Iowa State University Agricultural Endowment

Established in 1937, the ISU Agricultural Endowment is a major contributor for student education and success in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Our vision is to be a magnet for attracting resources and creating opportunities that assist the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences achieve its goals.

Mission Statement

To help the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences enhance its capacity to meet the needs of students and selected programs to benefit Iowa, the nation and the world. 

  • Provide resources for selected scholarships
  • Provide support for selected educational programs and initiatives, including Science with Practice (established by the Ag Endowment in 1983)
  • Encourage and accept gifts that grow the endowment.

The Agricultural Endowment, a private, nonprofit corporation, is led by a 15 member Board of Trustees, including eight members involved in agricultural production and agribusiness and seven university faculty and administrators, including the University President and the Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Science with Practice

This program helps students build on their career interests and goals while gaining hands-on experience relevant to their chosen career path. Learn more about our Science with Practice program.

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Meet the leadership team and explore our history!