Missouri State Fair youth exhibitors who participated in the 2010 fair are eligible for the “Youth in Agriculture” scholarships but the deadline is close. More details can be found in the following MSF press release:
(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Only a few weeks remain for Missouri high school seniors pursuing higher education degrees in the field of agriculture to apply for Missouri State Fair “Youth in Agriculture” scholarships. Applications are available online at mostatefair.com for the thirty $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship and must be postmarked by February 1, 2011.
“Youth who have participated at the Fair as exhibitors are eligible for these scholarships,” said Wayne Yokley, Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee Chairman. “The support of the companies and individuals who make these scholarships possible for Missouri youth is very much appreciated.”
Eligible applicants must be high school seniors and be active 4-H or FFA members having participated in the Missouri State Fair as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor, and having not sold livestock in any past Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions. Applicants must also enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university and major in agriculture.
The scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the Fair’s annual Sale of Champions with a percentage of each animal’s sale price earmarked for these scholarships.
The Youth in Agriculture Committee, which is responsible for administering the scholarships, will award the scholarships, including the Supreme Scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics.