The charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau is offering agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau families an opportunity to apply for 76 college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 per college year. A total of $144,800 will be awarded for the 2018-2019 collegiate year.
The application deadline for these monetary awards is February 1, 2018. The scholarships include three Illinois Agriculture Association (IAA) Foundation Top Scholarships of $5,000 each, and an Illinois Farm Bureau Legacy of Leadership scholarship of $7,500. In addition , several family scholarships often established to honor loved ones are available, and the IAA Foundation offers scholarships on behalf of such organizations as Prairie Farms Dairy and the Illinois Soybean Association.
Eligible applicants must be high school seniors who have been accepted into or students already enrolled at an accredited college, university or community college. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic ability, leadership and financial need. Previous winners may reapply for the duration of their college education. Click here to view a full list of available scholarships and to review the eligibility and application guidelines.