BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The deadline is quickly approaching for Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children to apply for the 72 college scholarships being offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 per year, will be awarded in total of $110,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.

“We are excited to offer student scholarships,” said Susan Moore, director, IAA Foundation. “It is a great privilege to support the next generation of leaders and encourage continuing education in agricultural fields.”

Students may apply for a variety of scholarships, including three IAA Foundation Top Scholarships, where winners will each receive $5,000 awards. Another $7,500 award goes to the Illinois Farm Bureau Legacy of Leadership scholarship winner.

In addition to family scholarships often established to honor the memory of a loved one, the IAA Foundation offers scholarships on behalf of organizations such as Prairie Farms Dairy and St. Louis District Dairy Council.

All applicants must be high school seniors accepted for enrollment or students already enrolled at an accredited college, university, or community college. Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic ability, leadership, and financial need. Previous winners of an IAA Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply again.

A full listing of available scholarships, eligibility guidelines, and application documents are available at the Foundation website, www.iaafoundation.org.

Completed applications must be submitted online by Feb. 1, 2019.

The mission of the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm, is to fund education, research, and charitable activities that benefit Illinois farm families and agriculture.