Scholarships

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! NOTE: information regarding scholarship opportunities are updated annual as information is provided to the Iowa FFA Association from the scholarship provider.


Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • State-funded program for Iowans
  • The program is for new high school graduates and adult learners (age 20 and older)
  • Qualification for the program is based on job demand

David Bunting CTE Teacher Prep Scholarship - September 1st

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • One $1,000 scholarship available
  • Open to college students entering their junior or senior year
  • Must be majoring in an Iowa teacher licensure program in one of the CTE areas in Iowa
  • Priority given to students with previous CTE and CTSO experience

Lely Future of Dairy Scholarship - October 31st

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • Open to current and former 4-H and FFA members
  • Three scholarships at $1,500 each
  • Winners announced in December

Marilyn K. Hoy Scholarship - October 31st

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • Open to High School Seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture
  • Photo/Essay component related to harvest, pork, and breast cancer
  • Winners announced in November

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 

Maynard Jane Scholarship - November 15th

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • Open to an upper classman enrolled in college with an agricultural background
  • $2,000 

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 Corn Growers Scholarships - January 31st

Click here for the scholarship application information.

Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship - January 31st

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • 18 scholarships @ $1,000 each (9 HS Senior & 9 College Undergrad)
  • Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the ICGA
  • Students pursuing a degree in agriculture

Family Farm History Scholarships - January 31st

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • 3 scholarships available: $1500, $1000, and $750
  • Unique opportunity for FFA members to share Farm Family History
  • Member submitting does not have to be from a farm.

Swine Research Partnership Scholarships - February 1st

Click here for the scholarship application information.
  • 10 $200 scholarship available.
  • Open to FFA members and non-members
  • Can be used for many facets of a research project.

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.

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

Agriland FS Scholarship - March 1st

Click here for scholarship application information.
  • 10 scholarships @ $1,000 each.
  • Open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
  • Pursuing a career in the agriculture industry.

Mark Pearson FFA Scholarship - March 6th

Click here for scholarship application information (scroll down).
  • 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.
  • 2.0 minimum HS GPA.

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.

Nufarm Grassman Scholarship -March 31st

Click here for the application link.
  • $5,000 and $1,000 scholarships available
  • Awarded to outstanding students with a passion for grassmanship
  • Click here for more information.

Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship - April 1st

Please click here for the scholarship information. 
  • High school senior or current college student planning to study agriculture.
  • Ten $500 scholarship available.
  • Attending university or community college.

IFAA Winner's Circle - April 1st

Go to the Winner's Circle Scholarship Webpage for more information. See below for more details.

Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship - April 1st

Please click here for the scholarship information. 
  • High school senior or current college student attending college.
  • $1,000 for incoming freshmen; $2,000 for returning college students.
  • Various opportunities available.

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.

GROWMARK Foundation Scholarship - April 17th

Please click here for the scholarship application (online).
  • Open to HS seniors or continuing college students in good standing.
  • 15 scholarships at $1,500 each.
  • Must be pursuing agriculture related degree

Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers Scholarship - May 15th

Please click here for scholarship information (web).
  • Open to HS seniors or current college students.
  • 15 scholarships at $250 each.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, resident of Iowa, pursuing degree in agriculture.

Iowa FFA Alumni Scholarships

  • Due December 1st
  • Scholarship Webpage
  • Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship
  • Iowa FFA Alumni College Scholarship

National FFA Scholarships

  • Due January 14th
  • Scholarship Webpage
  • Student and Parent Resources
  • Application available in November
  • $2.5 Million in scholarships
  • FFA members must access the application through FFA membership related account to be eligible for FFA member scholarships

Iowa FFA Foundation Scholarships

  • Due January 7th
  • Scholarship Webpage
  • Haney Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Arthur and Susan Churchill Endowed Scholarship
  • Dennis D. Selness Memorial Scholarship
  • DLL Financial Solutions Scholarship
  • Sinclair Tractor Scholarship
  • Severson Family Memorial Scholarship
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