Scholarships & Grants

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The 2024 Scholarship Winners

Montana Farmers Union recently awarded nearly $12,000 in scholarships to Montana students.

Reinhard William Bold (Big Sandy), $1,000 John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship, $500 Choteau County Farmers Union Local

Lance Rutledge (Big Sandy), $1,000 John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship

Grayce Siderius (Bozeman), $1,000 Bud Daniels Memorial Scholarship, $500 Flathead Farmers Union Local

Jordan Leach (Ledger), $1,000 Montana Farmers Union Foundation

Lauren Prevost (Lambert), $1,000 MFU Foundation

Lauryn Siderius (Kalispell), $1,000 MFU Foundation, $500 Flathead Farmers Union Local

Kyona Yeager (Fairfield), $1,000 MFU Foundation

Abigail Hutton (Conrad), $500 Montana Farmers Union

Shea Ostberg (Fairfield), $500 MFU

Layne Johnson (Westby), $500 MFU

Hannah Fussell (Ronan), $500 MFU

Michaela Hauk (Great Falls), $1,000 Cascade County-wide Farmers Union Local

Kenadie Berg (Billings), $250 MFU

Ashton Ulschak (Laurel), $250, MFU

Alyssa Robertus (Laurel), $250 MFU

Tammi Fladager (Peerless), $250 MFU

Cody England (Lewistown), $250 MFU

The 2024 Grant Recipients

This year’s recipients will use the funding for a wide range of projects from purchasing a life-sized butcher beef model to purchasing shop tools for high school programs to Farm-to-School training programs to a community fruit orchard to a cow show training
  • Power Schools, Butcher Beef Cut Model, $2,999
  • Three Forks High School, raised beds for a school garden, $2,500
  • Hobson Schools, implement seed-to-salad bar project, $2,500
  • Land to Hand Montana, Columbia Falls Schools Farm-to-School training supplies, $2,500
  • Dawson County 4-H, digital animal livestock scale, $2,500
  • Youth Employment Program in Dillon, walk-behind tractor – rototiller -bed shaper attachments to use on community farm, $2,500
  • Town of Richey, irrigation and raised bed project in Little Royals Park, $2,500
  • Big Timber FFA, build perimeter fence adjacent to high school for animal husbandry, $2,000
  • Cascade FFA, horticulture facilities upgrade, $2,000
  • Fort Benton High School, purchase air compressor for use with plasma table, $1,500
  • Geraldine Public Schools, greenhouse upgrades, $1,500
  • Absarokee High School, purchase local fibers for use in textile arts, $1,500
  • Hobson Public Schools, purchase trees for community fruit orchard, $1,000
  • Belt Public Schools, purchase sanders for school shop, $800
  • Kalispell Ag Education Center, purchase swather for ag education program, $750
  • Sunshine Snippers 4-H Club, audio-visual tools for Community Hall upgrades, $500
  • Glacier County Conservation District, Farm-to-table event, $500
  • Park County 4-H Council, Cow Camp and Show Training, $500
  • Kaniksu Land Trust, Thompson Falls Pedal to Plate event, $500
  • Trailhead Cattle Women, Longest Table event, $500
  • Pea Pods Neighborhood Community Garden, Garden Mentoring Program, $500
  • Montana Grape and Wine Association, annual conference, $500
  • Conservation Grains, milling education for local schools, $500
  • Liberty County 4-H, Fun Fridays, $300.

Apply for a variety of different Scholarships through MFU

Bud Daniels Memorial Scholarship- $1,000

Bud Daniels was a former president of Montana Farmers Union. Bud also served as the National Farmers Union Vice President in 1992. He had a life-long devotion to improving the lives of rural Americans and keeping farmers on the land.

John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship- $1,000

John Korsbeck was involved in farming and the “country way of life” throughout his lifetime. He was involved with 4-H and Farmers Union, becoming a Torchbearer, which is the highest award presented to Farmers Union youth. John was a Montana Farmers Union insurance agent from 1976-2005. John proudly served his country in Vietnam and was highly admired and respected.

MFU Scholarship and County Scholarships- $1,000- $500

Scholarships are awarded at the County level from the following counties:

– Chouteau – Cascade – Flathead Applications must reside in the county for which they apply.

Stanley Moore Scholarship- multiple $1,500

Stanley Moore was born into two prominent Farmers Union families, the Moores and the Talbotts. As a young boy, he traveled with his grandfather, C.C. Talbott, a principal organizer and the first president of the North Dakota Farmers Union.

4-H Sentence Grants

A new mini-grant program with a total of $10,000 available from Montana Farmers Union bolstered Montana 4-H club projects this past year, with applications opening soon for another $10,000 in funding in January 2024.


The process was simple to encourage clubs to apply by submitting a sentence about how they would use $100.



Download the form and submit to:

Montana Farmers Union

PO BOX 2447

Great Falls, MT 59403


Have questions email your local MFU ambassador, find one near you today!