Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship Recipients

 

In alignment with our mission to support Illinois farm families and the future of agriculture through education, the IAA Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 scholarship recipients. 

Seventy-seven students were selected to receive scholarships based on their academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and overall commitment to success. A total of $138,000 will be distributed to assist with tuition costs for the 2022-2022 school year. The Foundation received 340 applications this year, representing 87 counties from across the state of Illinois. 

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2022 Scholarship Recipients! It is an honor and a privilege to support deserving students through our diverse scholarship program. 

 

Meet the 2022 IAA Foundation Scholars

Illinois Farm Bureau Legacy of Leadership Scholarship $7,500


Barbara Close, Mercer County

Barbara is from Reynolds, IL. The daughter of Greg and Brenda Close, Barbara will be a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Agricultural and Consumer Economics. 

 

IAA Foundation Top Scholars $5,000

Jada Davis, Champaign County

The daughter of Scott and SaLena Davis, Jada will be a junior majoring in Crop Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jada is from Homer, IL. 

 

Jordyn Gerlach, Montgomery County 

From Waggoner, IL, Jordyn is the daughter of Eric and Angela Gerlach. Entering her sophomore year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jordyn is majoring in Animal Science. 

 

Paige Lemenager, McLean County

Paige is an Agricultural Law major who will be a freshman at Lake Land College. From Hudson, IL, Paige is the daughter of Luke and Stacy Lemenager. 

 

Illinois Farm Bureau Presidential Scholarship $1,000

Chelsea Ochs, Richland County

 

IAA Foundation General Scholarships $1,000

In the Name of Robert F. Rouse:

 

Devin Koester, JoDaviess County 

In the Name of Fletcher A. Gourley and Leonard Southwell:

 

Molly Forbes, McLean County

 

Ava Marshall, LaSalle County

Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarships $1,000

 

Shelby Basham, Iroquois County

 

Riley Bergmann, Washington County

 

Olivia Charles, Carroll County

 

Katelyn Engel, Knox County

 

Adalaide Linehan, McDonough County 

 

Brodee McCormick, Menard County

 

Taylor Talbert, Iroquois County

 

Margaret Vaessen, Lee County

Alvin Eigenrauch Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Thomas Stamberger, Bureau County 

Cashford Farm Youth Scholarship $2,000

 

Donovan Chester, Douglas County

 

 

Charles B. Shuman Scholarship $1,000

 

Taylor Hartke, Effingham County 

Clifton L. Duckworth, CPA Ag Accounting 4 Tomorrow Scholarship $1,000

 

Emily Von Bokel, Clinton County

Dale E. Butz Scholarship $1,000

 

Abigail Hoeft, McLean County 

Dorothy and Wilhemine Ratermann Scholarships $1,000

 

Maria Brockamp, Christian County

 

Johanna Hooten, Randolph County

 

Carissa Jefferson, Wayne County 

 

Loren Koenigstein, Monroe County

 

Reagan Kulenkamp, Macoupin County

 

Tanner Mickey, Christian County 

 

Bree Portz, Washington County 

 

Sara Smallwood, Clark County

 

Ada Tappendorf, Effingham County 

Dr. E Ray and Jeanie Searby Scholarship $1,000

 

Quinn Gajewski, Jefferson County

Dwain Ford Memorial Soybean Scholarship $1,000

 

Sheridan Hank, Mercer County

Elbert and Mary Elsbury Scholarship $1,000

 

Arianna Sprenger, Lake County

Fletcher A. Gourley, Leonard Southwell and Roger Capps Memorial Scholarships $2,000

 

Miann Barr, Waukon, Iowa

 

Cole Fishel, Edwards County

Zackary Jolley, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Kelsey Knebel, Madison County

 

Callie Lewis, Brodhead, Kentucky

 

Nathan Lintker, Washington County

 

Shana Lueking, Clinton County 

Lizzie Tesar, Wauzeka, Wisconsin

Samuel Vonderheide, Shelby County

 

Travis Wilke, Richland County

 

 

Hunter Williamette, Faribault, Minnesota

 

Rose Zehr, Livingston County

 

Greg Carney Scholarship $1,500

 

Jenna Spangler, Fulton County

H.R. Beeson Scholarship $1,500

Elaina Kessler, Clay County

Harris Thomas Scholarships $2,000

 

Caden Cockburn, Williamson County

 

Luke Jesgarz, Shelby County

 

Jennifer Rudolphi, Richland County

 

Lizzie Schafer, Christian County

 

Emma Wiseman, Edwards County 

Heartland NAMA Steven A. Hammerschmidt Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Lauren McMillan, Bureau County

 

Herman E. and Cecilia E. Wiedle Scholarships $2,000

 

Carly Etter, Clinton County

 

Rachel Maue, Clinton County

 

Andrew Strieker, Clinton County 

Jean Stubblefield Memorial Scholarships $1,500/$3,000

Undergraduate Scholarship $1,500:

 

Emma Smith, Grundy County

Veterinary Medicine Scholarship $3,000:

 

Justin Huff, Iroquois County

 

Leonard C. Zimmerly Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Adam Swartzendruber, Tazewell County

Mary Lou Diebold Scholarship $1,000

Riley Nebel, Lake County

Robert F. Rouse Scholarship $1,000

 

David Mock, Henry County 

Sara C. Andrews Memorial Scholarship $1,000/$2,500

Scholarships for Incoming Freshman $1,000:

 

Olivia Brumleve, Union County

Hannah Maher, Henry County

 

Scholarships for Incoming Juniors $2,500:

 

Mackenzie Harmon, Christian County

Emma Claire Kuhns, Effingham County

Six Generations Illinois Farming Scholarship $2,500

 

Haley Bucher, Tazewell County 

 

Sean Koch, Tazewell County 

Steve Willits Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Robert Holtschlag, Mercer County 

Twin Creek Family Farm Scholarship $1,000

 

Maecy Johnson, Edgar County

 

 

Vincent O. Greene Memorial Scholarships $1,000

Emma Metzger, Coles County

 

Alexis Mudd, Monroe County

 

Grace Pollitt, Schuyler County

Colby Steber, Richland County

William J. Kuhfuss Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Annabelle Schaffnit, Adams County 

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