Raleigh – Young people who have participated in the NC State Fair Junior Livestock Contest are eligible to apply for the NC State Fair Junior Livestock Scholarship. The application deadline is March 1st.
Scholarships of up to $25 2,000 are available, as well as an agricultural loan of $2,500 for the NC Premier Scholarship.
“I am proud that this scholarship program has helped so many young people and their parents pay for their college education,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Since the program began in 2015, we have provided more than $300,000 in scholarships.”
All youths who have displayed a livestock animal at a state fair are eligible regardless of species, season, or location of the show. Scholarships are good for higher education institutes, including community colleges and technical schools. Students must be enrolled in at least 9 hours of the course.
Scholarship money is raised through the annual State Fair Champions Sale where Senior and Reserve Champions are auctioned off. A percentage of the total sale goes to the Young Livestock Scholarship Program.
Students will need to submit a completed application, including a junior livestock experience at the State Fair, a 500-word essay, and academic achievements and extracurricular activities in which they participate. Young people are eligible for the scholarship up to a maximum of four times.