RIVERSIDE – The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a senior at Queen of Peace High School.
Katherine Manika of North Riverside received the agricultural scholarship after meeting criteria in academics, leadership, activities, financial need and more. While Manika is undecided on which college she will attend in the fall, she plans on studying pre-veterinary studies and biology.
The high school senior is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Mentoring Program, which partners with Chicago’s Anti-cruelty Society. Manika has learned about agriculture sciences, equine studies and types of surgeries through the program.
Cook County’s Farm Bureau Foundation – a nonprofit entity – was founded in 1997 and began the scholarship program in 1999. The scholarship is meant to assist members of the bureau to pursue higher education goals and careers related to agriculture.