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$8,000 in scholarships available

DENVER—Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) will offer eight scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to Farmers Union young people wishing to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2003, to be considered.

Previous RMFU scholarship recipients may not apply, and no more than one member from a single family will be awarded a scholarship in the same year. Some scholarships also have residency stipulations and/or college or institutional requirements. Applicants do not need to specify the scholarship for which they are applying.

To apply, students must provide a current high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores, and two letters of recommendation—one from a teacher, principal, superintendent, counselor, or college advisor, and a second from a community member. The application must also include two photos of him/herself, and a letter of at least 100 worlds demonstrating the applicant’s knowledge of Farmers Union and its affiliates, and an explanation of the applicant’s financial need. The letter also should state the college, university or vocational school the applicant plans to attend and its location. Any current regular or associate member of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union who is a high school senior or who is already enrolled in an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply. Applicants need not have a membership in their own name if their parents are members.

For more information and to obtain an application, contact RMFU Education Director Amy Meyer at 800-373-7638 or amy.meyer@rmfu.org. Interested parties also may contact their local Farmers Union insurance agent. Mail applications by March 15, 2003 to: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Education Department, 10800 E. Bethany Dr., 4th Fl., Aurora, CO 80014.