The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) donated $100,000 to Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for scholarships on April 12.
The scholarships will be available to students enrolling at Iowa State and pursuing careers in agriculture. Students will be eligible for the scholarships beginning this fall and funds will be distributed over a five-year period. The AAI Scholarship Program will help recruitment efforts in the college and promote career opportunities in Iowa’s agricultural industries.
“The AAI scholarship program helps our college send a clear message to high school students that there are excellent opportunities in Iowa’s agriculture industries and that our college is the best pathway to these careers,” says David Acker, the college’s associate dean for academic and global programs.
The scholarships are targeted to attract students to agricultural industries and provide employment opportunities with AAI member companies.
“These scholarships are just one way we can support students and our future leaders in agriculture,” says Mark Reisinger, AAI corporate executive officer.
AAI was formed in 1994, as the result of a merger between the Iowa Grain and Feed Association and the Iowa Fertilizer and Chemical Association.