The Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC): 2015 Indian AG Youth Alliance Essay Contest & Conference.

The IAC strives to provide a unified effort to promote change in Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People. All students interested in attending the 2015 Youth Conference during IAC’s Membership Meeting are encouraged to apply by submitting an essay.

Eligibility:

  • Grades 9-12th
  • Enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe or descendants living on Indian owned land.

Application Components:

  1. Short General Application
  2. Essay: 3-6 pages in length, typed, double spaces, 12-point font, and one inch margins.
  3. Applications will be reviewed using the following rubric:
    • 1 point for each essay question (4 total)
    • 1 point if you have not attended IAC’s Membership Meeting in Las Vegas
    • 1 point if you attended the Youth Ag Summit in Arkansas in 2014 or 2015
    • 1 point if you submit essay before the early deadline — October 15, 2015
    • *In the event of a tie, time and date of entry received will be used, so get them in early!*

Application Deadline:

Early Deadline: October 15th, 2015

Final Deadline: November 1st, 2015 at 4:00pm (Mountain Time)

Award:

  • Top three (3) finalists will be awarded full funding to attend the IAC Annual Meeting and Youth Alliance Conference in Las Vegas, NV from December 6-11th, 2015.
  • Recognition and honoring during the IAC Annual Meeting.
  • In addition, to the 3 finalist essay winners, IAC will provide travel scholarship for a limited number of participants including one adult chaperone per student.

Application:

A PDF application can be found and completed here.