OREGON — The Ogle County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that applications for their 2019 Scholarship Program were available beginning Jan. 4 to graduating high school seniors, or those enrolled at an accredited university.
Farm Bureau members may pick up or have applications mailed. Applications can also be downloaded from the Ogle County Farm Bureau website at www.oglefb.org.
The Don Bybee Memorial Scholarship is jointly funded by the Bybee family and the Ogle County Farm Bureau. Bybee served for many years as a director on the Ogle County Farm Bureau Board and offering this $1,000 scholarship recognizes his passion for offering opportunities for Ogle County youth to advance their education.
Also available is a $1,000 scholarship funded jointly by the Ogle County Pork Producers Association and the Farm Bureau. The Mark Detig Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually. Detig served as past president and director on the pork producers association board of directors and was involved in 4-H youth activities in Ogle County.
These scholarships are in addition to the $1,500 Del Flessner Memorial Scholarship, honoring the former manager of the Ogle County Farm Bureau; and two $1,000 General Farm Bureau Scholarships.
Finally, an Ag Technology Scholarship will be awarded in an amount of $1,000. It will be awarded to students studying in an ag technology field similar to diesel mechanics, crop technician or similar fields of study.
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: must be a high school graduate; must be an Ogle County Farm Bureau member or dependent of a member; must be accepted at an accredited university or college and pursue an agricultural or agricultural-related field of study; must be a resident of Illinois; and must demonstrate a financial need.
Applicants can be graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Applicants successfully completed and submitted will be judged on criteria including: academic performance, demonstrated interest in agriculture, financial need and character/personality.
Those interested in receiving a scholarship application should contact the Ogle County Farm Bureau at 732-2231; or stop by their office at 421 W Pines Rd, in Oregon, Il.
Applications can also be downloaded by visiting www.oglefb.org.
All applications and accompanying materials must be received no later than April 1, 2019.