SOURCE: Iowa State Fair

March 10, 2008 12:37 ET

AG Group Offers Over $74,000 in Scholarships

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H/FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $74,500 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 or current undergraduates. 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:

    -- Seven $5000 one-year          -- Four $1500 one-year
       scholarships                     scholarships
    -- Four $3000 one-year           -- Thirteen $1000 one-year
       scholarships                     scholarships
    -- One $2500 one-year            -- Two $500 one-year
       scholarship                      scholarships
    -- Seven $2000 one-year
       scholarships

Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's web site (www.iowastatefair.org), or by calling IFAA at 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 for current undergraduate students must be postmarked by April 1, 2008 and applications for incoming freshmen must be postmarked by June 1, 2008. All materials 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 16, 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.

The 2008 Iowa State Fair runs August 7-17 -- "U Gotta Love It." For more information call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dr. Harold H. Hodson
    515/383-4386