College Scholarships Due in June

Posted: April 29, 2019

Now is the time to apply for Farm Bureau Foundation College Scholarships!

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation offers the following college scholarships – Ag Discipline, Arden & Dorothy Baie, Medical, Orville A. Olson Ag, and Robert Morley Science scholarships.

Applications for these scholarships are available on the Foundation website:

To qualify, students or their parents must be Farm Bureau members in good standing since Jan. 1, 2017. Those students applying who are 22 years or older must have their own Farm Bureau membership.

Ag Discipline Scholarship

College juniors or seniors enrolled in an agriculture-related degree program may apply for the Ag Discipline Scholarship. Four scholarships will be awarded with a value of $1,200 each.

Those college juniors who received the scholarship last year may reapply for the same scholarship for their senior year, providing they meet the program requirements.

Arden & Dorothy Baie Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of Arden and Dorothy Baie, long-time members of the Farm Bureau. The Baies shared a passion for their farming lifestyle and a commitment to higher education.

The Arden and Dorothy Baie Scholarship is available to college juniors and seniors pursuing any field of study. Two, $1,200 Baie Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students.

Medical Scholarship

The Medical Scholarship program provides funds for students pursuing a degree with a medical discipline. The $2,000 scholarship is available to students studying to become physicians, veterinarians, optometrists, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists or other medical-related professions.

To be eligible, a student must currently be in medical school, accepted to a medical school or a four-year nursing program.

Orville A. Olson Ag Scholarship

This new scholarship was established in memory of Orville A. Olson, a life–time farmer and Farm Bureau member. The Olson scholarship is available to college juniors and seniors majoring in an agriculture-related degree and seeking a career in a field of agriculture. One $1,200 ag scholarship will be awarded.

Robert Morley Science Scholarship

The Morley Science Scholarship provides scholarships to students in science-based curriculums. The scholarship was established in memory of Robert Morley, a former DeKalb science teacher.

The $1,200 scholarship is for juniors and seniors in college with science-related majors.

The general evaluation criteria for all of the Farm Bureau scholarships include: academic performance, participation in school, community activities, and job experience.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications are due by Friday, June 14. 

Dayna Anderson teaches agriculture classes at Somonauk High School and is one of the advisors for the Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA Chapter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education with a technology emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December, 2018. Dayna received Farm Bureau’s Ag Discipline Scholarships during her college years.