McHenry County Farm Bureau Agricultural Education Foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship.
Farm Bureau seeks candidates for John Buck Memorial Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the John Buck Memorial Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year. High school students in Kane, DeKalb, McHenry, Boone, Lake, DuPage or Will County are eligible to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
John Buck was the founder of Buck Brothers, Inc. and J.W. Turf, dealers and distributors of John Deere farm equipment and golf course maintenance equipment, respectively. In recognition of Buck's passion for agriculture and golf, his family and friends established the John Buck Memorial Scholarship for agriculture students through the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation.
Since his death from cancer in 2001, the scholarship has helped Buck's legacy live on, by helping to fund the college educations of students pursuing higher education in an agriculture related career field.
An endowment to the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, supplemented by the annual John Buck Memorial Open golf outing, provides funds for a $1,000 college scholarship for an agriculture student. A similar scholarship program has been established by the family through the Midwest Golf Course Superintendent's Association.
Applications are available on the Kane County Farm Bureau website at www.kanecfb.com, through local county Farm Bureau offices, at Buck Brothers, Inc. or J.W. Turf in Hampshire or by contacting Steve Arnold, Executive Director of the Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation, at 630-584-8660.