2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced

In alignment with our mission to support Illinois farm families and the future of agriculture through education, The IAA Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 scholarship recipients. 

Seventy-two 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 $114,000 will be distributed to assist with tuition costs for the 2020-2021 school year. The Foundation received 331 applications this year, representing 84 counties from across the state of Illinois. 

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2020 Scholarship Recipients! It is an honor and a privilege to support deserving students through our diverse scholarship program. 

Meet the 2020 IAA Foundation Scholars

Illinois Farm Bureau Legacy of Leadership Scholarship $7,500

 
Austin Schorfheide, Washington County

Austin is from Hoyleton, IL. The son of Brent and Jenee Schorfheide, Austin will be a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Agricultural and Consumer Economics. 

 

IAA Foundation Top Scholars $5,000

 

Miriam Hoffman, LaSalle County

The daughter of Winifred and the late Kenneth Hoffman, Miriam will be a junior majoring in AgriBusiness at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Miriam is from Earlville, IL. 

 

Sophia Hortin, Champaign County

Sophia is an Agricultural Education major who will be a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From Fisher, IL, Sophia is the daughter of Mark and Shanna Hortin. 

 

Loren Koenigstein, Monroe County 

From Columbia, IL, Loren is the daughter of Kevin and Lillian Koenigstein. Entering her sophomore year at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Loren is majoring in Agribusiness, Management and Finance. 

IAA Foundation General Scholarships $1,000

In the Name of Robert F. Rouse:

 

Jacob Dalen, Will County 

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

 

Reagan Kulenkamp, Macoupin County

 

Kathleen Smith, Bureau County

Collegiate Farm Bureau Scholarships $1,000

 

Zachary Becker, Lee County

 

Cooper Block, Edgar County

 

Conner Christian, Kendall County

 

Nicholas Close, Mercer County

 

Penny Flood, Cumberland County 

 

Alexa Jacobs, Bureau County

 

Devin Koester, Jo Daviess County

 

Callie McClay, Washington County

Cashford Farm Youth Scholarships $1,000

 

Zane Crist, Douglas County

 

Makenna Green, Douglas County

Charles B. Shuman Scholarship $1,000

 

Kelsey Smith-McAllister, Perry County 

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

 

Shea Dougherty, LaSalle County

Curt Walters Memorial Scholarship $1,500

 

Avery Ohlendorf, Livingston County

Dale E. Butz Scholarship $1,000

 

Kade Portz, Washington County 

Dorothy and Wilhemine Ratermann Scholarships $1,000

 

Ava Armour, Macoupin County

 

Joseph Brumleve, Union County

 

Alexa Cassidy, Montgmery County 

 

Elizabeth Gwaltney, White County

 

Parker Karrick, Marion County

 

Christian Kessler, Shelby County 

 

Christina Lanter, St. Clair County

 

Nicole Laskowski, Washington County 

 

Tanner Mickey, Christian County

 

Erin Miller, Monroe County 

 

Lance Mitchell, Richland County

 

Lexi Mueller, Monroe County

 

Alexis Polczynski, Washington County

 

Avery Roosevelt, Edwards County

 

Mallory Unverfehrt, Washington County

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

 

Ashlyn Mool, McLean County

Dwain Ford Memorial Soybean Scholarship $1,000

 

Seth Mitchell, Richland County

Elbert and Mary Elsbury Scholarship $1,000

 

Julie Fisher, Lake County

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

 

Miann Barr, Waukon, Iowa

 

Emily Bonert, Epworth, Iowa

 

Allison Diekemper, Clinton County

 

Courtney Deiters, Clinton County

 

Kali Michael, Clinton County

 

Katelyn Schmitz, Norwalk, Wisconsin

 

Emma Tetzlaff, Winnebago County

 

Olivia Turley, Macoupin County 

 

Jake Wente, Cumberland County

 

Amanda Wilke, Richland County

 

Sara Winkler, Ellisville, Missouri

 

Rosalee Zehr, Livingston County

 

Greg Carney Scholarship $1,500

 

Lauren McMillan, Bureau County

Harris Thomas Scholarships $2,000

 

Elizabeth Bland, Greene County

 

Isaac Brockman, Grundy County

 

Zach Glover, Edwards County

 

Chase Trainor, Shelby County

 

Travis Wilke, Richland County 

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

 

Michelle Cooney, Whiteside County

 

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

 

Alyssa Becker, Clinton County

 

Carly Etter, Clinton County

 

Emma Wuest, Clinton County 

Illinois Award Scholarship $1,000

 

Anne Becker, Morgan County 

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

Undergraduate Animal Science Scholarship $1,500:

 

Eric Schafer, Christian County

Post-Graduate Veterinary Medicine Scholarship $3,000:

 

Rachel Smith-Poor, Pike County

 

Leonard C. Zimmerly Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Emma Kuhns, Effingham County

Robert F. Rouse Scholarship $1,000

 

Madelyn Cusick, Lake County 

Twin Creek Family Farm Scholarship $1,000

 

Nick Mitchell, Edgar County

Vincent O. Greene Memorial Scholarships $1,000

 Tess Cummings, Iroqouis County

 

Jaden Thompson, McLean County

 

Hannah Weiman, Adams County

William J. Kuhfuss Memorial Scholarship $1,000

 

Carlie Mettler, Madison County 

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