Clark Historic Farm Scholarship Application
As part of the mission to "Preserve. Inspire. Educate.," Clark Historic Farm is pleased to provide $500 scholarships for two graduating seniors of Grantsville High School who (1) have worked hard to overcome challenges, (2) will be pursuing post-high school education, and (3) have volunteered at the farm. Recipients will be selected based on volunteer service, essay questions, and academics/leadership/involvement. Awards can be used for books, tuition or class fees at any accredited college or trade school. Application deadline: May 10th, midnight.
Background: The Clark Farm represents the hard work and success of owners of the farm, including James McBride, Charles and Ellen Anderson and J. Reuben Clark, Jr. and their families. James McBride, founder of Grantsville, toiled to establish the town in 1850, planting orchards and crops on the farm. Charles and Ellen Anderson, 1862 Swedish immigrants, came with nothing but worked hard to build sheep and mining businesses, and eventually bought the farm from McBride. They built the historic barns that stand today. J. Reuben Clark, Jr. learned to work very hard as he grew up on a Grantsville farm. Despite limited schooling circumstances, he loved learning and pursued educational opportunities. He worked hard to become an internationally-respected U.S. government official and church leader. Because of his love of Grantsville, he purchased the farm from the Andersons in 1914, and later purchased and restored the old adobe school house, now the Donner Reed Museum.
These past owners of the Farm embodied the value of hard work in overcoming challenges, and in spite of limitations, they and many others like them were successful in creating the town of Grantsville we enjoy today.