Haley Giles, of Teutopolis, and McKenna Steineman, of Effingham, are two of 12 recipients of the 2018 Farm Credit Illinois Family Scholarship, administered by the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.

Each scholar receives $3,000 toward their college education. The selection criteria emphasize scholastic achievement, leadership and community contributions, career vision and goals, and financial need. Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) serves farm families, agribusinesses, and rural communities in the central and southern 60 counties of Illinois.

Applicants for the Family Scholarship are children or grandchildren of Farm Credit Illinois employees, up to age 26, and registered as full-time college students in the fall of 2018.

Giles is attending Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., in the occupational therapy graduate program. She graduated from Teutopolis High School and is the daughter of Bridgot (FCI Effingham regional manager) and Doug Giles of Teutopolis.

Steineman will graduate from St. Anthony High School in May and attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., to pursue a degree in literature and music performance in the fall. She is the granddaughter of Dave Ragan (FCI Effingham appraiser) and daughter of Daniel and Angela Steineman of Effingham.

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