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A few local students won first-time scholarships from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
Batavia resident Simeon Buie, son of James Buie and a student at Kansas State University, received a scholarship, as did Washington resident Roy Carter, son of John and Kim Carter, and a student at Iowa State University.
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has awarded 27 emerging young leaders with a $2,500 scholarship to support their agricultural education at their chosen university or college.
“We know farming today is about more than putting a seed in the ground. It’s about research, technology and environmental improvement, and we need young people to keep this progress moving forward,” says IFBF Community Resources Manager Ronnette Vondrak. “We’re proud to be able to offer the next generation of agriculturalists these scholarships, which are renewable for four years, up to $10,000, as they proceed throughout their college experience.”
In addition to this year’s 27 new IFBF scholarship recipients and 126 renewals, two memorial scholarships were also awarded.
Three graduating high school students from each of IFBF’s nine districts were selected to receive a first-time Farm Bureau scholarship to put toward a two- or four-year degree at an accredited higher education institution, including community colleges and technical schools. Eligibility is based on Farm Bureau membership, academic achievement, financial need, community and extracurricular involvement and letters of recommendation.
Applicants were asked to write an essay on the contributions they expect to make to agriculture and their rural communities through their studies. These recipients are eligible to renew the scholarships for up to four years by being a student in good standing and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5.