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Incoming Undergraduate Scholarships

Apply online before December 1.

Agronomy Academic Fellowships: $3,000 per semester for Iowa residents and $5,000 per semester for non-resident students. Renewable for up to eight semesters, for a total of $24,000 (resident) or $40,000 (non-resident). Offers will be made to select entering freshmen that have shown academic excellence.

Joseph L. Robinson Memorial Scholarship: One award annually to a new freshman or transfer student who shows leadership potential for a career in agronomy. Established in 1990 by Herman and Eunice Justice of Watonga, Oklahoma. Mrs. Justice is the niece of Joe Robinson, a member of the Agronomy family from 1920 to 1959 and passed away at the age of 96 in 1990. Joe was responsible for the development of Iowa’s Crop Seed Certification Program, the Master Corn and Master Soybean Yield Contests, and he organized the Iowa Corn Yield Test Program which has been the proving ground for corn hybrids.

Scott David Wikner Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a new freshman or transfer student in agronomy who is an Iowa resident with a high school or preceding college GPA of 3.0 or higher, has financial need, and shows promise and potential for a career in Agronomy. Ivan and Gen Wikner established this scholarship in memory of their son.

Winton Etchen Agronomy Freshman Scholarships: Two scholarships are given by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa to honor the long-term service that Winton Etchen provided. These scholarships are awarded to two Iowa State University entering freshmen in agronomy. Incoming freshmen will be sent an application packet in the spring. A separate application form is required for this scholarship and will be mailed separately.

Kiley Powers Farm Endowed Scholarships: Several awards are given to new students in agronomy or seed science at Iowa State University. This scholarship fund was established at the request of Marie R. Powers from her estate.

Clyde Black and Son Agriculture Awards: Four scholarships are given based on extracurricular activities, leadership potential, demonstrated leadership, scholarship, work and community experience, and financial need. This fund was established by the families of Clyde and Julius Black to honor these two prominent agronomists of the seed industry.