Area High School Students Awarded Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarship

A couple of area high school students are among several statewide that are receiving scholarships from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

The scholarships are going to students that are seeking opportunities in the agricultural industry following high school.

27 scholarships were awarded to first-time recipients who are planning to obtain a two or four-year degree at an accredited higher education institution. One of the recipients is Braden Wells of Fonda. Braden is the son of Gary and Jennifer Wells, and will be attending Iowa State University. Another recipient from the area is Allie Bouchard of Cherokee. Allie is the daughter of Maria and Cory Bouchard, and will be attending Texas A&M University.

Scholarship eligibility is based on Farm Bureau membership, academic achievement, financial need, community and extracurricular involvement, and letters of recommendation. Students also prepared an essay outlining their commitment to rural Iowa. Scholarships are renewable up to four years for students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5, and are in good standing with the organization. Iowa Farm Bureau approved 88 scholarships for renewal this year.