Farming Family Scholarship


Scholarship Information

The Farming Family Scholarship began in 2012 with the purpose of supporting local youth as they pursue an education in agriculture or agrelated fields for a vocational or trade school, college or university. This fund honors Gratiot County's roots in the agricultural industry with a goal of assisting youth from farming families continue in the tradition of the generations before them.



Scholarship Criteria


·      Must be a graduating senior from a Gratiot County high school pursuing a post-secondary degree in agriculture or agriculture-related fields at a college, university, vocational or trade school

·     Previous recipients may reapply with no priority preference; 

·     First preference given to students with a farm family background;

·     Academic excellence;

·     Demonstration of high moral character;

·     Evidence of service to community; and

·     Completed essay on the applicant’s farm family background and its impact on who you are and what you wish to become.

As many as three scholarships available for as much as $1,200 each.


Scholarship Recipients

Hayley Cary
Alma  High School

Madelyn Cary
Alma High School

Madeline Greenup
St. Louis High School



Previous Recipients


Kacie Allen
Madisen Sigafoose
Elijah Stoneman

Paige Butcher
Ellen Laurenz
Travis Courter

Mary Beth Mates
Olivia Gager
Spencer Brown

Jenna Wolfe
Claire Laurenz

Lacie Mates

Taylor Bolinger
Jessica Poli



Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship


The Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2020 by the family of Sally Kaufmann to honor her decades of service to teaching and continue her legacy in foreign language and education.  Señora Kaufmann’s passion for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture, along with her special gift for connecting with her students and colleagues, made her a beloved educator.

Sally Kaufmann was dedicated to helping students further their education, achieve their goals, and literally explore the world.  She was a loyal confidant to countless students with whom she shared her wisdom and listened to their dreams. It is her family’s hope that the Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship will assist Alma High School and other Gratiot County students pursue their passion in foreign language, travel, and international studies. 

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