Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarships
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and many of its 100 county Farm Bureaus offer a variety of scholarships at the state (IFBF) and local level to future college students. To apply for these scholarships, you only need to submit one application which will enter you for a chance to receive the state and local Farm Bureau scholarships available to you.
IFBF State Scholarships – Up to $10,000 Per Recipient
IFBF will award 27 graduating high school seniors from Iowa (three from each of IFBF’s nine districts) a $2,500 scholarship, renewable for four years (up to $10,000 per recipient); college and graduate students are not eligible to apply. To learn more about IFBF eligibility requirements and guidelines, click here.
Each of IFBF’s 100 county Farm Bureaus will select one application from their county to be considered for IFBF’s state scholarship.
To qualify for the IFBF scholarship renewal, the recipient must continue to meet the scholarship requirements annually.
Local County Farm Bureau Scholarships
Many of Iowa’s 100 county Farm Bureaus have a local scholarship program. However, availability and scholarship amounts vary. For more information, contact your local County Farm Bureau office
Additionally, the following endowed scholarships will also be selected from eligible applicants:
- The Daniel Johnson Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship that is awarded to one student from IFBF District 7 (Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Wapello, Washington and Van Buren counties) who is pursuing a degree in agriculture.
- The Edward W. & Isabelle M. Klodt Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship that is awarded to one student from Wapello County.
Farm Bureau scholarships are reserved for current IFBF members (and their children) who are in good standing with the organization. To be considered, a student must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), be involved in extra-curricular activities, and be accepted into an accredited higher education institution (including community colleges and technical schools).
To become an Iowa Farm Bureau member, click here. For more information, contact the Iowa Farm Bureau Community Resources department at (515) 225-5461.
Remember, one application enters you for a chance to receive all of the Farm Bureau scholarships you are eligible to receive.
Time to apply
Friday, February 3, 2023 is the deadline to apply for Farm Bureau scholarships. For more information, contact the Iowa Farm Bureau Community Resources department at (515) 225-5461.