Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship applications now available

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship application, for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2014, is now available online at www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture.

Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by Feb. 1.

"One $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, thirty $1,000 scholarships sponsored by the Youth in Agriculture committee and seven $1,000 scholarships sponsored by the Missouri State Fair Foundation are being offered," said Wayne Yokley, Youth in Agriculture Committee Chairman. "The gracious contributions of many companies and individuals make these scholarships possible."

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university, and pursue a degree in agriculture. Applicants must also have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair, however applicants cannot have sold livestock in a past Missouri State Fair sale of champions auction.

Missouri State Fair scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual sale of champions. The sponsors and buyers list are available online at www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture. A portion of each animal's sale price is allocated to the scholarship program. The Missouri State Fair Foundation also provides significant support of the scholarship program through fundraising efforts including the Governor's Ham Breakfast.

For more information please call the Missouri State Fair at 1-800-422-FAIR (3247) or e-mail questions to mostatefair@mda.mo.gov.