Sarah Birchler - Sarah is the daughter of Gregory Birchler of Red Bud. She will be a 2020 graduate of Red Bud High School and plans to major in Agriculture Business and Science in Agriculture at Rend Lake College. With the help of this scholarship, Sarah feels she will be able to accomplish more with her academics, such as, taking extra classes and participating in new activities. She also feels that this scholarship will allow her to save more money for future expenses. She would personally like to thank all individuals who have donated to the foundation for not only helping benefit her college career, but for supporting other students as well. She greatly appreciates your generosity and wishes you the best with your careers as she prepares to start her own.
Kayla Cowell - Kayla is the daughter of Charles and Rebecca Cowell of Sparta. She graduated from Sparta High School in 2018 and is attending Murray State University majoring in Agricultural Technologies. Kayla feels that with the help of this scholarship, she will be able to focus fully on school without having the weight of a financial burden lurking in the back of her mind. Additionally, the scholarship helps her graduate with less debt, allowing her to focus more on advancing her career than paying her student loans. She feels that these scholarships help so many students and wants to thank those who are donating their money and easing the financial burden college can place on students. Thank you once again, I feel as if I cannot say that enough.
Hannah Ehlers - Hannah is the daughter of Les and Diane Ehlers of Campbell Hill. She is a 2016 graduate of Trico High School and has attended Kaskaskia College and SIU Carbondale.
Johanna Hooten - Johanna is the daughter of Jeffery and Mary Hooten of Red Bud. She will be a 2020 graduate of Gibault Catholic High School and plans to major in Agricultural Science – Horticulture at Murray State University. This scholarship will help her to receive a high-quality education through the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University. At Murray State University, they are very big about independent research projects. Not many schools do these projects in Undergraduate School which means that she will be ahead of her peers when applying to jobs in the future. She also hopes to be able to grow a larger network of people she knows in positions in leadership while attending college which will also be beneficial in her future job search. Without the help of this scholarship none of the above would be possible. Johanna would like to thank each and every person who made this scholarship possible. This scholarship helps her as well as others like herself to be able to achieve their goals and life-long dreams. When you donate to the Randolph County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship, you are investing in your community. The students who graduate from college with the help of this scholarship are coming back to Randolph County and surrounding counties. They are uplifting the agricultural community with their new knowledge and are able to take the agricultural industry one step further into the future.
Emily Knop-Duvall - Emily is the granddaughter of Willard and Elain Knop of Percy. She will be a 2020 graduate of Steeleville High School and plans to major in Agricultural Business at SWIC.
Grace Koester - Grace is the daughter of Michael and Sara Koester of Red Bud. She graduated from of COSLHS in Evansville in 2018 and is attending SIU Carbondale studying for a bachelor’s degree majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Agribusiness Economics. Grace’s scholarship will help her further her education through the Animal Science program at SIU Carbondale. She would like to thank all those who generously donated to the Foundation Scholarship fund. Their continued support provides many opportunities for students wanting to further their education in the agriculture field.
Matthew Koester - Matthew is the son of Michael and Sara Koester of Red Bud. He will be a 2020 graduate of COSLHS in Evansville and plans to attend SIU Carbondale for a bachelor’s degree. Matthew feels that with his scholarship, he will be able to learn more about agriculture in college and become a better farmer. He would like to say thank you very much to those who generously donated to the foundation for the scholarships; going to college would be a lot more difficult without this scholarship.
Brie Luebkemann - Brie is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Luebkemann of Red Bud. She will be a 2020 graduate of COSLHS in Evansville and plans to attend Southeastern Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau MO studying Ag Communications. Brie believes that she will be able to further her education and become a future leader in the agriculture industry with the help of this scholarship. She is thankful for your support to help encourage students to further their education in agriculture.
Kyle Rahlfs - Kyle is the son of Craig and Melanie Rahlfs of Marissa. He will be a 2020 graduate of Marissa HS and plans to attend SWIC studying Horticulture. Kyle feels as if he will be able to attend SWIC without the worry of debt or loans and continue to maintain his academic excellence as well. He would like to say thank you for providing this scholarship opportunity and allowing students to be relieved of financial stress thanks to this scholarship.
Riley Smith - Riley is the son of Matthew and Sarah Smith of Ruma. He will be a 2020 graduate of COSLHS in Evansville and plans to attend Kaskaskia College to study Agriculture Education. Riley feels that this scholarship will help him obtain a good foundation in his journey to become an Ag teacher. He wants to thank those who have supported the RCFB Foundation and provided scholarships to him and others.
Lauryn Vasquez - Lauryn is the daughter of Trent and Angie Vasquez of Chester. She will be a 2020 graduate of Chester High School and plans to study Agriculture Business and Economics at Murray State University. She feels that with the help of this scholarship she will be able to accomplish much more academically. Lauryn believes that she will have more time to focus on her schooling instead of worrying as much about how she is going to pay for college. She would like to say thank you to the individuals who donate to the foundation to help children go to college and for helping make college more affordable and less stressful with your donations.