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January 24, 2023

Applications available for the Elgin and Genevieve Daily Farm Scholarship

(MATTOON, Illinois – January 24, 2023) Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Daily Farm Scholarship. The application is available online at Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2023, for consideration.

Elgin and Genevieve Daily generously gifted their farm to support graduates from Coles and Moultrie County. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an agriculture-related field at Lake Land College or the University of Illinois or in the music field of study at Millikin University. Applicants must be a resident of Coles or Moultrie counties in Illinois. A recipient of the scholarship from a prior year may reapply. Applicants will need a high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores (if applicable), and financial aid information.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation manages more than 180 funds for the immediate and long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois. To apply, visit to begin the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship Application.  For more information, contact Kristen Bertrand, Program Officer, at 217.342.5413 or

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 2009 as a result of a merger between Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999) and Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1980). Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managing permanent and non-permanent assets for the long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois.

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