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. All applications must be received by 11:59PM on January 31, 2023. This application is 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. Complete applications are due February 15, 2023. 

Freese Scholarship App 2023

Freese Scholarship Recommendation 2023


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 due by March 9, 2023. 

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 will open on January 1st, 2023 and are Due February 15, 2023.  

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 FUEL applications are now open.



The 2022-2023 CCFB Foundation Scholars are as follows:

Gracyn Allen

The Anderson’s Inc Scholarship

Josie Amerio

Champaign County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Clema Parker Memorial Scholarship

Mallory Ames

Chester & Margaret Hiser Memorial Scholarship
Louis Schwing Scholarship

Heidi Brya

Marguerite Winston Memorial Scholarship

Jackson Craig

Duane Strunk Memorial Scholarship

Anna Crites

Gifford Lions Club Scholarship

Campbell Cruse

Clarence & Alma Rayburn Memorial Scholarship

Jada Davis

The Atkins Group Scholarship
Bayer Crop Sciences & DeKalb Seed Scholarship

William Delaney

Leslie Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Jack & Marjorie Richmond Memorial Scholarship

Karson Ewerks

Thomas Hausman Memorial Scholarship
College of ACES Scholarship

Shannon Flavin

United Prairie Scholarship
Murray Seeds Scholarship

Kia Freese

Nutrien Scholarship
Roger Gish Memorial Scholarship

Avian Gerdes

Longview Bank Scholarship

Alyssa Hamilton

Jennifer & Jackie Esworthy Memorial Scholarship
Parkland College Scholarship

George (Henry) Hornbrook

CIT Trucks Scholarship

Cale Horsch

Richard & Gloria Rayburn Scholarship
Sophia Hortin

Bermingham Family Farm Scholarship
Mildred Luther Memorial Scholarship

Ainsley Jessup

Marie Sitts Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Erica Johnson

Gary Grace Memorial Scholarship
Leslie Arps Memorial Scholarship

Delaney Kamradt

Murray Family Scholarship

Katherine Landers

Vincent O Green Memorial Scholarship
Sun Prairie Seeds Scholarship

Makayla Learned

Gifford State Bank Scholarship
Ehler Brothers/AgriGold Scholarship

Ryan Miller

Christian Brothers Scholarship

Amelia Nelson

Captain Hank Warfel Memorial Scholarship

Grant Odle

Dale Cochran Illinois Foundation Seeds Scholarship
CCFB President’s Scholarship

Jackson Place

Farm Credit Illinois Scholarship
CCFB Women’s Committee Scholarship

Kyley Rothermel

Champaign Women’s Club Scholarship

Felicity Schaffer

William T Henderson Memorial Scholarship for Horticulture
CCFB 100th Anniversary Scholarship

Randy William Shook

Duane Ehler Memorial Scholarship

Claire Smith

William T & Kathryn Luther Henderson Graduate Student Scholarship

Tessa Smith

Illini FS Scholarship

Mae Thomas

Ben Louis Memorial Scholarship

Destiny Williamson

Joe & Sue Summerville Scholarship

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