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Scholarships

Thanks to generous individual donors, we have a limited number of partial scholarships available for the 2016-2017 Central Illinois Farm Beginnings program. Applications will be reviewed by the CIFB Scholarship Committee on the basis of need as well as a demonstrated commitment to sustainable agriculture.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit your application and all references by the early application deadline of September 1, 2016.  You will need to include a statement of need in your application. We recommend preparing this statement prior to visiting the online application page, as there is no way to save a partially complete application.  Please save your statement as a Word or PDF document with the filename CIFB_statement_of_need_Lastname_Firstname and then upload it via the online application form.

For more information on how to apply, please see our Apply Now page.  

Our scholarship program depends on the generosity of individual donors. If you would like to help a new farmer improve their chances of running a successful farm business, please consider donating to our scholarship fund.