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Published February 03, 2010, 08:57 AM

Farm Bureau offers agricultural scholarships

Students pursuing a graduate degree, high school students preparing for college and undergraduates majoring in agriculture should consider applying for North Dakota Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee scholarships.

Students pursuing a graduate degree, high school students preparing for college and undergraduates majoring in agriculture should consider applying for North Dakota Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee scholarships.

“We have four scholarships available,” said NDFB Director of Special Programs Gail Bakko. “We hope that the range of scholarships will help people in various stages of their lives to get a better education.”

Available scholarships are:

* North Dakota Farm Bureau Graduate Scholarship (for master’s or doctorate students): This $1,000 scholarship is for graduate level students pursuing a masters or doctorate and will recognize academic achievements as well as leadership skills.

* North Dakota Farm Bureau Agriculture Scholarship (for college-age students): This $500 scholarship is for an undergraduate student majoring in agriculture that has completed or will be completing their freshman year of post-secondary school.

* North Dakota Farm Bureau Family Members Scholarship (for college-age students): This $500 scholarship will recognize academic achievements as well as leadership skills of college-age students.

* North Dakota Farm Bureau Becki Palmer Scholarship (for high school seniors): This $250 scholarship will recognize academic achievement as well as leadership skills of high school seniors. Becki Palmer was an employee of NDFB who played an integral role in teaching North Dakota youth, and in bringing the message of agriculture and safety to children across North Dakota. Becki understood the importance of scholarship opportunities because of her involvement in the scholarship programs of NDFB and Dollars for Scholars.

The scholarships are made possible through contributions made to the NDFB Foundation.

To donate to the scholarship fund, send tax-deductible contributions to the NDFB Foundation, PO Box 2064, Fargo, ND 58107. Indicate the gift should go to the scholarship fund.

Scholarship applications are available on the Promotion and Education’s scholarship page at www.ndfb.org/promotion. Then click on the link under the “Scholarships” heading. The applications are due in the NDFB office in Fargo no later than March 15, 2009.

For more information, contact Gail Bakko at at 701-298-2219 or gails@ ndfb.org.

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