2019-2020 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.The Application Deadline has now passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

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 Application Deadline has now passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.


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.

AFA Scholarships Include: AFA Leaders Conference registration, meals and hotel for the November 12-15, 2020 Conference in Kansas City, MO. Recipients will also receive an academic award of $1,600 or more. Apply at are due March 11, 2020. <!– Apply for the Ag Future of America Scholarship –>

IAA Foundation Scholarship Program

Administered by the IAA Foundation (Illinois Farm Bureau), the IAA Foundation Scholarship program is a state-wide application process. All applications are due by the end of the day Saturday, February 1, 2020 with NO EXCEPTIONS. Apply at The Application deadline is February 1, 2020. 


The 2019-2020 CCFB Foundation Scholars are as follows:

Gracyn Allen

Richard & Gloria Rayburn Scholarship

Noah Benedict

Leslie Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
CCFB President’s Scholarship

Emily Bluhm

AgriGold Scholarship

Sara Bohlen

Duane Strunk Memorial Scholarship
Clema Parker Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Borbely

Murray Family Scholarship
Murray Seeds Scholarship

Heidi Brya

Roger Gish Memorial Scholarship

Ellen Bushell

Matthew Prather Memorial Scholarship

J. Adam Crites

Duane Ehler Memorial Scholarship

Max Daly

The Anderson’s Scholarship

Lindsey Decker

Vincent O. Greene Memorial Scholarship

Matt Decker

Premier Cooperative Scholarship

Kinze Ehmen

Christian Brothers Farm Scholarship

Jacob Felsman

Thomas Hausman Memorial Scholarship

JT Franey

CIT Trucks Scholarship
Longview Bank Scholarship

Kia Freese

Joe & Sue Summerville Scholarship

Maddie Fugate

Jack & Marjorie Richmond Memorial Scholarship
CCFB 100th Anniversary Scholarship

Elizabeth Gile

Gary Grace Memorial Scholarship

Stanley Godia

Ben Louis Memorial Scholarship

Grace Holben

Leslie Arps Memorial Scholarship

Sophia Hortin

Vincent O. Greene Memorial Scholarship

Ainsley Jessup

Mahomet Lions Club Scholarship

Andrew Johnson

COUNTRY Financial Scholarship

Riley Knott

Chester & Margaret Hiser Memorial Scholarship
Kristen Kurtz

Jennifer & Jackie Esworthy Memorial Scholarship
Nutrien Scholarship

Morgan Lybarger

Meijer Scholarship

Zachary Martin

Gifford Lions Club Scholarship

Rachel Mihm

Marguerite Winston Memorial Scholarship

Ryan Miller

Ehler Brothers Scholarship

Madison Mitchell

Mildred Luther Memorial Scholarship

Cole Mohr

Farm Credit Illinois Scholarship

Bethany Musick

Marie Sitts Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Champaign Women’s Club Scholarship

Megan Myerscough

William T & Kathryn Luther Henderson Graduate Student Scholarship

Bailey Parks-Moore

David & Sharron Mies Scholarship

Allison Place

Dan Schaefer News-Gazette Farm Leader of the Year Scholarship
Champaign County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Brent Pruitt

Sun Prairie Seeds Scholarship

Calli Robinson

Louis Schwing Endowed Scholarship

Collin Rohl

Gerald & Ruth Compton Memorial Scholarship

Kyley Rothermel

Dale Cochran Illinois Foundation Seeds Scholarship

Josie Runck

Illini FS Scholarship

Michael Sage

Captain Hank Warfel Memorial Scholarship

Claire Smith

CCFB Women’s Committee Scholarship

Jenna Straub

The Atkin’s Group Scholarship
Bayer Crop Science Scholarship

Kylie Terven

Clarence & Alma Rayburn Memorial Scholarship

Riley Williams

Gifford State Bank Scholarship

Madison Wilson

Watson’s Top Crop Channel Seeds Scholarship

2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients
2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients
2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients