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     1.When will I know if I have received a scholarship?

Recipients will be notified via email April 25, 2024 and published here on our website. A news release will be published June 1, 2024 in our membership newspaper, "Agriculture Advocate".


     2. When will I receive the money?

Checks will be distributed to respective colleges following a successful completion of the following semester. A successful semester is deemed as a "C" average. A transcript must be sent to the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation office. Once we receive your transcript and verify your successful semester we will issue the check to your college. Scholarships may be distributed as early as January 13, 2025. 

     3. Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?

Yes. We will send the scholarship money directly to your college you are attending as credit towards your tuition. Your school will most likely adjust your unmet financial need accordingly. It is best to talk with the bursar office at your university.

     4. If I am eligible for multiple Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships do I need to           apply more than once?

No, with one exception. Fill out one application to apply for: Shelby County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Chris Barker Memorial Scholarship, Howard Buffett Scholarship,  and John Culumber Memorial Scholarship. You may receive one of the scholarships above depending on your eligibility and judges scores. If you are also eligible for the Hunter Legacy Scholarship, that will require a separate application, found here.

     5. Why do I have to be a member of Shelby County Farm Bureau?

The Shelby County Farm Bureau is a non-profit voluntary membership organization. Please review our Become A Member page for membership details.

     6. How do I join Shelby County Farm Bureau?

You may become a member by filling out the online application here, calling our office to fill out the application via phone or by stopping by our office to fill out an application and pay dues. Dues will need to be renewed annually.

     7. Do I need to meet requirements for all the scholarships to send in my application?

No. As long as you meet the requirements for at least one for the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship requirements you may send in your applications. Our appointed judges will make note which scholarship each applicant qualifies for.

     8. How do I submit my application?

Submit your application online through the link found on Registration and Submission. You can ensure your application was submitted by checking your e-mail inbox for a confirmation email and/or calling our office to confirm at 217-774-2151. All applications need to be turned in by March 8, 2024 by 4pm, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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