The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) this year awarded $1,000 scholarships to 180 students who plan to study agriculture, education or nursing at their chosen colleges and universities.

“Throughout our 100-year history of supporting Iowa farm families and their communities, Farm Bureau has always been a strong supporter of Iowa youth, and by supporting these students, we are investing in the future of Iowa,” says IFBF Community Resources Manager Ronnette Vondrak.  

First-time Farm Bureau scholarship recipients include 54 graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in their chosen college or university.  Students are eligible to renew the scholarships for up to four years by maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and by being a student in good standing with the college or university.

Six recipients were selected from each of the nine IFBF districts.  Scholarships were awarded to children of Farm Bureau members who plan to or currently attend an accredited college, university or community college to earn two-or four-year degrees.