Scholarships will be awarded to applicant(s) utilizing the following criteria:
- Student has financial need and has received no/few scholarship awards.
- Student has demonstrated work ethic through work history, extracurricular activities, community involvement and academic achievement. (Applicants who have worked and saved to fund their education will get preference.)
- Student has been accepted to a University, college, technical school or trade school.
- Applicant’s statement of goals and aspirations
Scholarship applications will be accepted from January 1 to May 31 each year and must include an official high school or college transcript, as applicable. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the college, trade school, or graduate school and mailed to scholarship awardees.
Scholarship winners are determined by an independent (non-MFM) review committee and can be renewed for up to three years after the initial year based on number of applicants, foundation budget, grades and updated financial need.
Please ensure your application and transcript is emailed to
no later than May 31.
Hardship and emergency funds will be awarded based on the scope of the hardship/emergency and the applicant’s need. Application forms may be submitted by MFM Employees and MFM Agents only. The completed application form and supporting documentation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation will consider grants/donations to organizations supporting veterans and their families, disabled/fallen military members, and first responders/police/fire (and their families).
Donations to veteran-related causes have been made by the Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation. Donation candidates are identified by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, MFM Employees and MFM Agents. Donation awardees will be chosen by the Foundation Board.
The Grant Program has not yet launched. Grant applicants will be identified by the Foundation's Board of Directors with input from MFM Agents and MFM Employees. Invited grant applicants will be required to submit information for evaluation by the Foundation. If a grant is awarded, the Grantee must provide periodic reports and a final written report to the Foundation (an IRS requirement).
You can donate to the Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation
Donations to the Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation are accepted throughout the year via check or PayPal. If paying by check, please send a FOUNDATION DONATIONS FORM and check to:
Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation
4401 Westown Parkway, Suite 305
West Des Moines, IA 50266
The Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization and receipts for donations are provided. Donations are never considered during the evaluation and determination of scholarship and hardship/emergency fund distribution.
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The Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation is excited to announce scholarship selection results for the 2022-2023 school year, our second year awarding scholarships.
First of all, we were very pleased with the response. We received applications from two MFM employees (or dependents) and seven MFM Agents (or dependents). These applications came from eight different MFM states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin. There were consistent themes among all the scholarship winners – working hard to fund their education, involved in their community and the world around them, and a desire to better themselves. We are very excited about their future, the impact they will make, and the fact that the Boyd Midwest Family Private Foundation will play a role in fostering their goals and dreams!
2022-2023 Renewal Scholarships