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.