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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.

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.

Bartlett Arboriculture Scholarship
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Two $1,000 awards (one in the fall and one in the spring) for students pursuing a career in arboriculture or urban forestry. Scholarship is open to all majors. Freshmen must have an ACT of 22 and be in the top third of their class. Transfer/current students must have college GPA of 3.0. Recipients may reapply but will not receive preferential consideration. 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 $1,000 award divided between the fall and spring semesters. Available to any Agriculture major. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (may use the FAFSA through the Financial Aid Office). Preference will be given 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. 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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Two $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 other award will be given to a student who graduated from any high school in Illinois. 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 $750 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. Applications are due September 7.

John "DOC" Reeves Urban Forestry Scholarship
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One $700 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 $475 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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Two $425 awards 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.

Spoon River Valley Conservation and Sportsman's Association Scholarship
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One $1,000 award to a junior or senior student majoring in conservation and pursuing a career in conservation. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.75. First preference is given to applicants from Fulton County, IL. 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 $1,000 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 Waviers

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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