IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $10,000 in New Scholarships Print
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Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:32

DES MOINES, IA (07/27/2011)(readMedia)-- College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $10,000 in new 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 attending Iowa State University. Applicant must have a strong background in 4-H and/or FFA and demonstrate leadership while being involved in activities. Preference will be given to applicants who show a strong desire to remain active in agriculture after graduation. Two $5,000 Branstad-Reynolds Agriculture Scholarships are available.

Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's web site (www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships/), the IFAA web site (www.ifaa.org), or by calling 515/291-3941. Applications must be postmarked by August 1, 2011. All materials should be sent to Winner's Circle Scholarship, c/o Linda Weldon, 1440 NW 134th Ave., Slater, IA 50244 or emailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Winners will be announced during the Iowa State Fair's annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on August 20, 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.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2011 Iowa State Fair, celebrating 100 years of the Butter Cow August 11-21. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visitwww.iowastatefair.org.

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