One $1,000.00 Scholarship


Application:  Written copy in Counselor’s office and Ag instructor’s office


Recognition:  Cash Scholarship $1,000.00 to be paid to recipient after completion of student’s first semester at post-secondary institution




1.      Student must maintain a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA (4.0 = A) through the end of the first semester of senior year.

2.      Student must demonstrate high character

3.      Priority will be given to applicants who are rural students an/or have agricultural related work experience.


Funded/sponsored:  Fertile-Beltrami Education Foundation through an endowment given by Circle Eight Ranch, Inc.


Selection:  Petersen Scholarship Committee


Announced:  Annual Honors Banquet


Contact Person:  Jason Allrich or David Swenson


Application Deadline:  April 1st



Emil and Lavanche Petersen Scholarship


Please Print or Type


Date:  _______________


Name:  _________________________________________________________________


Address:  _______________________________________________________________



  (City)                                                                    (State)                                (Zip)


Telephone:  __________________________________________


Parents/Guardians:  _______________________________________________________


H.S. Rank (through 1st semester of senior year) ______________________________________


If not a rural student please list place of agricultural employment:



Proposed post-high school course of study (academic or technical)



The student must submit the following with this application:

1.      A resume of no more than two pages

2.      Three letters of reference (one must be from a current/former teacher)

3.      High school transcript signed by school official

4.      A one-two page typed essay entitled:  “Rural Roots—What They Mean To Me And My Future”


The requested material must be returned by April 1 to:

            Petersen Scholarship Committee

            Elaine Erdahl

            P.O. Box 104

            Fertile MN 56540



I give permission to the Fertile-Beltrami Education Foundation to release my name for newspaper and other media announcements regarding this scholarship application.


Your signature:  __________________________________________________________




Independent School District #599 is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin or handicaps.