Colleen (Baker) Settle
(Indianapolis) – Feb. 1, 2023 – Indiana Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for its student scholarship program for the 2023-2024 school year. Each year, INFB awards 13 scholarships to incoming or current college students who are pursuing a career in agriculture.
The scholarships offered are the Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship, two Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships and 10 Carolyn Hegel Memorial scholarships, with one winner from each INFB district. In addition, some districts also may provide individual scholarships. The scholarship money can be applied to tuition, housing, books and other educational expenses.
The Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship named after the former INFB president, who served from 1976 to 1987. The Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship named after the longtime INFB 2nd vice president, who served the organization for 26 years.
Applicants for the Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship and the Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarship must be incoming or current college students pursuing a degree in agriculture and members of INFB.
For existing Collegiate Farm Bureau members, INFB awards two $1,000 scholarships annually. Winners of these scholarships must be members of an INFB collegiate chapter at Purdue, Vincennes, or Huntington universities.
“It’s a privilege to support our state’s youth with these scholarships because they are the future of our industry,” said Isabella Chism, INFB’s 2nd vice president and chair of the State Women’s Leadership Committee. “We encourage any student who is passionate about a career in agriculture and who meets the criteria to apply.”
To apply for a scholarship, visit INFB's scholarships and grants page. The deadline to apply is March 1. The application asks students to detail their educational successes and answer several questions about their future educational and career goals.
Many county Farm Bureaus also offer annual scholarships for students in their area. To learn more, visit www.infb.org and visit the Grants and Scholarships page under the Resources tab.
About Indiana Farm Bureau: For more than 100 years, Indiana Farm Bureau (INFB) has protected and enhanced the future of agriculture and our communities. As the state’s largest general farm organization, INFB works diligently to cultivate a thriving agricultural ecosystem to strengthen the viability of Indiana agriculture. Learn more at INFB.org.