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Every year, scholarships are available to FFA members with various post-secondary and career interests. Opportunities will be posted here as they are made available. Please be aware of the deadline for each application. For tips on scholarship application strategies, click here. For more information on grants, loans, and other strategies to pay for college, click here. If you or someone you know is an applicant with a disability, click here for a great resource on how to pay for college!


DTN Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship - November 1st
Click here for the scholarship application information.

  • Open to high school or college students
  • $1,500
  • Winner also attends Ag Summit in December

Iowa FFA Alumni Scholarships - December 1st
Go to the Iowa FFA Alumni's Scholarship Webpage for the following scholarship applications.

  • Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship
  • Iowa FFA Alumni College Scholarship

Mark Pearson FFA Scholarship - December 1st
Click here for the scholarship applications.

  • Student must have been an FFA Chapter President during their Junior or Senior year.
  • Student must enroll full-time in a degree program at DMACC.

National Corn Growers William C. Berg Academic Scholarship - December 1st
Click here for the scholarship application information.

  • 5 scholarships @ $1,000 each
  • Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA
  • College students pursuing a degree in agriculture

ISU Animal Science & Dairy Science Scholarships - December 30th
Click here for the scholarship application information.

  • Variety of scholarships
  • For undergraduate students in the 2018-19 school year
  • High school seniors apply for Incoming Freshmen opportunities

National FFA Scholarship Program - Due February 6th
Go to the National FFA Scholarship Webpage for the following scholarship applications.

  • Click here to access program information and FAQs
  • Online application is available in November. Over $2.5 Million in scholarships available
  • FFA Members should set up MyFFA account to access utilizing the invitation code from their advisor
  • Program webpage also includes "America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders" Program.

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships - February 1st
Click here for the scholarship application information.

  • $500,000 in scholarships available.
  • Open to FFA members and non-members
  • High school seniors and college students may apply.

Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship - February 2nd
Click here for the scholarship application information.

  • 16 scholarships @ $1,000 each (8 HS Senior & 8 College Undergrad)
  • Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the ICGA
  • Students pursuing a degree in agriculture

Careers in Agriculture Scholarships (WinField United) - February 10th
Go to the WinField United Webpage for scholarship information.

  • $1,000 to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance
  • Click here for the application (PDF)

95th Little International Scholarship - February 26th
Click here for the scholarship application (Word).

  • 1 scholarship @ $1,000 and 2 scholarships @ $500
  • Must be a graduating senior attending SDSU in the fall of 2018
  • Must have a passion for the agricultural industry

ISU Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship - March 10th
Please click here for the scholarship application.

  • Incoming freshmen to Iowa State University
  • Must be studying in College of Agriculture and Life Science or Ag Engineering
  • Selection based on interest in agriculture, academic achievement, and leadership experience.

Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation - March 15th
Go to the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Webpage for more information and/or click here. Eligible students must graduate from high school this year and meet any of these criteria:

  • Received the Youth Beef Team training
  • Completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy
  • Served as a county Beef Queen/Princess/Ambassador

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - March 21st
Go to the Young Scholarship Webpage for more information. Eligible students are 7th graders interested in a pre-college scholarship. Scholars will receive:

  • Academic and college counseling, including college tours and visits.
  • Financial support for academic and extracurricular enrichment, including study abroad and internships.
  • A guided pathway to college success and a community of ambitious peers and mentorship opportunities.

IFAA Winner's Circle - April 1st (Undergraduates) and May 1st (Incoming Freshmen)
Go to the Winner's Circle Scholarship Webpage for more information. See below for more details.

Agri-Legacy Tomorrow, Agricultural Scholarship - April 1st
Please click here for the scholarship information. $1,000 scholarship.

  • High school senior or current college student attending college 2018-2020 school year.
  • Ag related field, 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Selection based on participation and leadership in school and community activities.

Iowa Sheep Association Scholarship - April 15th
Please click here for the scholarship application (Word).

  • Open to HS seniors or current college students.
  • One scholarship at $500
  • Selection based on scholastic, leadership, citizenship, and industry related activities.

Association of General Contractors of Iowa Scholarship - April 12th
Please click here for the scholarship application (word).

  • Open to HS seniors.
  • 5 scholarships at $1,000 each.
  • Must be attending a diesel tech program in Iowa.

Iowa FFA Foundation Scholarships - Various Due Dates
Go to the Iowa FFA Foundation's Scholarship Webpage for the following scholarship applications.

  • Haney Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Arthur and Susan Churchill Endowed Scholarship
  • Dennis D. Selness Memorial Scholarship
  • DLL Financial Solutions Scholarship
  • Heartland Co-op Scholarship Program
  • Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Program