SOURCE: Iowa State Fair

April 11, 2007 17:29 ET

AG Group Offers $30,000 in Scholarships

DES MOINES, IA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H/FFA livestock projects may apply for up to $30,000 in 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. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the animal industry, according to IFAA spokesman Dr. Harold H. Hodson. The awards include:

--  One $3000 one-year scholarship
--  Three $1500 one-year scholarships
--  Three $500 one-year scholarships
--  Seven $2000 one-year scholarships
--  Seven $1000 one-year scholarships
Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's web site (, or by calling 515/685-3719. Selection will be based on level of 4-H/FFA involvement in livestock project work, livestock exhibition and/or judging, scholarship, leadership and career plans. Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2007 and should be sent to Winner's Circle Scholarship, c/o SGI, 30805 595th Avenue, Cambridge, IA 50046.

Winners will be announced during the Iowa State Fair's annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on August 18, an event sponsored by IFAA. The IFAA is a non-profit organization of individuals and corporations whose goal is to support youth livestock project work in Iowa. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds, as well as Winner's Circle Club donations.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dr. Harold H. Hodson