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RMFU offering $8,500 in higher education scholarships

DENVER—Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) will offer nine scholarships, eight in the amount of $1,000 and one in the amount of $500, to Farmers Union young people wishing to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2005, to be considered.

All scholarships are available to students planning to attend schools within the United States, vocational or otherwise. Students planning to pursue higher education through a correspondence school are not eligible. 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. 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. The application packet must be filled out completely and include a photo, a letter of at least 100 words demonstrating the applicant’s knowledge of Farmers Union and an explanation of the applicant’s financial need. … 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’s Amy Meyer at 800-373-7638. Applications are also available at www.rmfu.org/events/. Mail applications by March 15, 2005 to: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Education Department, 5655 S. Yosemite Street, Suite 400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.