Each year the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to assist area students in pursuing their dream of a college education. This year the organization is awarding 11 local student’s scholarships to continue their education for the 2020-2021 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from fundraisers held throughout the year.
The Chamber’s Agri-Business committee awarded $1500 scholarships to Clayton Johnson, Prophetstown High School; Kathleen Smith, Illinois State University; Brett Buhrow, AFC High School; Connor Erbsen, Iowa State University; Molly Biggs; Dixon High School. In addition, two $750 scholarships were awarded to Emma Frank, Sterling High School and Spencer Schutz, Rock Falls High School who will be attending Blackhawk Community College.
All are invited to be guests at the Chamber’s Annual Steak Fry in the Country on August 6th which is a fundraiser for the agri-business scholarship fund.
The Chamber also awarded the Charles A. Farnham Scholarship. The recipients are Lauren Moeller and Erin Porter, Rock Falls High School. Two scholarships were also awarded to students pursing an education in manufacturing. Kyle Winebrenner and Gabrielle Gillen, Sterling High School are the recipients of the Manufacturing Scholarships.