IAA Foundation Fellowships
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The IAA Foundation endeavors to enhance the future of agriculture by providing college fellowships to Illinois Farm Families, Illinois Farm Bureau members, spouses, or their children who major in agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related course of study. The IAA Foundation is pleased to administer fellowships on behalf of agricultural partners and families who wish to support future generations and help assure a well-qualified and professional agricultural workforce in Illinois while supporting farming communities.
The IAA Foundation is pleased to offer up to 8 awards totaling $37,500 to students in 2022. The application period runs from January 1 - February 15, 2022.
2022 Fellowships Offered
The IAA Foundation is pleased to support the charitable wishes of our generous donors and the future of agriculture by offering Harris Thomas Fellowships, Jean Stubblefield Fellowships, and Charles B. Shuman Fellowship.
Harris Thomas Fellowships: Up to five awards ranging from $2,500-$5,000 each are available. Students studying an agriculture related field at any public university, excluding the University of Illinois, are eligible. A preference is given to students from southern Illinois, defined as south of Springfield, IL.
Jean Stubblefield Fellowships: Up to two awards ranging from $2,500-$5,000 each. Students studying an agriculture related field at any public university are eligible. A preference is given to students whose area of research applies to dogs, cattle, sheep or swine.
Charles B. Shuman Fellowship: Up to one award of $2,500. Students studying at any public university with a major or area of study focusing on agricultural policy, agricultural marketing infrastructure, domestic and international trade of agricultural products, seed technology, or agricultural management and production practices are eligible.