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AgStar accepting High School Senior Scholarship applications


Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Mankato, Minn.- The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is now accepting applications for its high school senior scholarship program, which awards up to 20 students with $1,000 scholarships.

The AgStar High School Scholarship Program is designed for students who have an interest in an ag-related field, and/or have an ag or rural background. Of the 20 students awarded, 15 will be selected from candidates that are specifically pursuing an ag-related degree. Additionally, up to five students will be selected based on their ag background and experience but their specific career goals need not be tied to agriculture.

“AgStar is committed to youth who are passionate about agriculture,” said John Monson, Chair of AgStar’s Fund Board of Trustees. “We believe it’s imperative to support rural youth as they pursue their future endeavors, bringing their talents and skills back to rural America.”

Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and live in AgStar’s local service area. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, leadership characteristics and community involvement. Four winners will be chosen from each of AgStar’s five regions.

To apply for the scholarship, students should visit our website to download the application form. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2013, to be considered.

To date, the Fund has given $154,500 in scholarships to 160 students through the high school scholarship program, which began in 2005. Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America.

About AgStar:

AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving ba .....
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Chatfield’s Math Data team helps students make the mark “The Perfect Storm”

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield High School’s Seniors hit an all-time high for passing the Math MCA test. With 93 percent of their students passing the test, this far has exceeded any of our expectations, according to High School Principal, Randy Paulson. “Our origin ..... 
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Full agenda for Kingsland School Board

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Board met on December 17, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. with a full agenda of items. All School Board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Also present was Superintendent McDonald. All consent agenda items were approve ..... 
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Superintendent Harris addresses school safety

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

As Christmas Break quickly approaches for most school districts, the Chatfield School Board met on Monday, December 17 to wrap up the business for 2012. Because it was the December meeting, the Truth in Taxation Hearing occurred during this regular ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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Security at Fillmore County Schools

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Education

The tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, December 14 resulting in twenty children and six Sandy Hook Elementary staff members dead has had a rippling effect across the United States, including Fillmore County. The recent sorrowful event in tha ..... 
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