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Farm Bureau offering scholarships

Published: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 1:58 p.m. CST

The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation will offer scholarships to area students majoring in agriculture. Over the last 19 years, the Foundation has awarded almost $57,000 to 57 college students. This year the Foundation is offering a graduate student scholarship, which will benefit a Bureau County student furthering their education in agriculture.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must be a Bureau County Farm Bureau member or a dependent of a Bureau County Farm Bureau member and must be pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related field.

Applications are available by contacting the guidance counselors at school systems in Bureau County, the ag advisor at the school, advisors at state colleges and universities or by contacting the Bureau County Farm Bureau office. Applications are also available by email. Applications need to be postmarked by Feb. 28. If the application will be hand delivered to the office, it must be in by 4 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information or to receive an application, contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

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