Available Scholarships

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is proud to award well over $3 million in scholarships to our students each year. Thanks to the generous donations of businesses, organizations and individual families, we offer a wide variety of awards to suit our students’ varying needs.

  1. To be considered for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships fill out the appropriate form here.
  2. After filling out the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences application, to be considered for Departmental/Major scholarships, fill out the appropriate form here.
  3. There are scholarships available that are not administered by the college. A list of them is available here. Applying for many of these scholarships requires applying at the website listed in that scholarship's description, or contacting the representatives listed for more information.

Sophomore

for a soph. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Selection based on scholarship and leadership. Provided by ISU Ag Council.


Junior, Sophomore

For a sophomore or junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture majoring in agricultural business or agricultural systems technology with financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students from Boone County, Iowa enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Graduate

For students demonstrating academic and leadership qualities and financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Other

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has several scholarships available to entering freshman, many of which are for students entering Iowa State University. Scholarships for undergraduate students are also available. The various awards range in amounts from $500 to $3,500. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science, and journalism. Former Iowa 4-H'ers and current 4-H'ers graduating from high school are eligible applicants. The Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship listings and application forms are available from any Iowa county extension office, from the State 4-H Office at Iowa State University, or on the web at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships Deadlines: February 1 (annually) Contact:  Mary Clancy   712-830-1321    clancy@iastate.edu


Freshman

Iowa resident planning a career in farming or some related occupation, based on scholarship rather than need. Rank in upper fifteen percent of high school graduating class with cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Have an ACT or SAT percentile rank of 90 or higher. Candidates for renewal of this scholarship must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher at ISU; earn a minimum 12.0 credits per semester from ISU; complete Ag Studies 111 and 112 during their freshman year, and meet or exceed the minimum leadership and/or extracurricular activity requirements as part of the scholarship for excellence program. This scholarship is renewable for three years.


Freshman, Transfer

Del and Mary Kay Bowden Beginning Agriculture Professional Scholarship for incoming freshmen (must be in top 20% of h.s. graduating class) or transfer (must have minimum 3.25 gpa) students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are residents of Iowa with an interest in exploring careers in farm production (but no pre-veterinary medicine); preference to students from a farm production background.


Freshman

Preference given to production ag students. Carry 12 or more credits and maintain 2.5 GPA.


Freshman

For incoming freshmen who are Iowa residents with high school grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated leadership participation. Includes funding for employment by faculty member in student's major area of study.


Freshman

Preference given to Jackson county resident demonstrating high aspirations to pursue a career in agriculture.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Transfer

for a minority/multicultural student admitted/enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Preference to students who are Native American.


Freshman

For incoming freshmen who are non-Iowa residents with high school grade
point average of 3.0 and demonstrated leadership participation. Includes
funding for employment by faculty member in student's major area of study.


Freshman

Must have graduated from Hampton-Dumont High School in Franklin County; or North Butler High School in Butler County. Preference given to those involved in 4-H.


Freshman

Graduate of Nevada High School. Selection is made by Nevada High School.


Freshman

For freshmen in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing career in agriculture and food industry who demonstrate a significant financial need. Also considered: scholastic achievements and participation in school and community activities. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) Sponsored by ISU Agricultural Endowment.


Freshman

for incoming freshman enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a major of Ag Education, Ag Studies, Ag Biochemistry, Ag Business, Ag Systems Technology, Ag and Society, Agronomy, Animal Ecology, Animal Science, Dairy Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, or Nutritional Science, with preference to residents of Iowa.


Freshman

for an incoming freshman who is a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, from a rural/farm background or urban and small town background, with a strong interest in production agriculture (such as ag studies, ag business, ag education, agronomy, animal science); preference will be given to residents of Iowa.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Transfer

Fejervary Fund Scholarships awarded to Scott County Iowa residents, with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) Past Fejervary Fund recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship if enrolled as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at ISU.


Freshman

For incoming freshmen; preference given to students who graduated from an Iowa high school.


Freshman

Graduate from Marion County high school with financial need and GPA of 3.0 or above. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

High school graduate from Carroll-Kuemper, Carroll Public or other Carroll County high school, preference in that order. Leadership, scholarship, extra-curricular activities.


Freshman

Graduate from Green Mountain Independent School District High School. Scholarship, leadership.

 


Freshman

For worthy students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Freshman

for undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Other

A one-time $3,000 scholarship is available to all new students who successfully complete a World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Internship and enroll in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as their primary major at Iowa State University. This scholarship is only available to those completing the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship and is available one time only during the freshman year. Applications are not required for this award. Please contact us if you qualify


Freshman

Resident of Iowa showing professional potential and commitment to agriculture pursuing a degree in Agronomy, Animal Ecology, Animal Science, Biochemistry/Biophysics, Entomology, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Forestry, Zoology, Genetics, Horticulture, Microbiology, or Plant Pathology.


