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IFAA offers Iowa youth $178,500 in scholarships

DES MOINES – College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H 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 and one scholarship available to a graduate student in animal nutrition, plus an additional four scholarships available to either incoming freshmen 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 scholarship

• Eight $5,000 one-year scholarships

• Six $3,000 one-year scholarships

• One $2,500 one-year scholarship

• 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, or call Harold Hodson at 515-290-8875 or Linda Weldon at 515-291-3941. Selection will be based on level of 4-H or FFA involvement in livestock and other agricultural project work, livestock exhibition 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, Aug. 19, an event sponsored by IFAA.

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