The Ellsworth Farmers Exchange is offering two college scholarships of $1,500 each for students who meet the following criteria:  Eligible candidates must be a child, grandchild, guardian child, niece, or nephew of a cooperative stockholder (voting member) and must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Eligible candidates will be continuing their education at a four year college or university, accredited two year institution, or trade school.  Special consideration will be given to applicants who are seeking a degree in an agricultural related field of study.

If you wish to apply for this scholarship, you must do the following:

  1. Complete the enclosed application.
    Ellsworth Farmers Exchange Scholarship Application 2020
    Ellsworth Farmers Exchange Scholarship Application 2020
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  1. Ask your principal to complete the enclosed report, place it in a sealed envelope with his or her signature across the seal.
  1. Obtain and include a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  1. Obtain and include a personal letter of recommendation from a non-relative. Letter must indicate relationship to applicant.
  1. Enclose letter of acceptance from the institution you are planning to attend.
  1. Include an official high school transcript.
  1. Complete essay (not to exceed 500 words). What was the most difficult time in your life and why?  How did your perspective on life change as a result of the difficulty?
  1. Place all of the above materials in a large envelope and send or deliver to the Ellsworth Farmers Exchange PO Box 98, 6509 Center St. Ellsworth, MI 49729. Attn: Tim Underwood.

The scholarship is a one-time sum that will be paid upon proof of a successful first semester of college (Fall 2020).  The Scholarship Committee will consider all applications received by 5:00 p.m. June 30, 2020. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.  The recipients will be notified  in July.