College students that are enrolled in a two-year college or four year college or university and have the intention to pursue a career in agriculture or food nutrition have the opportunity to fill out an application for the John H. Butterfield Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship. Raedena Ryan, Executive Director of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation, told Regional Radio News that Butterfield was raised on a farm in Christian County and spent a lifetime promoting agriculture in the State and globally.
Ryan added that TMH is currently accepting applications and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student.
The student must have graduated from a central Illinois high school, with priority given to a Christian County resident. In 2015, Eric Winans of Taylorville was the first recipient of the scholarship. Applications can be obtained online at TaylorvilleMemorial.org/Foundation/Scholarship-Opportunities, by contacting the TMH Foundation office at 824-1651 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application packets must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2016.