College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $164,200 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).
There are 62 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall and 27 scholarships available to 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. The awards include:
• One $10,000 one-year scholarship
• Two $6,000 one-year scholarships
• Three $5,500 one-year scholarships
• Six $5,000 one-year scholarships
• Two $3,000 one-year scholarships
• Two $2,500 one-year scholarships
• Twelve $2,000 one-year scholarships
• Seven $1,500 one-year scholarships
• One $1,200 one-year scholarship
• Forty-five $1,000 one-year scholarships
• Eight $500 one-year scholarships
Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair’s website (http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships) or by calling 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 SGI, 30805 595th Ave., Cambridge, IA 50046.
Winners will be announced during the 2014 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 16, an event sponsored by IFAA. The IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agricultural project members to pursue ag-related careers. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winner’s Circle Club donations.