|IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $164,200 in Scholarships|
|News Releases - Education & Schools|
|Written by Harold Hodson|
|Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:56|
DES MOINES, IA (01/14/2014)(readMedia)-- College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $164,200 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).
There are 62 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall and 27 scholarships available to current undergraduates attending Iowa State University. 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 $6,000 one-year scholarships
• Three $5,500 one-year scholarships
• Six $5,000 one-year scholarships
• Two $3,000 one-year scholarships
• Two $2,500 one-year scholarships
• Twelve $2,000 one-year scholarships
• Seven $1,500 one-year scholarships
• One $1,200 one-year scholarship
• Forty-five $1,000 one-year scholarships
• Eight $500 one-year scholarships
Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's website (http://www.iowastatefair.org/
Winners will be announced during the 2014 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 16, 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. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winner's Circle Club donations.
"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.
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