Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients! We were very impressed with their applications and thoughtful answers to the essay questions. We look forward to the great work of our next generation of leaders!



Lilah Bobinski

Magnolia, IL

Lilah will be a college freshman at Illinois Central College. She plans to major in Agriculture, which has been a part of her upbringing on a farm. She hopes to advance the industry and continue to increase yields to feed a greater number of people.

Connor Erbsen

Lanark, IL

Connor will be an incoming freshman. He is still deciding between two universities, and plans to major in Agronomy. He displays incredible entrepreneurship by raising crop production levels on his farm and looks forward to a career in agronomy to find new technologies to further increase agriculture’s efficiency.

Tess Kopp

Wyanet, IL

Tess will be a college junior at Olivet Nazarene University. She is majoring in Science Education. Her greatest passion is following God’s will for her life, and looks forward to fulfilling His will by positively impacting the lives of students as a science teacher.

Matthew Webber

Sparland, IL

Matthew will be a freshman at Illinois Central College and will be majoring in Diesel Power Equipment Technology. He grew up on his family farm and his passion is agriculture. He plans to use his education to fix and maintain agricultural machinery for farmers.

Cole Wright

Bradford, IL

Cole will be a college sophomore at Black Hawk Community College majoring in Agronomy/Crop Sciences. He has a passion for agriculture and plans to run his family farm and work for a plant breeder.