Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships and Information

Scholarship Information

The objective of the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to outstanding students in the Shelby County area. The following scholarships will be awarded base on academics, scholarship and financial need, activities, an essay question, and letters of recommendation.

These are annual scholarships that are awarded on specific eligibility and criteria. For specific eligibility requirements, review Eligibility and Requirements.

All submissions must adhere to scholarship requirements.

The scholarship period will run from January 13, 2020 to March 13, 2020. All applications must be submitted by March 13, 2020 by 4PM, no exceptions. If you choose to mail your application, it must be post-marked March 13.

Application Process

Applicants may be awarded one of the following: 

  • Shelby County Farm Bureau Scholarship

  • Chris Barker Memorial Scholarship

  • Howard Buffett Scholarship

  • John Culumber Memorial Scholarship

  • Richard, LeFern, and Peggy Soldner Scholarship

To apply for the above scholarships, applicants need only to complete one application. Applications are scored and ranked by an independent committee appointed by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation not affiliated with Shelby County, Shelby County Farm Bureau, or Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation.

The application period runs from January 13, 2020 - March 13, 2020. Completed applications must be submitted online or mailed on or before March 13, 2020.

To apply for the Hunter Legacy Scholarship you will need to fill out a separate application. You may apply to the above scholarships and the Hunter Legacy Scholarships. You may be awarded an above scholarship and the Hunter Legacy Scholarship. For eligibility and requirements click HERE.

Deadline and Review Process

  1. Applications are scored and ranked by an independent committee appointed by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation not affiliated with Shelby County, Shelby County Farm Bureau, or Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation.

  2. Scholarship funds will be credited to the applicant's account at the school they attend following successful completion of the first semester upon proof of grades. A "C" average is deemed as successful completion.

  3. All information contained in each application will be kept completely confidential.

  4. All application materials must be received in the Shelby County Farm Bureau office by 4pm on March 13, 2020, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Contact Scholarship Coordinator

Important Note: Before contacting the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, please be sure to read over the FAQ section of this web site.

Email: shelbycofb@outlook.com

Phone: 217-774-2151

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