This fund was created upon receipt of bequests from the estates of Mary Virginia Hughes and Wesley C. Hughes.
Miss Hughes (1928-2000) was born in Newark, Illinois.
Wesley Hughes passed in 2023.
Their parents, Wayne and Sadie Hughes, owned and operated a farm in Newark.
Mary Hughes lived and worked on the family farm her entire life and was a member of the Millbrook United Methodist Church.
It was important to both Mary and Wesley to use their legacies to support the education of local students.
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.