AMES, Iowa - The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University recently recognized its scholarship recipients for the current academic year, 2012-2013.
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.ag.iastate.edu/scholarships/.
Along with scholarship support for students, the college continues to increase its enrollment and maintain high placement rates for graduates.
This fall the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences reached a record enrollment number of 3,900 undergraduate students, which surpassed a previous record set in 1977 when enrollment totaled 3,623.
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 was held Oct. 16 with more than 2,000 students and 200 employers attending.
Scholarship awards for this academic year were presented to:
Conrad: Chad Frazer, Agriculture General Scholarship; Joel Steckelberg, Future of Agriculture Scholarship Program;
Reinbeck: Lynn Koenigsfeld, Agribusiness Association of Iowa Resident Scholarship.