Applications Are Now Open for Students to Participate in Statewide Leadership Programs

March 11, 2021 | Taking Care of Business Conference

Applications are now open for the ABI Foundation’s statewide leadership programs for Iowa students, Business Horizons (high school students) and Leadership Iowa University (college students).

The ABI Foundation provides accelerated experiences that allow Iowans to activate in advancing our state through their interests and abilities. The participants of the student programs benefit greatly from the interactive approach and the ability to connect directly with inspiring Iowa professionals in a variety of occupations and industries. The five-day programs provide firsthand knowledge and hands-on experiences that are compelling for career exploration and professional development.

Business Horizons | High School Students
July 18-22, 2021
Presenting Program Sponsor is Collins Aerospace

Business Horizons is an innovation simulation for Iowa high school students (grades 9-12) to team up and compete as a startup from inception to investor pitch. Keynote speakers, workshops and business tours add insights for how each students’ strengths and skills can benefit themselves and their team, now and in the future. Participants gain the confidence and support needed to discover their passions and begin pursuing careers they are passionate about.

To learn more, nominate students or have students access the application, visit

Leadership Iowa University | College Students
August 8-12, 2021

Presenting Program Sponsor is Grinnell Mutual

Leadership Iowa University is a college internship capstone connecting our state’s next decision-makers with tools for professional and personal success. Participants expand their network and are exposed to the variety of opportunities right here in Iowa. The connections made throughout the week with leaders, as well as the relationships built with one another, has a lasting impact on how they make decisions on what’s ahead for them.

To learn more, nominate students or have students access the application, visit

Students are encouraged to apply now to guarantee their standing in the program. We are providing additional flexibility during this time and allowing payment of participation fees to be delayed so long as they are received prior to the program. A completed application will hold the student’s place in the program, and applicants can expect further communication and clarification. More information is available on the respective websites about deadlines, cost and other important details.

With questions, contact or 515-280-8000.