Scholarship Opportunities

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation announces that it is awarding $30,000 in Scholarship Awards.  Twenty-six awards will be offered in the form of five $2000 scholarships, six $1500 scholarships, seven $1000 scholarships and eight $500 scholarships.

Scholarship Applications will be accepted beginning on March 1, 2017 through midnight on April 15, 2017.

The Foundation has awarded the scholarships on an annual basis recognizing the achievements of Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock exhibitors and assisting them with their educational expenses.  Individuals must be between the ages of 17-19 as of January 1st of the current year in order to be eligible to apply.  They must also be a current or past junior livestock exhibitor who has exhibited beef, sheep, and/or swine at the Wisconsin State Fair.  Applicants must pursue a post high school education, and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a University, Vocational/Technical School or University short course.  Only one scholarship will be awarded per individual and previous winners may not apply.

All applicants are required to fill out and return a Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Application, no later than midnight April 15, 2017.  All scholarship winners will be recognized at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation has posted the on-line application and that is the preferred method to apply.   The scholarship application should be completed on-line and is also available for download by accessing the website,, clicking on the 2017 Scholarship Tab and registering as instructed.   Applicants can also access the 2017 Scholarship application through the Wisconsin State Fair website, by clicking on Wisconsin State Fair, Contests/Competitive Exhibits,  Jr. Livestock Entry Information and scrolling down to the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarship.  There will also be a link through local extension offices on the Wisconsin Extension website.

For more information, contact Leah Mindemann, Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Chair, via email at or (952) 270-8778.

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