ISU awards scholarships
AMES — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University recognized its scholarship recipients for the current academic year.
The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in enrolling in the college and applying for scholarships should go to <http://www.cals.iastate.edu/scholarships/>. The application deadline is Jan. 15 for incoming freshmen.
For a second year in a row the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences reached record enrollments. This year the college has 4,291 undergraduate students and 692 graduate students for a total of 4,555.
The latest survey of graduates found that nearly 98 percent were employed, furthering their education or serving in the military six months after graduation. Employers nationwide are attracted to the largest annual Ag Career Day in the nation, which will be held Oct. 15 with more than 230 companies and organizations represented.
Scholarship awards for this academic year were presented to:
The recipients are identified by hometown and the scholarship they received.
Ainsworth: Mitchell Hora, John Wesley Coles and Eda Coles Scholarship in Agriculture; Ty Sexton, Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation
Brighton: Dana Diers, Edgar Timm Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Columbus Junction: Megan Pretz, Future of Agriculture Scholarship;
Keota: Blake Bayliss, Joseph F. Nelson Scholarship in Agriculture; Patrick Frank, Minard G. Mills Memorial Scholarship in the College of Agriculture; Matthew Romoser, Allen E. Christian Swine Industry Scholarship
Riverside: Alexandra Marek, Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Inc. Scholarship
Washington: Jordan Vittetoe, Edward F. and Phoebe H. Knipling Scholarship; and Iowa Master Farmer Association Production Scholarship
Wellman: Sarah Altenhofen, Wise Scholarship in Agriculture; Kyle Huber, James T. Irwin Memorial Beginning Farmer Scholarship
West Chester: Zeb Fisher, Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Inc. Scholarship