OTTAWA Ohio Farmers Union has announced two scholarship contests for Farmers Union young people to assist in pursuing a post-secondary education.
The 2012 Joseph Fichter Scholarship contest is to award $1,000 to the winner and $250 to two runners-up. Any member of OFU who is a high school junior or senior, or enrolled as a college freshman is eligible to apply. Participants are to submit an application obtained from OFU and a double-spaced typed 500-1,000-word essay on "As a high school student, how can you help promote good nutrition?"
Essays are to be judged 50 percent for creativity, 25 percent for topic development and 25 percent for presentation. The three finalists for each scholarship are to be invited to present their essays during OFU's 78th convention Jan. 27-28 in Columbus.
Applications and essays must be postmarked by Dec. 31.
For more information or to become a member, contact OFU at (800) 321-3671 or www.ohfarmersunion.org.