apply, and no more than one member from a single family will be awarded a scholarship in the same year. Some scholarships also have residency stipulations.
To apply, students must provide a current high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores, and two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher, principal, superintendent, counselor or college advisor, and a second from a community member. The applicant must also include two photos of him/herself and a letter of at least 100 words demonstrating the applicant’s knowledge of Farmers Union and its affiliates, and an explanation of the applicant’s financial need. The letter should state the college, university or vocational school the applicant plans to attend and its location.
Any current regular or associate member of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union who is a high school senior or who is already enrolled in an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply. Applicants need not have a membership in their own name if their parents are members.
For more information or to obtain an application, please contact Lynn Eschbach at 1-800-373-7638. Mail applications to RMFU Education Dept., 10800 E. Bethany Drive., Fourth Floor, Aurora, Colo., 80014.
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