Scholarship Recipients Announced by Stephenson County 4-H and Extension Foundation

Bonnie Campbell, Chairperson of the Stephenson County 4-H and Extension Foundation, recently announced the winners of the R.C. Miller Scholarship for the 2017-18 year, after they were selected by a committee of judges from the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The R. C. Miller Scholarship was established and funded by the late R. C. Miller, a local leader in
agri-business. He started the scholarship program to encourage and support Stephenson County residents pursuing degrees in agriculture with an emphasis in Conservation. The Stephenson County Extension and 4-H Foundation is responsible for the scholarship administration.

This year’s winners are Olivia Kepner, of Lena, and Destiny Swalve, of Freeport, and they will each receive $1000.00 to use towards their educational expenses. Olivia Kepner is studying Animal Nutrition, at Highland Community College, and Destiny Swalve is studying Agriculture Education at Southern Illinois University.

For more information about the Stephenson County 4-H and Extension Foundation, which provides financial support to the University of Illinois Extension and 4-H in Stephenson County, please call 815-235-4125.