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Local Ag Students Awarded Scholarships From Farm Credit Illinois

More than $35,000 of scholarships were recently awarded to high school seniors throughout central and southern Illinois pursuing agriculture-related majors and future careers by Farm Credit Illinois. FCI awarded 24 high school seniors a $1,500 agriculture scholarship and two were designated as Urban Agriculture Scholars.


Local scholarship recipients include:


Sierra Day of Cerro Gordo will graduate from Cerro Gordo High School and attend Lake Land College in animal sciences. Her parents are Ronald & Cheryl Day.


Andrew Johnson of Champaign will graduate from Mahomet-Seymour High School and attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in agribusiness, markets and management. His parents are Scott & Kim Johnson.


Kirsten Kapraun of Maroa will graduate from Maroa-Forsyth High School and attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale in agricultural education. Her father is Benjamin Kapraun.


DeVonne “Zoe” Luster of Urbana will graduate from Urbana High School and attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale in agribusiness and zoology. Her mother is Denitra Luster – Urban Agriculture Scholar.


Genevieve VanWye of Atlanta will graduate from Olympia High School and attend Iowa State University in animal science. Her parents are Jerry & Connie VanWye.


This is the thirteenth year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program which has awarded nearly $300,000 to 274 student since 2004. Scholarship selections are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career.

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