Check out these college scholarships for students in agricultural fields
DeKalb County SWCD Scholarships
The DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District provides scholarship opportunities for 2022. Scholarship information and applications are posted on their website www.swcdekalbil.org under the News/Events tab.
The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students enrolled fulltime at an accredited two or four-year community college, college, or university, which will lead to a career in a natural resource field.
The scholarship will be awarded in amounts up to $1,000. Scholarship money may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and/or equipment required for courses. Scholarship money may not be used for room and board.
Mail application to: Winnebago County SWCD, 4833 Owen Center Rd. Rockford IL 61101-6007 or email NEILStewardship@gmail.com.
For more information regarding scholarships, please call the DeKalb County SWCD Office at 815-756-3234, ext. 9493. Application deadline is Feb. 15.
DeKalb County 4-H Scholarship
The DeKalb County 4-H Foundation offers a scholarship for current or past DeKalb County 4-H members. Applicants must be high school seniors or in an approved post-high school educational program (junior college, 4-year university, trade school, etc.). Applicants should also be fulltime students.
The recipient will receive a $500 scholarship.
Apply at: https://extension.illinois.edu/bdo/4-h-dekalb-county. Applications are due April 29.
AGCO is offering scholarships to students in Illinois pursuing ag-related college degrees.
• AGCO Parts Platinum Scholarship ($2,500) – One scholarship award will be given to a student who has completed at least one full year of college education in an ag-related field.
• AGCO Global Women’s Network Scholarship ($1,000) – Two scholarships will be provided for the college education of female students pursuing degrees in an ag-related career field.
• AGCO Parts Division Scholarship ($1,000) – Two scholarships will be given for the college education of students pursuing degrees in an ag-related career field.
Applications are available on the Kane County Farm Bureau website: www.kanecfb.com/scholarships or by contacting their Foundation at 630-584-8660. Application deadline is Feb. 15.
John Buck Ag Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the John Buck Memorial Scholarship. High school students in DeKalb, Kane, McHenry, Boone, Lake, DuPage or Will County are eligible to apply.
Two $1,500 scholarships will be given to a high school senior who will be pursuing a college education in an ag-related field.
Applications are available on the Kane County Farm Bureau website at www.kanecfb.com/scholarships or by contacting their Foundation at 630-584-8660. The application deadline is Feb. 15.
Compeer Financial is now accepting applications for its High School Senior Scholarship program.
Graduating high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 scholarships.
The Compeer Financial Scholarship Program is designed for students who will major in agriculture or an agriculture-related field, or have an agricultural or rural background. Students who plan on attending a college, university or technical school are eligible.
To qualify, graduating seniors must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, agricultural and community youth organization involvement.
To apply, students should visit www.compeer.com to download the application form. Applications must be received by March 15.