Freshman

Graduate of Iowa high school, 3.0 grade point average, showing leadership qualities and desire for a career in agriculture. Financial need is a requirement (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

For a student of color with preference given to students form the Chicago area with interest in the food and agricultural sciences.

A student must have:

1. Demonstrated Financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)
2. 3.0 or higher GPA
3. Upper 25% of graduating class
4. US Citizen
5. Graduation from a US high school

Preference is given to students from Proviso East Township, Proviso West Township, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, and the Lutheran Congregations of Career Development.


Freshman

Graduate of Maquoketa High School or Jackson County high school. Preference given to financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

for students pursuing a major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Freshman

For worthy students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Transfer

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a high school grade point average of 3.5 having had participation in 4-H and/or Future Farmers of America, pursing a degree in agronomy, seed science, horticulture, insect science, agricultural systems technology, agricultural studies, microbiology, global resource systems, genetics, food science, environmental science, culinary science, biology, agricultural biochemistry, agricultural business, or public service and administration.


Other

For a multicultural student majoring in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Please contact Multicultural Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for further information at 515-294-1701


Freshman, Transfer

Must be a resident of Iowa. For students demonstrating an interest in farming as a career, production agriculture, academic performance, and leadership. Sponsored by ISU Agricultural Endowment.


Freshman

U.S. citizen, resident of Iowa, FFA membership for 4 years or more, evidence of leadership, scholarship, and demonstrated financial need. Must live in Orscheln trade area (Iowa counties of: Appanoose, Boone, Cass, Dallas, Ford, Guthrie, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Linn, Mahaska, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, or Wapello). (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

For worthy students majoring in animal science, horticulture, agronomy, ag business, entomology, forestry, ag education & studies, ag systems technology.


Freshman

For worthy student studying biotechnology.


Freshman

Russell and Isabel Wise Agricultural Scholarship for students in the
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with demonstrated financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

for female entering freshman with financial need with a high school GPA of 2.5 or above. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

for incoming freshmen with outstanding high school credentials.


Freshman

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have graduated from an Iowa high school and has demonstrated financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) Preference is given to students who have graduated from Volga, Iowa public grade or middle school, and Elkader, Iowa public high school.


Freshman

for student enrolled in CALS who is an
Iowa resident graduating in the top one-third of their high school class
with demonstrated financial need.  (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

Recipients selected based on one-half of family income being derived from farming; upper half of high school class, leadership, financial need. Must live in Younkers trade area (roughly Iowa, southeast South Dakota, southwest and east central Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin, Illinois, southeast Nebraska). (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Transfer

Must be a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from a rural background (farm or community less than 10,000 population); must rank in the upper half of class; preference given to students majoring in Agricultural Business, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, Agricultural Studies, Agricultural Systems Technology, Agronomy, or Insect Science.


Transfer

For incoming transfer students pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Junior, Senior

For a jr. or sr., 3.00 GPA and demonstrated leadership.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for Alpha Gamma Rho for students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at ISU.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a soph., jr., or sr. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Selection based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Location: Cresco, Iowa
Selection: One Award

For an undergraduate student with their primary major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing at the time of application. Must be enrolled during the spring semester prior to the internship and the fall semester following the internship.

Description: In support of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation and the historic Borlaug Farms the intern will be engaged in education and curriculum development, communications, landscape design/management and other related tasks. The intern is required to be present to represent the NBHF at the Howard County Fair. The intern will devote approximately 70% of his/her time to the NBHF. Further information on the Foundation is available at: http://www.normanborlaug.org/ The intern will also assist the Howard County - ISU Extension office with various tasks including preparation for the Howard County Fair and preparations for the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest. The intern will devote approximately 30% of his/her time to serving the ISU Extension office. The intern is expected to live in the town of Cresco during the 10 week internship. The intern is expected to complete a report within one month of the completion of the internship. The intern is also expected to participate in the INSPIRE DAY at the Borlaug Farm in September.

Duration: 10 weeks during the summer. By March 1 the intern will select the dates of the summer internship and communicate them to all parties in Cresco and ISU.

Value: Total value of the Borlaug-Thomson Internship is potentially more than $8,000, making it one of the most prestigious awards offered to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award/internship is calculated as follows:
-$ 4,000 based on working for $11/hr x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 10 weeks
-$ 3,000 scholarship applied to ISU tuition (half in spring semester, half in fall semester)
-up to $ 800 reimbursed for actual housing costs in Cresco.

How to apply: Submit by email your letter of interest, resume and names of three references to Associate Dean David Acker, 134 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 dacker@iastate.edu. Also, fill out the online scholarship application at www.cals.iastate.edu/scholarships

Deadline: November 30. A decision will be communicated to all applicants in December.

Note:  Past recipients are not eligible to apply.

