Academic Scholarship

Saginaw County Farm Bureau is proud to offer an annual $1,000 academic scholarship honoring the spirit of volunteerism set forth by long-time member Bonnie Vasold who passed away in November 2013.  Bonnie served on the county Farm Bureau board and on numerous committees while continuing to volunteer with other community groups as well.  Her dedication will live on through the organizations she helped shape.

To be eligible applicants need to:
  • Be pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related program from a college, university or trade school.
  • Possess a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale evident from the most recent transcript.
  • Be a Saginaw County resident.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

All applicants who meet the criteria will be considered, with emphasis on volunteerism.  Applications must be received by March 31 to be considered.  Applicants do not need to be first-year students. 

Capitol Experience

Do you know a high school student interested in public policy or government?  Encourage them to attend the 4-H Capitol Experience!

4-H Capitol Experience is an annual four-day conference that helps prepare youth for active citizenship by focusing on civic engagement and public policy.  We invite high school students (14 years or older) to apply and learn about responsibilities of a citizen, attend a bill writing session and explore careers in public policy.

Students interested in applying should submit their application to Saginaw County Farm Bureau by February 1.  Applicants must be registered for the conference prior to applying for this grant.  Visit the MSU 4-H website for online registration and conference details.

scholarship application
(Adobe PDF File)