CCFB Foundation Scholars Program
The Foundation Scholars Program offers support to college bound students majoring in an agricultural or related field. Applicants must reside within Champaign County, or be a graduate of a Champaign County High School; and be accepted as a full time student in an agricultural related degree area.
NOTE: The application process has changed. Please pay special attention to be sure your application is complete. Application period ends January 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Other Scholarship Opportunities Available from the CCFB Foundation
Freese Memorial Scholarship
Administered on behalf of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville, the CCFB Foundation is proud to offer the Freese Memorial Scholarship. Through the foresight and generous contribution of Ed and Helen Freese, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville, Thomasboro, Illinois, is able to offer scholarships to sons and daughters of farmers. Immanuel is committed to rural America and seeks to minister to the special needs of those involved in agriculture. We hope to support needy and deserving sons and daughters of farmers in any area of study they choose. Applicants must be from Champaign, Ford or Vermilion Counties. Application period ends February 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Download the Freese Application Here: Freese-Scholarship-App-2021
A complete application will include 2 references submitted using our Freese Recommendation Form found here: Freese Scholarship Recommendation Form
AFA provides academic scholarships in partnership with the CCFB Foundation and other community based organizations and Universities. Recipients of the CCFB Foundation & AFA scholarship will be graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates. Applicants should be pursuing a four year degree in an agriculture or food related field.
This year we are excited to offer 2 AFA Scholarships which include: AFA Leaders Conference registration, meals and hotel for the November 2021 Conference in Kansas City, MO. Recipients will also receive an academic award of $1,600 or more.
The Foundation will also be awarding two Conference Attendance-only Scholarships which include AFA Leaders Conference registration, meals and hotel for November 2021 Conference in Kansas City, MO. (If you are a past AFA attendee you need not apply for this award. Please email Kirk@ccfarmbureau.com and tell us that you’d like to be considered for this award.)
Apply at www.agfuture.org/scholarships. Applications are now being accepted and are due in full by March 10, 2021.
IAA Foundation Scholarship Program
Administered by the IAA Foundation (Illinois Farm Bureau), the IAA Foundation Scholarship program is a state-wide application process. Apply at www.iaafoundation.org Applications are due by February 15, 2021.
Additional Scholarship Links
Farm Credit Illinois Agricultural Scholarship Program Deadline: March 12, 2021
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The 2020-2021 CCFB Foundation Scholars are as follows:
The Anderson’s Scholarship
CCFB Women’s Committee Scholarship
Captain Hank Warfel Memorial Scholarship
The Gifford Bank Scholarship
Vincent Greene Memorial Scholarship
Ag Future of America Leadership Scholarship
Duane Strunk Memorial Scholarship
Jack & Marjorie Richmond Scholarship
Farm Credit Illinois Scholarship
Murray Seed Scholarship
Clema Parker Memorial Scholarship
Marguerite Winston Memorial Scholarship
Clarence & Alma Rayburn Memorial Scholarship
Champaign County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Illini FS Scholarship
Thomas Hausman Memorial Scholarship
Joe & Sue Summerville Scholarship
Louis Schwing Scholarship
Matthew Prather Memorial Scholarship
CCFB 100th Anniversary Scholarship
Richard & Gloria Rayburn Scholarship
Bermingham Family Farms Scholarship
Ag Future of America Leadership Scholarship
Ben Louis Memorial Scholarship
Mildred Luther Memorial Scholarship
Longview Bank Scholarship
COUNTRY Financial Scholarship
Duane Ehler Memorial Scholarship
Champaign Women’s Club Scholarship
Christian Brothers Scholarship
Leslie Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
CIT Trucks Scholarship
Bayer Crop Science & DeKalb Seeds Scholarship
Murray Family Scholarship
William & Kathryn Luther Henderson Graduate Student Scholarship
Gary Grace Memorial Scholarship
Dr. David & Sharron Mies Scholarship
Dale Cochran Illinois Foundation Seeds Scholarship
Roger Gish Memorial Scholarship
Leslie Arps Memorial Scholarship
Chester & Margaret Hiser Memorial Scholarship
Mahomet Lions Club Scholarship
CCFB President’s Scholarship
The Atkin’s Group Scholarship
Marie Sitts Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Ehler Brothers/BASF Scholarship
Gifford Lions Club Scholarship