(West Allis) The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation has increased their scholarship awards once again this year to $15,000 and fifteen of Wisconsin’s best youth will be the recipients. The 2015 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarship application has just been issued. The Foundation is sponsoring two $2000 awards, three $1500 awards, three $1000 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships.
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, postmarked no later than April 1, 2015 to: Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship, c/o Mary Beth Carr, 3492 Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095. All scholarship winners will be recognized at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
The scholarship applications are available by accessing the Agriculture page on the Wisconsin State Fair website http://www.wistatefair.com, through local extension offices, on the Wisconsin Extension website, and the Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation website, www.gbrla.com or their Facebook Page, Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction. For more information, contact Leah Mindemann, Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Chair, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 270-8778.
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.