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AMES -- Applications are now available for the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship program.

Approximately 90 scholarship opportunities valued at more than $100,000 will be awarded.

Grants range in amounts from $500 to $10,000. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science and journalism.

Former and current Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships.

While a majority of the 4-H scholarship opportunities are available for students attending Iowa State University, scholarships are also available to students planning to attend any Iowa university, private college, community college or any land-grant university.

Information is available at, and deadline is Feb. 1.

Grow Ag Leaders

ST. LOUIS -- Iowa students who are pursuing an education in an agriculture-related field can apply for America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarships.

Grow Ag Leaders, a Monsanto Fund program, will award $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing ag careers such as farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, engineering, among many others.

Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are open to students 23 years of age and younger who live in eligible counties and are looking to enroll or are currently enrolled in trade schools, community colleges and four-year universities. Students need not be FFA members to apply. The deadline for students to apply is Feb. 1, and students must obtain two farmer endorsements of their application by Feb. 8.

Information is available at


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