The Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board are excited to announce a new scholarship program to aid in the development of future talent for the Iowa agriculture industry. This year Iowa Corn will award 10 scholarships through the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the 2011-12 school year.
"The ICGA and the ICPB understands that to remain successful as an industry, we as corn growers must help develop a strong cadre of agricultural experts who are entering the industry – both producers and agribusiness professionals," says Doug Holliday, a farmer from Greenfield and chairman of the Iowa Corn committee that oversees the new scholarship program. "This new scholarship program is an important component of developing youth in agriculture and to the future of the agriculture industry right here in Iowa."
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
The Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program will award five $500 first-year scholarships and five $500 upperclassman scholarships for individuals who are pursuing a degree equipping them to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa. Applicants also must either be a member of ICGA or a dependent of a member. That is, their mother or father must be a member.
First-year scholarship applicants must be entering their first undergraduate year at an accredited junior college, college or university. Upperclassman scholarship applicants must be entering at least their second year at an accredited junior college or university. Scholarship applications are available online at www.iowacorn.org or by requesting one via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.