SD Farmers Union Foundation awards scholarship

Lawonza Montague, right, presented Tori Gaer, left, a scholarship from SD Farmers Union Foundation.

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HURON, S.D.—Tori Gaer of Newell, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation’s annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship program.

Tori was one of 25 recipients chosen from a large group of applicants to receive the scholarship to be used in her post-secondary education in South Dakota. The scholarship program is funded by Farmers Union Insurance agents from across the state through the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The recipients were chosen based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need, and an essay relating to how they might, “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow,” in South Dakota.

“This group of scholarship recipients will be the upcoming leaders for South Dakota’s future. We’re choosing to invest in these outstanding individuals to help them pursue their goals and aspirations,” said Jason Wells, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance. “This is a remarkable and extraordinary group and they make me excited about the future of our great state.”

Tori Gaer is the daughter of Dave & LeeAnn Gaer. Tori plans to attend Black Hills State University and will major in Nursing.

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South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation supports programs and advances efforts that further economic prosperity and cultural vitality in rural South Dakota. For more information visit

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