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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers offers $250 scholarships

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In celebration of their 15th anniversary, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is offering 15 $250 scholarships to students pursuing an agriculture related undergraduate degree in the 2019-2020 school year. Students who meet the selection criteria may complete the scholarship application. 

The deadline for applications is May 15. Once a qualified students’s application has been determined complete and eligible for review, a committee will evaluate and select the successful applicants. Winners will be notified by email on June 1. Successful applicants are asked to attend the scholarship presentation on August 15, during the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ 15th Anniversary celebration event. 

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a junior college, four-year college/university or other accredited institution of higher education for the fall term in which the scholarship is to be awarded.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 accumulative GPA to be eligible.
  3. Applicants must be an Iowa resident with an interest or experience in agriculture.
  4. The scholarship must be applied to undergraduate students and is applicable toward an agricultural degree. 
  5. Applicant must have demonstrated leadership in the following: community service, organization/club/community involvement, strength of character. 

How to Apply: 

  1. Submit online application.
  2. Submit current resume.
  3. Submit a 1-2 page essay detailing applicant’s involvement in agriculture and his/hers plans for the future.
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation. 
  5. Submit copy of current official high school or college transcript, whichever is applicable. 

“In celebration of serving livestock farmers for 15 years, we’re awarding 15 scholarships, each worth $250, to encourage Iowa’s young people to enter livestock farming,” says CSIF Executive Director, Brian Waddingham. “Livestock farming offers young people a way to enter the farming profession and to bring a son or daughter back to the farm. That has a domino effect for rural communities – keeping young people in rural Iowa.”

Please contact Gabby Glenister with any questions either by emailing [email protected] or calling 515-225-5526. 

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