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AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarship
AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships seek to identify young leaders in the agriculture and food industry to enter AFA leader development programming and receive an academic scholarship the second semester of their freshman year. While most of these opportunities are targeted toward college freshmen, a few scholarships in this program also include current college students. These AFA scholarships, with the exception of the Belles of the American Royal scholarship, are a $2,600 award — $1,000 leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference and a $1,600 academic scholarship upon successful attendance. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement, and financial need. Applications are due March 15, 2013. Learn more and apply at www.agfuture.org/scholarships.

Other contributors or designations to the National Leader and Academic Scholarship program are:

  • Water Street Solutions provides five AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships to students from the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio. These students are identified through the general AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship application. High school seniors, as well as current college students, are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Three letters of recommendation are required for this scholarship.
  • DFA Cares Foundation provides two AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships to students from throughout the country who express an interest in a career in the dairy industry. Incoming freshmen and current college students are encouraged to apply.
  • The Stanley H. Durwood Foundation provides five AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships to students identified and selected by AFA. Founder of AMC Theaters and an active philanthropist, Durwood believed in access to education and his trust is providing for these five scholarships to deserving AFA delegates.
  • The BOTAR Organization provides one AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship to a female, Midwest agriculture student with a special interest in agricultural education. This scholarship provides a $3,200 academic tuition/fees scholarship, $1,000 registration fee for AFA Leaders Conference and a $200 travel stipend for the student to attend the BOTAR General Membership Meeting in January of her scholarship year.

William J. Collins Scholarship
The William J. Collins scholarship was established to honor Collins upon his retirement from AgriBank, recognizing his many years of service. This scholarship is awarded to children of AgriBank district employees (board of directors excluded) who are graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related program. Applications are due March 15. Learn more and apply at www.agfuture.org/scholarships.

2013 AIFD Symposium
Tom Simmons of the American Institute of Floral Designers has extended an invitation for agricultural education instructors and their students to attend the 2013 AIFD Symposium inservice program on Artistic Guidelines to Floral Design June 27, 2013. For more information on the opportunity or the AIFD Symposium, visit their website. Additional questions on participation can be directed to Simmons, tomassimmons@gmail.com.

Apps, apps and more apps

Common Core Standards (free, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Horse Anatomy: Equine 3D ($4.99 iPad, iPhone, iPod touch)

Horse 360 ($1.99, iPhone)

Horse 360 HD Bundle ($8.99, iPad)

Dog 360 ($1.99, iPhone)

Dog 360 HD Bundle ($8.99, iPad)

Animal Anatomy ($1.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Vet Terms Plus+ ($1.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Audubon guides to birds, mammals, trees and wildflowers (pricy at $19.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Audubon guides to various species (generally $4.99 to $5.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Audubon guides to various locations (generally $9.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

John Deere JDLink (free, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Commodity Prices ($0.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Agri Business: World Trends, Markets and Reports ($2.99, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

Fresh Food Finder (free, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

FarmPAD Mobile (free, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)

RetirePlan (free, iPad)

Forbes Lifetime Financial Planning (free, iPad)