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