Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded a total of $60,000 in scholarships to high school seniors throughout central and Southern Illinois to pursue agriculture-related majors and careers.
Each of the 30 recipients received a $2,000 agriculture scholarship, and four of the students were from Southern Illinois:
• Alec Fewkes will graduate from Woodlawn High School and attend Wabash Valley College to study agricultural production.
• Katie Huff will graduate from Mount Vernon High School and attend Black Hawk College to study pre-veterinary medicine.
• Jordi Oliver will graduate from Vienna High School and attend Lake Land College as an agriculture transfer.
• Alex Remsey will graduate from Cobden High School and attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and biological engineering.
This is the 17th year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded a total of $516,000 to 387 students since 2004. Scholarship selections are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career.
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