In 2021, the Youth in Agriculture Committee will award a record $68,500 to 40 scholarship recipients:
- one $5,000 platinum scholarship provided by Youth in Agriculture supporters,
- four $2,500 supreme scholarships provided by the Missouri State Fair Foundation,
- one $2,500 supreme scholarship provideded by Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners/Sydenstricker Genetics,
- thirty-four $1,500 scholarships provided by Youth in Agriculture supporters.
The 2021 Youth in Agriculture scholarship application is now available and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021.
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.
For more information regarding scholarships, please contact: Wayne Yokley at 573-690-8987 or Sharon Topliff at 573-353-0543.