For more information: David Acker, 134 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 515-294-6614

Sponsor: This program was developed and initially sponsored by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the ISU Agricultural Endowment (ISUAE). The ISUAE was founded in 1937 to help Iowa farm families survive and thrive. Throughout its history, the ISUAE has worked to keep families on the farm and to ensure the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences plays an important role in supporting the agriculture industry in Iowa. In 2010, the program was supported by four different donors. The program is supported by generous benefactors from Cresco, Iowa: Jack Thomson, and Martha and Maury Kramer.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are residents of Iowa, U.S. citizens, with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 with demonstrated financial need.  (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr. or sr. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who demonstrates outstanding leadership, at least 2.5 GPA and promise for a career in agri-business.


Senior

for seniors, selection based on character, financial need, and enrollment in both semesters of the academic year. Submission of financial need form required. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with career
goal of service to production agriculture. Selection based on scholarship and
leadership in the field of Agriculture and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Sophomore, junior or senior status following the semester of application Majoring in an agriculture-related undergraduate program U.S. citizen or legal resident. Demonstrated academic ability and leadership. First preference to students demonstrating an interest in agricultural-based cooperatives.


Junior

for juniors in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are residents of Iowa with a career interest in farm production upon graduation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduates planning career in farming, commercial livestock production or an agricultural business; majoring in animal science, agronomy, ag business, or zoology/genetics. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior

for jr. and sr. students who are concentrating their studies on sustainable agriculture. Must have 2.5 GPA, evidence of strong interest in sustainable agriculture, possess potential and promise for career in research, teaching, practice, public policy, economics or promotion of the practice of sustainable agriculture


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For sophomore, junior or senior students who are Iowa residents.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with career goal of production agriculture farming (hands-on farming) with preference to those with financial need.  (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior

Farmers Business Network is searching for the next generation of leaders in agriculture. As a company deeply rooted in technology and farming, FBN is committed to furthering education in agronomic sciences, technology and business. Scholarship winners will receive: $1,000 towards tuition and career mentorship from a local farmer and FBN, as well as an opportunity to be showcased as a up and coming agriculture star on FBN�s website. Learn more about the scholarship: https://blog.farmersbusinessnetwork.com/fbn-scholarships


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an active member of FarmHouse Fraternity in good standing; sophomore or above; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; displaying leadership and participation in school and community activities.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an active member of FarmHouse Fraternity in good standing; sophomore or above; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; displaying leadership and participation in school and community activities.


Junior

for juniors enrolled in CALS with a minimum GPA of 2.5, with demonstrated involvement in the activities of the College such as dept. clubs, competitive teams, study abroad and other experiential leadership programs, with an interest in entering the agriculture industry.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrated leadership and volunteerism through participation in college-related extracurricular activities, in sophomore class standing or above.


Sophomore

for sophomores in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduate students pursuing degree in agriculture with interest in soil conservation, resident of U.S. and GPA of 2.5.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a soph., jr., or sr. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from Woodbury County or the surrounding area. Selection is based on high academic achievement, need and activities. Provided by the Cedric L. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund. Submission of financial need form (FAFSA) to ISU Financial Aid Office required.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For members of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at ISU in good standing enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or Ag Engineering. Must be a graduate from a United States high school; must have financial need and a 2.5 grade point average. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) The scholarship is renewable for a total of three years (sophomore, junior and senior years). Application information is obtained from Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at ISU.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For female students enrolled in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding the pre-veterinary programs) who demonstrate enthusiasm toward their studies and show an active interest in departmental activities and a career interest in production agriculture.


Junior, Senior

For the undergraduate student who is president of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council.


Junior, Sophomore

For sophomores and juniors interested in a career in professional farm management.


Junior, Sophomore

for sophomores and juniors enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, resident of Iowa, majoring in agricultural systems technology, agricultural business, agriculture and society, agriculture and life sciences education/ag communication option, global resource systems, industrial technology, animal science (production animal).


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are active in ISU's Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity with a 2.5 GPA or greater and demonstrated involvement with clubs and activities.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a resident of Iowa, in a curriculum that focuses on agriculture, with a minimum 2.5 gpa. First preference students from Page or Taylor Counties, second preference students with financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing a crop-related or seed science major who are residents of Iowa.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr., or sr. students based on scholarship, leadership qualities and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Senior

for a senior in Animal/Dairy Science, Agronomy, Ag business, or Ag Studies, 2.75 GPA and planning a career in a farming operation.


