IAA Foundation offers college scholarships

Total of $110,000 available to ag students and IFB members and their children.

2018 IAA Foundation Scholarship winners (right to left): Seth Mitchell, Kassidy Kimpling, Connor Klingele and Legacy of Leadership Scholarship winner, Kendra Flood (front, left). (Photo by Catrina Rawson)

Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau members and their children may apply for 72 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, IFB’s charitable arm.

The scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,500 per year, and a total of $110,000 will be awarded for the 2019-20 school year.

“We are excited to offer student scholarships,” said Susan Moore, IAA Foundation director. “It is a great privilege to support the next generation of leaders and encourage continuing education in agricultural fields.”

Students may apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA Foundation Top Scholarships of $5,000. Another $7,500 award goes to the IFB Legacy of Leadership scholarship winner.

In addition to family scholarships often established to honor the memory of a loved one, the IAA Foundation offers scholarships on behalf of organizations, such as Prairie Farms Dairy and St. Louis District Dairy Council.

All applicants must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment or students already enrolled at an accredited college, university or community college. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic ability, leadership and financial need. Previous winners of an IAA Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply again.

A full listing of available scholarships, eligibility guidelines and application documents are available at iaafoundation.org. Completed applications must be submitted online by Feb. 1.