IFAA Incoming Freshman Winner's Circle Agriculture Scholarships

IFAA Incoming Freshman Winner's Circle Agriculture Scholarships

Provided By: Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA)

Award Detailsssss

  • Max Amount: $5000
  • Deadline: March 01, 2015
  • Application Availability: Open to apply today
  • Number of Awards: 60
  • Award Type: Scholarships
  • Application Overview:
    • A Completed scholarship application.
    • Academic Record: Identify any special academic activities or awards.
    • Curriculum Plans for College: Describe your career plans upon graduation as they relate to the Agricultural Industry in general. How do you expect your college education to assist you in starting your career?
    • Activities, Leadership and Recognition: List your high school and community activities (4-H, FFA, clubs, sports, music, church, etc.) including dates of participation and any offices held or special accomplishments.
    • Agricultural and Livestock Projects and Essay:
      1) List your Agricultural and Livestock Project participation. Include number of years involved, name of exhibition or contest, and accomplishments or recognition.
      2) Attach an essay of 250 words or less summarizing your experiences with your agricultural and livestock projects. Emphasize what you have gained or learned from your projects, participation in exhibitions and evaluation, and how that might impact your field of study and future career plans.
  • Eligibility:
    • The applicant should be an incoming freshman in the fall of the current year.
    • Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the animal industry.
    • Planning to attend an Iowa college or University, including 2 year schools.

    Please see specific scholarships for further eligibility requirements

  • Purpose:

    The Winner's Circle Scholarship program was established in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture. A 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.

    • Alliant Energy Interstate Power & Light Scholarship: Have a strong background in 4-H and/or FFA. Preference will be given to an applicant from the Southeast District of Iowa.
    • Bart Nelson Memorial Sheep Scholarship: Have a strong background in sheep projects and activities. Preference in selection will be given to applicants who show a desire to remain active in the sheep industry after graduation.
    • Cattlemen's Beef Quarters & Beef Promotions of Iowa Scholarship: The applicant should have a strong background in 4-H and/or FFA leadership as well as beef projects.
    • Custom Builders Inc. / E.P.S. Buildings Scholarship: Applicant must have a strong background in livestock and/or equine exhibiting, projects and activities.
    • Dean and Adele Bowden Scholarship: The applicant should have a strong background in 4-H and/or FFA leadership as well as livestock projects.
    • Dick Frye Memorial Scholarship: Have a strong background in beef and/or swine projects and activities. Preference will be given to applicant who shows a strong desire to remain active in the beef cattle or swine production industry after graduation.
    • Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Scholarships:
      1) Three for Excellence in Overall Livestock Project Participation
      2) One IFAA Don Greiman Honorary Beef Participation
      3) One for Excellence in Swine Participation
      4) One for Excellence in Sheep Participation
    • Iowa Cattlemens Foundation Scholarship: The applicant must have a strong background in 4-H and/or FFA beef projects and activities. Preference will be given to applicant who shows a strong desire to remain active in the beef industry following graduation.
    • Iowa Pork Producers Scholarship: The applicant should be an incoming freshman in the fall of 2011 and have a strong background in swine projects and activities. Preference in selection will be given to applicants who show a desire to remain active in the swine industry after graduation.
    • Iowa Poultry Association Scholarship: Applicant must have strong background in poultry area and a desire to remain active in the poultry industry
    • Iowa Select Farms Scholarship: The applicant must have a strong agricultural background involving 4-H and/or FFA Swine Projects and a strong emphasis in swine while at college. Preference will be given to applicant who has a strong desire to remain active in the swine production industry after graduation.
    • Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board Scholarship: Applicants must have a strong background in sheep and a desire to remain active in the sheep industry after graduation.
    • Parkin Family Scholarship: Applicants must have been active in 4-H and/or FFA,with a strong background in sheep projects, more specifically wool rather than meat.
    • Russ Brannen/KENT FEEDS Memorial Beef Scholarship: The applicant should have a strong background in beef projects and activities. Preference in selection will be given to applicants who have been active in beef cattle expositions and showmanship contests.
    • The Maschhoffs Inc. Pork Industry Scholarship: Have a strong background in swine projects and activities. Preference in selection will be given to applicant who expresses an interest in working in the pork industry following graduation. The recipient must be a full-time student.

Provider Organization

  • Name: Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA)
  • Background: The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) presented $134,450 in scholarships and awards to youth who participated in 4-H and FFA beef, swine, sheep and poultry projects Saturday, August 21, prior to the Sale of Champions at the Fair.
  • Website: http://www.ifaa.org/