Loren Humm Memorial Sugar Beet Grower’s Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

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. 

Number of Awards and Value

One, for as much as $1,000

Requirements

  • First preference to seniors graduating from aGratiot 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.

Scholarship Recipients

2020

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Elliana Hardman

2019

Elijah Stoneman

2018

Alyssa Barrett

2017

Spencer Brown

2016

Brock Hardman

2015

Brooke Young

2014

Amber Brown

2014

Logan Crumbaugh

2014

Lindsay Hoard