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Agriculture scholarships available

March 2, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

The Grundy Community School District Foundation was established in 1991 to raise funds for enriching the educational delivery system in the Grundy Center School District by awarding grant funds which would normally not be available in the regular school budget.

Recently the Foundation has also been given the opportunity to award significant scholarships to seniors who are residents of Grundy County and pursuing a career in an agriculture field. The W. Dwight Stone Estate Scholarships were established in January 2014 as a result of a Trust awarded to the Foundation from the Estate of Mr. & Mrs Dwight Stone. Mr. & Mrs. Stone were residents of Minnesota but owned farmland in Grundy County. Upon their death a Trust was set up so that residuals from the farm would go toward scholarships for seniors who are residents of Grundy County and seeking post-secondary education in an agricultural field. It was their hope that the scholarships would provide an opportunity for students interested in an agricultural career would be able to pursue their dreams.

Four scholarships are available in the amount of at least $5,000.00. If you are a resident of Grundy County and a 2014 graduating senior pursing an agriculture career, you may obtain an application by contacting your high school principal, guidance counselor or agriculture teacher. Deadline for submitting your application is April 1, 2014. Finalists will be contacted for an interview with Foundation members.



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