Additional Scholarship Opportunities








IAA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU FAMILIES

Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children are encouraged to apply for 76 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500, will be awarded in total of $118,000 for the 2020-2021 school year.

 Students may apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA Foundation Top Scholarships, where winners will each receive $5,000 awards. Another $7,500 award goes to the Illinois Farm Bureau Legacy of Leadership scholarship winner. In addition to family scholarships often established to honor the memory of a loved one, the IAA Foundation offers scholarships on behalf of organizations such as Prairie Farms Dairy.

All applicants must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment, or students already enrolled at an accredited college, university or community college. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academics, leadership and community involvement. Previous winners of an IAA Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply again.

A full listing of available scholarships and eligibility guidelines is available on the Foundation website, www.iaafoundation.org. The application opens Dec. 1, 2019 and must be completed online by Feb. 1, 2020.


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The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation awarded twelve, $1,500 scholarships.  These scholarships are for students of Farm Bureau members that are enrolled in a college or university and are majoring in an agricultural field of study.  

Recipients include Kaitlin Asche of Pecatonica.  Kaitlin will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall.  She is majoring in Agribusiness.  Kaitlin is the daughter of Allen and Mary Asche. 

Our second scholarship recipient is Rebecca Baird of Durand.  Rebecca is the recipient of the Lawrence & Hazel McColl Memorial Scholarship.  She will be a freshman at Iowa State University in the fall.  She will be majoring in Environmental Science.  Rebecca is the daughter of David and Reita Baird. 

Our third scholarship recipient is Holly Black of Rockton, IL.  Holly will be a sophomore at the University of South Dakota in the fall.  She is majoring in Medical Biology and Sustainability (Environmental focus).  Holly is the daughter of Mike and Ann Black.

 Our fourth scholarship recipient is Austin Brockmann of Garden Prairie.  Austin will be a junior at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the fall.  He will be majoring in Agribusiness and Agri-accounting.  Austin is the son of Gary and Vicky Brockmann.

Our fifth scholarship recipient is Daniel Daly of Pecatonica.  Daniel is the recipient of the Lawrence & Hazel McColl Memorial Scholarship.  He will be a freshman at Kirkwood Community College in the fall.  He is majoring in Ag Production and Agribusiness.  Daniel is the son of David and Carrie Daly.

Our sixth scholarship recipient is Genevieve Ellingson of Poplar Grove.  Genevieve will be a freshman at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the fall.  She will be majoring in Crop Sciences and Plant Biotechnology.  Genevieve is the daughter of John and Toni Ellingson.

Our seventh scholarship recipient is Ray Hildebrandt of South Beloit, IL.  Ray will be a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall.  He is double majoring in Ag Business and Dairy Science.  Ray is the son of Ken and Amy Hildebrandt.

Our eighth scholarship recipient is Brock Irwin of Belvidere.  Brock will be a junior at University of Wisconsin- River Falls in the fall.   He is majoring in Dairy Science.  Brock is the son of Mark and Melissa Irwin.

Our ninth scholarship recipient is Travis Jacobs of Pecatonica.  Travis will be a freshman at Highland Community College this fall.  He will be majoring in Agricultural Management with an emphasis in Crop Management.  Travis is the son of Todd and Debbie Jacobs.

Our tenth scholarship recipient is Alicia Limones of Caledonia.  Alicia will be a junior at Ellsworth Community College in the fall.   She is majoring in Agriculture Education.  Alicia is the daughter of Beth Limones.

Our eleventh scholarship recipient is Alexis Sell of Garden Prairie.  Alexis will be a sophomore at Iowa Lakes Community College this fall.  She is majoring in Animal Science.  Alexis is the daughter of Scot Sell.

Our twelfth scholarship recipient is Abby Stevens of Caledonia.  Abby will be a freshman at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the fall.  She will be majoring in Animal Science.  Abby is the daughter of Daryl and Karin Stevens.

We want to congratulate each of the scholarship recipients and wish them the very best as they pursue their degrees.  The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation is proud to be able to assist these students with their college education. 


The funds for the scholarship awards come from the support of our members and income generated from interest.  If you would like to make a contribution to the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships, we would encourage you to do so. 

The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization; therefore, your donation is tax deductible within IRS guidelines.  If you would be interested in donating to the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau® Foundation, contact the Farm Bureau office at 815-962-0653 and we will be glad to assist you in the process.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


$1,500 Scholarship Application- word

$1,500 Scholarship Application- pdf


Application Deadline:

February 1

Giving


The funds for the scholarship awards come from the generosity of our members and local agribusinesses.  If you would like to make a contribution to the Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships, we would encourage you to do so.  (The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization; therefore, your donation is tax deductible with in IRS guidelines.) 

If you would be interested in donating to the Foundation, contact the Farm Bureau office at 815/962-0653 and we will be glad to assist you in the process.




Scholarships


PURPOSE:
To provide scholarships to college students who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or ag-related course of study.

ELIGIBITY:

  • Member, Spouse, or dependent of a member of the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau (minimum of one full year)
  • Must be a resident of Boone or Winnebago County, IL.
  • A high school graduate
  • Must be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at an accredited college, university, or community college.
  • Must exhibit potential for successful completion of study.


DUE DATE:
All applications must be returned or postmarked by February 1st.


2020-2021 Application- word

2020-2021 Application-pdf

Return completed applications to:

Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1925 S Meridian Road
Rockford IL 61102

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If you would like to help support agricultural education through Agriculture in the Classroom or scholarships, please send donations to:


Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Foundation

1925 S Meridian Road

Rockford  IL  61102


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 2019 Scholarship Recipients

“The Winnebago- Boone Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship allowed me to follow my dreams and attend an agriculture-based school, which gave me more confidence to continue my life in an agricultural career.”


- Holly Wakeley
of Rockford, IL

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Cross-Wake Dairy

Rockford, IL