School of Agriculture

School of Agriculture Scholarships

Scholarships application forms may be dropped off at the School of Agriculture office-Knoblauch Hall 145, or mailed to:

School of Agriculture
1 University Circle
Knoblauch Hall 145
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455-1390

Phone: (309) 298-1080

All forms MUST BE typed; NO handwritten forms will be accepted. To fill in the forms please use either the Internet Explorer or Google Chrome web browser.

1st Farm Credit Services Scholarship
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One $1,500 award divided between fall and spring semesters to a full-time agriculture student in good standing. Must have a GPA of 3.0 from high school or community college, demonstrate strong academic performance based on high school, college and university academic performance and ACT score. Must be from one of the following counties: Adams, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Hancock, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Ogle, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago, and Woodford. Applications are due September 7.

ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) Scholarship
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Five $1,000 awards divided between fall and spring semesters. The awards will be given to Agriculture majors who have a cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or better. Entering freshmen must have an ACT score of 25 or above. Awards will be given to a student from each class: freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. The remaining scholarship will be given as an at-large scholarship to any Agriculture major. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better and reapplies to the School of Agriculture. Application are due September 7.

Agriculture Legacy Scholarship
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Two $1,000 awards divided between fall and spring semesters. One award is for an incoming freshman or transfer student and one is for a current student. Applicants must be an Agriculture major whose immediate family is an alumni of WIU with first preference given to those whose parents or grandparents are WIU Agriculture alumni. Demonstrated academic excellence and involvement in agriculture as well as financial need as demonstrated by the Financial Aid FAFSA or other documentation will be considered. Applications are due September 7.

Harry "Bud" Bennett Memorial Scholarship
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One $1,000 award divided between the fall & spring semesters. Available to an Agriculture major who has a GPA between 2.75-3.25. First preference will be given to a student from Hancock County. Preference will also be given to a student who plans to either return to or be employed by a family-operated farm upon graduation. Preference will also be give to a student who is currently working on a family farm while attending classes. Applications are due September 7.

Dean and Sharon Chenoweth Agriculture Scholarship
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One $1,000 award divided between the fall and spring semesters. Available to an Agriculture major who is sophomore, junior or senior standing and must have a GPA of 2.75 or above. Preference will be given to students who are involved in Agriculture activities, clubs and student organizations and who have work experience. Applications are due September 7.

James T. Greer Scholarship
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One $500 award in the fall semester. Available to any Agriculture major. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (may use FAFSA through the Financial Aid Office). Preference will be give to a married student. There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship. Applications are due September 7.

Growmark Scholarship
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Three $1,000 awards to agriculture majors who are junior or senior level students. Applicant and recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.50, be a resident of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Missouri, demonstrate a sincere interest in a career in the agriculture industry, demonstrate leadership qualities and be involved in agricultural related outside activities. Agriculture related experience is required; farming experience is preferred. Applications are due May 1.

Dr. Harry J. Hoerner Precision Ag Scholarship
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One $1,000 award divided between the fall & spring semesters. Available to an Agriculture major in good academic standing and completed at least 24 s.h. of coursework. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in precision agriculture. Demonstrated involvement in Ag club activities will also be considered. Applications due September 7.

Dr. John S. McVickar Scholarship
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One $1,000 award divided between the fall & spring semesters. Available to an entering freshman or transfer student who plans to pursue a major in the field of plant science and/or soil conservation. Applicant must be a resident of Illinois and possess a minimum ACT score of 20. Applications are due September 7.

Garrett Mooberry Memorial Scholarship
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One $1,000 award divided between the fall and spring semesters. Available to a student majoring in Agriculture with an interest in animal science who has completed 24 s.h. (sophomore, junior or senior standing) and has a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Preference will be given to students who have been involved in 4-H, FFA, Hoof & Horn or any organization related to beef. One award will be given to a student who graduated from a high school in Peoria, Tazewell or Woodford counties. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.8 or better and reapplies to the School of Agriculture. Applications are due September 7.

Rep. Rich Myers Scholarship
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One $1,500 award divided between the fall and spring semesters. Available to a student majoring in Agriculture from McDonough County who has completed 60 s.h. and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who have documented community service and/or involvement in university activities. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better and reapplies to the School of Agriculture.  Applications are due September 7.

John "DOC" Reeves Urban Forestry Scholarship
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One $650 award to a full-time junior or senior Agriculture major with a specialization in urban forestry or a minor in urban forestry. The applicant must have completed FOR 208 and have a GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better and reapplies to the School of Agriculture. Applications are due September 7.

Clarence E. Neff Memorial Scholarship
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One $500 award to a junior, senior or transfer student majoring in agriculture. Student must have GPA of 3.25 or better and reside in the 17th Congressional District. Financial need will be considered. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better and reapplies to the School of Agriculture. Applications are due September 7.

Dr. Loren K. Robinson Scholarship
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One $1,000 award divided between the fall & spring semesters. Available to entering freshmen who plan to pursue a major in the field of animal science. Applicants must be residents of Illinois & possess a minimum ACT of 20. Applications are due September 7.

Dr. Jerry Vigue Scholarship
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One $750 award divided between fall and spring semesters. Applicants must be majoring in Agriculture and have completed a minimum of 30 hours at WIU by the end of the semester of application. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and preference will be given to applicants that are active in Agriculture activities, clubs and student organizations. Financial need is not a consideration. Applications are due May 1.

Dr. James Wehrly Agricultural Finance Scholarship
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One $1,500 award to a junior with a GPA of 3.25, studying Ag Business with priority given to a student seeking a career associated with agricultural finance. This scholarship is renewable. Applications are due September 7.

Talent Grant and Tuition Waivers

The School of Agriculture at WIU has available several Talent Grants and Tuition Waivers for persons with demonstrated competency in the area of livestock judging. Contact Dr. Mark Hoge, Livestock Judging Coach, at MD-Hoge@wiu.edu for information regarding eligibility and availability.

Western Commitment Scholarship (4-Year)

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