Robert L. Skinner Endowed Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Robert Skinner was the Executive Director of the Iowa Grain and Feed Association from 1957 to 1988. His longstanding commitment to the industry is the basis for this scholarship being offered by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa.

Recipients of this scholarship may be a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. This scholarship is administered by the Iowa State University Foundation. The stipend shall be $750 per year (or equal to the annual interest if the interest is less than $750), and will be paid in two equal installments, the first at the beginning of the fall semester and the second at the beginning of the spring semester.

Selection Process

Selection of recipients will be by the Dean of Agriculture or his/her designated representative and the College of Agriculture Scholarship and Awards Committee. An announcement of the scholarship shall be made through the usual channels of the Admissions Department and the College of Agriculture of ISU. Recipients may be a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The recipients must exhibit outstanding leadership potential, possess good character and moral traits, be service-oriented, and recognized for good scholarship achievement. Financial need, determined by the Financial Aid Office, will be a factor only when two or more applicants are considered equal or similar in qualifications.

The Dean of the College of Agriculture or his/her representative may award a larger stipend per recipients and/or award several scholarships if generated income is sufficient for two or more awards on an annual basis.


Applications for this scholarship are submitted online through the Iowa State University Foundation beginning December 26 through February 15. Applications submitted after February 15 will not be accepted. For more information about applying for this scholarship, please go to  If you would like to be notified when the scholarship application is available to please sign-up for our scholarship notifications.

I am truly grateful to have been a recipient of the Robert Skinner Scholarship. Especially as a first-generation college student, financial support for my education was a true gift that enabled me-as it is ensconsed above the west doors of ISU’s Memorial Union-to not only ‘prepare to make a living, but to learn to live a life.’ – Scott Baumler, 1990 Robert Skinner Scholarship recipient

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