Kelby is the son of Kent and Barbara Burns of Coulterville. He will be a 2017 graduate from Sparta High School and currently attending Rend Lake College studying Agricultural Mechanics. Kelby feels that this scholarship will help him pay for his tuition and books, travel expenses, and housing expenses. It will also allow him to work towards the goal of an Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Mechanics. Kelby would like to thank individuals that have donated to the Foundation for investing in his future of agriculture. Their generous donations will help him and others succeed in their educational goals.
Kayla is the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Cowell of Sparta. She will be a 2018 graduate of Sparta High School and will attend Murray State University majoring in Agriculture Education. Kayla believes that with the help of this scholarship, she will be able to focus more on her schoolwork, rather than worrying about how she will compensate for her educational expenses. Also, this scholarship will allow her to engage in opportunities, classes, or experiences, that otherwise may not have been an option for her due to the expensive fees most require. All in all, with the help of this scholarship she will be able to go above and beyond her educational goals. She would like to thank everyone who donates to the Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation. This scholarship provides a helping hand to many students every year to reach their educational and professional goals. Once again, thank you for all of the hard work put in to provide her and many others with this wonderful blessing.
Hannah is the daughter of Les and Diane Ehlers of Campbell Hill. She is a 2016 graduate of Trico High School, has been attending Kaskaskia College, and plans to transfer to SUI Carbondale in the fall. Hannah feels she will be able to reach her dream of being a veterinarian and receiving this scholarship allows her to further her education to make that dream happen.
She would like to say Thank You to the individuals that continue to support the local Farm Bureau. Without their continued help and support, students would not be able to continue their education in the agriculture industry.
Danyelle is the daughter of Darwin Eilers and Dawn Franklin of Ava. She will be a 2018 graduate of Trico HS and plans to attend John A. Logan in the fall studying Agribusiness. Danyelle feels that she will be able to accomplish many things. She says that because of the fact that she is going to live at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois, she will need funds to pay for her housing. This scholarship would help her greatly with this burden. Danyelle also feels that those who have sacrificed their own time and finances to donate to the foundation deserve a huge thank you. She would like to thank them for their dedication to the foundation and for their relentless support.
Grace is the daughter of Michael and Sara Koester of Red Bud. She will be a 2018 graduate of COSLHS in Evansville and will attend SIU Carbondale studying Animal Science. Grace feels that with the help of this scholarship, she will be able to achieve a bachelors degree in Animal Science. This scholarship will be used to help pay for her college tuition. She would like to sincerely thank the individuals who donated to the foundation. Without these generous donors, she would not be able to experience the opportunities she has with the help of this scholarship.
Lexi is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Luebkemann of Red Bud. She will be a 2018 graduate of COSLHS in Evansville and will attend Lake Land College in Mattoon in the fall studying Ag-Business. Lexi feels that she will be able to accomplish her education and save for her future with the help of the Randolph County Farm Bureau Scholarship. She would like to thank everyone who donated to the Foundation! The donation is a huge help in the next steps of achieving her dream.
Conner is the son of Michael and Charlene Stewart of Coulterville. He will be a 2018 graduate from Coulterville High School and will attend Kaskaskia College majoring in Agriculture. Conner believes that with this scholarship money, he will be able to achieve his goal of getting a degree in agriculture. He will then use that knowledge to work in the area of agriculture. Conner’s dream is to turn his family farm into a micro-farm, using his knowledge to further his farm's development. Conner wants to say thank you. He has worked at the ice cream stand throughout the years and knows the dedication and hard work that is put into making money on the ice cream that can then be used for the scholarship money. Conner feels that it is very kind of the Farm Bureau to have this scholarship program for students. This will help him achieve his dreams, Conner thanks you again.