This fund was created upon receipt of a bequest from the estate of Mary Virginia Hughes.
Miss Hughes (1928-2000) was born in Newark, Illinois.
Her parents Wayne and Sadie Hughes owned and operated a farm in Newark.
Mary Hughes lived and worked on the family farm her entire life.
She was a member of the Millbrook United Methodist Church.
She was survived by her brother Wesley Hughes.
Scholarships from the fund are available to students graduating from a high school located in Kendall County for attendance at an accredited college or university.
These awards are reserved for students pursuing a major in the field of agriculture.