Agriculture Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Thirty $2,500 Agriculture Scholarships are available to high school seniors who will study an ag-related curricula or trade in a college or vocational school next fall and pursue a career on the farm or in the industry. Two applicants of color will be designated “Diversity in Agriculture Scholars.”
Selection criteria includes participation and leadership contributions within school and community organizations, a genuine passion for farming and/or agriculture, 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 receive $1,250 of the scholarship for the Fall 2024 semester and the remaining $1,250 will be available to students who continue pursuing an agricultural degree during the Fall 2026 semester.
How to Apply
All applicants should complete the Application and upload the Passion for Agriculture video by February 29, 2024. Contact FCI with questions at ask@farmcreditIL.com or 217-590-2200. Recipients will be announced before the end of March.
Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship Match
Lincoln Land Community College’s agriculture program provides a $1,250 scholarship match to Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholars enrolling fulltime in agriculture in the Fall 2024 semester. More information is available from Lincoln Land agriculture staff.
Contact FCI with scholarship questions at ask@farmcredititIL.com or 217-590-2200.