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Other scholarship opportunities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Please contact these offices directly for scholarship information and application forms.
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 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.extension.iastate.edu/4H/grants.html
Deadlines: March 1(annually)
Contact: Mitchell Hoyer
Iowa State University Financial Aid
Scholarships available through Iowa State University:
AAI Winton Etchen Scholarship
$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.
Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship
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
Borlaug - Thomson Internship
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. Further information on the Foundation is available at: http://www.normanborlaug.org/ The intern will also assist the ISU Extension office with various tasks including the county fair and preparations for the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest. The intern is expected to live in the town of Cresco during the 8 - 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: 8 weeks (minimum) to 10 weeks (maximum) 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 $7,000, making it one of the most prestigious awards offered to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award/internship is calculated as follows:
-$ 3,200 based on working for $10/hr x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 8 weeks
-$ 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 email@example.com
Deadline: November 30. A decision will be communicated to all applicants in December.
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. Beginning in 2011, the program was fully supported by Fran and Jack Thomson, a generous family from Cresco, Iowa.
Newell W. & Dorothy E. Boughton Agriculture & Life Sciences Scholarship
For undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who have successfully completed learning service program in Uganda through the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods. For more information, contact David Acker, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Charles H. and Inez M. Callahan Memorial Graduate Awards
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/stud/grad/financial/
Cargill Global Scholarship
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.
The application deadline is March 31, 2013. To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program please visit: CargillGlobalScholars.com
Roy J. Carver Scholarship
Iowa State University
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 thefollowing criteria:
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
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.
Developed in 1999 as Louis M. "Mick" Colvin retired as Executive Director, the scholarship recognizes his role in making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best. Colvin co-founded the Certified Angus Beef Program in 1978, leading it to provide the world's leading brand of fresh beef. This scholarship benefits tomorrow's leaders who are involved in their communities and the beef industry.
Applications are available at http://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/press/colvin/index.php.
For more information, please contact: June Studer at 800-225-2333, ext. 211, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Des Moines Women's Club
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
Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University
Funding opportunities available from the Division of Student Affairs at Iowa State University More Information
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship
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
Farm Credit Services In Omaha Scholarship
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 email@example.com http://www.econ.iastate.edu/undergraduate-programs/scholarship-information/current-students
Feed Energy Company Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships from Feed Energy, an agribusiness company located in Des Moines, Iowa for:
* Student at a land-grant college or university in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota
* Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
* At least 3.0/4.0 GPA
* Agriculture-related major
* Three references
* Two page, double-spaced essay on the Impact of Technology on Agriculture
* Personal interview (phone or in person)
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National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program
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
The First Citizens National Bank Opportunity Scholarship
$1000 scholarship for ISU students in Business, Agriculture, or Human Sciences. The First Citizens National Bank Opportunity Scholarship is for students planning to participate in an international study experience in the upcoming spring, summer, or fall. Two awards will be offered this year. Eligible students must be enrolled in Human Sciences, Business or Agriculture at Iowa State University with a minimum GPS of 2.5, and must be from one of the following counties in Iowa: Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Hancock, Mitchell, or Wright. Details and a downloadable application form are on the web at http://hs.iastate.edu/scholarships.
For more information contact: Dr. Beverly Kruempel, Chair, Student Scholarship and Awards Committee, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011. Phone 515-294-0864. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Web www.hs.iastate.edu/scholarships
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/
David J. Henry All-University Leadership and Academic Excellence Award
David J. Henry All-University Leadership and Academic Excellence Award
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
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
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
Hixson, Christina Opportunity Award
The Christina Hixson Opportunity Award is a grant of $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years) 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
Scholarship Opportunities for International Students
Iowa Pork Foundation Graduate Fellowship
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:
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: email@example.com
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.
Iowa Pork Producers Association Scholarships
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.
Iowa Soybean Association
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
Iowa State University Women's Club
Iowa State University Women's Club scholarship. More info here
Iowa Corn Scholarships
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Don Mason 1-800-284-6345
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs awards scholarships annually to students. A committee of faculty and staff select the recipients of each scholarship. Contact Division of Student Affairs, (515) 294-4420 http://www.public.iastate.edu/~saff/whatwedo/scholarships.php
ISU Community Service Scholarship
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
Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2028
Ph: (515) 294-006 Fax: (515) 294-0851
Richard L. Jensen Memorial $1,000 Scholarship
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://www.naicc.org/FEAE/scholarship.cfm
Bob Jolly Entrepreneurship Scholarship
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.
Mike Samuelson Memorial Scholarship
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, Jeff
Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC)
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Scholarship for college juniors and seniors from Minnesota who are pursuing an education in soybean agronomy, soil science, soybean genetics, large animal vet or animal nutrition. MSR&PC annually awards up to four (4) awards of $2,000. Awards are not renewable and are for undergraduate study only. For eligibility requirements and application information, go to http://www.mnsoybean.org/checkoff-programs/education/college-scholarship-application
Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
The MSR&PC scholarship programs assists college juniors and seniors who are working toward a degree in soybean agronomy, soil science, soybean genetics, food sciences, animal nutrition or large animal veterinary. Up to four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.
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Minnesota Pork Board Scholarships
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 email@example.com.
Monsanto Agriculture Scholarships
Monsanto offers a variety of scholarships to recognize, reward and encourage students to continue their education in ag-related fields. Driven by the desire to actively support expanding development of future industry leaders,Monsanto seeks out exceptional students who have long-term career interests in agriculture. Over the past 10 years, we have donated close to $1.5 million in scholarships and awards to thousands of students.
NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship
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 http://www.ncga.com/scholarship-program/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA)
Offering $1500 scholarships to Juniors and Seniors studying Agriculture, Agribusiness, Poultry Science, Animal Science, Food Science and related degrees. The students must be full time and studying at a US College or University. See www.npfda.org for application materials.
John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship
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.
William J. Paris Scholarship
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 email@example.com or calling 319-753-0690 Information about the foundation and the scholarship is also available at www.tri-rivers.org.
Pork Industry Scholarships
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-223-2606 Website.
Responsible Nutrient Management® Scholarship
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
The Royal Scholarship Program
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.
SMART Scholarship Program
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
Soil and Water Conservation Society
The Iowa Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is offering three Memorial Scholarships each valued up to $500. These scholarships provide financial aid to persons needing economic assistance and who are interested in furthering their education and careers in a soil conservation/natural resource related field through course work, special study or seminars. For applicant requirements and additional information, please visit the Iowa SWCS website.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) scholarships, call 1-800-688-7692 for
National Junior Swine Association Scholarships
USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program
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
Winner's Circle Scholarships
The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) is making available the following scholarships to current Iowa State University students and incoming freshman enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The IFAA is a non-profit organization of individuals and corporations whose goal is to support youth involved in agriculture in Iowa including sponsorship of the Sale of Champions at the Iowa State Fair.
Application forms and a list of scholarships offered are available at: http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/sale-of-champions/winners-circle-scholarships
Please send Winner's Circle Scholarship applications to:
Winner's Circle Scholarship, c/o SGI, 30805 595th Ave., Cambridge, IA 50046.
Deadline for Undergraduate applications is April 1, 2013.
Deadline for Incoming Freshman applications is May 1, 2013.
If you have questions, contact Taci Lilienthal at email@example.com or call 563-343-1144
Program for Women in Science and Engineering
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.
210 Lab of Mechanics, Iowa State University, 515-294-0966
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