McHenry County Farm Bureau Agricultural Education Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is available for high school seniors pursuing continuing education in agriculture or agriculture-related fields.

New this year is the John W Hoffman Memorial Scholarship.

John Hoffman was a long-time member of the Northeastern Illinois Twin Cylinder Club (NEITCC) and served on its board of directors. He was an integral member of the Club, a 41-year employee of Alliance Contractors, Inc., a tractor restoration expert, and a member of the agricultural community. 

The NEITCC has decided that a scholarship benefiting someone from the next generation of farmers or tradesmen is a fitting tribute to a man who volunteered constantly and was always willing and able to help. It would be John's hope that a scholarship in his memory would go to someone with the same love of farming and/or the trades that he had.

McHenry County Farm Bureau Foundation will serve as the fiscal agent and scholarship administrator for this new $1,000 scholarship opportunity for high school seniors.

The scholarship applications need to be received by April 1, 2023. The applicant or the applicant's family must be a member of the McHenry County Farm Bureau to qualify. Additional scholarships may be awarded if funds are available at the time of judging. 

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If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please call our office at 815-338-1520 or email