Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship

American Agri-Women Foundation


Grant amount: US $1,000

Deadline: Jun 1, 2018

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

Gender restriction: Female

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Overview:

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits.  

These two scholarships are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture.

The Jean Ibendahl Scholarship was initiated in 1991 by AAW member and educator, Jean Ibendahl of Tamaroa, Illinois. It was later supported by a generous endowment of $10,000 by Jean and her husband Calvin. It is further maintained by donations by AAW member and affiliates. This scholarship is available to high school graduates and women aged 18 - 23.  

The Sister Thomas More Bertels Scholarship was begun in 1991 to honor a founding mother of  AAW. Sister T. More Bertels was a history teacher at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. She traveled the United States and Canada extolling the virtues of agriculture and empowering producers to realize their potential. This scholarship is available to women who are returning students in agriculture and are 24 years old or older.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a farmer, rancher or be the wife, daughter or other close relative of a farmer, rancher or other person employed in agriculture.
  • There must be an economic or financial need.
  • Knowledge of or work experience in agriculture.
  • Scholarship funds may be used for tuition for recognized courses in agriculture leadership, technology, communications, education, rural sociology, medicine or other courses directly related to agriculture and the needs in agricultural communities.
  • Scholarship awards will be granted only once per individual.