The Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship applictation for high school seniors is now available. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2018. One $5,000 platinum scholarship, one $2,500 supreme scholarship, and thirty $1,500 scholarships will be awarded.
Youth in Agriculture Scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture supporters and buyers of livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions; the supporters and buyers list is available here. A portion of each animal’s sale price is allocated to the scholarship program. Additional support is also provided by GUESA USA/Dairy Queen/Steak ‘n Shake of Sedalia, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Annual Ag Golf Classic, proceeds from the Governor's Ham Breakfast Auction, and Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics .
Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri community college or a four-year-college or university in the fall/spring semester immediately following graduation from high school. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a five point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and five additional copies.
For more information regarding scholarships, please contact: Wayne Yokley at 573-690-8987 or Sharon Topliff at 573-353-0543