Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 29, 2013

IFAA offers Iowa youth $113,700 in college scholarships


Daily Iowegian

DES MOINES — College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $113,700 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.

The scholarships are available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall as well as 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:

• Ten $5,000 one-year scholarships

• One $4,000 one-year scholarship

• Two $3,000 one-year scholarships

• One $2,500 one-year scholarship

• Twelve $2,000 one-year scholarships

• Six $1,500 one-year scholarships

• One $1,200 one-year scholarship

• Fifteen $1,000 one-year scholarships

• Six $500 one-year scholarships

Applications and additional information are available on the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's website www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships) or by calling (563) 343-1144.

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 and applications for incoming freshmen must be postmarked by May 1. All materials should be sent to IFAA Winner's Circle Scholarship, c/o SGI, 30805 595th Ave., Cambridge, IA 50046.

Winners will be announced during the 2013 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 17, 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 2013 Iowa State Fair Aug. 8-18. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or check out www.iowastatefair.org.