Farming Family Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

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.

Number of Awards and Value

As many as three, for as much as $1,500 each.

Requirements

  • 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.

Scholarship Recipients

2020

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Madeline Greenup

2020

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Madelyn Cary

2020

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Hayley Cary

2019

Kacie Allen

2019

Madisen Sigafoose

2019

Elijah Stoneman

2018

Paige Butcher

2018

Travis Courter

2018

Ellen Laurenz

2017

Olivia Gager

2017

Spencer Brown

2017

Mary Beth Mates

2016

Jenna Wolfe

2016

Claire Laurenz

2015

Lacie Mates

2014

Taylor Bolinger

2013

Jessica Poli