Applications being accepted for Blaum nursing and agriculture scholarships

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[January 20, 2023]   State Bank of Lincoln Wealth Management, a Division of Heartland Bank and Trust Company, has announced applications are being accepted for the Iva Mae Blaum Trust Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to Logan County residents who are graduating high school seniors pursuing a bachelorís degree in agriculture or nursing.

The scholarship, given in memory of Arthur B. Blaum and Iva Mae Blaum, is a renewable award designed to fill the gap between billed tuition and any other scholarships or grants awarded to the student. Each semesterís award may not exceed the base tuition rate at the University of Illinois, Champaign. The scholarship is paid directly to the studentís chosen institution of higher education and is renewable up to eight semesters if the student continues to pursue an agriculture or nursing degree, completes 12 or more credit hours per semester and maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

Iva Mae Blaum was a graduate of Deaconess Hospital of Lincoln and retired from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 1985 after 46 years of service.

Applications for the 2023 Iva Mae Blaum Scholarship are available from local high school guidance counselors or by contacting Sue Sheley at sdsheley@hbt or 217-735-7112.

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The application deadline is Friday, March 10, 2023.

Applications must be submitted in hard copy format at the following address:

Iva Mae Blaum Trust
Heartland Bank and Trust Company
Attn: Wealth Management
508 Broadway
Lincoln, IL 62656

Heartland Bank and Trust Company is a community bank with assets of $4.3 billion. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, the bank has offices in central and northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. The bank offers a complete line of financial services to commercial and retail customers. More information is available on the bankís website at

[Susan D. Sheley
Wealth Management Specialist]




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