The Iowa Biotechnology Association presented scholarships to five students at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa in March. The winning students applied to receive a Future Biotech Leader Scholarship and were selected by the IowaBio STEM Committee based on their applications and science fair projects. This year’s winners are Tessa Tauke, Lillian Graham, Everlee Harvey, Michael Lee and Kiersten Knobbe. The five students will receive $2,000 if enrolled in an Iowa college or university and $1,000 for an out-of-state school. Graham has also been selected to represent Iowa in the BioGENEius Challenge. The program provides high school-age students with expanded opportunities to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology. Drawn from state and regional science competitions across the more than 30 state and international partners, top finalists representing the upper 5% of applicants showcase their research at the BIO International Convention.