Farm Credit Illinois Offering Scholarships & Grants

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Farm Credit Illinois is once again offering scholarships to high school seniors in the state.

Liz Koehler, marketplace communication specialist for Farm Credit, told WGEL the scholarships are available to seniors who plan to pursue an agriculture related major and career.

To apply, students can visit www.FarmCreditIL.com. Two applications are available. One is for traditional agriculture scholarships. The other type is urban agriculture scholarships, for students who didn’t grow up in a traditional farm setting.

24 scholarships worth $1,500 will be awarded.

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Farm Credit also offers community improvement grants, according to Koehler.

The $250 grants help local 4H clubs and FFA chapters complete projects in their respective communities.

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The application deadline for scholarships and grants is February 29th.

Farm Credit Illinois has 14 regional offices in the southern 60 counties of Illinois. The closest one is in Highland.