|IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $97,000 in Scholarships|
|News Releases - Education & Schools|
|Written by Harold Hodson|
|Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:42|
News from Iowa State FairDES MOINES, IA (01/25/2012)(readMedia)-- College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $97,000 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 or 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 animal industry, according to IFAA spokesman Harold Hodson. The awards include:
• Three $5,500 one-year scholarships
• Four $5,000 one-year scholarships
• One $4,000 one-year scholarship
• One $3,000 one-year scholarship
• Thirteen $2,000 one-year scholarships
• Six $1,500 one-year scholarships
• Sixteen $1,000 one-year scholarships
• Five $500 one-year scholarships
Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's web site (http://www.iowastatefair.org/
Winners will be announced during the 2012 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on August 18, 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 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.
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