Reminder to seniors that the deadline to submit their scholarship applications is . Keokuk County Farm Bureau will offer two $500 scholarships to students pursuing the completion of a two or four-year undergraduate degree. Keokuk County will use the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) eligibility guidelines. Applicants must be a son or daughter of Keokuk County Farm Bureau member and working toward a degree in one of the following occupational areas: 1) Ag Production-i.e. animal science, dairy science, equine science, veterinary science including veterinary pharmacy. 2) Ag Products and Procession-i.e. food science, nutritional sciences. 3) Ag Business-must relate to agriculture and include ag course work. 4) Agricultural Research-i.e. biofuels, biorenewables, genetics. 5) Conservation and Natural Resources-i.e. environmental studies, wildlife ecology and conservation. 6) Economics-i.e. agricultural economics, public service and administration in agriculture, global international agriculture studies. 7) Education-i.e. Ag education and studies and/or elementary or secondary teachers only. 8) Environmental systems-i.e. wind turbine energy, mechanical engineering. 9) Forestry-i.e. Natural resources, ecology, forestry. 10) Horticulture-i.e. Agronomy, landscape horticulture/architecture. 11) Mechanization-i.e. Agricultural systems technology, agricultural engineering. 12) Nursing-i.e. BSN or RN applicant should explain how they will work with clients in rural community.
The top two scholarships will be forwarded to IFBF for consideration in one of the fifty-four $1,000 scholarship awards. Six district winners will be selected in each of the nine IFBF districts. A Daniel Johnson Memorial Scholarship award of $500 will also be awarded to one student within the southeastern District 7 who is pursuing an agricultural degree.
Scholarship applications must be typed and can be found on the IFBF website in word format. If you would like an application emailed to you, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org High school guidance counselors do have the applications as well. If you have any questions, please call the Keokuk County Farm Bureau office at 641-622-2310.
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