Ag and Natural Resources Scholarship Availability Announced

STEPHENSON COUNTY (WIFR) -- The R. C. Miller Agriculture Scholarship Fund is seeking individuals interested in applying for a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Funds are given to help college and university students who are, or will be, studying agriculture, natural resources or related programs with an emphasis in conservation. Those chosen to receive the award will be awarded a $1000.00 scholarship.

To be eligible to apply, individuals must be residents of Stephenson County and be enrolled in an agriculture or related degree program with an emphasis in conservation. Applicants must be accepted at their chosen college or university and be a full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester.

The R.C. Miller Scholarship was established by Miller, a life time Stephenson County resident and ardent supporter of agriculture, natural resources and conservation. Miller, who died in 2007, left a legacy in the community for his support of a variety of programs and efforts, especially youth and conservation causes.

To receive an application, please call the U of I Extension-Stephenson County at 815-235-4125. Completed applications are due by June 28, 2013 to the U of I Extension Office-Stephenson County, 2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport. If requested, the application can be emailed to applicants for completion.

The Stephenson County 4-H and Extension Foundation Board is responsible for selection the scholarship winners. Past recipients may re-apply for consideration each year.

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