Agriculture Scholarship Program
2022 program is closed
2023 Application will be available November 2023
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 student applicants of color will be recognized as Diversity in 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 receive $1,000 of the scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester and the remaining $1,000 will be available to students who continue pursuing an agricultural degree during the Fall 2024 semester.
University of Illinois College of ACES Scholarship Match
The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) offers a full $2,000 scholarship match to 2022 Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholars who enroll full-time in the College of ACES either initially in the Fall 2022 semester or as a transfer student in the Fall 2024 semester. More information about the scholarship match is available from the U of I College of ACES.
Contact FCI with scholarship questions at ask@farmcredititIL.com or 217-590-2200.