2017 Winner's Circle Scholarships

College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock and agricultural projects and current undergraduate students may apply for scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).

The scholarships are available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall and current undergraduates attending Iowa State University. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry.

Winners will be announced during the 2017 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 19th, an event sponsored by IFAA.  Winner's Circle scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winner’s Circle Club donations.

If you have questions, contact: Linda Weldon at 515-291-3941 or Harold Hodson at 515-290-8875.

2016 Winner's Circle Award Winners

Youth Earn $243,000 in Scholarships/Awards at Iowa State Fair

The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) presented $243,400 in scholarships and awards to youth who participated in 4-H and FFA beef, swine, sheep, and goat projects Saturday prior to the Sale of Champions at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. 

The ceremony included the presentation of 130 scholarships with a value of $212,250, as well as  performance and carcass awards valued at $31,150.  When tallied with the Sale of Champions receipts, the IFAA provided a record $617,100 to young livestock to sustain their interest in agriculture and encourage related careers.

Established in 1988, the IFAA’s goal is to recognize the thousands of 4-H and FFA members who complete agriculture-related projects and pursue agriculture-related careers. The organization added the scholarship program in 1990. Since the inception of the Sale, more than $7.4 million in sale proceeds and scholarship money have been distributed to deserving youth. 

IFAA Scholarship Results and Bios

IFAA Performance and Carcass Awards