Scholarship Amount Multiple scholarships will be available, ranging from $500 to $1,500.
Student must reside in DeWitt County or be the dependent of a DeWitt County Farm Bureau voting member.
If applying for the high school scholarship program, student must be graduating from high school in spring 2018 and be accepted at a Junior College, College, University or Technical School as a full-time student.
If applying for the college scholarship program, student must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Junior College, College, University or Technical School.
Student must be majoring in an agriculture-related field. Note, “ag-related field” is a broad term.
New this year, a $500 scholarship made possible through the Tractor Drive fundraiser will be available. While all students meeting the above qualifications are eligible to receive this scholarship, individuals planning to begin or continue their tech or trade education will receive bonus points during application evaluation. Examples include, but are not limited to: welding, diesel mechanics and truck/trailer operation. This scholarship uses the same application as all others offered. Please download and complete the application that corresponds with your current status (high school student or college student).
Deadline and Review Process Applications for both the College and High School scholarships must be received in the DCFB office via mail, hand delivery or email by 4 p.m. on March 1, 2018.
Applicants for the High School scholarship will be interviewed at the DeWitt County Farm Bureau office after school on March 5, 2018. Applicants will be contacted via provided email to schedule interview times. College scholarship applicants will not be required to complete an in-person interview.
All applications should be typed. Information contained in applications will be kept confidential.
Scholarship recipients will be notified via provided email address and mailing address. Recipients will also be invited to attend the DeWitt County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 25, 2018.
Thank you to our generous donors - businesses and individuals - who have made these scholarships possible!
Riley Donelson, a senior at Clinton High School, is the winner of the Ernest Thorp $1,500 scholarship. Riley plans to study agribusiness at Illinois Central College. (Photo by Woods Studio)
Raeann Huffman, a sophomore at Richland Community college, is the winner of the $500 current college student scholarship. (Photo by Peaces of You Photography)
Kevin Toohill, a senior at Clinton High School, is the winner of the I. Jackson and Imogene C. Blue $500 scholarship. Kevin plans to study agribusiness and agronomy at Parkland College. (Photo by Pixel Photography)
Grace Clark, a senior at Clinton High School, is the winner of the Foundation $1,000 scholarship. Grace plans to study agribusiness at Illinois Central College. (Photo by Woods Studio)
2017 Scholarship Recipients
Riley Donelson - $1,500 Ernest Thorp Family Grace Clark - $1,000 Foundation College Kevin Toohill - $500 I. Jackson & Imogene Blue Raeann Huffman - $500 College