Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship Recipients Announced

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Iowa College Aid has announced Kethryn Eyheralde of Centerville and Kaitlyn Boyer of Weldon as recipients of the 2016 Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair and plan to attend an Iowa college or university. 

Both Eyheralde and Boyer will use the $2,000 scholarship to help pay for studies at Iowa State University, where Eyheralde will major in Animal Ecology with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinary Studies and Boyer will study Animal Science with a focus on Beef Production.

“Kethryn and Kaitlyn reflect the spirit of the Iowa State Fair scholarship, as both have had their lives shaped by their experiences volunteering at the fair,” said Karen Misjak, executive director of Iowa College Aid, the state agency charged with administering the scholarship. “Their dedication to a future in agriculture is great for Iowa.”

“Being chosen as a recipient means that my hard work and effort that led to my 4-H project at the state fair have even greater influence on my future and education than just taking home a ribbon,” Eyheralde said.

“I am honored to receive this scholarship as it will help me pursue my passion for the beef industry and agriculture at Iowa State University,” Boyer said.

Eyheralde and Boyer will receive their awards during the Iowa State Fair. Each will be presented a certificate of recognition by Governor Branstad on Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage.

Iowa College Aid will also exhibit in the Varied Industries Building at the fair. Free publications about financial aid will be available, and prizes will be given to fairgoers who complete a “College Passport.” Iowa College Aid staff will be on hand to answer questions about preparing and applying for college, obtaining financial aid and succeeding in college.

For more information about the Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship or for tips about planning and paying for college, go to

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on May 25, 2018 at 11:18pm.