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The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation has started accepting applications for the John H. Butterfield Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship. A one-thousand dollar scholarship will be given to one student who has graduated from a Central Illinois high school, with priority given to a Christian County resident.


Butterfield spent a lifetime promoting agriculture in Illinois and around the world. He was raised on a farm in Christian County. After receiving a degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois, he taught high school mathematics for several years before working as an appraiser for the Farm Credit Administration. He returned to the family farm in 1940. In addition to grain farming, he was actively involved with the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers and Feed Grain Council, and on the local and state Advisory Conservation Board.


Interested students can get an application online at the foundation’s website here, or you can contact the Foundation office at 824-1651. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 1.

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