2021 CCFB Foundation Scholars

Scholarship Opportunities


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. The Freese application period is now closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Ag Future of America (AFA) Leader & Academic Scholarships

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 2022 Conference in Kansas City, MO. Recipients will also receive an academic award of $1,600 or more. The AFA application has ended. 

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 This application has closed. 

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. The application period is now closed. Check back here in the Fall of 2022 for the 2023 Foundation Scholars Program application.


The 2021-2022 CCFB Foundation Scholars are as follows:

Lindsey Aden

Gifford State Bank Scholarship
Champaign Women’s Club Scholarship

Gracyn Allen

The Atkin’s Group Scholarship

Josie Amerio

Louis Schwing Scholarship

Mallory Ames

Farm Credit Illinois Scholarship
Marguerite Winston Memorial Scholarship

Noah Benedict

COUNTRY Financial Scholarship
Duane Strunk Memorial Scholarship

Sara Bohlen

Chester & Margaret Hiser Memorial Scholarship

Heidi Brya

Clema Parker Memorial Scholarship

Emma Carmien

Marie Sitts Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Jada Davis

The Anderson’s Scholarship

Lindsey Decker

Leslie Arps Memorial Scholarship
Meijer Scholarship

William Delaney

Leslie Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Felsman

Thomas Hausman Memorial Scholarship

Shannon Flavin

Joe & Sue Summerville Scholarship

Kia Freese

Dale Cochran Illinois Foundation Seeds Scholarship

Sophia Hortin

Mildred Luther Memorial Scholarship
Roger Gish Memorial Scholarship

Ainsley Jessup

Jack & Marjorie Richmond Memorial Scholarship
Erica Johnson

Mahomet Lions Club Scholarship

Riley Knott

Champaign County Farm Bureau Board of Director’s Scholarship

Makayla Learned

Christian Brothers Scholarship

Emily Lopez

Captain Hank Warfel Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Miller

Gifford Lions Club Scholarship

Cole Mohr

William T & Kathryn Luther Henderson Graduate Student Scholarship

Amelia Nelson

Vincent O Greene Memorial Scholarship
CCFB 100th Anniversary Scholarship

Bailey Parks-Moore

Champaign County Farm Bureau President’s Scholarship
Ben Louis

Allison Place

Jennifer & Jackie Esworthy Memorial Scholarship

Michael Sage

Duane Ehler Memorial Scholarship

Felicity Schaffer

William T Henderson Horticulture Scholarship

Abby Schlueter

Gary Grace Memorial Scholarship

Carlee Scott

Clarence & Alma Rayburn Memorial Scholarship

William Shook

Bermingham Family Farms Scholarship

Tessa Smith

Champaign County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Scholarship

Alayna Stalter

Richard & Gloria Rayburn Scholarship

Rachel Wilson

Sun Prairie Seeds Scholarship

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients
2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients
2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients
2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients
2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients