Saginaw County Farm Bureau announces new scholarship
The Saginaw County Farm Bureau Board of Directors recently voted to establish a scholarship for students interested in pursuing agriculture-related studies.
The scholarship is named for Bonnie Vasold of Freeland, who passed away in November of 2013. Vasold was active in SCFB for many years, serving on the Board of Directors and in numerous other roles. If there was a SCFB event, Bonnie and her husband, Paul, were there lending a hand.
To honor Bonnie’s spirit of volunteerism, not just to SCFB but to the Freeland and Saginaw communities, the board will reward a $1,000 annual scholarship.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
* Be from a Saginaw County Farm Bureau member family, or if married or 21 years of age or older, have their own SCFB membership. An active membership must have been in force for at least one year prior to applying for the scholarship.
* Be attending or planning to attend college or a trade school to study an agricultural or agricultural-related field. Applicants do not have to be first-year college or trade school students.
* Possess at least a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
* Be a U.S. citizen.
Scholarship funds must be used in the upcoming school year to cover tuition, books, room and board, or tool expenses.
Packets include an application page, essay questions, and questionnaires to be filled out by two references. A school transcript also must be submitted.
Packets are available on the SCFB website, http://www2.michfb.com/counties/index/73, and at the SCFB office, 3400 Shattuck Road in Saginaw Township.
Application deadline is May 30.
For more information, call Scholarship Committee Chair Carol Zedaker at 989-798-6424 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.