Scholarships open to ag students in Midwest

Scholarships open to ag students in Midwest

Iowa company will award two $2,500 scholarships; application deadline is April 30.

Feed Energy, an agribusiness firm refines vegetable oil into a high-energy, liquid feed ingredient, has announced that it will once again offer two "Excellence in Ag" scholarships to students studying agriculture at a college or university in the Midwest.

This is the fourth year the company has offered scholarships. Interested students can find more information and apply for the scholarship by clicking here. The application deadline is April 30 and winners will be announced May 19.

EXCELLENCE IN AG: This is the fourth year Feed Energy has offered "Excellence in Ag" scholarships. The application deadline is April 30 and winners will be announced May 19. To qualify, students must attend a college or university in one of nine Midwestern states and have an ag-related major.

Eligible applicants
To be eligible students must meet specific requirements, including attending a college or university in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota.

The winning students must have an agriculture-related major, be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student and haave a 3.0 to 4.0 GPA.

Each applicant needs to submit contact information for three references, a resume and a two-page, double-spaced essay on the topic "What change can animal agriculture make to gain public and consumer support and confidence?"

Investing in the future
"We are proud to offer the scholarships because we believe funding ag education is critical for the future of so many areas of our society," said Joseph P. Riley, Executive Vice President of Feed Energy.  "By supporting our students as they develop knowledge in the many different aspects of agriculture, we can indirectly contribute to the larger bio-economy, particularly in the Midwest."

Feed Energy is based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company produces and distributes products throughout the Midwest. Its ingredients are scientifically balanced and formulated to meet specific customer needs. The company has been in business in Des Moines for more than 25 years. Feed Energy also has additional Iowa production facilities in Sioux City and Pacific Junction.

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