Junior, Senior

for a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with an interest in returning to production agriculture farm after graduation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a sophomore, junior, or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a soph., jr. or sr. in agriculture; 2.5 GPA. First preference - Mills County residents who are Adelante Fraternity members.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences majoring in forestry, animal ecology, biology, genetics, and environmental science. Additional requirements: grade point average 3.33 or higher, demonstrated financial need, and demonstrated leadership. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior

for a junior or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences majoring in Agricultural Systems Technology, Industrial Technology, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, or Agricultural Studies, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Undergraduate Scholarship for a student pursuing a career related to international agricultural trade, research, development or a related field. Must have graduated from an Iowa high school.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Must be an Iowa resident. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, with preference given to students with an interest in a career in production agriculture.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing a degree in agricultural science.


Junior, Senior

for a jr. or sr., Iowa resident, 2.5 GPA, curriculum in agriculture emphasizing soil and water conservation with potential leadership in these areas.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Science who are residents of Butler County, Iowa. Second preference from counties of Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Chickasaw, Bremer, Black Hawk, Grundy, Hardin or Franklin. Preference to students who plan to return to work or farm in Butler County after graduation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr. or sr. interested in soil conservation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student enrolled in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing career in production agriculture.


Junior, Senior

jr. or sr. agronomy, animal ecology or forestry. Selection based on scholarship and career interest in conservation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 who are members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for sophomores, juniors, or seniors, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated leadership as evidenced by participation in student organizations. Applicants shall submit a short essay (1-2 pages) which describes an ag leadership experience in which the applicant made a difference and a specific activity or experience that was important in clarifying the applicant's career aspirations. (Submit essay to 139A Curtiss Hall by February 1).


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with interests in the plant sciences. Agronomy, plant health protection, horticulture, forestry, AST, Ag biochemistry, microbiology, genetics (plant); demonstrating high scholastic achievement and strong record of participation in school & community activities. Sponsored by ISU Agricultural Endowment.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for student studying in the areas of wildlife conservation and/or environmental management.


Junior, Senior

for a junior or senior student with a pre-professional emphasis in animal or human medicine enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Must be a resident of Iowa with a permanent residence in a rural community of less than 15,000 people. Must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and leadership. First preference to residents of Carroll County; second preference from Calhoun, Greene, Crawford and Guthrie Counties; third preference other counties in Iowa. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

funded by former Sears Roebuck Scholarship recipients. For College of Agriculture and Life Sciences soph., jr. or sr.; 2.5 GPA, graduates of U.S. high school with demonstrated financial need.(Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For worthy student showing outstanding leadership, good character, service oriented, good scholastic achievement.


Junior

for a jr. pursuing career in ag business, commodity marketing, or general agriculture. Provided by The Sandage Companies.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is a sophomore, junior or senior who is a resident of Iowa demonstrating financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) Preference given to resident of Iowa counties Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth or Sioux.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr. or sr. in dairy or animal science. Selection based on academic excellence and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jrs., or srs. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing study in agronomy, plant genetics or plant pathology; academic excellence, professional potential and need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)

The Edgar Timm Endowed Memorial Scholarship was endowed by family and friends of Edgar Timm, who was Iowa State University's first Rhodes Scholar.  Edgar Timm received his B.S. in chemical technology in 1936 from ISU and was appointed as full-time research assistant on a Rockefeller Foundation project.  

 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection is based on scholarship and
leadership.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduates pursuing a degree in conservation/preservation of farmland and soil resources of Iowa, 2.5 GPA and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)
 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduates in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2.5 GPA with financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior

for a junior or senior. Selection based on academic excellence, financial need, professional potential, and commitment to the development of a profitable, resource-conserving, environmentally-sound system of agriculture. Provided by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Based on scholarship and need. Must be in school both semesters of academic year. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior

Jere Wise was raised on a 160 acre farm near Newton, Iowa. He majored in Agronomy and credits a portion of his success to college and fraternity activities. Jere was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, a member of Cardinal Key and was Class President. His career started with the plant food industry and later moved to crop protection chemicals. He acquired Kalo, Inc. a manufacturer of agricultural and turf specialties (www.kalo.com). Jere and Sue Wise now reside in Naples FL. They created this scholarship to help young people have an opportunity to get an education and participate fully in leadership-related activities while in college. They intend to provide scholarships for deserving US citizens who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University and fit the criteria as defined. This scholarship is entirely funded from the savings of Jere and Sue Wise, with the hope and expectation that in the future the recipient will do the same for deserving students.  Criteria:  in CALS who are juniors and seniors, U.S. citizens, demonstrated leadership, top 25% (3.0-3.5) of class, or top 33% if have potential and demonstrated financial need, majoring in plant-related sciences such as: ag business with focus in entrepreneurship/marketing, agronomy including focus in climatology/irrigation, entomology, ag systems engineering, genetics with plant focus, food science with focus in safety, forestry, horticulture including focus in golf course-turf management/landscaping; preference to Veterans  (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Awarded solely on basis of academic achievement.


Other

$1,000 scholarship to an ISU freshman agriculture student who is a resident of Iowa. Sponsored by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI). For more information call the AAI Foundation at 1-800-383-1682 or visit the website.


