Farm Bureau Senior Scholarships

January 27, 2023

High School Seniors may apply for college scholarships

High school seniors can apply now for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation Senior Scholarships.
The Foundation will grant five scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a college education in any field of study.

Heidi Wood of Sycamore was one of the 2022 recipients of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Senior Scholarship. She is a freshman at NIU.

High school seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school in the fall of 2023 are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, a student’s immediate family must be a member in good standing of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Senior Scholarship selection is based on academics, leadership, and community service.

Seniors selected for this scholarship will be awarded $1,200 scholarships.

The scholarship application form is available at:

Students will need to complete the application and submit online. A high school transcript and academic information is also required from high school counselors.

The complete application is due by Thursday, April 6.

Other Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships will offered in the spring for current college students.

Barshinger Scholarship for Indian Creek Students

Applications for the Joe Barshinger Ag Scholarship are now available.

This scholarship was established in 2020 by the Barshinger family in memory of the late Joe Barshinger, a lifelong grain and livestock farmer who farmed in Shabbona and Waterman and was an avid supporter of youth.

Joe Barshinger

The Joe Barshinger Memorial Scholarship is for graduating seniors from Indian Creek High School. Applicant must also be a member of the FFA Chapter or a 4-H Club.

One, $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who plans to attend a community college, university or trade school. Applicant must also be majoring in a field of agriculture.

The scholarship will be administered by the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation and will follow similar guidelines as other Foundation scholarships. To qualify, the applicants’ parents must be members of the Farm Bureau.

Selection of the Joe Barshinger Scholarship recipient will be based on academics (2.5+ GPA), school activities, leadership, and community service.

Indian Creek students may apply online at:

Scholarship deadline is Thursday, April 6.