Students pursuing a career in agriculture often look for scholarships to help them with their financial responsibilities. To support the next generation of agricultural professionals, National Farmers Union Foundation has announced the opening of three ag scholarship applications.
These scholarships are an ideal opportunity for students who plan to advocate for farmers and farm communities in their future endeavors. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, college students, and non-traditional students through the Stanley Moore Scholarship, the Hubert K. and JoAnn Seymour Scholarship, and a scholarship offered in partnership with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences.
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2023. Recipients will be selected and announced by July 31, 2023.
Stanley Moore Scholarships
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.
Moore was a strong advocate of education, and his scholarship was created to provide a lasting memorial in honor of his achievements and dedication to Farmers Union.
Hubert K. and JoAnn Seymour Scholarship
Hubert K. Seymour was a leader in Farmers Union throughout his life at both the state and national levels. He served the Illinois Farmers Union as secretary/treasurer for eight years and vice president for 12 years before he resigned in 1990. At the national level, he served and participated in a variety of ways. Seymour traveled each year to the National Farmers Union Convention to hear the premier agricultural speakers, voice his concerns, and offer solutions to the challenges family farmers faced.
Seymour, married to JoAnn, farmed full-time until he became ill and died in 1994 at the age of 72. He is remembered with great affection and this scholarship is the family’s way of paying a living tribute to their parents’ dedication, hard work, and commitment to Farmers Union and the family farmer.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences is a national society that welcomes people of all racial and ethnic groups participating in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS members pledge to initiate and participate in activities and programs to ensure that ethnic minorities will also be involved in and associated with the agricultural sciences and related fields.
MANRRS represents 2,050 members of 65 chapters, within 38 states. In 2020, National Farmers Union and MANRRS signed a memorandum of understanding summarizing the ways in which their organizations will collaborate to provide educational and leadership opportunities for young people of all racial and ethnic identities, partner on federal policy priorities, and extend each other’s reaches within agricultural communities.