DECATUR, Ill.State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is alerting families that applications are now being accepted by the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) for the 2022 Conservation Achievement Scholarship program.

“The ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarship will give high school seniors going into college who want to go into majors and professions focused on working with and protecting our natural resources much-needed financial aid,” said Scherer. “It is increasingly important as we continue to develop in a technologically-advancing world to have future generations still focused on preserving and protecting natural spaces.”

Scherer, who cares about educational opportunities for Illinois students, is encouraging high school seniors to apply for one of four scholarships of $2,000 available. The ICF annually awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who demonstrate effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection or enhancement of the state’s natural resources.

The ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarships have been awarded since 2005. Qualifying applicants must be an Illinois resident and a senior in an Illinois high school. The deadline for applications to be received by the ICF is March 1, 2022. Detailed instructions and the 2022 application form can be accessed through the ICF website at or by contacting the Illinois Conservation Foundation at 217-785-2003 for more information about the Conservation Achievement Scholarship program.

“I strongly recommend for students who qualify for the ICF scholarships to apply before the March 2022 deadline,” said Scherer. “If I can be of any assistance to anyone interested in applying, or if you have any questions about accessing other forms of state funding, please contact my district office at”

Rep. Sue SchererRep. Sue Scherer

96th District

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District Office:
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Decatur, IL 62526
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