Ag scholarships available for 2024 high school seniors residing in Grundy Co.

Attention all Grundy County 2024 seniors interested in an agriculture career! The Grundy Center Community School District Foundation is offering an opportunity for scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in Grundy County and are seeking a degree or training in an agriculture field, i.e. animal husbandry, agricultural business, agronomy, agriculture education, agriculture engineering, veterinary science.

The W. Dwight & Lorraine A. Stone Estate Annual Scholarships were established in January 2014 because of a Trust awarded to the Foundation from the Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Stone. Mr. & Mrs. Stone owned farmland in Grundy County. Upon their death a Trust was set up for the rent from the farm to go toward scholarships. It was their hope that the scholarships would provide an opportunity for students interested in an agriculture career to be able to pursue their dreams. To date the Foundation has awarded 20 scholarships in the amount of $145,000 to deserving area Grundy County high school graduates.

Up to four one-time individual scholarships are available up to $5,000 each. If you are a resident of Grundy County and will be a 2024 graduating senior pursuing post-secondary education in an agriculture field, you may obtain an application by contacting your high school principal, guidance counselor or agriculture teacher.

Deadline for submitting your application is Friday, April 1, 2024.

Qualifying applicants will be contacted for an interview with Foundation members.