Michigan Sugar Company is proud to offer several scholarships to students in our sugarbeet growing areas. Some scholarships are administered by Michigan Sugar Company while others are administered by separate businesses or colleges.
The Albert Flegenheimer Scholarship was initiated by Michigan Sugar in 1974 in memory of Albert Flegenheimer, Chairman of the Board from 1963 to 1970. The scholarship consists of an award of $2,500 to the student’s account at the college of choice for a high school senior who has successfully completed a Youth Sugarbeet Project.
The Next Generation Scholarship commenced in 2013 and is awarded to the runner-up of the Albert Flegenheimer Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship shows our ongoing commitment to the future sugarbeet growers. Scholarship Requirements & Application
Each year, Michigan Sugar Company offers young women, between the ages of 18 – 23, an opportunity to represent the company and industry by serving as the Michigan Sugar Queen and Court. A total of $4,000 in scholarships is awarded to three individuals each year at the Michigan Sugar Festival. More Information
The Michigan Sugar Company Employee Scholarship was established in 2014 to support and honor our 1,500+ employees and their families. The need to acquire additional skills after high school, be it vocational school or college, is extremely important. Through this scholarship, Michigan Sugar Company hopes to show its commitment to continuing education while encouraging family members of our employees to achieve post-high school education. One scholarship will be awarded to a son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of employees from each of our factory locations. Also, one additional scholarship will be presented to a relative of our other four locations; Corporate, Carrollton, Fremont (OH) and Findlay (OH). These five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and administered by the Saginaw Community Foundation, to apply go to http://www.saginawfoundation.org/site/michigan-sugar/ More Information
The Guy Beals Memorial 4-H Scholarship fund was established in January 2004 from donations of company shareholders and private individuals. Michigan Sugar Company administers this $500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior who has completed and documented a Sugarbeet Project. The scholarship is given to the qualifying recipient with the maximum amount of points earned in the Sugarbeet Project competition. It is awarded at the annual Sugarbeet Project Banquet held in January. Applicants must live in the East District of the Michigan Sugar Company growing area, in Sanilac, Huron or St. Clair Counties. Please contact an East District 4-H leader or Michigan Sugar Company agriculturist for details.
The Central District Scholarship is funded by donations from the members of the Central District Board of Michigan Sugar Company and the Central District Grower Members. Up to two $500 scholarships are awarded to two deserving high school seniors, or college freshmen, who have participated in the Michigan Sugar Youth Sugarbeet Program for a minimum of one year and completed a sugarbeet project. Applicants must live in the Central District of the Michigan Sugar Company growing area. A written essay must be submitted by December 31 of the prior year for which applicant is applying (see Requirements for details). Requirements
The Michigan campus of Northwood University administers this scholarship on behalf of the Michigan Sugar Company. The $1,000 scholarship provides monies to deserving students enrolled in the Hotel Restaurant/Resort Management program. Awards for the scholarship will be based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit. For an application, please contact the Northwood University Financial Aid Office at 4000 Whiting Drive, Midland, MI 48640; (989) 837-4230 or here for Northwood’s Financial Aid Website. More Information
The Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship is administered by the Ontario Sugarbeet Growers’ Association (OSGA), for qualifying students from Lambton or Kent County (Ontario) entering an agricultural post-secondary field of study (other qualifications may be required). The scholarship award will be in the $2,000 range. Please contact the OSGA at PO Box 150 Stn Main, Wallaceburg, Ontario N8A 4L5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to apply. Email
The Loren Humm Memorial Sugar Beet Grower’s Scholarship is administered by the Gratiot County Community Foundation, for Gratiot County students who are from a family of sugarbeet growers, and have completed a 4-H project related to sugarbeets (or required documentation by a 4-H/FFA advisor and/or agriculturalist). Applicants must also have at least a 3.0 GPA. The amount of the award will vary from year to year. Interested applicants should check with the scholarship administrator for more details, or visit their website at www.gratiotfoundation.org/1/280/scholarships.asp. More Information
Betaseed, Inc., has awarded these scholarships since 2010 as a thank you to the communities and growers for their loyalty to, and partnership with, Betaseed. Betaseed believes that sugarbeets will continue to be one of the driving engines of Michigan’s local economies, so it is absolutely essential that future generations of sugarbeet growers remain engaged in the industry. Betaseed awards six $500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors; two in each of the three Michigan Sugar Company Districts. Scholarship Application
Syngenta and its legacy companies have a long history in the sugarbeet industry, and since 2010 they have been investing in the future of the industry with their Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship Program. Five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to ag-focused students in sugarbeet-growing regions of the U.S. to use toward their fall college education. These students must also be involved in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry. More Information
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is again giving students the chance to earn a $1,500 scholarship in an ag-related field of study, with more than a half-million dollars in scholarships available. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are available to students in rural communities residing in 1,331 eligible counties across 41 states. High school seniors and college students can visit www.GrowAgLeaders.com to learn more about the scholarship and may apply online through February 1 at FFA.org/scholarships.