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2024 Scholarship Program

The McDonough County Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship applications will be available from February 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. Students who reside in McDonough County,  are pursuing an agricultural-related degree at an accredited institution of higher education, and are a high school senior, high school graduate, or current college student may apply. All completed applications must be submitted by the end of the day March 31, 2024. Up to $3000 will be awarded. 

These scholarships are awarded to individuals who show excellence in scholarship, leadership, and/or financial need. We continue this scholarship program with hopes to help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce. 

If you have any questions about eligibility, the application, or have technical difficulties please contact our office at 309-837-3350 or

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for
McDonough County Students

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Recipients! 

We are happy to announce the 2023 scholarship recipients (from left to right, in the picture below), Gracyn Welsh, Leah Sargeant, Grace Dunseth, Braydon DeCounter, and Carter Hoge. These five individuals plan to continue their higher education within the agriculture field and have demonstrated great success in scholarship, leadership, and community involvement. 

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