Scholarship opportunities are now available!
The Cook County Farm Bureau® Foundation enhances the future of agriculture by providing college scholarships to members, dependents and others seeking a major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculturally related course of study with intent on an agriculturally related career. The CCFB Foundation is intent on supporting future generations to help assure a well-qualified, professional agricultural workforce in the Chicagoland area and Illinois.
For 2023, the CCFB Foundation is pleased to offer multiple scholarship opportunities totaling $16,000 in supporting funds. To read about the different scholarships you can apply for, please click here.
The scholarship application period is from December 1, 2022 to February 15, 2023.
Click here to download a printable application that can be completed and mailed to our office.
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(If you choose this option, please be sure to complete and email this Signature Sheet to finalize your application submission).
Recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program have been announced...
The Board of Directors of the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation have selected six individuals as recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program. They are:
Jessica Biernacki of Tinley Park - Howard Paarlberg Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship
Andrew Smits of Sauk Village
Katherine Manika of North Riverside
Jennifer Miller of Justice
Elijah Fiorke of Orland Park
Matthew Smits of Sauk Village
A total of $15,500 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 16 years. The recipient carries the prestige of being the top-rated applicant and a greater financial reward for the individual.
2022 Scholarship Recipient Winners
Grand Canyon University
Howard Paarlberg Award
Illinois State University
University of Michigan
University of Illinois
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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Past Scholarship Recipient "Thank You" Videos