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2019 Scholarship Application

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 recipient’s name and must be used for the 2019 school year.

 

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Meet our 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Jonathon Poole

Poole attends the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a major in Food Science and Technology. He has been a member of the FFA Program. Jonathon is the son of Thomas and Susan Poole of Chicago.

Aleksander Jura

Jura attends the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a major in Chemistry and minor is Molecular and Cellular Biology. Aleksander's goal is to aid in growth and production of livestock through studying the variety of nutrients that are being fed to the animals. Aleks is the son of Wieslaw & Malgorzata Jura of Glenview.

Colleen Elzinga

Elzinga attends University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a major in Veterinary Medicine. She is an aspiring veterinarian planning on going into a mixed practice of small animals and agricultural species. Colleen is the daughter of Dean & Mari Elzinga of Evergreen Park.

Thomas Poole

Poole attends the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana as he seeks a Master's in Business Administration with an Agricultural Focus. He has been a member of the FFA Program and an active member of the CHSAS Horticulture Greenhouse Team. Thomas is the son of Thomas and Susan Poole of Chicago.

Aidan Walton

Walton attends Illinois State University with a major in Agribusiness and a Spanish minor. His goal is to work for an Agribusiness that helps people across the nation and possibly the world. Aidan is the son of Leah Walton of Westchester.

Daniel Macina

Macina attends Michigan State University with a major in Animal Science and Intergrative Biology. These degrees will allow him to achieve his goals of doing research on animal behavior. Daniel is the son of David & Michelle Macina of Mt. Prospect.

Andrew Smits

Smits will attend Purdue University where he will study landscape design. Andrew's goal is to have his own landscaping company as part of Smits Farm. He is the son of Carl & Debra Smits of Chicago Heights.