Farm Bureau knows that you could always use a little extra help paying
for college. That’s why IFB’s IAA Foundation offers several scholarships
for Illinois students, especially those who see a career in agriculture in their futures. Scholarship deadlines are typically the first of February of each year.
Applications are due February 1!
For details, visit IAA Foundation.
IAA Foundation General Scholarship
the study of agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculture related major
at any recognized university, college, or community college in or
outside of Illinois. Five $1,000 scholarships and one $1,100 scholarship
will be awarded. One of the eight may be awarded to a qualified student
studying foreign trade.
William J. Kuhfuss Memorial Scholarship
Kuhfuss’ family and friends established this scholarship fund to honor
him for his many years of leadership in agriculture. One $1,000 award
will be given to a student with an agricultural background or working
toward an occupation in or related to agriculture at a post-secondary
school in the state of Illinois.
Dale E. Butz Scholarship
recipient of this scholarship will be a post-secondary student with a
background in production agriculture who is majoring in agriculture,
agribusiness, or agriculture related field. One $1,000 scholarship will
Heartland NAMA Steven A Hammerschmidt Memorial
For junior or senior level college student majoring in agriculture or
agri-business at an Illinois college or university, who is interested in
a career in agricultural marketing, agricultural sales or agricultural
communications. Must be a U.S. citizen. Additional essay required. One
$1,000 scholarship will be awarded.
Case-New Holland Scholarship
be a resident of LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McLean, Peoria,
Tazewell or Woodford county pursuing a degree in agricultural
engineering, biological systems engineering or agriculture mechanized/
systems management at a postsecondary university, college, community
college or trade school in the state of Illinois. $1,000 scholarship
will be offered.
Dorothy and Wilhelmine Ratermann Scholarship
to any major, recipients must be a resident of any Illinois county
located south of a line created by connecting the northern borders of
Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Shelby, Cumberland,
and Clark counties. Applicants may come from the aforementioned counties
and any Illinois county located south of these counties. 25 - $1,200
scholarships and 5 - $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Greg Carney Scholarship
by his family and friends, this scholarship honors the memory of Greg
Carney, Farm Bureau employee and University of Illinois graduate.
Eligible recipient must be a University of Illinois student, actively
involved in production agriculture in a family farm operation, have a
track record of active 4-H membership, and major in agriculture. One
$1,500 scholarship will be awarded.
Robert F. Rouse Scholarship
to three scholarships for children of Lake County Farm Bureau members
will be awarded to students majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, or a
related field, or pursuing a nursing degree, and attending an accredited
college, university, or community college in Illinois. $1,100
scholarships will be awarded.
Fletcher A. Gourley, Leonard Southwell, and Roger Capps Scholarship
funds in memory of Mr. Gourley, Mr. Southwell, and Mr. Capps, were
established by Prairie Farms Dairy in honor of their many years of
leadership. Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of
current patrons, and six similar $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to
sons and daughters of current employees. To be eligible, the parent must
have been an employee or patron on or before February 6, 2007.
Walter J. & Martha J. Wills Scholarship
by the late Walter Wills, professor emeritus at Southern Illinois
University’s College of Agriculture, the recipient must be a child of
Illinois Farm Bureau members who live on and operate a farm and are U.S
Citizens. Students must be enrolled at SIU at Carbondale’s College of
Agriculture and may pursue any program major except equine,
floriculture, or forestry. One $1,200 scholarship will be awarded.