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Karker Scholarships honor outreach pioneer

2021 Karker Scholarship winners Patricia Hebenstreit, Caitlin Henne, and Natalie Tesluck, flanked by then State P&E Chair Julie Stephenson and MFB President Carl Bednarski.
Date Posted: August 10, 2022

Michigan Farm Bureau’s Marge Karker Scholarship offers three $1,000 awards to students attending Michigan State University and enrolled in an agricultural program. 

Students may be enrolled in any Institute of Agricultural Technology, bachelor’s degree, or graduate-level program.

Applicants must have a Farm Bureau membership in good standing or be a dependent of a Farm Bureau member.

The application deadline is Oct. 1; application materials and supporting information are online.

The Marge Karker Scholarship was established in the late 1960s to honor the former coordinator of MFB’s Women's Program. For 20 years she led Farm Bureau members in activities involving citizenship, health, education, legislation, public relations, safety and community improvement projects, all laying the groundwork for today’s Promotion and Education program.

Learn more about Karker here.

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Amelia Miller

Promotion & Education Programs Specialist
517-679-5688 [email protected]