Agriculture Funds

Total funds: 33

Paul A. Funk Scholarship

The Paul A. Funk Scholarship provides financial support for students in the College of Applied Science and Technology majoring in Agricultural Science, Food Industry Science, Food Industry Management, Agriculture-Agribusiness and Agriculture Industry Management.

Horticulture Center

The Horticulture Center Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations of the Horticulture Center in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The Center provides a focal point and support for horticultural instruction and scholarship at Illinois State, as well as public demonstration and outreach.

Department of Agriculture General Fund

The Department of Agriculture General Fund was established in 1973. The fund provides support for the activities, programs and initiatives, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, in the department.

Agriculture Special Projects

The Agriculture Special Projects Fund supports the general operations, programs, and activities, including improvements to the University Farm at Lexington.

Agriculture Faculty Scholarship

The Agriculture Faculty Scholarship was started in 1993 by the agriculture faculty to provide scholarships to students majoring in agriculture.

Agriculture General Scholarship Fund

The Agricultural Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students majoring in Agriculture. The fund also supports several named commemorative scholarships and awards for Agriculture students.

Additionally Supports: COUNTRY Financial Scholarship, Nutrien Crop Production Services Scholarship

Agriculture Professional Development Fund

The Agriculture Professional Development Fund provides financial support for professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in the department.

Agriculture Technology and Equipment Fund

The Agriculture Technology and Equipment Fund was established in 2017 to support the purchase of new equipment and technology in the Department of Agriculture as determined by the Department Chair.

Al and Trudy Schrader Agriculture Scholarship

The Al and Trudy Schrader Agriculture Scholarship was established in 2015. Al and Trudy made contributions to all of the universities in the state of Illinois that had agriculture programs. While not Redbirds or having any direct connection to ISU they wanted to provide for additional learning benefits towards agriculture. The Al and Trudy ...

Benton K. Bristol Scholarship

The Benton K. Bristol Scholarship was established by Benton Bristol, a faculty member in the Illinois State University Department of Agriculture for 21 years. This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in agriculture or agribusiness.

Clarence Moore Scholarship

The Clarence Moore Scholarship was established in 1990 by family, friends, and colleagues of Clarence Moore. The scholarship is awarded to a student admitted as a freshman or transfer student in the Department of Agriculture with a preference to those with an emphasis in dairy science.

Clarence and Mabel Ropp Scholarship Fund

The Clarence and Mabel Ropp Scholarship was established to honor the Ropps for their dedicated service to education, agricultural endeavors, and Illinois State University. The scholarship is awarded to a community college graduate with preference to those with a farming background.

CoBank Fund for Agriculture

This fund was established by CoBank for the purpose of agriculture education, research, and promotion of the continued advancement of American agriculture. CoBank is a national cooperative bank headquartered in Denver, serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services ...

Dan Kelley Family Scholarship in Agriculture

Daniel T. Kelley is a 1970 graduate of the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University. He is the recipient of the Honorary Holbert Award, the highest award bestowed on an individual by the Department of Agriculture, for service to the department. Dan assumed the position of chairman of the board of GROWMARK, Inc. in September, 2000. ...

David E. Baker "Ag Leader of Tomorrow" Scholarship

The David E. Baker "Ag Leader of Tomorrow" Scholarship was established in 2020. The scholarship supports students majoring in Agriculture with preference given to incoming freshman or transfer students who have participated and held an officer/leadership position in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and/or 4H while in high school.

Dr. John Gary Erisman Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. John Gary Erisman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by Dr. Allen Erisman. The scholarship supports a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in good standing in Agriculture in the College of Applied Sciences and Technology at Illinois State University. Preference is given to a student who plans to pursue a career in ...

Excellence in Agriculture Fund

This fund was created through the generosity of an anonymous alumnus to support the educational opportunities of students within the Department of Agriculture in the College of Applied Science and Technology at Illinois State University.

Harvey S Woods Scholarship

The Harvey S. Woods Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 in memory Harvey S. Woods. The scholarship supports a student majoring in Agriculture in the College of Applied Science and Technology. Harvey Woods was chair of the Ag Department from 1957-1970.

ISU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship

The ISU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Agriculture Alumni Association. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student based on academic achievement in the Department of Agriculture.

Illinois Soybean Association Endowed Support Fund

The Illinois Soybean Association partnered with the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University in 2005 to create the Illinois Soybean Association Endowed Support Fund in the Illinois State University Foundation. The endowment supports agricultural research and education in the University and the Department. Funds may be used toward ...

Jill Walker Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

Paul Walker established this fund in memory of his wife, Jill (Gutshall) Walker '89, B.S. agriculture, following her death in 2006. Jill was an active community member serving on numerous boards and as an officer in several associations. Each candidate must be enrolled in good standing, be an incoming freshman with a declared major in ...

Jim McKee Scholarship

The Jim McKee Scholarship was established in 1986 by Doris and Ralph Chambers, the niece and nephew of M. M. Chambers. It was established in honor of Jim McKee, a long-time friend of Chambers who took special care of him in his later years. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in agriculture who has completed at least 30 ...

John Leatherbury Scholarship

This scholarship is established in memory of John Leatherbury. Its purpose is to attract highly qualified students to ISU's Agriculture and Agribusiness areas of study.

John W. Green Agriculture Scholarship

The John W. Green Agriculture Scholarship was established with a major gift from John W. Green, emeritus professor of agriculture, in 1982.This endowment fund is to be used for recruiting, preferably freshmen students majoring in agriculture or agribusiness. The award may also be given to a sophomore, junior, or senior student. Assets of this ...

Kathy and John Rennick Graduate Research Scholarship

To establish an award supporting research for graduate students in Agriscience. The funds can be used, but not limited to: support of graduate student research needs, conference fees, and travel costs to attend conferences.

McLean County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The McLean County Farm Bureau Scholarship was established by the McLean County Farm Bureau in 1984. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from McLean County majoring in agriculture.

Sommer-Enns Scholarship

Marjorie J. Sommer established this endowed scholarship in memory of her father, Harold Enns and her husband, Cecil Sommer. They each had a lifetime commitment to agriculture. Harold Enns was the first president of Prairie Farms Creamery located in Bloomington. Cecil Sommer farmed in central Illinois over a long period of time. Scholarship ...

Stephey Agriculture Scholarship

The Stephey Agriculture Scholarship was established in 2017 by Warren Stephey. The purpose of the award is to assist students majoring in Agriculture at Illinois State University.

The Dr. Fred Fuess Student Scholarship

To establish a one-time award, given annually, supporting either a rising junior or a rising senior majoring in Agriculture with a focus in the Crop & Soil Science sequence and with a minimum 3.25 GPA.

The Dr. Kristian "KP" Philpotts Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Kristian "KP" Philpotts Memorial scholarship was created by his mother, Marla Rice, in memory of "KP". He was on his way to becoming a veterinarian before his life was tragically taken due to gun violence. "KP" had a love and passion for caring for animals his entire life and this scholarship will help other students fulfill their dream ...