Other

Annie's Homegrown will award $50,000 in scholarship funds to students studying sustainable and organic agriculture.

Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students beginning or returning to an accredited 2 or 4 year technical or college program or graduate school in the U.S. Students must be focusing on classes in sustainable agriculture and have at least one more year before completing their degree.

For more details, go to: http://www.annies.com/doing-good#Sustainable-Agriculture-Scholarships


Other

For undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have successfully completed service learning program in Uganda through the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods. For more information, contact Gail Nonnecke, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.


Graduate

Charles H. and Inez M. Callahan Memorial Graduate Awards $2000.

Submit applications to: Iowa State University, Dept. of Animal Science, 1221 Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011-3150. Application deadline is February 15. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Animal Science departmental Poster Session. Awards will be distributed in equal installments at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and credited to the student's university account.

More Information: http://www.ans.iastate.edu/graduate/scholarships-and-financial-aid/departmental-scholarships​


Other

In addition to an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to three years, the Cargill Global Scholars Program provides leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program with executives from Cargill. Ten scholarships will be awarded.

To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program please visit: CargillGlobalScholars.com


Other

The Roy J. Carver Scholarship Program is funded by the Carver Charitable Trust in memory of Roy J. Carver, who achieved success through his own initiative and hard work. Scholarships are available to students with great potential and promise, who work hard to make ends meet, or are faced with debilitating circumstances in their lives.

To be eligible for the Roy J. Carver scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Graduate of an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of the state of Iowa for at least 5 consecutive years immediately prior to application
  • Junior classification fall semester of the award
  • Full-time enrollment (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80
  • Demonstrate financial need on basis of a Free Application for FederalStudent Aid (FAFSA) filed prior to March 1
  • Evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full time

Apply online at: www.carvertrust.org (click on Scholarships and on-line application) You will submit the application, an essay and two references through this on-line process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1
Contact information for the Scholarship Office:
Office of Student Financial Aid 0210 Beardshear Hall
(515) 294-0065
studentscholarships@iastate.edu


Graduate, Other

Thanks to the generosity of the Iowa Pork Foundation, the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is pleased to announce a graduate fellowship in the amount of $2500. This fellowship is designed to provide support to students studying at the MS or PhD level in the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are conducting thesis or dissertation research related to the pork industry.

Applicants must be:

1) majoring in the areas of Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Food Science, Microbiology, Agricultural Engineering or other related disciplines that contribute to the pork industry,
2) able to demonstrate initiative to specialize in an area that contributes to the swine industry upon graduation, and
3) US citizens.

Interested applicants are required to submit:

  • Cover letter stating:
    • current and previous swine experience and training
    • planned use of the funds
    • what support the student is already receiving
    • applicant's career plan
  1. A copy of the applicant's resume
  2. An endorsement by the applicant's faculty mentor or major professor.

Completed applications are due by April 1. Please send to:

David Acker, Associate Dean for Academic and Global Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Iowa State University
E-mail applications are preferred: dacker@iastate.edu

Applicants will be selected by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the name of the finalist will be forwarded to the Iowa Pork Foundation by April 30th of each year.

The winner will be notified during the summer. The award will be made during the Fall semester by the Iowa Pork Foundation. Please note that the fellowship awardee must be present at the Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception & Auction the following January, to be held in Des Moines. After receiving the fellowship the awardee is required to submit to the Iowa Pork Foundation a report to include information on the awardee's future career plans and plans for utilizing the Iowa Pork Foundation fellowship.


Graduate, Junior, Senior

The Colvin Scholarship Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC are seeking applicants for its scholarships. All qualified college juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. A graduate level scholarship is also available.

Applications are available here


Other

Must be a resident of Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, or Warren counties in Iowa.

For information and applications go to: www.desmoineswomensclub.org


Freshman, Other

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship seeks applications from high school seniors planning to enroll in a U.S. four-year college or university next fall. See all the qualifications at www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship


Junior, Other, Senior

for a jr. or sr. in college at Iowa State University majoring in ag business, 3.0 GPA, resident of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wyoming, agriculture background or experience in agriculture. Applicants must provide a 1-2 page essay on how you plan to use your major in your career field. Deadline February 1. Contact Ron Deiter for application information at 515-294-5771 or rdeiter@iastate.edu http://www.econ.iastate.edu/undergraduate-programs/scholarship-information/current-students


Other

Farmers Business Network is searching for the next generation of leaders in agriculture. As a company deeply rooted in technology and farming, FBN is committed to furthering education in agronomic sciences, technology and business. Scholarship winners will receive: $1,000 towards tuition and career mentorship from a local farmer and FBN, as well as an opportunity to be showcased as a up and coming agriculture star on FBN�s website. Learn more about the scholarship: https://blog.farmersbusinessnetwork.com/fbn-scholarships


