The Anna Beal Trust, founded in 1974, is the primary funding source for the summer intern program. The benefactors of the Trust were Ed and Anna Beal, farmers from Black Hawk County. They wanted to provide educational opportunities for deserving Iowa youth by providing scholarships for college students, who without financial assistance could not obtain a college education.
As an Anna Beal intern, students have the opportunity to learn basic land stewardship and ecological management while working in Iowa’s diverse landscapes. From May through August, the intern crew will travel the state and accomplish a variety of land management tasks, utilize chainsaws and other power tools, collect native seeds, and perform invasive species control.
Students accepted into the program will receive $4,285 payable in two installments of to their school’s financial aid office. The first payment will be made in the spring of 2013 and the final payment in the fall of 2013. Seniors graduating in the spring of 2013 need to make arrangements with their financial aid office prior to the field season regarding the fall award. Scholarship payments may only be made to Iowa institutions of higher learning. Students are responsible for arranging scholarship disbursements between themselves and their school’s financial aid office.
In order to apply you must be an Iowa resident, an undergraduate student, and attending an Iowa college or university (public or private). Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2013. All application materials must be completed in order to be considered.
January 24, 2013