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, 2018.
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, on-line no later than midnight, April 15, 2018 or by regular mail, postmarked, no later than midnight April 16, 2018. All scholarship winners will be recognized at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation has posted the 2018 Scholarship Application on its website, www.gbrla.com. Applicants should register and complete the application on-line which is the preferred method to apply. The application is also available for download. Applicants can also access the 2018 Scholarship Application through the Wisconsin State Fair website, http://www.wistatefair.com 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 link. 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 email@example.com or (952) 270-8778.
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The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation manages the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction to provide a platform for enhancing and strengthening the agriculture community of Wisconsin, and to foster better understanding of the agriculture industry throughout our society.