AMES, Iowa - 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 www.cals.iastate.edu/scholarships/. The application deadline is Jan. 15 for incoming freshmen.
Along with scholarship support for students, the college continues to increase its enrollment and maintain high placement rates for graduates.
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:
Conrad: Joel Steckelberg, Minard G. Mills Memorial Scholarship in the College of Agriculture.
Dike: Bret Cunningham, C.R. Musser/ISU Agricultural Endowment Freshman Scholarship.
Grundy Center: Emma Henze, C.R. Musser/ISU Agricultural Endowment Freshman Scholarship.
Wellsburg: Shelbi Nederhoff, Younkers Farm-Aid Scholarship.