Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$50,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 10 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must plan to enroll at an Iowa college or university.
  3. Must attend an Iowa high school.
  4. Must actively participate in Iowa State Fair activities (past or present).
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must be a graduating high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who actively participate in the Iowa State Fair (past or present). Students must attend high school in Iowa and plan to attend an Iowa college.

Application requirements for the Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
  • Activities information (3 lists)
Additional Information: The selection committee will consider the following criteria and percentage factors for selection when reviewing the applications: exhibits/performances/participation in the Iowa State Fair (20 percent); financial need (20 percent); essay concerning the impact the Iowa State Fair has had on the applicant's life (15 percent); extracurricular and community activities (15 percent); community service/volunteerism (15 percent); and class rank and grade point average (10 percent).

Award Amount: Awards will not exceed $5,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $50,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

The IFAA, FAFSA, and additional required documents must all be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Karen Misjak
Address: 430 E. Grand Ave., FL 3 Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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