Other

Two $2,500 scholarships to students majoring in an agricultural field (one to undergrad and one to graduate student). Students can apply for the scholarships by going to http://www.feedenergy.com/resource-center/for-students/. Applications are due by May 5 and scholarship recipients will be announced in mid-May.  For more information: Brittney Garvey, Marketing Specialist, Feed Energy Company, 515-263-0408 bgarvey@feedenergy.com


Other

Each year, the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in
scholarships to high school seniors and students already enrolled in
college. For more info www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships


Other

Frugaldad.com is offering a $5,000 merit-based scholarship to be given out in June. This opportunity is available to all types of students in all majors, and is an excellent way for students to win and secure financial aid. You can read more about it here: http://frugaldad.com/scholarships/


Junior

One award is available to a full-time undergraduate with senior classification; applicants must apply their junior year of study. Applicants should demonstrate potential for an outstanding professional career and typify the leadership and academic qualities of David J. Henry. Selection is based on leadership and academic achievement. The amount of the award is $2000.

Applications are available in 0410 Beardshear Hall.

Deadlines: See Application for Deadline
Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-2028


Other

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) give over 4,000 scholarships each year to students going to four-year universities, community college, and graduate school.

For college bound students of all levels who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Students must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, (3.3 GPA for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program) and plan to be enrolled full-time in the Fall. All majors are encouraged to apply.

There are close to 150 HSF scholarship programs available to you, including the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $15,000. Apply online at www.hsf.net


Freshman

The Hixson Opportunity Award is a half-tuition and fees scholarship (estimated value of more than $15,000 over eight semesters) to be used at Iowa State University. One hundred high school seniors from across Iowa will receive the award each year. Ideally, recipients will represent each county in the state. If you are a high school senior who demonstrates potential in ways that go beyond class rankings and test scores, you may wish to apply.  See Website


Other

The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Foundation and the Iowa Purebred Swine Council are offering scholarships to those students who are planning to or are currently majoring in an agriculture field with an interest in the pork industry. For information, see the IPPA website.


Freshman

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is looking for qualified candidates to apply for its agriculture scholarships. ISA will award up to $15,000 this year through the ISA Ag Scholarship Program; it will be presented in as many as ten $1,500 scholarships to capable high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. More information at www.iasoybeans.com or call Mary Whitcomb 515-334-1027


Other

Iowa State University Women's Club scholarship. More info here


Other

One scholarship for $1500

Annually the Iowa Turkey Federation supports a scholarship at Iowa State University. Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are encouraged to apply. The application is due November 30 and can be found on the Department of Animal Science website.

The student who receives one of these scholarships shall meet or exceed the following qualifications:

  1. be a resident of Iowa
  2. be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  3. may receive the scholarship on consecutive years up to a limit of four years
  4. First preference shall be given to students who have promise of a career in the turkey industry or to students (or students' families) who are involved in any aspect of the turkey industry: for example, family turkey operations, employment in the turkey industry, individual production, 4H or FFA projects, etc.

Other

Iowa Corn Scholarships sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and
Iowa Corn Promotion Board. Applications are available online at
www.iowacorn.org or by requesting one via email at corninfo@iowacorn.org or call Don Mason 1-800-284-6345


Other

The selection committee will choose recipients based on community service performed in the City of Ames, or Story County, Iowa area while enrolled at ISU. Applicants must submit an essay describing the community service they have performed and how this service has influenced their life, as well as the affect on those individuals or parties they have served. One letter of reference is required, specifically attesting to the student's community service activities.
Application deadline March 1

FAFSA by March 1 Required

Contact Information
Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2028
Email: studentscholarships@iastate.edu
Ph: (515) 294-006 Fax: (515) 294-0851


Junior, Other

The Richard L. Jensen Memorial $1,000 Scholarship is awarded each year to a third year student majoring in crop production or an allied subject such as entomology, plant pathology, plant physiology, etc. Further information and application materials are available on the NAICC's web site: http://naicc.org/foundations/scholarship/


Junior, Senior

The scholarship, initiated by Roger and Connie Underwood in recognition of Dr. Bob Jolly's dedications, unselfish leadership and stewardship of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program, provides an award to a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student who demonstrates a commitment to and aptitude for entrepreneurship.

The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a recipient at a junior or senior standing and pursuing a major offered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at time of application. The recipient will demonstrate an interest/aptitude for entrepreneurship, as determined by the director. Examples include but are not limited to: participation in the programs of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative; experience starting a business or non-profit organization; internship with an entrepreneurial business; relevant course work; etc.

Applications are available in Room 33 Curtiss Hall and at www.entrepreneurship.ag.iastate.edu, click on undergraduate scholarships. Questions regarding the scholarship program should be directed to Stacey Noe, program coordinator at 515-294-4945.

