What does it mean to be Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholar?
The Jonathan Baldwin Turner (JBT) Scholar program is a renewable, merit-based scholarship program that provides financial support and professional development experiences to create leaders in the field of agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences. The JBT Scholar program has longstanding support from alumni and private donors who believe in students and want to help them excel.

Selected students are able to join and participate in a long legacy of JBT scholarship earners to help create a stronger connection to the major, college and alumni. Recipients receive $2,500 in years one and two and $3,000 in year three, with a sustained GPA of 3.4 or higher and involvement in JBT professional development activities.

What type of commitment does this program entail?
Members of the JBT Scholars program will have the opportunity to connect with peers, alumni, and the College of ACES to start building professional and personal networks. This program will prepare students to become a leader individually, on a team, and in their communities. (More details about the program structure are outlined on the JBT Scholars website.)

If you have questions about the JBT Scholars program, please email us at ACES-Scholarships@illinois.edu.