2021 Scholarship Application Period Now Open

The Henry County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering up to seven scholarships, at a minimum of $1,200.  In addition, Farm Bureau will be administering Wilbert and Carol Keppy Foundation Scholarships, five each in the amount of $3,000.  A new scholarship beginning this year is the Kevin and Karen Urick Farm Bureau Legacy Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000. 

The Henry County Farm Bureau Foundation was formed in the Spring of 1984 to carry out charitable, scientific, literary, and educational work in the field of agriculture.  The Foundation awards scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors and college students pursing degrees in Agriculture.

Wilbert and Carol Keppy farmed and raised hogs along the Osco slab for decades.  The Keppy’s were instrumental in starting the Henry County Pork Producers and were among a group of pork producers throughout the state that started the Illinois Pork Producers in the early 1960s. The Keppy Foundation annually provides scholarships for students in Henry County.

New scholarship beginning in 2021 is the Kevin and Karen Urick Farm Bureau Legacy Scholarship.  The scholarship honors a recipient from a farm family, that has been involved for multiple generations, in Henry County Farm Bureau.  Farm Bureau has impacted the Urick family for multiple generations.  This scholarship is designed to honor the organization that has served as an educational, social, and economic tool for its members, as the “Voice of Agriculture” in Henry County, since 1917.

Any student who qualifies under the guidelines may submit an application for either or all scholarships.  Applications will be judged separately.   

Applications must be received by or postmarked to the Henry County Farm Bureau® office, 128 N. Prospect Street, Cambridge, by March 15, 2021.  The Foundation Board will make the final selections after the deadline.

Applications may be obtained at www.henrycofarmbureau.org or by emailing manager@henrycofarmbureau.org

If you have any questions concerning the scholarship applications or the Farm Bureau Foundation, please contact the Henry County Farm Bureau at (309) 937-2411.