ND students receive National Farmers Union scholarships


National Farmers Union awarded two scholarships to youth from North Dakota. Rochelle Bitz and Ty Bruner will each receive a $1000 scholarship. Bitz is the daughter of Darrell and Danita Bitz of Napoleon, N.D., and will attend the North Dakota State University to major in dietetics and agricultural communications. Bruner is the son of Blaine and Kim Bruner of Drake, N.D. He plans to attend Bismarck State College to pursue an agricultural economics degree.

North Dakota Farmers Union president Elwood “Woody” Barth commented, “We are thrilled to see two people from our state win these scholarships. We are fortunate that both Rochelle and Ty have been active in North Dakota Farmers Union and have represented us well in all of the activities they have pursued. Both earned their Torchbearer awards last fall.”

The awards were announced during the NFU’s 110th anniversary convention that was recently held in La Vista, Neb. The scholarship is named in honor of lifetime Illinois Farmers Union member and national rural activist Hubert K. Seymour and has been given annually to outstanding high school seniors since 1995.

Source: NFU