NOTICE - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
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.
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.
Contact Beth Bolger for more information.