 


Freshman

Mike Samuelson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a central Iowa
graduating senior from the Ogden area attending Iowa State University with a
major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. For more info and to apply by April 1.


Other

for Minnesota residents pursuing an undergraduate degree at a two or four year institution with an emphasis in swine production or related field.

For more information or questions contact Jill Resler, Director of Education with the Minnesota Pork Board at (800) 537-7678 or jill@mnpork.com.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Merit-based scholarships for qualified agricultural students regardless of
where they plan to study. Eligible applicants include undergraduate
students already enrolled in college as well as high school seniors accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university or community college in a course of study related to agriculture. Awards are for a minimum of $1,000 and may be renewed annually for up to four years, provided certain conditions are met. Candidates must apply by March 31.
For more information http://murraywiseassociates.com/foundation


Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation have teamed up to provide a new scholarship for ag students.

The NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program awards five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified second-year undergraduate students (or later) or graduate students enrolled in an agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation program at a 2-year or 4-year program of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Applicants must be members or dependents of a member of the National Corn Growers Association. Employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are not eligible for the scholarship.

For more information and to download the application packet and guidelines, please visit www.ncga.com/topics/education/college-scholarships​ or email scholarship@ncga.com.


Graduate, Junior, Senior

The John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Fund was created through a generous gift from John and Mary Pappajohn. Since 2000, $10,000 in scholarship money has been made available to Iowa State University students demonstrating an interest in entrepreneurship. At $1,000 each, these honors are targeted to students of Junior, Senior, or Graduate status who have started or who intend to establish their own businesses or are participating in the entrepreneurship program.

http://www.isupjcenter.org/learn/scholarships/


Other

Louisa County residents with plans to study toward careers in natural resources or conservation are urged to apply for the William J. Paris Conservation Scholarship. Applications for this annual $500 scholarship will be taken through February 15.

For more information contact Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation by emailing tri-rivers@lccb.org or calling 319-753-0690 Information about the foundation and the scholarship is also available at www.tri-rivers.org.


Junior, Senior

for college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine. The scholarship application and guidelines are located on pork.org. The deadline for applications is February 15. For more information, please contact Chris Hostetler at chostetler@pork.org or 515-223-2606. 


Other

The RNM Foundation offers one scholarship each year in the amount of $2500. Deadline: May 31. The application process may be completed on the Foundation website: www.rnmf.org under the tab entitled "Applications". Contact for more info: Sarah Michaels Fernandez, Executive Director Responsible Nutrient Management Foundation
(512) 569-8919


Other

10 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for high school seniors and college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agriculture related fields. Available to students who live within River Valley Cooperative's trade area. For more information contact info@rivervalleycoop.com.

Contact Jayne Carstensen, River Valley Cooperative, 563-285-1715, jcarstensen@rivervalleycoop.com.


Other

The Royal Scholarship is a program designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate the food and fiber industry, leadership and the American Royal. Applicants will be selected as members of the Royal Scholars. The Royal Scholars will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, for training and participation in the 111th American Royal, media events, civic organization meetings, school visits, and a host of other activities.

In recognition of the outstanding achievements of the Royal Scholars and their continuing advocacy of the food and fiber industry, the American Royal Association will award a $2,500 scholarship to each student selected to be a member of the Royal Scholars.

Visit website


Other

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. More Information


Other

The American Soybean Association (ASA) scholarships, call 1-800-688-7692 for
info.


Other

Essay Contest - for details see www.syngenta-us.com/Scholarships/. Applications will be accepted from January 15 - April 15.


Junior, Other, Senior

USDA's Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program is a sponsorship opportunity for agencies, corporations, and organizations. Sponsorship allows junior and senior students who represent the diversity of American agriculture to attend USDA's annual Outlook Forum. It's a unique opportunity for students to learn about agribusiness, the latest research, future trends, and policy in contemporary agriculture. Application deadline is mid-October -- for complete information see http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/diversity/diversity_program.htm


Other

for students pursuing a career in the swine industry. www.waldogenetics.com/scholarship/


Other

College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock and agricultural projects and current undergraduate students may apply for 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 agriculture industry. Winners will be announced during the Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions, an event sponsored by IFAA. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds, as well as Winner's Circle Club donations.

For information on the IFAA Winner's Circle Scholarships available go to http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships and click on:

  • Incoming Freshman Scholarship List
  • Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application - Due May 1 (Annually)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship List
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Application - Due April 1 (Annually)

If you have questions, contact Linda Weldon at email: linda@slweldon.net or call 515-291-3941.


Other

PWSE offers scholarships to undergraduate women enrolled in science or engineering curricula at Iowa State. Students who are high school seniors may apply for the "First Year Scholarships" and currently enrolled undergraduate students or transfer students are eligible to apply for the other scholarships.

