CHS Elburn is proud to announce that we will be offering graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a university, a chance to apply for a CHS Elburn Scholarship. Last year, 12 students were awarded with a $1,000 scholarship.
The CHS Elburn Scholarship fund was created through an endowment with the DeKalb County Community Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that enhances the quality of life in DeKalb County through endowments and donor services, stewardship, grantmaking and community initiatives. The fund was created as a lasting memory to the legacy created by Elburn Cooperative and to support the communities that strengthen the cooperative.
In order to qualify for these scholarships, the applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a family member of a current CHS Elburn customer who conducts a minimum of $10,000 of business per year or be a family member of a current CHS Elburn employee.
- Be a graduating high school senior or student currently enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States.
- Pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study. Preference may be give to those in Agriculture-related fields.
- Previous scholarship recipients may apply, although preference may be given to those who have not been awarded a scholarship in the past.
The CHS Elburn Scholarship Application can be found on the DeKalb County Community Foundation website. The completed scholarship application must be returned to the DeKalb County Community Foundation at 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178 by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2018.
We are proud to support our local youth in agriculture. It pays to invest in our local future agricultural business leaders.