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Illinois IFYE Association Hugh Wetzel Travel Award

Sponsored through the Illinois 4-H Foundation by a grant from

Illinois IFYE Association Fund 

Funds will be used in accordance with the Illinois IFYE (formerly known as International Farm Youth Exchange) Associations’s goal to further “Peace Through Understanding”, the IFYE motto. The Illinois IFYE Association will award the Illinois IFYE Association Hugh Wetzel Travel Award to an Illinois IFYE exchange participant to a foreign country.   

Information in regard to this international exchange opportunity (travel months June-September or June –December) for individuals between the age of nineteen (19) and thirty-one (31) and the application form can be found at:

Applications of approved Illinois participants will be forwarded to the Illinois IFYE Association.  The Illinois IFYE Association will provide the application for this travel award upon receipt of acknowledged interest in the program. Awards amounts are dependent upon funds available each year, and the number and quality of applications. Typical awards will be in the $1000 range. Awards presented shall be known as the “Illinois IFYE Association Hugh Wetzel Travel Award” and shall be appropriately recognized and publicized.

If you would like to contribute to the Illinois IFYE Association Fund, it can be found at:

For more information about this travel award, contact: Sue Herren at 618-234-2045 or