Press Release

Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Sponsor of the Winner’s Circle Scholarships

Contact:  Kayla Mensing – 641.891.3536



DES MOINES, IOWA —  The IFAA (Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement) would like to announce the availability of our 2021 Scholarships. 2021 Winner’s Circle Scholarships are available to Incoming Freshman and Upperclassmen who have graduated from an Iowa high school and are attending a 2 or 4 year college or university majoring in an agricultural course of study.  Selections will be made by a committee of IFAA members and Faculty and Staff of Colleges with Agricultural Programs. Final approval will be made by the IFAA Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified of results in July and scholarships will be presented at the Winner’s Circle Scholarship Luncheon at the Iowa State Fair on August 21st. The application for incoming freshman can be found at: and upperclassmen can apply at: Applications are due by April 1, 2021.


In 2020, over $181,600 in Scholarships were presented to ninety-nine (99) Iowa youth active in livestock and agricultural projects.


The Winner’s Circle Scholarshisp are sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.  IFAA, a non-profit organization, was organized in 1988 and is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agriculture project members to pursue ag related careers.


IFAA has a tradition of providing scholarships and other financial awards to college-bound youth who have a genuine interest in remaining active in the field of agriculture after graduation from college.  More than $3,046,425 has been generated since 1988 for 2,466 Winner’s Circle Scholarships, 1,703 Performance and Carcass Awards, and 456 Sale of Champions livestock exhibitors.

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