Scholarships

2018 Thomas Lincoln Scholarship

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Thomas Lincoln Scholarship, awarded annually in memory of Thomas Lincoln, a Knox County Farm Bureau Young Farmer who died in a tragic car accident.

A $1000 scholarship will be given in the spring of 2018 to a graduating high school senior who is a Knox County resident and has been accepted into an agricultural or agricultural-related curriculum at any college or university in the fall of 2018.  For more information, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309/342-2036 or e-mail: knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org  Applications are due February 13, 2018.  Find an application HERE!

 

2018 KCFB Foundation Scholarship

The Knox County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship is open to Knox County residents who will be a sophomore, junior, senior, or full-time graduate student at a college or university during the fall 2018 semester.  Preference is given to applicants who have a farm background and/or are studying an agricultural-related or communication-related field. 

This is the second year the KCFB Foundation will award this $1000 scholarship.  For more information, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309/342-2036 or e-mail: knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org.  Applications are due February 13, 2018. Find an application HERE!

 

O'Connor Family Scholarship

The Knox County Farm Bureau O'Connor Family Scholarship is open to Knox County residents who will be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or full-time graduate student at a college or university during the fall 2018 semester.  Preference is given to applicants who have a farm background, are studying an agricultural-related or communication-related field, and demonstrate financial need.  For more information, please contact the Knox County Farm Bureau office at 309/342-2036 or e-mail: knoxcfb@knoxcfb.org.  Applications are due February 13, 2018. Find an application HERE!

 

Don Teel Scholarship

The Don Teel Scholarship is a product of many who were privileged to experience the contribution Don made to agriculture. Members of Knox County agricultural organizations and individuals have joined together in hopes of helping provide an opportunity for young people to pursue higher education in an agricultural or related field.

Each year applicants will be considered for one $500 scholarship. Applicants must have a home address within Knox County and be a past or present 4-H member. They must be enrolled as a full-time student in a university or community college with a declared agriculture or related course of study.

Applications are available HERE. Completed applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2018 to the Knox County Farm Bureau. 

 

2018 IAA Foundation Scholarship Opens 12/1/2017

 

2017 Scholars

Carrie Baker is the daughter of Douglas and Nichol Baker of rural Maquon. Carrie is the 2017 Knox County Farm Bureau Scholar and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.  Carrie is currently a Junior, majoring in Communications and Agribusiness, at Greenville College. In the future, Carrie hopes to work in Public Relations for an Agribusiness Company.

Easton Beard is the son of Jennifer and Jason Beard of Dahinda.  Easton is the 2017 O’Connor Family Collegiate Scholar and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.  Easton is studying Pre-Veterinarian Science at Black Hawk College East, with the future goal of achieving his Doctorate of Veterinarian Science to assist farmers with their livestock needs.

Madelyn Main is the daughter of Pete and Christi Main of Altona.  Madelyn is the 2017 Thomas Lincoln Memorial Scholar and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.  Madelyn will be graduating from ROWVA High School this Spring and will be studying Agriculture Studies at Iowa State University in the Fall. 

Benjamin Warner is the son of Nancy Warner of Williamsfield.  Benjamin is the 2017 O’Connor Family High School Scholar and the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.  Benjamin will be graduating from Willimsfiled High School this Spring and will be studying Agricultural Engineering at Iowa State University in the fall.