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Rochelle News-Leader | 2022 scholarship applications available Jan. 4

The Ogle County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that applications for the 2022 Scholarship Program will be available starting January 4 for high school graduates, or those enrolled at an accredited university.

Farm Bureau members can pick up or mail orders. Applications can also be downloaded from the Ogle County Farm Bureau website at www.oglefb.org.

The Don Bybee Memorial Scholarship is jointly funded by the Bybee Family and the Ogle County Farm Office. Mr. Bye has served for many years as a Director on the Board of the Ogle County Farm Bureau and offers this $1,000 scholarship in recognition of his passion for providing opportunities to Ogle County youth to advance their education.

There is also a $1,000 scholarship funded jointly by the Ogle County Pork Producers Association and the Farm Bureau. The Marc Dettig Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually. Mr. Dettig served as a former Chairman and Director of the Pork Producers Association Board of Directors and was involved in 4-H Youth Activities in Ogle County.

These scholarships are in addition to the $1,500 Del Flessner Memorial Scholarship, which honors the former Director of the Ogle County Farm Office; and two farm general office grants totaling $1,000.

George R. Scholarship Lefevre Memorial is a $1,000 scholarship funded by Jeff and Joyce Tremble’s family and farm office. It honors Mr. LeFevre throughout his life of service to agriculture and youth education in Ogle County. It will be awarded to a recipient studying in the field of agriculture.

The Mary R. LeFevre Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship funded by the Jeff and Joyce Tremble family and farm office. It honors Ms. Lefevre for her dedicated service to the health care profession and her participation in the education of young people. It will be awarded to a recipient studying in a healthcare related field.

Finally, the Ag Technology Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. It will be awarded to students studying in an AG technology field similar to diesel mechanics, crop technician, or similar fields of study.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: Must be a high school graduate; Must be a member of the Ogle County Farm Bureau or affiliated with a member; You must be accepted to an accredited university or college and pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or agriculture; Must be a resident of Illinois and must demonstrate financial need.

Applicants may be graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Successfully completed and submitted applications will be judged based on criteria including: academic performance, demonstrated interest in agriculture, financial and personal/personal need.

Those wishing to receive a scholarship application should contact the Ogle County Farm Bureau at 732-2231; Or stop by their office at 421 W. Pines Rd. in Oregon. Applications can also be downloaded by visiting our website at www.oglefb.org

All applications and accompanying materials must be received no later than April 1, 2022.

Agriculture students, members of the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), spouses and children are eligible to apply for 82 undergraduate scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau. The scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $7,500, totaling $159,500 for the 2022-23 academic year.

Students can apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA scholarships, where winners will receive $5,000. Another $7,500 prize goes to the Illinois Farm Office of Leadership Legacy Scholarship winner. In addition to family scholarships often created to honor the memory of a loved one, the IAA offers scholarships on behalf of organizations such as Prairie Farms Dairy. For the year 2022, the IAA has the honor to administer the newly created Alvin Eigenrauch Memorial Scholarship and Steve Willits Memorial Scholarship. In addition, three new fellowships have been added to support students pursuing advanced degrees.

All applicants must be current high school seniors or students already enrolled at an accredited college or university. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, leadership experience, participation in activities, and community service. Previous IAA Foundation Scholarship winners are eligible to apply again if the scholarship allows.

A full list of available scholarships and eligibility guidelines is available on the Foundation’s website, www.iaafoundation.org. Application opens January 1, 2022 and must be completed online by February 15, 2022.

For more information, contact your county farm office, the IAA at

309-557-2232, or email Jennifer Smith at [email protected] .

“There are three stages to a man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” -Bob Phillips

Ron Kern is the manager of the Ogle County Farm Bureau.


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