Agriculture Scholarship Program
The 2023 program has now ended. The 2024 program will be available on this page in November 2024.
Thirty $2,500 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 $1,250 of the scholarship for the Fall 2023 semester and the remaining $1,250 will be available to students who continue pursuing an agricultural degree during the Fall 2025 semester.
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 2023 semester. More information is available from Lincoln Land agriculture staff.
Contact FCI with scholarship questions at ask@farmcredititIL.com or 217-590-2200.
How to Apply
All applicants should complete the Application and share the Academic Verification Form link with a school official to submit. The application deadline is February 28, 2023. Contact FCI with scholarship questions at ask@farmcreditIL.com or 217-590-2200.