218 Carver Hall, Iowa State University, 515-294-0966
http://www.wise.iastate.edu/scholarships.html


Other

Websites for organizations that give scholarships to students with majors in CALS. More


Graduate

for student demonstrating academic and leadership qualities and financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Graduate

For M.S or PhD candidates enrolled in a program of study in animal science, food science or human nutrition. Recipients shall possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and show evidence of scholarly performance.


Graduate

For a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing a PhD or MS degree.


Graduate

for student demonstrating academic and leadership qualities and financial (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Graduate

For student pursuing career related to international ag trade, research, development or related field.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a sophomore, junior or senior in CALS with minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, resident of Iowa (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Freshman

Preference to a student who has graduated from a Palo Alto high school.

 


Freshman

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are direct descendants of Iowa State University Alumni.


Freshman

for incoming freshmen in CALS who are female and/or minority students with a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher pursuing a career in agricultural production such as, but not limited to, dairy, crop and livestock production, agribusiness, food industry, agricultural supplies and business services.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Agricultural Business or Ag & Life Sciences Education with Ag Communications Option, with GPA between 2.5 and 3.25, and demonstrated leadership.


Other

applications due in  November.  For Minnesota residents with major involving crop production.

Information: http://mcpr-cca.org


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Other

Targeting Excellence Scholarships for students enrolled in a College of Agriculture with courses in food animal production.  Deadline:  March 15.   http://targetingexcellence.org/scholarship_info/


Other

For Minnesota high school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S.  and studying agriculture or animal husbandry. The scholarship will award five (5) $1,000 scholarships. The guidelines and application can be found on www.mnffafoundation.org. Applications are due before or on February 1.


Junior, Senior

for juniors and seniors who U.S. citizens, enrolled in the  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with minimum GPA of 3.0, majoring in Ag Biochemistry, Agronomy, Dietetics, Genetics, or Nutritional Science.  


ADM
Other

ADM $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing an operations career in an ag-related field.  Info


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in good standing with a minimum of six hours of course work in crop production/crop protection.  Preference given to recipients that have worked for members of the Iowa Independent Crop Consultants Association.  Please bring hard copy of verification of the two above items (unofficial transcript with courses highlighted) plus (letter from the crop consultant you worked for) to Room 139A Curtiss Hall by February 1.  


Freshman

For a worthy student enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a worthy student enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student in the College of Agriculture concentrating in studies in sustainable agriculture.  


Freshman, Transfer

For entering freshman students in the top 20% of their high school graduating class who are enrolled in Agriculture and Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Administered by the Department of Sociology.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a GPA of 3.0 or above majoring in Ag Business, Ag Systems Technology, Ag Education, or Agronomy.  


Freshman

For incoming freshman students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are residents of Iowa, with preference given to residents in the western half of the state.  First preference to those with demonstrated leadership; second preference to students majoring in ag business. 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For sophomore, junior or senior students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are residents of Iowa, with preference given to residents in the western half of the state.  First preference to those with demonstrated leadership; second preference to students majoring in ag business. 

 


Freshman

For a multicultural student pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Freshman

For incoming freshmen with strong high school background in sciences, social sciences and communications; upper 15% of high school graduating class; demonstrated leadership; grade point average 3.5 or above; ACT or SAT 90% rank or above.


Other

Five $2,000 scholarship to students in the NEW Cooperative, Inc. trade area.  Online application


Other

The Iowa Division of Midwest Dairy Association will be awarding 20 $1,000 educational awards. Applicants who qualify include any producer who funds Midwest Dairy Association, the producer’s spouse, the producer’s children or grandchildren. The producer must have an active dairy operation as of January 1st of the year the scholarship will be awarded. The producer must reside in Iowa. Please contact us if you need to verify these qualifications.

These awards apply to any college major or degree, and there are no limitations on the length of the program (i.e. one, two or four year program). However, an applicant must be considered a full-time student at an accredited college. These awards will be sent directly to each recipient. Eligibility includes one award per family per year. Any former applicant or scholarship winner can reapply for subsequent years.

The application deadline for 2017 scholarships is March 17, 2017.

Download the 2017 Iowa Division Scholarship Application

For more information, contact:
Sue Ann Claudon
1-800-642-3895 or Direct (515) 965-4620


Other

IPSA SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

THE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN – APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31, 2017


Other

The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois offers a scholarship for college students who are seeking a career in the grain handling and feed industries. Recipients must have a permanent Illinois address and be a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior at an accredited college or university and have an interest in grain merchandising/originating, safety, operations, feed milling, and/or management. Recipients will be expected to work four days at a member facility, attend a summer Leadership Tour and write two blog posts detailing their experiences. Additional information and application at https://www.gfai.org/students/scholarships/


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity pursuing a future in production agriculture or ag business.  Preference to resident of Illinois and to students observing brotherhood of AGR Fraternity.