Scholarship Opportunities

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. Applications for the 2024 Foundation Scholars Program are now closed. 

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 2024 Application Period has closed.

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 2023 Conference in Kansas City, MO. Recipients will also receive an academic award of $1,600 or more.  Apply at Ag Future of America Scholarships are now closed. 

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 deadline is now past. 

CCFB Foundation FUEL Grants

Are you pursuing training, college credits, or an associates degree in hands-on agricultural career?  You might qualify for the Foundation’s FUEL Grant program. Apply or find more information at 2024 FUEL applications are now open! Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2024. 



The 2022-2023 CCFB Foundation Scholars are as follows:

Lindsey Aden

William T & Kathryn Luther Henderson Graduate Student Scholarship

Mallory Ames

Mildred Luther Memorial Scholarship

Keagan Busboom

Duane Ehler Memorial Scholarship

Dalton Busboom

Gifford State Bank Scholarship

Jackson Craig

Duane Strunk Memorial Scholarship

Campbell Campbell

CCFB Women’s Committee Scholarship

William Delaney

Clarence & Alma Rayburn Memorial Scholarship

Taylor Dietz

Vincent O. Green Memorial Scholarship

Karson Ewerks

Thomas Hausman Memorial Scholarship
The Atkin’s Group Scholarship

Shannon Flavin

Louis Schwing Scholarship
Champaign County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Kamryn Frost

Murray Family Scholarship
CCFB 100th Anniversary Scholarship

Luke Gordon

Christian Brothers Farm Scholarship

Alyssa Hamilton

Roger Gish Memorial Scholarship

Hallie Harms

Chester & Margaret Hiser Memorial Scholarship

Cale Horsch

Richard & Gloria Rayburn Scholarship

Erica Johnson

Jack & Marjorie Richmond Memorial Scholarship
Kathryn Luther Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Delaney Kamradt

Dale Cochran Illinois Foundation Seeds Scholarship
Katherine Landers

Marie Sitts Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
CCFB President’s Scholarship

Makayla Learned

Gifford Lions Club Scholarship

Alexis Murray

Captain Hank Warfel Memorial Scholarship

Michael Myerscough

Murray Farms Seed Scholarship
Captain Hank Warfel Memorial Scholarship

Amelia Nelson

Gary Grace Memorial Scholarship
CCFB Foundation Board Scholarship

Jackson Place

Ben Louis Memorial Scholarship

Aubrea Rhodes

Margurite Winston Memorial Scholarship

Reece Sarver

Clema Parker Memorial Scholarship

Felicity Schaffer

Gail Broadie Scholarship
CCFB Foundation Board Scholarship

Johanna Schmitz

Longview Bank Scholarship

William Shook

Leslie Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Tessa Smith

Sun Prairie Seeds Scholarship

Raena Stierwalt

Leslie Arps Memorial Scholarship

Sophia Stierwalt

Farm Credit Illinois Scholarship

Kallie Stutsman

William T Henderson Memorial Scholarship for Horticulture

Mae Thomas

Champaign Women’s Club Scholarship
CCFB Foundation Board Scholarship

Destiny Williamson

Joe & Sue Summerville Scholarship

Rachel Wilson

Jennifer & Jackie Esworthy Memorial Scholarship

Dylan Zwilling

Bermingham Family Farms Scholarship

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients
2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients
2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients
2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients
2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients
2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients
2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients