Foundation Scholars Program

The objective of the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation is to provide educational opportunities that impact the future of the food and agricultural industry throughout Champaign County. Through our Foundation Scholars Program, we are proud to support students with the knowledge, passion and motivation to make a difference in the agricultural industry.

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Have been a resident of Champaign County while enrolled in high school, or be a graduate of a high school located in Champaign County
  • Have been accepted for enrollment, or be currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. A full-time student will be enrolled in, and complete, at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Majoring in an agricultural related field of study, leading to a career which impacts the agricultural industry.
  • Applicants must maintain successful grade point average.
    • Students applying as a current senior in High School must maintain a 2.0 GPA or better.
    • When applying as a current college freshman, sophomore or junior, applicant must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Completed applications should be submitted no later than February 1, 2019.
  • Any application submitted incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered.

NOTE: A complete application will include the attachment of the following:

  • A senior portrait or current photo.
  • Current academic information. This will include cumulative and fall 2018 grade point averages and proof of ACT score (HS Seniors).
  • Two references have submitted, or will be submitting, positive recommendations using the forms found on the CCFB Foundation website.  Scholarship Recommendation Form

Successful candidates will be awarded a scholarship of no less than $1,000. The number of awards extended and their respective values are at the discretion of the CCFB Foundation Board of Directors.

Awards will be announced in spring 2019. Scholarship funds will be released directly to scholar’s college or university after the successful completion of the fall 2019 semester and reporting of grades to the CCFB Foundation.

Please contact the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation with any questions:

Kirk Builta, Executive Director
801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite A
Champaign, IL 61821
kirk@ccfarmbureau.com
Office: 217-352-5235
Cell: 217-621-5405

Scholarship Application

  • (Used only to deposit scholarship funds into your student account)
  • (Please notify the CCFB Foundation should you choose to attend a college or university other than that specified above.)
  • High School Seniors - Please attach to this application a certified transcript confirming GPA, class rank and ACT score. College Students - Please attach to this application your most recent transcript.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    Please attach to this application a senior photo or other appropriate portrait. Be sure to include your name as part of the file name (ex. John_Doe.jpg).
  • In the space provided, please answer the following:

    Please provide examples of the five most meaningful/influential activities in which you have participated. Using the space provided explain how or why these experiences impacted your personal growth. Examples could be from academic, school or campus activities, clubs, athletics, church or faith-based initiatives, hobbies, family, community involvement, work history, or any other influential life experience.
  • Essay Question:

    The CCFB Foundation supports students with the knowledge, passion and motivation to positively impact the future of the food and agricultural industry. In the space provided explain how you intend to use your chosen area of study to impact agriculture in a positive way.
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