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The objective of the Cook County Farm Bureau® Foundation’s scholarship program is to provide scholarships to college students who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related (or food and fiber) course of study. The General Scholarships are for members of Cook County Farm Bureau with the CONSERV FS scholarship being the exception to that guideline. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of exceptional scholastic ability and financial need. Awards will be sent to the school in the recipient’s name and must be used for the 2020 school year.

 

 

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CCFB Foundation Scholar Winners Announced

 

The Board of Directors of the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation has selected 12 individuals as recipients of the 2020-2021 Scholarship Program.  Katherine Manika of North Riverside was awarded the Howard Paarlberg Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship.  Receiving general farm and food scholarships were Alyson Doherty of Carpentersville; Aidan Walton of Westchester; Jonathon Poole of Chicago; Hannah Doherty of Carpentersville; Colleen Elzinga of Evergreen Park; Daniel Macina of Mt. Prospect; Asher Horcher of Wheeling; Jennifer Miller of Justice; Sierra Nelson of Willow Springs; Thomas Poole of Chicago and Dane Butikofer of LaGrange. A total of $17,000 of scholarship funds were distributed.

 

                          Howard Paarlberg Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship

 

This scholarship is designed to honor Mr. Howard Paarlberg, the first President of the Foundation and President of the Farm Bureau for 18 years. The recipient carries the prestige of being the top-rated applicant and a greater financial reward for the individual.

 

 

Dan Butikofer

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

 

Alyson Doherty

University of Alabama

Hannah Doherty

University of Alabama

Colleen Elzinga

University of Illinois

 

 

Asher Horcher

John Marshall Law School

 

 

Daniel Macina

Michigan State

Jennifer Miller

Illinois State University

 

 

Sierra Nelson

University of Missouri

Jonathan Poole

University of Illinois

Thomas Poole

University of Illinois

 

 

Aidan Walton

Illinois State University

 

Katherine Manika

Howard Paarlberg Award

St. Xavier University

 

The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation was established by the Cook County Farm Bureau to carry out charitable, literary and educational work in Agriculture.  The Foundation Board established the Agricultural Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to students pursuing education for agricultural careers and to encourage the best and brightest young minds to return to Agriculture as their chosen career.

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