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Farmers Union awards ‘Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow’ scholarships

Posted: Monday, Jul 1st, 2013

Shown are Thorn Dramstad, then Shayna Frost, and then Cole Potter.

Thorn Dramstad of Huron, Shayna Frost of Ashton and Cole Potter of Winfred have each been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. They are among the 26 recent high school graduates to receive the $1,000 scholarships.

Dramstad is a graduate of Huron High School and is the son of Michael and Tammy Dramstad. He plans to attend the University of South Dakota this fall.

Frost, a graduate of Redield High School, is the daughter of Travis and Kaylin Frost. She plans to attend Dakota Wesleyan University.

Potter is a graduate of Howard High School and is the son of Mark and Donita Potter. He plans to attend Dakota State University this fall.

For the sixth straight year, the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, is giving out thousands of dollars in total scholarships through the “Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” scholarship program. The 26 high school graduates from across South Dakota will share $26,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a South Dakota post-secondary school. Over the past six years, the Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 to students attending South Dakota post-secondary schools.

“We’re investing in our future by helping young people fulfill their dreams,” said Foundation Executive Director Leslie Rupiper Morrow. “Each year we get incredible applicants, and it’s so difficult to decide the recipients. This year’s scholarship winners are some of the best students in the state and we’re confident that they’ll be the leaders of tomorrow. We’re excited to honor this great group and couldn’t be more excited that they’ve chosen to stay in South Dakota to further their education.”

The recipients were chosen from among a large pool of applicants. They were scored based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need, and an essay relating to how they will, “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow,” in South Dakota. Farmers Union Insurance agents throughout the state fund this scholarship program administered by the Farmers Union Foundation.

“Our insurance agents are committed to building a brighter future in South Dakota,” said Wayne Bartscher, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance Agency. “We’re committed to giving back to our communities, and this is a way we can help shape the lives of future leaders and build our state for tomorrow.”

For the complete article see the 06-29-2013 issue.

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