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Farm ​Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholarships

2016 Application Available in December 2015

Each year, scholarship funds are awarded to college-bound high school seniors who are pursuing agriculture-related curriculum and careers. In 2015, Farm Credit Illinois presented $1,500 Agriculture Scholarships to 22 high school seniors.

“Farm Credit is proud to invest in young people who have a passion for agriculture. We need the brightest of today’s youth to become tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Tom Tracy, Farm Credit Illinois President & C.E.O.
  “The Agriculture Scholarship program promotes the positive opportunities of exploring careers in the agriculture industry – including production agriculture.”  Scholarship selection is based upon a combination of academic achievement, participation and leaders​hip in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment level to an agricultural career.

Eligible scholarship applicants must be high school seniors planning to enroll in a college or university during the 2016 fall semester and pursue an agriculture-related academic major or career. Recipients will receive a $1000 credit on their college student account in the fall and an additional $500 will be applied in the fall 2018 semester. Applicants must reside in one of the 60 central or southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Illinois.