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Thirty $2,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors with agricultural career aspirations, planning to enroll in an agriculture-based college curriculum next fall. Two under-represented minority student applicants will be designated as Urban Agriculture Scholars.
Selection criteria includes academic achievement, participation and leadership within school and community organizations, and a commitment to pursuing an agriculture-related career. Recipients must reside – or their family must farm – in one of the 60 central and southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Illinois.
All applicants should complete the Application and share the Academic Verification Form link with a school official to submit. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.
Recipients will receive $1,000 of the scholarship for the Fall 2018 semester and the remaining $1,000 will be available to students who continue pursuing an agricultural degree during the Fall 2020 semester.
The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) offers a full $2,000 scholarship match to 2018 Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholars who enroll full time in the College of ACES either initially in the Fall 2018 semester or as a transfer student in the Fall 2020 semester. More information about the scholarship match is available from the U of I College of ACES.
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