Hancock County FB Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 3

The objective of the Hancock County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship program is to provide scholarships to college bound students who major in agriculture, agribusiness, ag- related courses or have a general interest in agriculture, and to support students with an agriculture background. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability and/or financial need. Three scholarships are typically awarded in the amount of $1000.00 each. One scholarship may be given in general studies/other major. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to apply. Only typed applications will be reviewed by the judges.

All applicants must meet these eligibility guidelines:

A) Be a high school senior, high school graduate or current college student;

B) Exhibit potential for successful completion of course of study;

C) Be a resident of Illinois; and

D) Be a Hancock County Farm Bureau member or dependent of a member at the time of the award.

The criteria for awarding the scholarships are as follows:

(1) Academic performance and honors

(2) Rank in class

- Demonstrate an interest in agriculture and agribusiness

- Financial need

- Evidence of self-help. How is the student contributing financially to his/her education?

- Character and personality

(3) Maturity

(4) Industriousness and motivation

(5) Intellectual interest

(6) Moral character

(7) Demonstrated leadership

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