NDFB scholarship winners announced

Created: 4/13/21 (Tue) | Topic: Leadership

Bismarck, ND -- The NDFB Promotion and Education Committee announced eight individuals have been awarded $1,000 scholarships through the NDFB Foundation. The money is raised through an auction at the NDFB Annual Meeting in November. Auction items are donated by county Farm Bureaus and volunteers.

“This past year we had to try something new and hold our scholarship auction online due to COVID restrictions,” said NDFB Director of Organizational Development Joey Bailey.

Pifer’s Auction and Realty generously hosted the online auction on their website.

“We’d like to thank all our members who helped make the auction a success,” said Bailey. “It means so much to us to be able to award these deserving students to help further their education.”

The Becki Palmer Scholarship is for high school seniors and honors an NDFB employee who lost her battle with cancer in 2006. The winners are:

Noah Helgoe of Cavalier

Madelyn Schmidt of Medina

Leah Ehlis of New England

Bryce Grabranski of Fargo

The NDFB Agriculture Scholarship is for an undergraduate student majoring in agriculture who has completed or will be completing their freshman year of post-secondary school. The winner is Chase Bader of Lehr.

The NDFB Family Membership Scholarship is awarded to a current Farm Bureau member or family member who has or will have completed their freshman year of college. The winner is Loren Knoll of Fargo.

The Future of Agriculture Scholarship is for students graduating high school this spring who are enrolled in an agriculture college. The winners are:

Kayla Ehlis of New England

Wilton Henke of Stanton

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