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June 24, 2024

2024 Kenneth Diehl Scholarship awarded to recipients

From Left to Right: Kristin Partlow, Claire Sims, Abbie Kelly

(MATTOON, Illinois – June 17, 2024) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of the Kenneth Diehl Scholarship. Scholarships totaling $2,100 have been awarded to graduates of Shelby County who will be pursuing agriculture degrees.

The recipients are:

Kristin Partlow, a 2024 graduate of Neoga High School.  Kristin will be pursuing an agriculture degree at Kansas State University.

Claire Sims, a 2024 graduate of Windsor High School will be pursuing an agriculture science degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Abbie Kelly is a 2023 graduate of Stewardson-Strasburg High School.  Abbie is pursuing an agriculture science degree at Lake Land College.

The Kenneth Diehl Scholarship is made possible by the generous scholarship endowment supporting current seniors and graduates of high schools in Shelby County, Illinois who are studying agriculture.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation manages more than 200 funds for the immediate and long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois. For more information, contact Alex Pleasant, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217.342.4988 or


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