The Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2017 must be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and postmarked by Feb. 1.

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These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies. One $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, and thirty $1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture are being offered.

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 community college, college or university in the fall/spring semester immediately following graduation from high school.

Beginning in 2017, applicants are no longer 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.

Applicants must also have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair.

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 is available here. 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.

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