B. The applicant for the scholarship for 2024 high school seniors must be a current member of the Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association (IJBBA).
C. The applicant for the scholarship for current college students must either be a current member of the IJBBA or a former member of the IJBBA.
D. Contestants are not limited to attending a four-year college – vocational schools, trade schools and community colleges are also acceptable.
AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
A. Two scholarships will be awarded for high school seniors graduating in 2024. It will consist of one $750 and one $500 per year for two consecutive years that the student remains in school with a maximum of $1500 and $1000 total. Should the student drop from school, the scholarship is permanently terminated. If, for example, the winner attended the American Institute of Business on that institution’s 20 month program, the individual would receive a maximum of $750 or $500 unless after completing that program, they would immediately transfer to another school that would accept the credits they had already earned. In that case, the maximum scholarship amount would then apply.
B. Two scholarships will be awarded to students who have completed either one or two years at a four-year college or university, vocational school, trade school, or community college. It will consist of one $750 and one $500 per year for two consecutive years that the student remains in school with a maximum of $1500 and $1000 total. Should the student drop from school, the scholarship is permanently terminated. As explained under item A. above it is acceptable for the student to transfer to another school during the effective period of the scholarship.
Scholarship recipients will receive scholarship checks AFTER THE ALL SEMESTER, usually in late December or early January.
Evidence of passing grades and proof of re-enrollment at their school must be provided.
PAST WINNERS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL IJBBA SCHOLARSHIP ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.
SELECTION OF WINNERS
A. All applications will be forwarded to the IBBC Scholarship committee.
B. All applicants will be interviewed for final consideration for their respective scholarship.
C. The final winner of each scholarship will be selected by outside judges. A minimum of two qualified judges will be used who are accustomed to dealing with scholarship applications.
CRITERIA USED FOR SELECTION
Criteria to be used by the Judges in their selection of the High School Senior Scholarships and Post High School Student Scholarships:
Application is online! Applicants must present the information requested in an original and self-made format.
A. Neatness of Application – 5 Points
Please be sure to include your name, address, phone, cell phone and email.
1. Use of Language
B. Personal Interview – 20 Points
The ability of the applicant to sell themselves.
C. Scholarship – 10 Points
A transcript of the applicant’s high school or university, vocational, or trade school grades.
D. Past Accomplishments with Cattle – 10 Points
E. Leadership Accomplishments – 10 Points
F. Initiative and Participation – 25 Points
The ability to start, stay with and finish a project. This should include extra-curricular activities at current school. In the case of post high school applicants, credit will be given to students employed to assist with school expenses.
G. A typed essay of up to 500 words – 20 Points
TOPIC: “I feel an important issue facing the cattle industry is __?__. It is important because __?__.”
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
A. All applicants, must have their applications submitted into the Iowa Beef Breeds Council on or before February 1.
JUDGING OF FINAL ENTRIES
The date of the interviews will be during the Iowa Beef Expo, the exact time and location will be determined by the availability of the judges and will be made known to the applicants as soon as it can be established. Scholarship applicants must be able to be present, in person for the interview in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
Absolutely NO PHONE interviews will be allowed.
The winners will be announced during the IJBBA Year End Awards Presentation which begins at 4:30 PM, we will take pictures at this time.
The scholarship program is funded through generosity of corporate sponsors. The Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association sincerely appreciates the support of it’s corporate sponsors who have each contributed $500 toward this very important program.
Corporate Sponsors include: Hawkeye Breeders Service, Inc., Trans Ova Genetics, Inc. and Iowa Bankers Association.