2020 IIEA Scholarship Recipients
The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association awarded $22,500 in scholarships to 37 students for the 2020-2021 school year. Since 1980, the IIEA has awarded 804 scholarships totaling $489,000. This is only possible due to the generous contributions of IIEA Members and profits from the Idaho Irrigation Equipment Show & Conference.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Sydney Anderson, Nampa; Sydney Atkinson, Parma; Lauren Axness, Boise; Jennifer Ball, Kuna; Dillon Ball, Rupert; Ross Blattner, Kuna; Cade Brackett, Marsing; Emily Corgatelli, Idaho Falls; Trevor Costello, Boise; Madison Crawford, Gooding; EmmaRae Darland, Arco; CJ Davis, Weiser; Katie Davis, Weiser; Lauren DeVries, Cambridge; Brandon Eldridge, Ucon; Marissa Eldridge, Idaho Falls; Lindsay Fairchild, Blackfoot; Jessi Farr, Challis; Hannah Field, Grand View; Spencer Fisher, Homedale; Jonathan Holt, Magrath, AB; Caroline Keller, Idaho Falls; Shandler Kidd Carson, Declo; Jayden Mink, Cambridge; Emma Morse, Spokane, Wash.; Shaelee Poole, Rupert; Miranda Reeves, Battle Ground, Wash.; Josie Schmitz, Kimberly; Jessi Schmitz, Kimberly; Preston Searle, Shelley; Cole Searle, Ashton; Tyler Seely, Idaho Falls; Charity Seely, Bethany, Mo.; Wyatt Skovgard, Kuna; Nicholas Smith, Bountiful, Utah; Corbin Waddell, Driggs; and Chad Withers, Boise.
College scholarships ranged from $500 to $1,000 per student. These students were selected on the basis of academic accomplishments, activities, leadership, and interest in pursuing a degree in an agricultural irrigation or landscape-related field. Students of IIEA Members also received scholarships.
The IIEA’s Scholarship Program received the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agriculture in the Education/Advocacy category at the 2012 Larry Branen Idaho Ag Summit.
The IIEA was established in 1971 and membership consists of 110 separate entities including wholesale suppliers, retail dealers, equipment manufacturers, public utilities and financial institutions engaged in serving Idaho’s irrigation needs. Scholarship funds are donated by IIEA members and the general funds of the IIEA.