This scholarship was established in 2015 by the Green Family, partners in Heritage Family Farms. We are a fifth generation corn and soybean farm located in Douglas County, Illinois. Our passion for agriculture is generations deep and we desire to share this passion with the next generation. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid a worthy individual in furthering his/her education in an agricultural field.
Any high school senior attending Arcola, Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond, Tuscola or Villa Grove High Schools, that is pursuing an agricultural field of study at a community college or university is encouraged to apply!
Click HERE for the application or see your school guidance councilor for a copy.
Morgan Jones is a graduate of the Tuscola High School Class of 2020. She is currently attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications with a minor in Psychology. She is also involved in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Orange Krush, and a member of 4-H House Cooperative Sorority. Morgan also enjoys showing hereford cattle.
Adam Day, a 2019 graduate of Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School was chosen to receive our agricultural scholarship. Adam's family's roots are deeply planted in production agriculture. He plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Business from the University of Illinois, where he will be in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Adam shows steers with his family and shares a love of farming with his dad and brothers. We wish Adam nothing but the best in his future! No doubt he will do great things!!
In 2017, a graduate of Arcola High School was chosen to receive our scholarship. Jennifer's family has a long history in agriculture and she plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Communications from the University of Illinois, Parkland Pathways Program. We congratulate Jennifer on her outstanding high school career and wish her the best in her upcoming studies at the U of I and Parkland Pathways.
Machenzie Stewart, a 2018 graduate of Tuscola High School plans to attend Parkland College to pursue a major in Agriculture Education. She has been very active in her Chaper FFA program throughout high school and plans to participate in the Ag Club at Parkland community college before transferring to get her degree in Agriculture Education! We need great Ag teachers i this world and we are wishing Machenzie the absolute best! Congratulations Machenzie!
Avery Schrock from Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School was the first recipient of the Heritage Family Farms Agricultural Scholarship. He is headed to the University of Illinois, Parkland Pathways program studying Agricultural Business Management. Avery has a promising future ahead of him!
Cade Day was the 2016 recipient of the Heritage Family Farms Scholarship. Cade worked for our farm for a few summers and attended Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School. He will be pursuing a degree from the University of Illinois in Agribusiness Markets and Management. We wish Cade nothing but the best in his very bright future!