Foundation

Deadline past: March 2nd, 2018. If interested in applying for next year’s scholarships, contact the Farm Bureau for information not answered on our website!

The Edgar County Farm Bureau® Foundation is offers 3 scholarships.  One valued at $2000, one valued at $1000 provided at the conclusion of an internship, and one valued at $500.

The $2000 scholarship is offered to a college bound Edgar County Farm Bureau® “MM” or “Voting” member, or a dependent of an “MM” or “Voting” member.

All applicants for the $2000 scholarship must meet these eligibility guidelines:

  • Be a high school senior who is college bound
  • Exhibit potential for successful completion of course study
  • Be an Edgar County Farm Bureau® “MM” or “Voting” member or dependent of such Voting Member

All applicants for the $1000 internship must meet these eligibility guidelines:

  • It is important to read the Internship Description on Edgar County Farm Bureau website at http://www.edgarcfb.org/scholarships/
  • Exhibit potential for successful completion of course study and an ability to work in an office environment providing administrative tasks and duties
  • Be an Edgar County Farm Bureau ®  member, spouse or dependent of such member*
  • A committee will select a number of applicants to be given a brief interview. A final selection will be made following the interview.
  • Preference will be given to MM members but all members are eligible

All applicants for the $500 scholarship must meet these eligibility guidelines:

  • Exhibit potential for successful completion of course study
  • Be an Edgar County Farm Bureau ® “A” or “Associate” member, spouse or dependent of such Associate Member.

The criteria for awarding the scholarships are as follows:

  • Scholarship
    • Academic performance and honors
    • Rank in Class
  • Financial Need
  • Evidence of self-help.  How is the student contributing financially to his/her education?
  • Character and personality (Demonstrated leadership, motivation, etc.).

Please be aware of the eligibility requirements as you check mark which scholarships you wish to apply to below. If you have any questions please contact the Edgar County Farm Bureau at 217-465-8511 or manager@edgarcfb.org

The Edgar County Farm Bureau Foundation is committed to assuring agriculture’s future through our funding of quality agriculture programs. The Foundation provides $3500 dollars in scholarships and an internship opportunity for one of the scholarship recipients. This internship opportunity allows for students to gain real-world experience the classroom cannot teach you.

Scholarships are typically made available in December, and applications due in February.

Trivia Night 2015Edgar County Farm Bureau Foundation funds efforts to support agriculture and education, with a specific focus on funding Agriculture in the Classroom and administering a college scholarship program.  From time to time, ECFB Foundation funds worthy causes supporting agriculture and farm families such as flood relief drives or tornado aid.

General donations to Edgar County Farm Bureau Foundation support ongoing and future efforts to support Edgar county farm families and agriculture education efforts.  Please feel free to contact Edgar County Farm Bureau to discuss specific wishes for your contribution.

Winning Trivia team 2015