Scholarships

MFU is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarship period is now open. All scholarship applications are approved by the Montana Farmers Union Foundation Board of directors. Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2020 and addressed to: P O Box 2447, Great Falls, MT 59403. Scholarship questions should be addressed to Education Coordinator Violet Green at 1- 800-234-4071 or vgreen@montanafarmersunion.com.

Click here to download the 2020 Scholarship Application

Scholarship Criteria and Information:

FFA & 4-H Grants

Montana Farmers Union offers a competitive grant program available to members of the FFA & 4-H.  These grant funds are made possible through the special efforts of the Montana Farmers Union Board of Directors.  The application deadline is ongoing.

One (1) competitive grant each to FFA & 4-H members, up to but not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), will be awarded per MFU Board District.  The six (6) MFU Districts include all the counties in Montana.

MFU Districts

District 1 – Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Fergus, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Petroleum and Powell

District 2 – Blaine, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton and Toole counties

District 3 – Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Valley counties

District 4 – Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, and Wibaux

District 5 – Beaverhead, Big Horn, Carbon, Gallatin, Golden Valley, Madison, Musselshell, Park, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Treasure, Wheatland and Yellowstone

District 6 – Deer Lodge, Flathead, Granite, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, Silver Bow counties

Applications may be requested through one of the following contact mechanisms:

Mail:  Montana Farmers Union, PO Box 2447, Great Falls, MT 59403,
Phone:  406.452.6406 or 800.234.4071
E-mail:  mfu@montanafarmersunion.com

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Stanley Moore National Scholarship

As a boy, Stanley Moore (1921-2000) traveled with his grandfather, C.C. Talbott, who was a principal organizer and the first president of the North Dakota Farmers Union.

Moore held many leadership positions throughout his life, including president of North Dakota Farmers Union in 1975-1987, vice president of National Farmers Union from 1980-87, and chairman of the National Farmers Union Insurance Co.’s board from 1975-95.

Moore was a strong advocate of education and this scholarship provides a lasting memorial in honor of his achievement and dedication to Farmers Union.

Eligibility:

  • Open to Farmers Union members and their children
  • Any high school senior, college student or non-traditional student seeking funding to attend a two-four year accredited college, university or technical school for any area of study.

Award Criteria:

  • Academic record of student
  • Social and community activities
  • essay or oral speech (video)

Typically, several $1000 scholarships are awarded to be used for tuition and books. For application materials, visit the National Farmers Union website at www.nfu.org, click on…education…click on…scholarship programs.

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Hubert K Seymour Scholarship

Hubert K. Seymour was a Farmers Union leader throughout his life at both the state and national levels.  He served the Illinois FU as secretary-treasurer for eight years and as vice president for 12 years before stepping down in 1990.  Mr. Seymour was actively involved in the politics of agriculture and dedicated to the fight for parity.  Throughout his service, Seymour did much to promote and protect the rights of family farmers throughout Illinois and the U.S.  He died in 1994.  This scholarship is his family’s way to paying a living tribute to his dedication, hard work and commitment to Farmers Union and the family farmer.

Eligibility:  This scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors who are continuing their education in either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university for any area of study.  Must be a Farmers Union member.

Award Criteria:  Academic record; social & community activities; a written essay on the significance of rural values in America on your life.  Phone interview with finalists.

Each year one $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college of university.

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National Farmers Union Internship Program

Eligibility:  enrolled college student and FU member.
Internship Areas of Interest:
– Communications
– Cooperative Development
– Economics
– Education
– Political Science
– Policy Research & Analysis
Locations:  Greenwood Village, Colorado & Washington, D.C.

Application materials:  at www.nfu.org