College Scholarship Application

    1. Applications for this scholarship will be accepted from students who have earned at least 30 college credit hours prior to the 2022 fall semester. This also applies to graduating high school seniors who have earned Dual Credit status with at least 30 college hours accrued at the time of their high school graduation.
    2. The scholarships include up to six (6) General Studies $500 tuition awards, up to six (6) Agriculture Studies $500 tuition awards, and up to two (2) Non-Traditional Student $500 tuition awards. The tuition awards are to be used during the 2022/2023 academic year. Students must provide proof of student status and all official college transcripts (or photocopies if originals are unavailable).
    3. Up to three (3) additional $500 Agriculture Studies scholarships will be awarded on behalf of the Stephenson County Pork Producers Association.
    4. The number and type of scholarships and award amounts may vary depending on the number and qualifications of applicants, but amounts will not be less than $500. Monies will be sent directly to the recipient’s school and will be applied for the fall 2022 semester unless otherwise specified.
    5. Criteria:
      1. Applicant must be a Stephenson County Farm Bureau member, spouse, or dependent of member (dependent must be 22 years or under – over 22 must have their own membership).
      2. Applicant must have earned 30 credit hours by application time.
      3. Level of financial aid received may be a consideration.
      4. Applicant must have been a Stephenson County Farm Bureau member in good standing for at least one (1) year prior to applying for Foundation scholarship.
    6. Special criteria for Agriculture Studies scholarship
      1. Student must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or an ag-related field
    7. Special criteria for Non-Traditional Scholarship
      1. Student must be at least 22 years of age and returning to school after an absence, job displacement, or other circumstances leading to re-enrollment in college. Students continuing their studies in pursuit of an advanced degree are also eligible.
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      Since financial need is one factor in selecting the recipient of a Stephenson County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship, the following information is critical to the review board in their deliberation. The information is strictly confidential and will only be reviewed by the Foundation’s scholarship review committee.
    210 W. Spring St.
    Freeport, IL 61032

    Phone: 815-232-3186
    Fax: 815-232-0016
    [email protected]
    Stephenson County Farm Bureau(R) is affiliated with the Illinois Farm Bureau(R). Illinois Farm Bureau® is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for Farm Bureau® membership and programs within Illinois.
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