FREEPORT, Ill. — The R. C. Miller Agriculture Scholarship Fund is seeking individuals interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Funds are given to help college and university students who are, or will be, studying agriculture, natural resources, or related programs with an emphasis in conservation. Those chosen to receive the award will receive a $1000 scholarship.
To be eligible to apply, individuals must be residents of Stephenson County and be enrolled in an agriculture or related degree program with an emphasis in conservation. Applicants must be accepted at their chosen college or university and be a full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
The Stephenson County 4-H and Extension Foundation Board is responsible for selection of the scholarship winners, and past recipients may re-apply for consideration each year.
The R.C. Miller Scholarship was established by Miller, a life long Stephenson County resident and ardent supporter of agriculture, natural resources and conservation. Miller, who died in 2007, left a legacy in the community for his support of a variety of programs and efforts, especially youth and conservation causes.
To receive an application, please call the U of I Extension-Stephenson County at 815-235-4125 or see this link for a list of this one and other scholarship opportunities:
Completed applications are due by June 21, 2019 to the U of I Extension Office-Stephenson County, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd, Freeport. If requested, the application can be emailed to applicants for completion.
— University of Illinois Extension
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