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MAFMIC Scholarship

This educational scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies, Inc. (MAFMIC) for presentation to one or more Minnesota high school graduating seniors.

Eligibility guidelines:

  • The MAFMIC Scholarship will be presented to Minnesota high school graduating seniors.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota.
  • Applicant must be the son or daughter of a parent or legal guardian who is a policyholder from a qualifying mutual insurance company (MAFMIC Member Company).
  • Applications must be submitted to the MAFMIC office through a qualified mutual member company.
  • Applicant must be graduating from a Minnesota high school.
  • Applicant must have an accumulative grade point average of 2.5 for high school. A certified copy of the high school transcript must be included with the application.
  • Applicant must be beginning their post-secondary education (college, vocational school or community college) for the first time in the fall following high school graduation.
  • Applicant must have been accepted to a post-secondary education facility (i.e. accredited college, university or technical school).
  • Applicant must submit a typed essay on a topic listed on the application.
  • All applications must be postmarked on or before March 17th in the year of issue qualify.

Selection guidelines:

  • Members of the Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications to insure eligibility as an applicant.
  • Only one scholarship per year will be awarded through any single qualified mutual company.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to May 1st.

Distribution guidelines:

  • One $1,000 Jim Barta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to the highest qualified candidate.
  • Also, a minimum of one scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded each year that there is a sufficient balance in the scholarship fund.
  • The scholarship award will be paid jointly to the educational institution and the recipient following the completion of the first semester and prior to the start of the second semester.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Scholarship Selection Committee
Minnesota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Co.
601 Elm Street East – PO Box 880
St. Joseph, MN 56374