IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $178,500 in Scholarships
Monday, February 6, 2017 Des Moines, IA
College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $178,500 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).
There are 67 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall, 26 scholarships available to current undergraduates attending Iowa State University, 1 scholarship available to a graduate student in animal nutrition, plus an additional 4 scholarships available to either incoming freshman or undergraduates. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry. The awards include:
- One $10,000 one-year scholarship
- Two $6,250 one-year scholarships
- One $6,000 one-year scholarships
- Eight $5,000 one-year scholarships
- Six $3,000 one-year scholarships
- One $2,500 one-year scholarships
- Ten $2,000 one-year scholarships
- Eight $1,500 one-year scholarships
- Fifty-four $1,000 one-year scholarships
- Seven $500 one-year scholarships
Applications and additional information are available online at iowastatefair.org, or by phone Harold Hodson 515-290-8875 or Linda Weldon 515-291-3941. Selection will be based on level of 4-H/FFA involvement in livestock and other agricultural project work, livestock exhibition and/or judging, scholarship, leadership and career plans. Applications for current undergraduate students must be postmarked by April 1, and applications for incoming freshmen must be postmarked by May 1. All materials should be sent to IFAA Winner’s Circle Scholarship, c/o Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement, 1440 NW 134th Ave., Slater, IA 50244.
Winners will be announced during the 2017 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 19, an event sponsored by IFAA.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.