Loren Humm Memorial Sugar Beet Grower's Scholarship


Scholarship Information

Loren Humm was a soldier, a member of the Breckenridge United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge of Alma, the VFW in St. Louis, and a past Master of Breckenridge Lodge #406. He served his community in many ways by using his passion, community service, and agriculture experience. As a farmer, Loren was also a leader in the agriculture community serving on several boards and as a founding Board Member for the Michigan Sugar Company. Established in 2013, this scholarship is a way of remembering Loren's dedication to his community and agriculture, in particular sugar beets. 

This scholarship supports and recognizes students who have a sugar beet growing background. 

Scholarship Criteria

·      First preference to seniors graduating from a Gratiot County high school.  If none, then previous graduates from a Gratiot County high school may be considered;
·      Applicant must be from a family of sugar beet growers, have executed a 4-H project related to sugar beets, or be from a family that owns sugar shares as documented by at least one letter of reference from a 4-H Advisor, FFA Advisor, and/or a field man; 
·      Applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale;
·      First preference to applicants pursuing a degree at a college or university.  If none, then applicants enrolled in trade or vocational programs may be considered;
·      Financial need is a consideration for this scholarship, but not a requirement;
·      Whether an applicant is pursuing a career in agriculture or ag-related business is a consideration for this scholarship, but not a requirement; and
·      If sugar beets cease to be grown locally or there are no applicants with family or 4-H connections to sugar beet growing as referenced above, the scholarship may be awarded to other crop growers meeting like criteria.
One scholarship available for as much as $1100.



Scholarship Recipients

Elliana Hardman
Ithaca High School



Previous Recipients

Amber Brown

Spencer Brown

Brock Hardman

Brooke Young

Amber Brown
Logan Crumbaugh
Lindsay Hoard

Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship


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