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Connie Maystead Memorial Scholarship

Date Posted: November 29, 2023

The St. Joseph County Farm Bureau Board of directors announced this scholarship in Connie Maystead’s memory, at their annual meeting in 2007.  Connie Maystead served as the administrative manager of the organization for over 25 years.  Applications are now available for the scholarship(s).  

Eligibility requirements:

1.    The applicant or his/her parents/legal guardian must be a member of the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau and be involved in the production of agriculture.

2.    The applicant must be a graduate accepted by or attending a post-secondary institution.  Applicant must have completed at least one year of college in an ag-related study and will be continuing in that or any other agriculture related study.  Priority will be given to Juniors & Seniors in College with sophomore alternate or 2nd year in 2-Year Ag Program.  

3.    Applicants may re-apply for this scholarship each year.

4.    Student's grades and need for the scholarship are taken into consideration.

5.    The St. Joseph County Farm Bureau Board of Directors will determine the recipient(s) & amount of the scholarship(s).


1.  Scholarship to be used for tuition, fees and books and will be paid directly to the University or College.  

2.  If the recipient of the scholarship quit or drops out of school - the remainder of the scholarship is to be refunded to the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau.  Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.


Application Procedure:

1. You must complete all portions of the application form.

2. Attach most recent transcript from the college you are currently enrolled. 

3. Send completed application (PDF for download is at the bottom of this page or use the link) and transcript to:

                  [email protected] 

or mail to:  St. Joseph County Farm Bureau

                  202 E. West St. 

                  Sturgis, MI 49091


Click here to complete the form. You will still need to submit your transcripts to [email protected] or mail them to the address listed above. If you prefer to download the file there is a copy attached below.