Contact Us

Callie Cummings
Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development - McLean County
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
ccummngs@illinois.edu

Leah Street
Extension Program Coordinator - 4-H Youth Development, McLean County
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
lpstreet@illinois.edu

Scholarships Available Locally

Scholarships Available Locally

George Holder Scholarship

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

The George E. Holder 4-H Scholarship is given by the Elizabeth Davis Holder Foundation held at the University of Illinois Foundation. The scholarship has been offered for the McLean County 4-H program to honor college students (4-H members from McLean County) enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. George Holder ( the University of Illinois, Class of 1927), a McLean County native and farmer, began his family farming business in the late 1930's and continued active participation until his death in 2000 at the age of ninety-five years. He enjoyed a lifelong interest in innovative ways of farming, especially corn hybridization.

The gifts in honor of Mr. Holder are provided through the family foundation he established with his wife, Elizabeth Davis Holder, who preceded him in death. The awards are given to encourage students to continue their education beyond high school by awarding cash scholarship grants. One recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship. To receive this award is both an honor and a financial aid to the recipient.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

  • McLean County 4-H members
  • Enrolled full-time and attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Previous winners may re-apply, as long as they are still enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applications are due to the McLean County Extension office by 4:30 p.m. on October 23, 2017.