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Iowa Poultry & Egg Scholarship Foundation calls for applications

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The Iowa Poultry & Egg Scholarship Foundation announces three scholarships for 2022.

Created by the Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association, the Foundation funds education and encourages young people to consider careers in the poultry and egg industry, says Sara Petersen, the Iowa Egg Council Director of Marketing Communications. Petersen says right now is a great time to apply for the 2022 cycle.

“We announced three scholarships this year for 2022. That is up from two scholarships the previous year. One of those $1,500 scholarships is going to be awarded to a graduating high school senior. The other two scholarships, in the amount of $1,500, are going to be awarded to a returning college student. So, it’s a great time, over the holiday break, to download that application, fill that out, and get that sent in for the scholarship money.”

One of the returning college student scholarships is named in honor of late Iowa Egg Council board member and egg industry leader Blair Van Zetten.

Even though the scholarships are focused on those interested in the egg and poultry industry, Petersen says don’t let that sway you from applying.

“We encourage all students to apply, especially if they’re interested in the poultry and egg industry or any related ag areas of study. They’re also encouraged to apply,” Petersen said. “Those scholarship recipients will be announced on April 1st of 2022.”

Applications are accepted through February 20, 2022 and scholarship recipients will be announced by April 1, 2022. Applications can be obtained by emailing Kevin Stiles at kevins@iowapoultry.com. For more information, go to iowaegg.org or iowapoultry.com.

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