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Garfield Farm Museum Historic Administration Scholarship Fund

Established 2008

Garfield Farm Museum
Garfield Farm Museum

The Garfield Farm Museum Historic Administration Scholarship Fund was created by Ron Yenerich of Oswego to provide scholarships for students pursuing careers in historic administration or related fields of study.

Preference is given to students demonstrating a strong commitment to the preservation of historic sites through their work-related, volunteer or other community activities.

Recipients of these awards are given special consideration for the Garfield Farm Museum’s Graduate School Internship Program.

Garfield Farm Museum is a 370-acre farmstead, which includes 45 acres in wetlands, savanna and prairie.

Three original 1840’s buildings – the 1842 hay and grain barn, the 1849 horse barn and the 1846 inn – survive on the site.

The last Garfield family owner, Elva Ruth Garfield, founded the museum in 1977 as an educational center to teach future generations about America’s prairie farm heritage.

The museum is located on Garfield Road, just north of Illinois Route 38 between Geneva and Elburn, Illinois.

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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