When it comes to supporting women in the agriculture industry, scholarships are a great way to do that while also ensuring the future of the industry. For example, the Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship, from the American Agri-Women Foundation, supports women who want to continue their education and passion in the agriculture industry.
The 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. The AAW Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships.
There are two scholarships available — the Jean Ibendahl Scholarship and the Sister Thomas More Bertels Scholarship. These two scholarships ($1,000 each) are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue courses in agriculture leadership, communications, sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to rural agriculture. Applications can be found online. Those who are interested in the scholarship must apply by March 1, 2022.
The Jean Ibendahl Scholarship (for ages 18-23) and the Sister Thomas More Bertels Scholarship (for ages 24+) honors the memory of these courageous and adventurous women who played an essential role in serving and leading and who encourage agricultural pursuits.
American Agri-Women members and affiliates maintain the scholarships. You can find the application on their scholarship webpage.
Completed applications should be sent to American Agri-Women Foundation, PO Box 103, Baileyville, Illinois, 61007 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.