Local students awarded scholarships
AMES — Three agricultural business students from the Iowa State University Department of Economics were each recently awarded $1,250 scholarships by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).
Those students include Jordan Vittetoe, a junior with majors in agricultural business and agronomy, and Janelle Erwin, a junior with majors in agricultural business and public service in administration.
Departments were asked to nominate undergraduate students with an Iowa background, an interest in farm management or appraisal, and demonstrated qualities of leadership, character, and scholarship. Nominees completed a written scholarship application, and were interviewed as finalists by a committee from ASFMRA on the ISU campus.
Vittetoe enjoyed the interview process, and says he had a “great discussion with the panel on current agricultural issues and my own goals in my career.”
Erwin felt it was “an honor to be picked twice – both from the department as a nominee, and then by the committee.
“I was also impressed that they came to meet us face-to-face rather than just looking at us on paper,” she said.
For Erwin, that kind of personal contact led her to learn of a potential internship from one panel member.