Foundation Scholarships

  • Illinois FarmHouse Foundation Council Scholarships

     

    The Illinois Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity awards more than $15,000 annually to members and pledges of the chapter based on academic achievement and financial merit. These awards are made possible by generous gifts from Illinois FarmHouse alumni and awards range from $250 - $4,000. To be eligible and considered for awards, members complete the Scholarship Award application each spring and return it to the Foundation Council.

     


     

    Scholarship Listings

     

    Builder of Men Fund:  Outstanding First Year Member Scholarship

    • The “Builder of Men” scholarship is a $1,000 annual award for a term of four years ($4,000 total) to pursue an education at the University of Illinois.  The scholarship is awarded at the completion of each academic year.
    • Each spring, three nominees will be selected from the previous year’s pledge classes (spring and fall) by the previous year’s pledge classes. 
    • Nominees will need to apply and interview with the Illinois Foundation Council
    • Nominees will be judged on their activities, academic record, and goals prior to pledging FarmHouse Fraternity and during their past year at FarmHouse.
    • Applicants must reside in the chapter house to be eligible for scholarship.
    • Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and reside in the house to continue eligibility for the scholarship.
    • Recipients will be selected each year by the Illinois FarmHouse Foundation Council.
    • Recipients are encouraged to support this fund when they become alumni of FarmHouse Fraternity.

     

    Harold Morine:  Highest GPA Scholarship

    • Sophomore with the highest cumulative GPA for freshman year.
    • Junior with the highest cumulative GPA for first two years.
    • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    • No application required.
    • $400 each.

     

    Robert Keefer:  Most Improved GPA Scholarship

    • Most improved GPA from previous semester to current semester.
    • Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA for the current semester.
    • A grade improvement “floor” of 2.0 GPA is utilized for calculation purposes.
    • Awarded each semester to new recipients.
    • Must reside in chapter house the semester receiving the scholarship.
    • No application required.
    • $300 for most improved.
    • $200 for second most improved.

     

    J. George Smith:  New Member Most Improved GPA Scholarship

    • New initiate with greatest GPA improvement from pledge semester to following semester.
    • No application required.
    • $500 each.

     

    Denny Mummert:  Outstanding New Member Scholarship

    • Outstanding member of each year’s pledge class.
    • Elected by pledge class.
    • No application required.
    • $125 award.

     

    Ralph D. Dralle:  FarmHouse Extra-Curricular Activity Award

    • Awarded to a junior with the greatest level of campus involvement outside FarmHouse.
    • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Application required.
    • Variable awards.

     

    Kevin Sandrock:  Outstanding Senior Scholarship

    • Senior or 5th year senior
    • Based upon GPA, dedication to the House, and/or financial merit.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • Recipient need not reside in chapter house.
    • Application required.
    • $500 award.

     

    Phillip Edgerley:  Financial Merit Scholarship

    • Based upon financial need.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • Must be active.
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house for the full academic year, unless he graduates.
    • Application required.
    • $500 award.

     

    John Marshall:  Financial Merit Scholarship

    • Based upon financial need and/or contribution to the chapter.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • May be active or pledge.
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house for the full academic year, unless he graduates.
    • Application required.
    • $500 award.

     

    William Benton Bunn:  Financial Merit Scholarship

    • Based upon financial need and/or contribution to the chapter.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • Application required.
    • $500 award.

     

    Frank and Dorothy Mynard Memorial:  New Member Financial Merit Scholarship

    • Based upon financial need.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • Awarded to a pledge or new initiate.
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house for the full academic year.
    • Application required.
    • $500 award.

     

    Ralph Johnson:  Senior Financial Merit Scholarship

    • Based upon financial need.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • Awarded to a senior (90 hours or more).
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house for the full academic year, unless he graduates.
    • Application required.
    • $250 award.

     

    Fred Francis:  Merit-based Scholarship

    • Based upon academic achievement, service, and leadership potential.
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house for the full academic year that the scholarship is awarded.
    • Application required; there is a separate application for this scholarship.
    • $1500 award. Half paid in September and remainder paid in January.

     

    Kevin Busboom:  New Member Educator Merit Scholarship

    • Individual must be serving as director of new member education.
    • Based upon academic achievement, leadership potential and model behavior.
    • Cumulative GPA at or above chapter average.
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house.
    • $300 award

     

    Orville O. Mowery: Financial Need Scholarship

    • Based upon financial need.
    • Recipient must reside in the chapter house.
    • Variable amount awarded at the beginning of the academic year.

     

    Sims Family Fund:  Study Abroad Scholarship

    • Applicant must be an Illinois FarmHouse Chapter member with at least thirty hours of college credit.
    • Recipient must participate in the academic ‘Study Abroad’ programs administered by the University of Illinois.
    • Grants may be used by the recipients for, but not restricted to:

    a)      Travel expenses to/from a country outside of the United States.
    b)      Tuition and fees connected with being enrolled in/admitted to a program of study at an accredited college or university in a country outside of the U.S.
    c)      Room and board expenses while studying outside of the United States.

    • The Illinois FarmHouse Foundation Council will make selections and determine the amount of any grant awarded.
    • FarmHouse members receiving grants shall use the funds disbursed within twenty-four months.  Funds not used within the twenty-four months shall be returned.
    • Although not considered a loan, the recipient is encouraged to support this program when he becomes an alumnus.
    • All grants are funded through contributions from the Sims Family.
    • Application required; there is a separate application for this scholarship.